Sparkly Christmas Baubles 2015

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What you will need:  foam ball, coloured paint, paint palette/container, plastic cup, plastic wrap, paint brush, glitter paint/glue, plastic tablecloth or newspaper to cover surfaces and a variety of the sparkliest sparkles you can find e.g stars, sequins, etc. 

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Step 1 – Cover your surface area with newspaper or a plastic tablecloth and get out everything you will need to make your Sparkly Christmas Bauble. Then place plastic wrap fairly loosely over the rim of your plastic cup and let your foam ball sit securely on the plastic wrap.

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Step 2 – Hold onto the plastic cup and use it as a stand for your foam ball as you paint one side of the foam ball in your favourite Christmas colour paint.  Then turn the ball over and paint the other side.  Leave it to dry for a few hours or overnight and then repaint one side – letting it dry –  and then turn it over to paint the other side again. Leave it for a few hours or overnight once again to make sure it is completely dry.

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Step 3 –  Use the plastic cup and plastic wrap once again to help hold the foam ball. Then put some glitter glue paint into a paint palette/container and generously paint one side of the ball with glitter glue paint.

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Step 4 – Using your fingers, carefully sprinkle or gently place some of your sparkliest sparkles all over one side of your glitter glue covered foam ball and let them sink in and stick.

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Step 5 – After one side has completely dried turn the foam ball over and repeat step 4 on the other side. Then let the bauble completely dry again.

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Step 6 – When the bauble is completely dry, press a piece of tinsel pipecleaner into the top at two points, making a hanging loop.

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Your Sparkly Christmas Bauble is complete and ready to sprinkle its Christmas magic, so place it where everyone can see it and feel the magic sparkle of Christmas!  Not only will your darling precious children love making these but they are also developing their fine motor skills, creativity, and an appreciation for all things sparkly : )

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Happy guiding and a magical sparkly Christmas

from,

Darling Precious Children

Candy Cane Threading

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What you will need – One Pipecleaner; Eight green beads; Eight red beads;Eight gold beads; Eight silver beads.

 

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What to do – Thread the beads in whatever pattern you like onto the pipecleaner. Then bend the top to make the hook of the candy.

 

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Hang it on your Christmas tree for everyone to enjoy.

 

 

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Happy Guiding and a very Merry Christmas

From,

Darling Precious Children

Peace Angel

 

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What you will need – Coloured paper; Two small squares of white paper; Paint, Crayons or Pencils;  Cardboard/Cardboard person (for head);  Tinsel pipecleaner; Sticky tape; PVA glue; Gluestick; Sparkles; Googly eyes; Tissue paper.

 

Step 1 – Fold your coloured paper into a concertina by folding 2 cm over on one side and then turning it over and folding 2 cm on the other side and so on until it looks like a fan. Then tape the end with Sticky tape.

 

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Step 2 – Using the two small pieces of white paper, fold them into a concertina as well and then tape the end of each one. When they are both complete, as in the picture below, tape them to the top of your large concertina with Sticky tape.

 

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Step 3 – Using a small piece of cardboard, cut a round shape for a head but leave a long piece for the neck to make it easier to attach. You can even use a small cardboard cut-out of a person and just use the head and neck part. Stick this on to the top of your Angel, securing the neck with Sticky tape at the back.

 

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Step 4 – Using your tissue paper, cut or tear a small piece to make hair in whatever size or colour you like. Glue this on with the gluestick.

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Step 5 – Bend the Tinsel Pipecleaner round into a loop on one side to make a halo, as shown in picture. Then bend the other side around the neck of the Angel, as shown in the following picture. Fasten at the back of the Angel’s head with a piece of Sticky tape.

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Step 6 – Glue the Googly eyes on with PVA glue and paint or draw the mouth on. Then add lots of Sparkles with the PVA glue.

 

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Your Peace Angels will need a little time to dry before they are ready to sprinkle Christmas love and peace throughout your home.

 

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Happy Guiding

and a Peaceful and Merry Christmas

to you and your families,

From

Darling Precious Children 

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Christmas Foot Print Tree!

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What you will need – White A4 cardboard, green paint, paint in a variety of colours, paint brush, scissors, Christmas wrapping paper, black texta, ribbon, sequins, gold/silver cardboard star, glue stick, PVA glue.

Step 1 – Paint the child’s foot with green paint and then get them to stamp it in the centre of the white A4 cardboard.

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Step 2 – Using the coloured paint get the child to make colourful thumb prints around the edge of the white A4 cardboard, alternating colours.

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Step 3 – Using a black texta turn the thumb prints into lights by adding a dot to the bottom of each one and drawing black wire to connect the lights.

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Step 4 – Make some Christmas presents by cutting the Christmas wrapping paper into small squares and glue them around the base of your Christmas foot print tree.

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Step 5 – Add some ribbon to your presents by gluing a small piece of ribbon horizontally across your present and another small piece of ribbon vertically across that one. Then curl some ribbon and add it to the present as shown in the pictures below.

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Step 6 – Squeeze some PVA glue in a zigzag pattern across your tree then stick sequins on to make some beautiful sparkly tinsel and decorations.

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Step 7 – Add the gold or silver cardboard star to the top of your gorgeous Christmas Foot Print Tree and glue it on with PVA or glue stick.

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Your very merry Christmas Foot Print Tree is now ready to be hung up and enjoyed for many Christmases to come so put it somewhere special!

Happy guiding and a

joyful, spiritual and magical Christmas

from

Darling Precious Children

Dancing Santas!

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What you will need – cardboard people or cardboard to cut your own people, red paper, cotton wool, black marker, googly eyes, tiny white pom poms, gold sequins, PVA glue and Glue stick.

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Step 1 – Fold paper into threes in a concertina pattern. Then carefully trace around the shape of your cardboard person onto the red paper. This will make enough outfits for three Santas so repeat the process to make enough outfits for all six Santas if you are using six. Cut each outfit out.

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Step 2 –  Place the outfits onto each Santa to make sure that they fit then glue the six Santa outfits onto the dancing Santas using a glue stick.

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Step 3 – Fold the red paper once again in a concertina (in threes or six)  then draw a Santa hat on the red paper and cut it out. You should now have six Santa hats to stick onto each Santa head. Glue each one on with glue stick.

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Step 4 – Draw on some Santa boots with a black marker.

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Step 5 – Using a black marker, draw a black belt on each Santa in a curve so that it looks like a jolly Santa belly.

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Step 6 – Make a fluffy Santa beard using some cotton wool and glue it to each chin with PVA glue.

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Step 7 – Use PVA glue to add a gold sequin on each belt as a belt buckle.

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Step 8 – Add some googly eyes (with PVA glue) to each Santa’s face.

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Step 9 – Add some cotton wool to each Santa’s hat to make the fur trim.

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Step 10 – Glue a tiny pom pom onto the tip of each Santa hat using PVA glue.

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Your Dancing Santa’s are now ready to dance!

Happy Guiding and Many Blessings for the Christmas Season,

from

Darling Precious Children

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