Some festive baking! Yum!

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.… Read More Some festive baking! Yum!

Star Christmas decoration to make – using lollipop sticks

Lots of sequins are needed for this simple star shaped decoration for the Christmas Tree! You will also need PVA glue Paint – I used yellow but you can use any colour poster paint Sequins ‘Joy to the World’ mini banner (free download available below) A button and thread Six lollipop/ popsicle sticks per star.… Read More Star Christmas decoration to make – using lollipop sticks

How to make a shepherd

You can print the above by clicking on download…

Make a Paper Plate Christingle for 7-11 year olds

Angel!

There are lots of Bible stories that include angels so this craft isn’t just for Christmas! But obviously we often make angel crafts at Christmas so here is a paper plate angel that stands up and could be used as a tree topper. All you need – paper plates (cheap and quite thin as you… Read More Angel!

Make Your Own Advent Calendar

Are you looking forward to Christmas? One way of helping our children understand the real meaning of Christmas is to point them to what the Bible has to say about the Birth of Jesus. This ‘make your own advent calendar’ is a simple way of helping us to re-focus on Jesus as we get ready… Read More Make Your Own Advent Calendar

The Angel visits Mary

Bible story – from Luke 1:26-38. (Include actions in the story if you can – ask the children and adults to join in) One day Mary was at home. It was just an ordinary day. Mary was cleaning the house (some actions here – maybe dusting or sweeping). But then something extraordinary happened! An angel… Read More The Angel visits Mary

Jesus is born – craft

We made these last year and in a couple of weeks time will make them again at our Holiday Bible Club Christmas Special. The paper plate is cut to form a simple manger shape and then the plate is decorated using coloured tissue paper, a star and some shredded tissue paper. Once this is all… Read More Jesus is born – craft

Paper Plate Christingle

I so wanted to make something like this last year but just ran out of time. So this year I was determined to make a craft focusing on Christingle. This is not necessarily instead of making the real thing. This craft could be done as an extra activity or used for very young children that… Read More Paper Plate Christingle

Super-easy icicle Christmas tree decoration

I found this decoration idea on Pinterest. Take a look at the original by Happy Hooligans here. It is so simple and easy to make but also looks great. There is no need for glue or paint either! All you need are some glittery pipe cleaners, beads – I used circular and star shaped and… Read More Super-easy icicle Christmas tree decoration