Cre­ate per­son­alised baubles to dec­o­rate your fes­tive tree

Central Queensland News - - 2017 CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE -

KEEP the kids busy these hol­i­days by get­ting them to add a per­sonal touch to your Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions that will make gor­geous keep­sakes.

Ma­te­ri­als

A se­lec­tion of blue or red Christ­mas baubles (de­pend­ing on which de­sign you’d like to do)

White and brown paint (de­pend­ing on de­sign)

Black and red per­ma­nent mark­ers

An egg car­ton

Fin­ger-painted baubles Snow­man bauble

Coat child’s hand with a thin coat of white paint and press hand against blue bauble, with the palm at the base.

Leave upside down in egg car­ton to dry.

Once dry, use a black marker to draw hats on the top of each fin­ger­tip, mark­ing on the bauble.

Draw eyes and mouth on the top fin­ger bumps and three dots for but­tons on the mid­dle of each snow­man.

Use an or­ange marker to draw a nose. Rein­deer bauble

Dip child’s thumb into brown paint and press up­right against side of a red bauble.

Re­peat this three more times evenly around the bauble, then leave to dry in egg car­ton.

Once dry, use black marker to draw two antlers on top of each thumb print and two dots near the cen­tre of thumb print for eyes.

Use red marker to draw a nose just un­der the eyes to fin­ish.

PHOTO: KEVIN FARMER

CRAFT TIME: Learn to make your very own per­son­alised baubles.

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