So now that the big birthday party is over and done with, now I can start thinking about Christmas…
Christmas is only five weeks away! I have so much to organise!
And of course, because I have so much to do, today I procrastinated. Instead of working through my to-do list, Noah and I did a quick and easy Christmassy craft to get us in the mood.
All you need for this simple Christmas threading activity is some patty pans (you might call them cupcake liners?), some straws and some string.
We use that plastic string you can get at craft stores as it is stiff enough to make it easy to use without a needle.
To make the patty pan stars just fold a stack of patty pans in half (I did about four at a time) and cut trianges out of the curved edge. Then unfold, punch a hole in the middle and they are ready to thread.
I cut the straws into short lengths to make them easy to thread – too long and it is trickier to get your string through them and out the other end. I tied a piece of straw to the end of the string and that was it… Noah was ready to thread.
Lots of fine motor skill practice and just a nice, simple activity to get us in the mood for Christmas!