A simple and stunning Christmas activity!
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Materials

  • Sticks of all thickness
  • Glue
  • Secateurs
  • Safety scissors
  • Paint brushes
  • Paint: red, white, gold, silver, and green (Christmas tones)
  • Ribbons, Christmas balls, strings, bells, stars or any other Xmas decorations.

Instructions

NOTE: Establish the size of frame you want and ask a volunteer to cut sticks to size. It is not recommended to hand secateurs to clients for safety reasons. Clients may have safety scissors to cut thin sticks.

  • Take clients to gather sticks at your local park. Gather lots of them.
  • Rinse them in soapy water and allow to dry in the sun.
  • Seat participants around a table and place pre-cut sticks nearby.
  • Encourage them to use their creativity; they may enjoy making something else other than a Xmas frame.
  • Tying the sticks can be tricky; secure the sticks with sticktape through the middle and tie each end with string before attempting to tie the frame together. Alternatively, it can be a two person job which will bring lots of fun and laughter!
  • After tying frame together paint on one side (color of choice), allow to dry and then paint the other side.
  • Allow to dry once more and then decorate as you like.
  • Tie a string to the top to hang it with.

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Joanne 10th Nov 2015
Love this idea, it is so Australian too. Thanks ladies..
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