Thursday, 8 December 2011

The Usborne Book of Christmas Art Ideas

It might've just slipped your notice that Christmas is coming and the month of December seems to have gone into hyperdrive, swinging towards that day when all children wake up at 3am wondering if Santa has been. 

Taking a look at a few seasonal books over the last few weeks, one stuck out as a particularly valuable resource - particularly when you're trying to think of interesting Christmassy makes for your children to make then send to family and friends. 

The Usborne Book of Christmas Art Ideas by Fiona Watt is chock full of really simple but beautifully effective ideas for christmas decorations, wrapping paper, or fun festive pictures. Each idea is clearly illustrated and the list of required items can mostly be found around the house (if your house is anything like ours, and seems to be bursting at the seams with glitter glue, PVA and odd scraps of coloured paper). 

We've made quite a few items from the book already, and it's a clear winner with Charlotte. I'm quite looking forward to doing the massive Snowman montage finger painting. 

Charlotte's best bit - The crazy santas made from torn up coloured paper and newspaper

Daddy's favourite bit - The simple but effective christmas lanterns

Rating - 5 out of 5 stars, Book of the Week