I spent some time with Hamish this morning making an advent spiral. I am sure this has another name and I have seen this done where a candle is added and lit each day but for me I wanted something Hamish could follow along with.
We used really thick plaster of paris to mould with but you could also use salt dough or clay. I formed a spiral and Hamish added 24 beads. When the spiral eas dry he painted it with his @Dala paints.
The idea for me now that he has read the nativity story and knows it is Jesus birthday, is for him to move the Mary and Joseph with their donkey up a day until he reaches baby Jesus in the manger.
Mary and Joseph are 2 christmas tree ornaments ( I just pulled off Joseph's wings and cut his hair) and the donkey was a wooden reindeer but I removed the antler.
To make baby Jesus I swaddled a bead in a dry wet wipe and glued it on Joseph's wings. The manger us a piece of toilet tube.
I might a candle each Christmas and so this is our Christmas candle ( thank you @nadinesmallbergblog )which I wrapped in some fresh for leaves.
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