I was never one for the academic side of things at school and have always found I took in much more information through hands on, creative projects.
I do however still find it a little hard to let the children have free reign when it comes to crafts and always go at them with a very ‘hands on’ approach!
They were set the task of a winter scene and I immediately thought of snow covered houses and glitter.
Being out of glitter I had to settle for spray snow and this is how we made our little snowy town.
You will need:
- 6/7 toilet roll tubes
- A hard base such as cardboard
- White felt to cover base
- PVA glue
- White paint
- Spray snow
- Thin white card or paper
- Battery operated tea lights
- Firstly get yourself a firm base of cardboard or thin plastic and attach white felt in a rough fashion to create a bed of snow.
- Get your toilet roll tubes and trim down so that they are all slightly different heights.
- Take a pair of sharp scissors(adults only) and cut out small windows near the centre of the tube.
- At one end of the tube create small cuts all the way round and splay out to make a firm base.
- Paint all the tubes with the white paint and allow to dry.
- Whilst they are drying draw around a mug onto the card and cut out to make a circle.
- Make a small triangular cut from the outside of the circle to the circle. Turn the circle onto itself to create a cone for the roof of the houses.
- Once dry position the tubes onto the base and attach with the glue.
- Pop a tea light inside each tube, place on the cone roof and create a dusting of snow with the spray snow.