I’m Helen from Arty Crafty Kids and it’s a pleasure to be contributing to Rainy Day Mum’s first Story Book Advent. As part of the series, we’ve been reading ‘The Night Before Christmas’ and have put together a simple paper plate Christmas stocking craft as an extension to this delightful book!

Get crafty and make this Christmas Stocking out of a Paper Plate perfect for making whilst reading Twas the Night Before Christmas and hanging your stocking

I adore the build up to Christmas. The decorating, the crafting, the Christmas events and the little family traditions that are forged along the way. On Christmas eve we always sit down together with a glass of milk (mulled wine for the adults!), hang the stockings and read a collection of special books.

The Night Before Christmas is a magical read, that captures the spirit of Christmas. With its whimsical rhymes and beautiful imagery, it’s a heart warming poem that is a must for Christmas eve.

If you’re on the hunt for that one special book this season or would like to start a new tradition with the kids, why not try The Night Before Christmas?

And in the meantime, let’s take a look at this easy paper plate Christmas stocking to get the kids into the festive spirit.

Materials: Paper Plate Christmas Stocking

A White Paper Plate

Red Paint

A Sponge

Cotton Wool Pads or Balls

Sequins

PVA Glue

Scissors

How to Make your Paper Plate Christmas Stocking

Step 1.

Draw a stocking outline onto the paper plate and cut to shape – this is great for developing scissor skills!

Get crafty and make this Christmas Stocking out of a Paper Plate perfect for making whilst reading Twas the Night Before Christmas and hanging your stocking

Step 2.

Using a sponge, paint the paper plate and leave to dry.

Get crafty and make this Christmas Stocking out of a Paper Plate perfect for making whilst reading Twas the Night Before Christmas and hanging your stocking

Step 3.

Stick the cotton wool pads onto the top rim of the stocking and add sequins for some extra sparkle.

Get crafty and make this Christmas Stocking out of a Paper Plate perfect for making whilst reading Twas the Night Before Christmas and hanging your stocking

The simple practice of sticking and cutting is great for developing fine motor skills while the kids are having fun!

Get crafty and make this Christmas Stocking out of a Paper Plate perfect for making whilst reading Twas the Night Before Christmas and hanging your stocking

And to extend this craft further, the kiddies could have a go at labelling their stockings with their names.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our Paper Plate Christmas Stocking and feel inspired to add The Night Before Christmas to your children’s book list this Christmas!

Out Now! – Countdown to Christmas Ebook

When life gets hectic in the lead up to Christmas wouldn’t it be great to be able to spend a little time with the family creating gifts for others, food to enjoy together and traditions that make magical Christmas Memories?

But what actually happens is you spend hours searching through Pinterest looking for ideas and realise halfway through saying you are going to start that you have only 1 thing on the materials list!

I’ve been there!

So that is why we’ve put together our 24 favourite Christmas Activities, Crafts and Recipes with full materials lists and step-by-step instructions so that you have everything at your fingertips.

Produced as a PDF you can download, print and use these ideas throughout the festive season with your children and families.

Find out more as we share with your our Favourite Ways to Countdown to Christmas.


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Author
Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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