These pretty paper Christmas baubles are an easy to make Christmas craft that develops scissor skills. Use the free printable Christmas bauble template and make one!
How to make a Christmas bauble with free printable template
Materials needed:: paper Christmas bauble printable – one per child (see below to print)
Print the paper bauble printable on to card and colour in all eight strips.
You can use pens or pencils in any colour you like. Maybe you’d like to add patterns too?
Use scissors to cut out the eight strips.
Optional but recommended: flip the strips over and also add colour to the reverse side.
Use a split pin to fasten one end of each strip together. (See photo above).
You can use the circle that’s printed on each strip as a guide of where to push through the split pin.
Take care with the pin and keep your fingers away from the end of it. (Placing a blob of sticky tack or playdough under the strips makes it easier to push the split pin through the paper and into the sticky tack/playdough.)
Curl the loose ends of the strips round to create the bauble shape.
Use a second split pin to hold all these loose ends together.
Thread a ribbon through, or wrap tread around one of the split pins, to hang your bauble.
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Download your ready-made Nativity Unit
Download the Play Academy’s ready-made Nativity Unit and you’ll have everything you need to lead a set of activities to introduce your children to the Nativity story.
This Unit includes artist-drawn puppets/colour-in nativity scene characters and printable Bible verse cards, that your children can use year after year.
In this Nativity teaching unit your children can:
:: learn about the Nativity and create their own Nativity book or small world scene using colour-in puppet / nativity scene characters
:: learn about Mary and Joseph’s journey, and explore junk modelling
:: learn about the shepherds role, and explore loose parts
:: learn about Jesus’ birth
:: learn about the three wise men, and complete their book / re-tell the story in their small world
Bonus Nativity thematic unit printables
The Play Academy’s thematic units come with practical printables that make the lessons more engaging for your children and easier for you to teach.
No need to go searching for printables to accompany your lessons, they’re all included when you download your chosen unit.
In this Nativity Unit you’ll receive these bonus printables:
:: My Nativity Story book to write, colour and complete to tell the Nativity story
:: a set of artist-drawn My Nativity Puppets to colour, cut out and use to re-cap and act out the Nativity story
:: Nativity Vocabulary Cards to recap and consolidate learning
:: Nativity Bible Verse Cards to read, narrate your own acting out of the story, and perhaps to memorise
How to download this Nativity thematic unit
You can download this unit along with over 50 more from NurtureStore’s Play Academy.
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If you are not yet a member, find out more and choose your first unit here. Your teaching is about to get a whole lot easier!
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