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Make paper decorations

The year 3 students at our school recently made some Christmas decorations – and I think they are lovely! I spotted them on a bench outside the classroom and couldn’t resist grabbing some photos before ours arrived home a few days later. How to make...

Dealing with left over Christmas wrapping

I went for a walk yesterday and was surprised to see a roll of Christmas wrapping paper sticking out of a bin. Obviously, being towards the end of February, I was surprised to see something Christmassy in the bin – I would have thought left over Christmas...

Making cute Santas

I made some Santas with my kids recently from a kit I had grabbed, so I thought I’d share the results as a review for anyone else thinking of getting this kit. Jolly & Joy Santa kit I actually got this kit a while ago so I can’t remember the price but...

Wrapping presents

Following on from Santa’s Elf ‘s question this morning, when do you wrap presents, I want to know what people use to wrap gifts… For many years, we’ve collected wrappings each year and recycled them the following year where possible (kids tend...

Wrapping paper reuse

Who else collects and reuses wrapping paper? Just at Christmas or year round? We always fold up the decent bits of paper (those the kids have ripped to shreds go in the recycling bin!) and keep them for future use. Some relatives look down at us for it, thinking...