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Christmas Kit Activity Sheet

The Christmas kit comes equipped bring the holiday cheer to your home! Includes: Christmas colours pack, Earth Colour paint pens, wood slices, stencils (including holiday themed designs) a DIGITAL online lesson plan. The Life of Colour Creative Kids Voucher kits were created in collaboration with a NSW early learning educator. Each of them comes with a fun activity sheet that will teach the kids new skills. The art supplies can be later reused for more educational creative fun!

Get your Christmas Kit here

The first activity in the Christmas kit is to make a fantastic Holiday wreath using painted wood slices. Children will learn how to paint on wood and use stencils.

Then, kids will use their paint pens to fun Xmas masks, one inspired by an adorable koala and the other one inspired by a reindeer.

Activity 1: Christmas wood slice wreath

Decorate an existing wreath or follow our tutorial to make your own Christmas wreath to display your decorative wood slice pieces.

Materials

  • Life of Colour 3mm Christmas paint pens
  • Life of Colour Earth colours paint pens 
  • Life of Colour Wood slices and string 
  • Life of Colour stencil pack
  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • PVA glue
  • Christmas decorations 

Instructions

Step one-

Cut the centre out of the middle of a paper plate to make a paper ring that will be used for the Christmas wreath.

Choose some Earth colours and Christmas colours to use for the backgrounds of the wood slice pieces.

Colour some of the wood slices with a different colourful each and leave a few plain for stencil designs.

Step two-

Place the reindeer stencil onto the centre of one of your coloured wood slice pieces.

Use a red paint pen to carefully trace around the shape of the reindeer. Wait for the paint to dry before completing the next step.



Step three

Choose the Christmas stencil again to trace around the holly shape making sure to position it on the outside edge of the wood slice and not over the top of the reindeer.

Colour the in the holly fruit red and make the leaves green.


Step four-

With an Earth green paint pen to add lines around the outside of the wood slice. These lines will be turned into colourful Christmas lights by adding lots of tiny different coloured lights.

Step five-

Paint a piece of holly onto the middle of one of the coloured wood slices. To draw holly put three small red circles close together and two then add some green spikes branches coming from the circles.

Step six

Using a white paint pen place a tiny line onto the red holly fruit to make it look like it’s shining.

With a sky blue earth colours paint pen, put some swirling lines for Christmas tinsel then paint some white circles onto the tinsel for Christmas baubles.


Step seven

Use your Life of Colour stencil to paint different pictures onto more of the wood slices and get creative painting lines and lots of different colours onto others.

Step eight-

Lay the paper ring down and arrange the wood slices around the edge.

Decorate the other half of the wreath with Christmas decorations, or leaves and flowers. Now that you have placed everything where you like it, it’s time to glue your wreath altogether.


Step nine-

Find somewhere festive to hang your Christmas wreath! 


Bonus: Decorate a flower wreath with painted wood slices

If you have a flower wreath hanging around the house you can easily turn it into a Christmas wreath by hanging your Christmas wood slices onto it.

Step one-

Paint your wood slices with different colours using your paint pens and paint on designs from your Life of colour stencil pack.


Step two-

Weave your dried flowers into the cane wreath and decorate it nicely. 

Place some string through the holes that are on the wood slices and tie them onto the flower wreath.

Step three-

If the flowers that you have used are old and don’t have any perfume anymore you can spray them or sprinkle some essential oil scents to make them smell pretty again.

Hang the wreath on the front door or somewhere special to display for everyone to see.


Activity 2: Koala earth patterned Christmas mask 

Materials

  • Life of Colour Earth Colours
  • Life of Colour Christmas 3mm paint pens
  • Life of Colour Black paint pen (comes in Christmas pack)
  • Compass
  • Pencil and rubber
  • Poster paper or white cardboard 
  • String or elastic 
  • Stapler
  • Scissors 

Instructions 

Step One-

Get your compass with your pencil and mark out a large circle.

Trace over part of the circle with a black marker (as shown in the picture)

Draw in a koala shaped nose into the bottom section of the circle and add furry cheeks and join the lines altogether onto the nose.

Step Two-

Add a pair of sleepy koala eyes onto the top of the nose with some furry eyebrows above each eye.

Draw a Christmas hat onto the head of the koala with a Pom Pom on the end and wavy lines to show where the hat is sitting..


Step Three-

Next we add some big furry ears onto the side of the koalas head.

Step Four-

Paint each part of the koalas Christmas hat with a different colour and leave the Pom Pom and the section closest to the koalas head white.


Step Five-

Paint the eyelids, eyebrows, ears and nose using brown Earth coloured paint pens.


Step six-

To paint the face of the koala use different coloured thick lines to start your earthy pattern. 

Pant different designs onto each line and continue the pattern down the face until the koala is completed.


Step seven-

Use a pair of scissors to neatly cut around the edge of the mask and the eye holes.

Cut two pieces of string or one piece of string and staple it onto the face mask and now your mask is ready to wear!


Activity 3: Christmas reindeer face mask



Materials

  • Life of Colour stencil pack
  • Life of Colour Christmas 3mm paint pens
  • Life of Colour Earth Colours paint pens 
  • Black cardboard 
  • Scissors 
  • Stapler and glue
  • String

Instructions 

Step One-

To make this reindeer face mask we need to draw all the parts that will be glued or stapled together. 

Use a white paint pen to draw a mask shape, two pointy ears, two antlers and and large oval shaped nose.

Step two-

Paint the antlers with the brown earth coloured paint pens in an army type of pattern.

Layer the earth browns onto the reindeer ears and then use the Life of Colour stencils to paint different coloured Christmas designs over the top of the brown.

Step three-

Paint lots of squiggly lines with the Life of Colour Christmas paint pens all over the mask to create a Christmas pattern. 

Step four-

Paint the nose shape with a red life of colour paint pen and when it is dry add green horizontal and vertical lines.

Step five-

Carefully cut out all of the reindeer pieces and two eye holes out of the mask.

Staple one antlers onto each of the pointy ears.

Attach the ears with staples onto the top of the face mask and staple the nose onto the bottom of the mask.

Step six-

Cut two pieces of string and then tie them onto the face mask. Now say “CHEESE” and get your photo taken with your mask on ready to show the Life of Colour art group!

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