If you haven’t already labelled your child’s school uniform yet it’s not too late to do so before the Christmas holidays. Schools are busy rehearsing nativity plays in the weeks before Christmas, this involves children getting dressed up in festive outfits and uniform getting muddled or lost. Label things up and your child can find their clothes quickly when they take their wise man outfit off. Once you have finished labelling up their clothing ask them if they want to do something festive together and have a go at making something ‘Xmasy’ this year.
- Make cards: What could be more fun than to make Christmas cards with the kids? Sit down with an A4 sheet of card, some glitter and glue and see how much mess you can create. Pop newspaper under the cards to keep the glitter off the table, when you’re done, fold the paper in half, let the glitter settle in the crease and pour it back into the bottle. Use cotton wool as fake snow or give Santa a woollen beard on the front of the cards.
- Make crackers: Create your own personalised crackers using a sheet of A4 wrapping paper, a kitchen roll cut into three sections, a snap for the middle and some string or ribbon to tie the ends. You can write your own jokes, put a small gift inside each cracker and decorate the outside exactly as you like.
- Make decorations: Wrap little boxes in gift wrap, tie a nice ribbon around the outside and stick a little loop on one end. Use them as traditional decorations for the tree and every year that you get them out of the box in the attic you’ll remember the first time you made them with your kids.
- Bake a cake: Find a recipe for a Christmas cake and have a go at baking your own at home. Ask the children to help you weigh the ingredients and stir the mix, it’ll get messy but it sure as heck will be a whole heap of fun.
- Bake mince pies: Mince pies are one of the simplest things to make and they’re one of the tastiest as well. All you need is pastry, buy ready to roll to make it easier, then cut out pie-sized discs and pop them into a greased baking tray. Use a serrated-edged pastry cutter for the best effect and dollop a good portion of mincemeat in the middle. Add a top and pop them in a pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes. When the pies are ready take them out, let them cool and sprinkle a little icing sugar on the top for a ‘snowy’ effect.
Have fun with the kids this Xmas and from all the team at NameLabels4u we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!