Saturday, 30 November 2013
Cardboard Christmas Cutouts
December is so so close now and I can't wait to get our house looking all festive and break into the glitter. I *may* have a festive soundtrack on as I type despite promising myself I would wait until the 1st of December. This week, I have been doing a lovely little craft with the boys that involves a large cardboard box (and we co-incidentally got a lovely delivery in a huge box this week from My Layabout)
I opened out the box, laid the children down and (with a little help from someone to distract them) drew round them. Their silhouette then became a festive character using some paint, some gloopy glue and some trusty tissue paper.
A friend has made Santa and an Elf with her two boys but Dylan knew he wanted to be a snowman and Archie was the perfect shape for a gingerbread man. Dylan loves seeing it, and the cardboard figures will be decorating our living room for the next month.
I am undecided on whether to cut out our figures, or weather to paint the background now so any ideas would be greatly appreciated.