This term I have taught children in Reception, Year 1, Year 6, and a group of teenage girls. The year 6 pupils have worked hard at maths and literacy, but with the others there has been opportunity for some craftwork and creativity. My students have made a castle collage, and various Christmas decorations [spinners, giftbags, peg angels, and baubles] It has been lovely to see their work on display
Most of these were relatively simple ideas, but the students have added their own touches to make them special. I shall certainly miss teaching them next term.
The classroom tree is decorated with peg angels, spinners, and card baubles.
I had 100 dolly pegs in the loft [I’d been collecting them over the years for a Holiday Club Craft which never happened]
And the spinners use old CDs [we had around 500 of them – old recordings, freebies, advertising ones] A simple picture, coloured and stuck on the printed side is a quick, easy and effective decoration.
The baubles were made from strips cut from old Christmas cards [2 shoeboxes full]
Everyone else sees this as a Christmas Tree – I regard it as a triumph of decluttering!
If you have some bored children, here is the instruction sheet for making the baubles. Old greetings cards, or coloured card, and a box of paper fasteners are all that you need [and some thread or cord for suspension]
My own home may be minimally decorated this year, but I suspect that I have left a trail of glitter and sequins across the educational establishments of the county!