For our solstice celebration we made a paper plate sun with clementine peel and lots of glue. Sunnyboy loves glue. We've hung it up in our hall so we see the sun when we get home. It's bright and cheerful and also smells nice.
We made some more paper chains and, inspired by a First Christmas Craft at mama smiles, used a hole punch to decorate the paper with holes.
Then we used the paper in the hole punch to make a winter snowy collage. We added some snowflake sequins and used the rest of the pages from the damaged Maisy book that we'd previously repurposed to make stick puppets.
We've also been making crackers with cardboard tubes, string and used wrapping paper and bows. Inside are a compass, a whistle and a little jar of craft glitter, balloons, chocolates and (because Sunnyboy wants the crackers to go bang) party poppers.
This week at our charity shop decorations have been half price and for £2 we bought all of these new (secondhand) decorations and a Santa aka Homer Simpson (to be explained) bottle-opener. We've added these finds to the rest of our winter decorations.
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