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Christmas crafts for the family

Christmas crafts for the family

Christmas Play Dough

What you need:

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups boiling water (add slowly until enough)
  • 2 tablespoons of tartar
  • Food colouring

Method:

  • Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
  • Add food colouring to the boiling water then into the dry ingredients
  • Stir all the ingredients
  • Put the bowl in a microwave for 1 minute, then take it out and stir continuously. Repeat for 3 – 4 times until it becomes a sticky, combined dough
  • Allow it to cool down, then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. (This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency)
  • If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right

7 Benefits of Playing with Play Dough:

  • Enhances fine motor skills
  • Improves pre-writing skills
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Calming effect
  • Develops hand-eye coordination
  • Social skills
  • Increases curiosity and knowledge

 

Christmas Tree

What you need:

  • Glue gun
  • Paper star
  • Paper Straws
  • Pop sticks
  • Scissors

Cut the straws into the shape of your tree.


Then use your glue gun to glue the straws on
the pop stick in the shape of a tree.


Finish the tree shapes.


Enjoy your tree!

 

If you would like to learn more about understanding and supporting your child’s development, please contact us on 9334 0111 or connect@thenortherncentre.org.au to arrange to talk with one of our experienced Family Workers in a confidential setting.