I want Nana growing up understanding Christmas is not just about Santa Claus and stocking stuffer, but it’s the time to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus and to wrap up the year and say Thank you to everyone who has spent time with us. I was looking for some simple presents that we could sit down and make together for her pre-school teachers and caregivers and found these few chocolate bar wrapping projects I could refer to:
- Easy Christmas for Teachers and Classmates – I used Alayna’s Santa and Rudolph design idea but I cut them by scissors instead of a machine as I just need 20 of them. I also used paper for Rudolph’s eyes which comes in handy to me;
- My snowman design was a simplified version of Linda’s candy bar but I replaced the ribbon scarf to a paper one so my little one can help me glueing it, all I have to do is to cut some slits at the end of a paper strip and fold them to make them looks like a scarf.
- Chocolate Bars
- Colour Papers
- Paper penknife
Tips for Parents:
- The bonding time is PERFECT by its own. Forget about standard and consistency and let the little one express their own creativity, I LOVE how she laid the Rudolph’s’ eyes in one row, aren’t they just too cute??
- Learning through FUN!! We do A LOT of talking when we are making these presents together, not just saying Thank you but also about colours, shapes, sizes, opposites, counting. We also sang I’m A Little Snowman, S-A-N-T-A, and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer through the making, the first two songs are SUPER easy to learn and Nana started singing/humming it since the last Christmas when she was only one!
- Be prepared you would need to complete it by yourself lol! Never ever expect the little one can sit through the entire making and don’t get stressed if he/she wants to play with the glue or scissors or colour pencils after wrapping just 2 presents, just enjoy the time!
(The photos below are actually taken by Nana, not bad for a two years old isn’t it??!)0 Be the first one!