We are continuing to prepare our house and our hearts for Christmas.
On Monday afternoon we made these. I made up the pattern as we went along. The shape was inspired by a decoration book I got out.
We talked about what the angels did at Christmas time. Brought the message of joy to the shepherds.
I drew the shapes on coloured paper. One colour each, five angels on each shape.
Coloured on them.
Glittered them – also emptied a pot of glitter on the table – Thanks Master 2!
Made faces – one of Master 4’s was sad ‘because someone kicked her’ (guess even angels have bad days when you are 4).
Made wings and then loops which I think double nicely as halos.
Then Master 4 found places to hang his all over the house and I went looking for them. I did Master 2’s. Daddy had to find them all when he got home.
The thing that is really good about these is how cheap they were to make:
Paper 2 sheets from a $4 packet of 50 colours. Maybe 5c
1 sheet of tissue from a $1 packet of 10 = 10c
Glitter 3 pots for $2 = 50c
Glue $4 I probably could have found some cheaper but I was in a hurry when we made the wreaths last week. 50c
Ribbon $2 roll – no more than 30c
Googly eyes – $2 for a packet used less than half = 70c
Then tape and crayons and scrap paper for the faces free.
All up an afternoon of entertainment, some decoration and some quality time with my boys about $2.15 (and that is a generous estimate) pretty good value really.