Christmas Crafts

I had so much fun making these crafts with my Godson. Plus I think the candle makes a lovely keepsake for his parents.

So easy to make and so inexpensive too. For the candle artwork, we bought a candle for £1, some tissue paper and wax paper.  Let the children draw on the tissue paper, wrap it around the candle with wax paper over the top, then heat it up with either hairdryer or heat tool. I will be honest and say I did do a tester one and found better effects with pens rather than crayons.

The Tree was simply a square piece of paper, folded in half ( to resemble a triangle ) then simply cut towards the fold. Open up and bend over and add decorations.

We also did the Candy Cane Hearts, so had a lovely time together crafting 🙂

Hope you enjoy. And incase I don’t get a chance ” Merry Christmas ” to everyone and have a brilliant festive season 🙂

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Candy Cane Hearts

Well we gave it a go today and this was our finished result. Am so pleased that these Candy Cane Hearts were a success.

So easy to do to ! Simply heat oven, we had ours at Gas Mark 6 /7, placed the candy canes into a heart shape and popped in oven middle shelf for approx 90 seconds. Quickly moulded the canes and left to cool. Once cooled completely, melted white chocolate and poured into heart shape then added christmas sprinkles. I cheated slightly as popped them into freezer for 10 minutes to harden.

Such a fun activity to do with kids – give it a go !

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Christmas Kids Crafts

Now I am all prepped for Christmas I can now enjoy the last few days crafting with my godson.

We are going to decorate a paper christmas tree, such an easy craft activity as we know most kids lose interest if its a long winded activity. All you need is paper, glue, scissors and few bits n bobs to decorate it.

We are also going to get adventurous and attempt to create a Kids Artwork Candle. This looks a lovely keepsake to create. I could not find any white candles so I have to attempt this with ivory candle, tissue paper and wax paper. The technique looks so simple so wish us luck !

Below are pictures of what we will be making and not our creations

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Christmas Eve Box

Just in past few years these have become a big hit here in England.

This is one i did for my Godson last year. Took alot of work and pretty much every weekend for a month but i think it paid off.

Have another one to make this year, well assemble and paint this year, so looks like i will be busy for at least another  4 weekends.

Shame i did take photo of the sides as they had little gingerbread men and snowflakes on

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If anyone is interested in this here are a few ideas as to what to put in

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3 Minute Fudge

 

I came across this recipe via my facebook news feed when someone posted it.
My initial thought was  “3 minutes yeah ok ” So I set about making this and its true …was all mixed and in my dish within 3 minutes !So I followed the recipe ( adapted slightly ) and once all mixed  I left it the fridge overnight

Give it a go also ideal to make with kids, grand kids etc
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Recipe :- ( http://chocolatechocolateandmore.com/3-minute-fudge/ )
1 can Sweetened Condensed milk (14 ounces) – I used carnation condensed milk as could not find sweetend
2 cups (1 12 ounce bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips – 3 x100g bags + 40g milk chips  ( or any chips – i used milk choc chips )
1 teaspoon vanilla extract -Method :-
Butter a square pan and line with parchment paper for easy removal of set fudge. Set aside.
In a microwave safe 2 quart bowl, heat chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk, on high for 1 minute.
Remove from microwave. Let sit for 1 minute, then stir to combine. If needed, heat an additional 30 seconds. Stir until chips are completely melted and chocolate is smooth.
Stir in vanilla extract. Pour fudge into prepared pan. Let fudge cool completely before cutting into 1 inch squares. (you can place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to speed up the process.)
Store in an airtight container. Fudge does not need to be kept refrigerated