This morning we have been busy making our 9 Dancing Ladies for a little 12 days of Christmas blog hop that we are participating in. Hosted by Silly Sparkles; myself and 11 other bloggers are sharing some ideas for each of the days from that delightful little song. Our favourite version of this song is the one by The Muppets, go have a little listen, it’s sure to bring a smile to your face 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDBMzGq1vhs
We were given the task of coming up with a craft or play activity for 9 Ladies dancing. I just knew a little girl who would be delighted 😉
J (4.5 years old) has been VERY into making paper snowflakes lately, apparently his teacher taught him how to in school last week! So, I decided to use his enthusiasm as part of our craft. Little L (2.5 years old) is into all things sparkly, and twirly and pretty and girly, so we decided to go for dancing ballerinas. S (3.5 years old) loves all things messy so he enjoyed the mess from cutting the snowflakes (which his big brother showed him how to do!) and the glittery paint!
First we set about making the skirts for the 9 dancing ladies. Both J and S were able to complete this activity independently. I had to help a little with the folding of the paper, but after that they were happy to just snip, snip, snip!!! Here are there finished creations – not bad I have to say. There were admittedly a few others that didn’t quite make the cut, but are decorating our kitchen windows nicely!
Next we decorated some of our snowflakes with pink glitter paint. We had decided that the dancing ladies would hang in L’s bedroom and pink is her favourite colour after all.
The next part I did end up doing myself. J gave it a go, but his patience soon wore out. The are a little fiddly.
I printed off some ballerina templates to cut out.
And then cut a little slit in the snowflakes to ‘feed’ the dancers through
The last thing then was to hang them in L’s bedroom and watch them twirling and dancing!
(they look much prettier in real life, it’s hard to get a good photo!!)
Be sure to check out the other posts in this Christmas Blog Hop! There’s lots of different ideas for your little ones to do.
Taking part in this blog hop are:
Silly Sparkles – A Partridge in a Pear Tree