Santa in Love

Santa in Love

Have you ever wanted to know a secret?

A Christmas secret!


Maybe you’d like to know where the fairy on top of the Christmas tree comes from, or why you never see a Christmas elf, or what exactly happened to Frosty the Snowman?

Or maybe you’d like to know the greatest secret of them all... the one about Santa Claus and the thing he secretly loves best. Could it be presents? Could it be reindeer? Could it be snow?

You’ll never guess, so if you want to find out then join Santa and his friends in this fun filled family musical complete with games, giggles and all your favourite Christmas songs.

Santa will be available after the show to meet your little ones and give them a present, so don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the smiles!

 COMING THIS DECEMBER!!

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Dates and venues for Santa in Love

DateVenueAddressPostcodePhone
Tuesday 11th of December 2018 14:30 PMWorsley Bridge Primary SchoolRoad Brackley, Beckenham BR3 1RF020 8650 2977
Wednesday 12th of December 2018 13:00 PMThe Welfare YstradgynlaisBrecon Rd, Ystradgynlais, Swansea SA9 1JJ01639 843163
Wednesday 12th of December 2018 16:30 PMThe Welfare YstradgynlaisBrecon Rd, Ystradgynlais, Swansea SA9 1JJ01639 843163
Thursday 13th of December 2018 11:30 AMCivic TheatreFairfield Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1JG01245 606505
Thursday 13th of December 2018 13:30 PMCivic TheatreFairfield Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1JG01245 606505
Friday 14th of December 2018 11:30 AMCivic TheatreFairfield Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1JG01245 606505
Friday 14th of December 2018 13:30 PMCivic TheatreFairfield Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1JG01245 606505
Saturday 15th of December 2018 11:30 AMCivic TheatreFairfield Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1JG01245 606505
Saturday 15th of December 2018 14:30 PMCivic TheatreFairfield Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1JG01245 606505
Saturday 15th of December 2018 16:30 PMCivic TheatreFairfield Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1JG01245 606505
Sunday 16th of December 2018 14:30 PMThe Quarry Theatre St Luke's Peter's, 26 St Peters St, Bedford MK40 2NN01234 362269
Monday 17th of December 2018 10:15 AMOur Lady Immaculate Northumberland Terrace Liverpool L5 3QFPrivate
Wednesday 19th of December 2018 16:30 PMTaliesin Arts Centre Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PZ01792 602060
Friday 21st of December 2018 16:30 PMThe Core Theatre Homer Rd, Touchwood, Solihull B91 3RG0121 704 6962
Saturday 22nd of December 2018 11:00 AMThe Core Theatre Homer Rd, Touchwood, Solihull B91 3RG0121 704 6962
Saturday 22nd of December 2018 13:30 PMThe Core Homer Rd, Touchwood, Solihull B91 3RG0121 704 6962
Saturday 22nd of December 2018 16:00 PMThe Core Homer Rd, Touchwood, Solihull B91 3RG0121 704 6962
Sunday 23rd of December 2018 11:00 AMThe Core Homer Rd, Touchwood, Solihull B91 3RG0121 704 6962
Sunday 23rd of December 2018 13:30 PMThe Core Homer Rd, Touchwood, Solihull B91 3RG0121 704 6962
Sunday 23rd of December 2018 13:30 PMThe Core Homer Rd, Touchwood, Solihull B91 3RG0121 704 6962
Sunday 23rd of December 2018 16:00 PMThe Core Homer Rd, Touchwood, Solihull B91 3RG0121 704 6962
Monday 24th of December 2018 10:30 AMThe Core Homer Rd, Touchwood, Solihull B91 3RG0121 704 6962
Monday 24th of December 2018 13:00 PMThe Core Homer Rd, Touchwood, Solihull B91 3RG0121 704 6962

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Create a fairy collage!

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Create a fairy collage!

Fairy Collage

Even the youngest children will enjoy making this pretty fairy collage, and the template provided makes the activity a breeze. You may want to cut out the shapes in advance and leave the decorating and sticking up to the children. You can also find instructions for turning the fairies into finger puppets below.

Fairy Collage

You will need:

  • Card – flesh or pink for faces and hands, something appropriate for her hair and any colour you like for her dress. Flowery scrapbook paper would be pretty!
  • A sheet of white card for the background and another for the template
  • Fancy paper for her wings (we used vellum)
  • Glue stick
  • Pens
  • Glitter glue, stickers etc for decorating
  • Sticky tape if you want to make a finger puppet

Instructions:

Print out our template (see below) on to white card and cut out the shapes. Trace around them onto the appropriate materials and cut out the parts for your collage. You may prefer to leave the hands out for younger children as they can be fiddly.

Fairy Collage

Glue the hair to the front of the face, and use your pens to add her features.

Decorate the dress with glitter glue and stickers if you like. Glue the hands to the end of the dress sleeves.

Glue the dress to the wings so the neck is about in the middle, and then glue the head on top.

To make a finger puppet:

To turn your fairy into a finger puppet, cut a piece of card approximately one inch by two inches. Tape one end to the back of the fairy. Tape the other end down close to the first so a loop is formed. Slide your finger into the loop and take your fairy dancing!

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Christmas fairy crafts!

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Christmas fairy crafts!

My kids are fairy mad so they loved the idea of making Christmas fairies to place on top of our Christmas tree. When I was little we always had a fairy crowning the tree, my little sister made it and my mum still puts it on the tree every year.

Our Christmas fairies are easy and fun to make.

You will need:

  • Toilet roll/cardboard tube
  • Coloured paper
  • Toothpicks
  • Styrofoam ball (50mm)
  • Permanent metallic marker
  • Wool
  • Small paper doily
  • Sticky tape and white PVA craft glue

To make:

Step 1 – The Fairy Body

  • Trim 2cm off the end of the toilet roll – this gives you better proportions and makes it easier to secure the fairy head to the toilet roll body. Cover the toilet roll with coloured paper and secure with tape.

Step 2 – The Fairy Head

  • Skewer two toothpicks approximately the width of the toilet roll into the styrofoam ball fairy head. Push the styrofoam ball with toothpicks into one open side of the toilet roll. The toothpicks should be positioned against the inside of the toilet roll to act as an anchor. Secure the toothpicks to the inside of the toilet roll with sticky tape.
  • Draw on a fairy face with a permanent metallic marker. Cut strands of wool for hair. Put a dollop of craft glue on top of the fairy head and press down the wool.

Step 3 – The Fairy Wings

  • Fold a small paper doily in half to make the fairy wings. Tape the doily wings onto the back of the fairy.

Feel free to accessorise your fairy. We decorated our fairies with little paper hearts cut from a heart-shaped hole punch. My 5 year old decided to turn her fairy into an angel by adding a pipe cleaner halo. My 3 year old wanted to add a wand so we made one by gluing a small paper star to a matchstick.

Our Christmas fairies are now waiting for our Christmas tree to arrive so they can fly straight to the top…what will you have at the top of your Christmas tree this year?

And a little extra… as it is (almost) Christmas. I have created a Christmas fairy printable. You can download Christmas fairy printable here and use it on the front of homemade cards (add sequins and glitter for extra sparkle) or as gift tags on presents. Merry Christmas!

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Create paper santa ornaments!

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Create paper santa ornaments!

Santa Claus Paper Ornaments

Today I am sharing a super simple gift idea that you can give to your grandkids, or the kids friends…or make for your own Christmas Tree….Santa Claus Paper Ornaments.

To make you will need the following materials:

Red Paper

White Paper

Flesh Colored Paper

Gold Paper

Patterns

Scissors

Glue

Exacto Knife

11 inches of ribbon (or enough to go around your ornament)

fillable plastic ornament

string

tape

candy

Directions:

  1. Print out the pattern by clicking on the link below. Cut out the pattern pieces.
  2. Trace the pattern on the proper pieces of colored paper.
  3. Cut out the colored patterns.
  4. Glue the Santa beard on the head followed by the Santa face and hat trim. Then glue on the hat pom pom, the nose and his mustache.
  5. Fill your ornament with candy.
  6. Cut the belt buckle so that it has two slits down each side.
  7. Cut your ribbon to be 11 inches or so that it fits around your ornament.
  8. Pull the end of the ribbon through the belt buckle.
  9. Tape the belt onto the ornament.
  10. Place the ornament into the hole. You may need to cut this smaller or larger depending on the size of ornament you are able to find.
  11. Tape a string onto the back of the ornament so it can hang on the tree.

These are fun to make and to give and take just a few minutes to make.

To download the patterns, simply click on the link below:

Santa Claus Paper Ornament Patterns

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Create a handprint santa!

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Create a handprint santa!

Handprint Santa: An Adorable Christmas Craft for Kids

We love Handprint Crafts and Christmas so of course we needed to make a Santa handprint craft to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. With a few coats of paint and one adorable little hand you can make Santa to hang on your wall, turn into a card (I’m sure grandma and grandpa would love one), make into a gift tag, and keep forever to remember how small your child’s hand used to be for years to come.

Handprint Santa Craft for Kids

Supplies:

Tan paper-affiliate link (I like using cardstock for handprint crafts because it doesn’t wrinkle from the paint)
White paint-affiliate link

Black and red pen

Scissors

Directions:

Paint child’s fingers white to make Santa’s beard.

Paint the top portion of child’s hand red and their thumb to make Santa’s hat. Leave the middle of their palm empty.

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Popcorn santa craft!

Popcorn santa craft!

Paperplate fun!

Paperplate fun!

Santa cork crafts!

Santa cork crafts!