guest blog

Crafting and cooking – weekend pursuits

by Grace Bonney

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.

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


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.


Suggested For You


Leave a Reply

Design*Sponge reserves the right to restrict comments that do not contribute constructively to the conversation at hand, that comment on people's physical appearance, contain profanity, personal attacks, hate speech or seek to promote a personal or unrelated business. Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone (commenters, subjects of posts and moderators) feels comfortable to speak. Please treat others the way you would like to be treated and be willing to take responsibility for the impact your words may have on others. Disagreement, differences of opinion and heated discussion are welcome, but comments that do not seek to have a mature and constructive dialogue will not be published. We moderate all comments with great care and do not delete any lightly. Please note that our team (writers, moderators and guests) deserve the same right to speak and respond as you do, and your comments may be responded to or disagreed with. These guidelines help us maintain a safe space and work toward our goal of connecting with and learning from each other.