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The Christmas Book by Jane Bull
Published by Dorling Kindersley, 2003

Deck the halls with festive mobiles and flurries of snowflakes, create snowstorms in jam jars, make boxes for bonbons and count down to Christmas with a magical advent calendar.

These are just some of the things you will be able to do after reading the Dorling Kindersley Christmas Book. 50 different activities will ensure that everyone will find a challenging activity to while away those hours of counting down to the big celebration.

The book provides the ideal opportunity for children and adults to spend time together creating 3D greeting cards with bouncing Rudolphs or pop-out snowmen, or designing a a selection of glittering mobiles to hang from your bedroom ceiling adding that extra sparkle to your own space at Christmas.

Practical hints are given alongside step-by-step, easy to follow instructions for young art and craft enthusiasts.

  • When making salt dough model decorations for your tree you are advised to ask an adult to help with the oven.
  • Remember to paint and decorate your mobiles on both sides so that whichever way they turn you can see exactly what they are.
  • Ask an adult to melt the butter for Santa’s sweet factory and always wash your hands before you touch the mixture.

The materials used are all relatively cheap and easy to pick up; indeed you will find many lying around the house that are ideal for recycling.

Striking colour illustrations accompany all stages of creation of the decorations featured, as well as pictures of the finished products, adding a helpful dimension to the instructions given.

The Christmas Book is ideal for use in the classroom, with children’s groups of all ages and simply for anyone in your family who enjoys making things.

Other books available from Clare County Library’s children’s non fiction stock by Jane Bull include:

The Gardening Book
The Halloween Book
The Sunny Day Book
Change Your Room

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