Advent | Day 8

Today’s Reading

Matthew 1:22-23 ESV

All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:

“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,

    and they shall call his name Immanuel”

(which means, God with us).

Today’s Activity

Today we are going to take some of the lovely nature finds that you brought home from your walk and give them a little Christmas sparkle. You will also need to save some for tomorrow’s activity.

You will need:

  • Old newspapers
  • A bowl of glue for each person
  • Small paintbrushes (ones that you do not mind using with glue; the glue will spoil them somewhat.)
  • Nature treasures
  • Bowls of glitter; all one colour is very sophisticated, or you could go wild with lots of different colours! Here is a biodegradable glitter
  • Cotton thread

Cover your table with old newspapers to protect the surface and lay out your treasures. All sorts of items will work with this activity:

  • Holly boughs
  • Pine branches
  • Dried seed heads
  • Pinecones

Give everyone their own bowl of PVA glue and a small paintbrush, then add little ‘highlights’ of glue to each nature treasure.

Take each treasure and carefully dunk it into the bowl of glitter (or take pinches of glitter and sprinkle them over the treasure if it is too large for the bowl.)

Place the treasures carefully on the newspaper & allow them to dry.

If you would like to hang your treasures on your Christmas tree, allow your treasures to dry, then take the cotton thread and tie little loops onto your glittery treasures.

Ta da!

See you tomorrow for more advent fun.

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