Brimbank City Council, Australia / Christmas Craft

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Brimbank City Council, Australia / Christmas Craft

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22 Dec 2021

This is a step-by-step video tutorial on how to make a life-size photo frame.

Get the young ones to pick the festive theme to inspire the decorations. It's a fun way to challenge creativity and resourcefulness.

Materials and equipment:

- Foam board (from Bunnings Project Panel White Corflute, 900mm x 600mm x 3mm, $6.50). If you can't get the foam board then try cardboard - I did, and it was fine. Just a bit floppy.
- Measuring tape or ruler + a marker
- Stanley knife
- Scissors
- PVA glue (optional)
- Masking tape (one full roll)
- Hot glue gun (plus extra refills of glue cartridges)
- Brown paper from Office Works (one full roll). Gift wrapping paper will also work

*(optional) Paint + glitter + brushes + water tub + palette

Ideas for the frame decorations:

How you choose to decorate the frame depends on the theme of your celebration... Is it Christmas, New Year, Hanukkah? What kind of get together are you celebrating?

For mine I used:

- Christmas ornaments (I got mine from Big W)
- Tinsel
- Pom poms
- Stickers
- Stick on gift topping ribbons
- Gift tag gold stars
- Mini silver baubles
- Fake mistletoe on wire
- Stick on foam letters and numbers
  • 2 participants
  • 12 minutes
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22 Dec 2021

Make your own salt dough ornaments this Christmas.

A perfect craft project for toddlers, these decorative ornaments are made with just a few simple ingredients. They'll look fancy anywhere and make great gifts to give out during the holiday season.

What you'll need:

- You’ll need to use an oven for this project.

- Baking equipment like a mixing bowl, a spatula, a rolling pin, cookie cutters, baking paper and an oven tray.

- The ingredients for making the salt dough are 1 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of water, and 1/3 cup of salt.

- To decorate the ornaments you’ll need paintbrushes, colourful paint, some glitter paint or glue, and maybe some textas too.

I used colourful pipe cleaners and wooden beads as well, or you can just use string or ribbon if that’s all you can get your hands on.

Optional: If you want to hang them outside and you’re worried they’ll get wet in the rain you can put some sealer or varnish on them as well.
  • 2 participants
  • 9 minutes
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