Crafting and cooking – weekend pursuits

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On the weekend I like to do at least one creative activity with the kids. Before Christmas our crafting and cooking was all gearing up for the Big Event. We collected a branch and made our own Christmas tree and decorations. We were all so proud of the results. We spent half a day bushwalking looking for the perfect branch, then we sprayed it with silver paint. And while it dried we made decorations.

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We also made gingerbread cookies – this was so fun, messy but easy – with delicious results. We even made some to hang on the tree.

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Then just before Christmas we headed off to the beach and left our beautiful tree behind. Never mind because getting away from the city hubbub of holiday season was such a fabulous idea. We all relaxed and spent all day in the water or reading or exploring.

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