If your mad about Moshi Monsters this is a fabulous little craft activity to do which is quick and easy and you have a product at the end that you can keep forever.
These snow globes make lovely little gifts for your children for the run up to Christmas.
Joseph recently saw the idea in a magazine of his and has been bugging me for ages to do it so we collected up the items that we would need and set to it.
Items you will need:
- 1 small jar with a screw on lid, we found that the perfect size was a baby food jar
- 1 Moshi Moshling
- Coloured glitter of your choice – white or silver would give the effect of snow
- Extra strong glue (Only for adult use only)
- A spare bottle lid ( water bottle) or some foam cut up small enough to fit onto the jar lid
- First you will need to choose your moshling that you want to use, once you have decided on one from your many stashed away in your bedroom, you will need to get the foam or bottle lid and glue it to the lid from the jar, I found it hard to glue shiny plastic to plastic so i found that foam worked just as well. Cut you foam into small square shapes, just the right size to fit into the jar lid, making a little mountain out of them by stacking them together and glueing them all together. Once dried stick the foam onto the inside of the jar lid and them glue your moshling on to the foam. This will raise him up so you will be able to see him in the jar. Wait to dry. The sticking should only be done by a sensible adult as the glue is very strong and you can glue your fingers together (I am not a sensible adult nor is Daddy lol)
- Now fill your jar with water leaving a little gap about a centimeter at the top, add in your glitter. Keeping your jar upright screw on your lid with the moshling attached. Make sure it is nice and tight, you can secure the lid with a bit of glue if preferred
- You now are ready to turn it upside down and shake away.
This activity can be done with any small toy or object, children love them. Our one sits proudly on the livingroom side along with the snow globe that the boys got at christmas
Homemade cards are the best! (Well at least that’s what I think)
These handprint cards are easy and fun and make lovely personalised cards to give to family. This card will be a keepsake one has it has the child’s handprint on it.
Red Foam Circles
Pink Foam Circles
Red Foam for Santa Hat
White Felt Circles
White Felt for Santa Hat
Black Felt Tip Pen
And finally one child’s hand!
Fold the A5 card in half to make a card.
Place your child’s hand into some white paint so it has totally covered there palm and then put a handprint onto the card making sure that the fingers on pointing to the bottom of the card.
When the paint is dry stick on –
One red circle for his nose
Two pink circles for his cheeks
Two goggly eyes
(At the top of the hand, to make the face)
Cut out a Santa hat from the red foam and stick it in place.
Cut out some white circles from the felt, these will be the little bobbles at the end of the hat and some long oval shapes to put at the bottom of the hat. Stick these in place on the hat.
Now just draw in Santas mouth with the black felt top pen.
All that’s left to do now is write your christmas message in side of the card and give to a person of your choice.
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With three children at this particular time of the year our house is bursting at the seams with excitement. To count down the days until 25th December the boys have the normal chocolate character advent calenders to open up every day that Daddy bought for them from the supermarket but we also do our own little personalised advents too, jut to add to the excitement.
We have 24 little stockings hanging from string running up our staircase, in each little stocking there is either a little chocolate, sweet, money and the boys favourite is little favours from Mummy and Daddy for example ‘a great big hug and a squeeze from mummy’ or ‘a choice of dinner’.
Children love the excitement of opening a gift and not knowing what they have received so this year in our house we are doing an Advent Hunt.
Each day through December til the 25th I will fill up a gift bag displaying the day on it ie: 1,2,3,4,5 etc and inside will be a little gift for them.
I will hide it around the house each day in a different place and at different times of the day for them to find.
So far day 1 was hidden on the sticks in the corner of the living room, day 2 was in the kitchen, day 3 was hanging on the key hooks and day 4 was on the tree.
I place crafts, pencils, small toys, Lego pieces, clothes and stickers in them.
The boys love hunting out there next gift and they never know what’s inside, I love looking at their little faces full of excitement and surprise. Not only are they playing a game but are being rewarded at the same time.
When they see the gift bag they scream and shout to each other and jump up and down “I found it, I found it!” You can hear them saying.
I think this advent hunt will now become one of our Christmas activities to do every year 🙂