My girls are loving the new t-shirts they have been painting. And I thought of changing it up a little from the normal fabric paint as i have fabric glue and tons of glitter. So the glitter t-shirt idea was born,
All you need is a Plain t-shirt, fabric glue and glitter, maskingtape or stencil. I outlined a Christmas tree with masking tape.
Then gave each girl their own fabric glue in a container and told them to apply the glue inside the lines. and as you finish a section you sprinkle your glitter.
Then we let it dry.
Once it is dried we remove the masking tape.
and your picture is done. I cant wait to get my hands on different stencils to retry it. My girls loved their sparkly glittery t-shirts.
We made beaded candy canes today. all you need is clear beads and different colour pipecleaners. Cut pipe cleaner in desired length. Then curl the end of pipe cleaner so that beads wont be pulled out. then thread the beads onto the pipe cleaner.
Once beads are threaded bend over open end so that beads cannot come out. the different colour pipe cleaners now shows through the clear beads.
Bend pipe cleaner to look like a candy cane.
and hang on the tree.
My niece is visiting so in attempt to keep the divas busy I have lined up a string of activities for them to do over the weeks leading up to Christmas. and its all Christmas related activities. Today we made chalkboard paint baubles. I still had some left over chalk board paint in the colours of our Christmas tree. Pink and Purple ( my diva’s favourite colours). I bought some really cheap ugly baubles ( as we were going to paint over them).
Gave each child 3 balls to paint ( 3pink and 3 purple.)
Then hang them to let them dry. Once they were dry I gave the baubles to my niece to put on second coat while my diva is sleeping as she paints more evenly.
wait till second coat is dry ( I dried them over night) they can then start drawing on the balls.
All that is left now is to hang it up in the tree. I told them they can even take it off and draw on it every day. This was a real fun activity.
I have postponed this craft for over a year. I wanted t do this last year but never gotten around to it. so when I was busy unpacking my craft box I came across the burlap stocking I bought last year at the R5 store. I liked the burlap idea as it is not a common material you see stocking made in. but didn’t like the tree so much so that had to go. At the time I was still pregnant. and bought 2 because I wanted to do this for both my daughters. But like I said I just never gotten around to it.
I found an idea I liked and decided to do it before I forget.
What you need:
- Craft glue
- circle shapes
I first tore off the Christmas tree on the stocking. it came off quite easily. Then looked for the perfect size shape in my kitchen. took some trial and error. I drew circles on a piece of paper of different objects. Cut them out and placed them on the stocking. and my cookie cutters seem to be the perfect sizes. I also used a bottle cap for the smallest size.
then I traced the shape onto the pieces of left over felt I had. I needed three circles of each size. All in all I had 18 circles of different sizes to make 6 flowers.
and cut them all out.
I then stacked them in 3’s to cut out little “V” to resemble flower petals. when cutting I placed the smaller circle on top to see how deep I have to cut the “V”.
Next step was to assemble the flower. I glued the smaller circle ontop of the larger one in alternating the colours.
When the glue dried I glued them onto the burlap stocking. I choose different styles as I wanted the kids to be able to differentiate between their stockings.
(only after taking this picture I realized it would look better without the red string.)
Everyone was woken at 12 midnight on Christmas day to open pressies. And my diva was knee deep in pressies.