Christmas is the season to be jolly. But with lots to prepare, and never enough time, keeping everyone happy isn’t always straightforward. That’s why we challenged three mums to create fun, no-nonsense activities to keep the kids entertained this Christmas – leaving you with one less thing to worry about.
Annie Spratt is a mum of eight and an award-winning blogger at Mammasaurus. She says, ‘Potato printing is a classic and simple activity for children. This is a slightly less messy, fuss-free version of the traditional potato dunked in craft paint.’
Maggy Woodley is an award-winning craft writer at Red Ted Art, where she likes to get crafty with her two children, aged three and five. Watch out for her kids’ craft book coming out in March 2013. She says, ‘These Christmas wreaths are super-simple to make and can be used as Christmas tree decorations or to jazz up presents and Christmas cards – they can even be worn as cute little bracelets.’
Cerys Parker is a mum of two who runs activity-based blog Rainy Day Mum, which focuses on no-nonsense family activities to keep kids entertained. She says, ‘Play dough is great for little ones as it helps to develop their motor skills and lets them run free with their imagination. This gingerbread version adds a touch of Christmas magic.’
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