Advent calendar day 8

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John 1:9 ‘The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.’

 

Craft to make – Christmas Lantern decoration

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You can make large or small lanterns – the basic pattern is the same. You need long strips of paper folded in half lengthenways. Cut into the fold but not right across. Open out and attach some double sided tape as in the photo and stick to make the lantern. Add a handle using double sided tape. (You can use glue but double sided tape sticks really well)

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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 a pencil to wrap the pipe cleaner around to make the spiral shape.

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Make a ‘knot’ at the bottom of the spiral by twisting the pipe cleaner around a few times so that the beads don’t fall off.

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Thread the beads on. I chose to leave spaces between groups of three. At the end of the pipe cleaner make a hook shape so it will hang from the Christmas tree.

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I loved making this craft. It is so simple but looks fabulous! It is only suitable for children over 5 years old as the beads are a chocking hazard.

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