Category Archives: Christmas

Nativity scene

I bought some nativity foam stickers from Baker Ross for our Toddler group craft. This was a last minute purchase! They are lovely but the stable is the same size as the people so I cut out a stable shape and added some hills to make more of a picture.

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advent 14 2015

‘For nothing will be impossible with God’

Luke 2:2

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An angel to make  – you need

  • ice cream paper cup
  • pipe cleaner
  • beads
  • heart shaped wings
  • circle face
  • glue
  • pencil/crayon to draw on the face
  • shredded tissue paper or wool for hair

 

 

advent 13 2015

‘In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.’

Luke 2:1

Christmas tree biscuits

This is a very easy recipe called 1-2-3 biscuits from ‘Cakes and Cake Decorating’ by Rosemary Wadey.

The recipe 

2oz/50g butter

1oz/25g caster sugar

3oz/75g plain flour

To make 

Cream butter and sugar together and then gradually add the flour. Knead till smooth. I made this in my mixer but it is easily done by hand.

Chill the biscuit dough for at least an hour. If you miss this it will be very difficult to roll out and cut into biscuit shapes.

Once chilled roll out on a floured surface. Cut into shapes. I used a christmas tree shaped cutter. Bake at 150C /300F /Gas 2 for about 25 minutes (less if you have a fan oven. Check often anyway). They should be lightly browned. I have a gas oven that has a mind of it’s own so please don’t take my timings as exact!

Once cooked allow to cool and then decorate using icing (icing sugar and water mixed- add water little by little). I added green colouring jell. Decorate any way you like. Eat!

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advent 12 2015

‘And Mary said, ‘Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to you word.’

Luke 1:38

Stained glass star

All you need

  • star cookie  to use as a template
  • Black card or black paper plate
  • tissue paper torn into strips
  • glue

 

advent 9

‘He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David’

Luke 1:32

A song to enjoy

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Star tree decoration made using fimo – two colours kneaded together. Roll out and use a star biscuit cutter to make the shape.  Make a hole for thread.  We baked ours as per instructions on packet.

paper plate stained glass nativity

‘And the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.’

Luke 1:30,31

 

Make a stained glass ‘window’

You will need – black square paper plates, black paper for the stars (my paper punch wouldn’t go through the paper plate), star paper punch, assorted bright coloured tissue paper (torn or cut into smallish pieces), glue, cover film (Tacky back)

The paper plate is the window. Cut out the centre and fill the gap with the tacky back – sticky side on the same side as the black rim of the plate. Don’t discard the tacky back backing yet but use it to cover the sticky side till you are ready to make the window.

Cut the simple shapes to represent Mary, Joseph and the manger from the part of the paper plate that was cut out to make the window frame.

To make – stick lots of flat pieces of tissue paper over the tacky back covering it.

Glue on Mary, Joseph, the manger and star making sure that the black side of the shapes is at the front.

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advent 4 2015

‘For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.’

Isaiah 9:6

A song to enjoy

Something to make – twinkly Christmas star

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all you need

  • 2 pipe cleaners (large) cut in half and twisted together in the centre to make a star
  • beads to thread on to the pipe cleaners. Once done fold the end of each pipe cleaner
  • fold one  pipe cleaner into a hook at it’s end so you can hang it on the tree.

edited – found a spelling mistake!