Christmas Crafts – Writing Contest #46

Write instructions for creating a Narnian craft to help celebrate the holidays.

Example:
Toffee Tree Wreath Materials: Bag of individually wrapped toffees Grapevine wreath base in the desired size (available at any craft store) Real or imitation dollar plant sprigs Wire glue gun Imitation holly or olive sprigs (optional) Using the grapevine wreath as a base, attach sprigs of dollar plant leaves (These are the plants with the round, white waxy leaves and no flowers) using the hot glue gun. Once the wreath has the desired fullness, thread wire through the end wrapping of several toffees to form a cluster, and attach the cluster to the wreath. Repeat this process until you have toffee clusters all over the wreath. Note: the wreath will be more festive if the toffees are wrapped in brightly colored papers, like reds or green. You may also elect to mix in faux holly or olive sprigs to add a bit of color to the white of the dollar plant leaves. When your wreath is finished, hang it in the location of your choice with a pretty note inviting your guests to ‘Please Take One’. Note: if you don’t have a strong wall or hook to hang it from, you may want to save the invitation to eat the toffees for a party where you can lay the wreath on a table as a centerpiece. Otherwise it may fall off the wall. Enjoy!

Honorable Mentions

Father Christmas Ornament by Drew the Great
Buy a blank red glass ornament. print out a picture on strong paper of Father Christmas. Grab a glue gun and glue on the picture, cutting a little bit of it to make it fit all the way around the ornament. And you’re finished!

Narnian Sugar Cookies by Wulfclan
Ingredients:
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Preheat oven at 350º for 30 min. Cream butter and sugar, then add egg and extracts. Mix all dry ingredients and add to butter mixture. Mix well. Chill for 1-2 hours. Using your choice of Narnian-looking cookie cutters (i.e., medieval lions, stags, or unicorns), cut out batter and put on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350º for 8-10 min.

Note: after baking, cookies may be decorated with frosting or sprinkles as desired to add to the Narnian look.

from: The White Wich’s Big Book of Bewitching holi by C.S Louise
Materials: clay(from art store),lion mold(art store), gray paint(any shade of choice), knife(kitchen or molding),
cord(any colour of choice)

take the clay and kneed it slowly. roll it in a ball and flatten it reapetedly.
take the lion mold and press the clay in.
Carefully remove it and carefully cut a hole in the top of the lion and lay it out to dry.
Whan dry, paint entier lion gray.
Let dry.When dry,take a cord and put it through the hole.
Finally, hang the ornament on your christmas tree

How to create a paper Aslan by clone
Materials:
1 or 2 sharpened pencils(or pens),
1 sheet of colored paper( you choose color!),one pair of sharp scissors, and a box of colored pencils.

First off, you must draw out a shape from your colored paper.(In Aslan’s shape,of course!)And then, you can cut it out when shape looks satisfactory.After this, you may then color the Aslan cutout.Then, you may punch out a hole in the top of the shape and hang it on your Christmas tree!*

*- if you don’t know the shape of Aslan, you may ask anyone you like!
and the winner

Peter’s Gifts picture frame by Ariel_of_Narnia
materials:
~paper
~popsicle sticks or such like
~cardboard
~glue
~scissors
~colouring supplies*
~computer*
~printer*
~picture*

*optional

Go:
Glue the popsicle sticks together to make a square. Draw or print out four copies of Peter’s sword and shield. Add colour if desired. Glue the swords to the popsicle sticks lengthwise. Glue the shields to the corners. Cut out a square of cardboard about the size of the popsicle stick-square. Glue three sides of the cardboard to the backs of the popsicle sticks, leaving one side free. Insert picture (cutting may be required) and give away as a gift to friends or family!

More ideas:
Susan’s gifts: glue a bow on one stick, an arrow on another, a quiver on another, and a horn on the other.
Lucy’s gifts: glue four daggers to the sticks and cordial bottles at the corners.

Have fun and Merry Christmas! (Long live Aslan!)

~Ariel_of_Narnia or NarniaNut

 

Don’t forget to check out the winners of the last .