Tiffany LovegroveNovember 14, 2022
“Look what I made!”
Craft is a beautiful way for children to participate in Christmas preparations: it provides a meaningful focus to creatively engage, it’s great fun, and they will delight in their own artistic results and experience joy in either giving hand made decorations as gifts or embellishing the tree!
We love the simple set up, a few materials, and easy to manage nature of this craft activity.
Craft develops the will, nourishes the inner life, offers important development of the senses as your child rolls out the clay feeling its texture and temperature in the fingertips feeling its weight and thickness under the rolling pin, cuts using a knife or shape cutter, manages tools such as brush and glue, carefully attaches gold thread ( = touch, movement, warmth, life, sight, fine motor skills to name just a few) – it’s a rich developmental experience!
DAS modelling clay is easy to work with and sets quickly (no baking required), available in 1kg or 500gms. For colour and light, we love the pretty jewelled colours of the Grimm’s Glitter Stones (comes in a multicoloured pack of 100).
Start by rolling out a piece of clay and use a cutter to make a star shape.
Make a little hole using a skewer so that the thread can be added later.
A touch of glue to hold the glitter stone, and press down gently to secure it in place.
Once the star is dry, hang from a gold thread and create a beautiful starry setting this Christmas, or gift to a friend!
This is a wholesome experience for children: engaging their being creatively, holding the light embodied in the story of the Nativity, and sensing wonder.
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