I love getting creative with Yasmin, and I think it’s fair to say she loves it too! Although I do find it hard being a mum, running a business, a household and let alone spending time with hubby or on me! But I wanted to share some ideas of activities which any parent or grandparent can do this Christmas at home with the kids. We got creative with what we had to hand at home and also with a toddler – it’s certainly not winning any prizes for outstanding art but we had a lot of fun together!
I would love to see your creations and hear about your ideas too so Pleaseee feel free to comment and share at the bottom of this post and if you do get creative don’t forget to tag us on in your Facebook OR Instagram stories!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
Love Mims & Yasmin x x
Baking Gingerbread men
Spending quality time with your children over Christmas I genuinely believe there is no greater gift. Creating memories rather than buy toys that they don’t like or need and are bad for the planet!
Baking is one of our favourite things to do and this year we chose to bake Gingerbread Men. Although you do have the option of buying pre-made biscuits and decorating them which some say is cheating but hey if you’re short on time it works just as well- don’t give yourselves a hard time mamas!
We followed this simple recipe: https://bbc.in/2EiAbI7
Make your own Christmas cards
Photo Christmas cards are just perfect especially if it’s their first Christmas and they make beautiful memories. I found Pinterest fab for inspiration…
How I did it:
1. I used Xmas paper for a backdrop, to cover wall and floor
2. A large cushion and put a fluffy throw over the top
3. Laid Yasmin on top with an oversized Santa hat
4. Make lots of silly noise or use a toy to get smiles!
5. Use a photo app to download the pictures and make into cards
( I used PhotoBox)
If you’re feeling crafty recycling last year’s Christmas cards to make new ones is very a really lovely idea great activity to do on rainy days!
We used Yasmin’s hands to make the angel wings on one of her cards and cut and pasted from old cards. We could do a lot better on this one if we practised!! :))
Handprint Wreath Making
This super fun and can be a little messy so make sure you have surfaces and clothes protected!
1. So, we printed Yasmin’s hands with paint onto the card
2. Once dried cut them out – 12 in total
3. We then used a small plate to draw a circle around on a piece of card – or you could use a paper plate
4. We then cut it out for the base of the wreath
5. And then glued the cut-out hands around the circle!
6. And then screwed up small pieces of tissue paper to look like holly!