Sunday, 13 December 2009

Winter Wonderland - Week 29 Nativity

Can you believe this is my third post for the day - I'm like the bus right now - none for ages then all comes out in one go!!!! Please check out my other posts too as I really appreciate your comments and feed back.

The theme this week at Winter Wonderland is Nativity. Now I'm not sure if I qualify here or if I'm cheating as strictly speaking I didn't make these but wanted to show you what I made in school on Friday (must have had a psychic prediction with the theme!) with the little ones (aged 3 to 6). I took in a big shot and the Shaker Box die and here's what we came up with:

Each child selected their colour for the box and turned the handle to cut it out. Then they stuck down the starry backing panel and chose a nativity character to cut out and stick on (the older girls helped out with the cutting for the youngest ones and what a fantastic job they did seeing as they are only 6 themselves).

Both the backing paper and characters are from the Cuddly Buddly Giggles Nativity download set and were perfect for the little ones. Child friendly with an added cute factor. It also helped that the school nativity/show was held the night before and most of them were dressed as these characters.

I've added acetate to the insides ready for some little treats next week. Hope you like them and again, sorry that I didn't make the challenge pieces myself. I could have made another couple myself but thought you'd prefer to see what the children made.


scrappyjan said...

Oh how cute!!! I love that you showed what the children did!!!!

Have fun filling them now..
hugs, Janiel

joey said...

Hiya Paul

awww these are so sweet, the children did a fantastic job! I love seeing their creations at Christmas, thanks for joining us at ww and sharing these


Scrappymax said...

Oh these are adorable Paul and what a lovely idea to show the children's work. Well done.
Max x

Sarah B said...

These are fab Paul I love them, I was thinking of taking my big shot in this week, and have some fun too!!

The new box die is fab and I can see me making some great boxes in 2010 with it. The dimension are as follows, the base of the box where goodies would sit are 2" by 1 3/4" by 3 3/4" Hope that helps if I get chance I'll send you a couple in the post, It's a bit time comsuming the build but definitely worth it.

I also have my eye on the new popcorn box may have to wait for payday though,

Hugs SarahB X

Pascale said...

These are fab and the kids did a fantastic job. Of course they fit the theme. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland Hugs Pascalex

Elaine Stark said...

These are lovely little boxes, its great see the work of children. Elaine

Lynda said...

What a fabulous project - the children have done a fantastic job! Thanks for sharing them with Winter Wonderland.

Lynda xxx

Teri said...

Paul .... these are ace! What a fabulous project for your kiddies to do :o)

Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland!

Teri xx

Avril Ann said...

Paul, I wish there were teachers like you when I was at school...the children have made a fabulous job off our "nativity" challenge at WW, thanks to you and them for joining us..Hugs Avril xxxx

Teri said...

What a sweet take on our theme this week! Tell the kids we are all impressed!! Some competition coming our way in a few years I think!!.
Teri x

Anne said...

These are fantastic Paul - much more adventurous than the stuff we've been making at my school!!!! I love the little boxes but the images are adorable, and of course they qualify for our theme this week! Thanks for showing them and for the inspiration! :o) xx

Enfys said...

Hi Paul, this is my first visit to your blog, I have had a lovely amble around, and I am so glad I visited you, I just love all your boxes, and in particular this post describing how the children made their boxes, not only are you a talented crafter, you are obviously a fantastic teacher as well.

Linby said...

My first visit to your blog. Love these boxes and that the children made them - I had to read that twice because they are so good I didn't think you meant the ones shown!

Sarah said...

Hi Paul,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I did use acetate in the box and agree that it is fiddly! It probably isn't essential, but I thought it helped finish them off nicely and ensured that people would lift the lid to get to the goodies inside.

You are so great at encouraging the youngsters to get crafty! I bet they had so much fun.

I hope you had a good Christmas.

xx :0)