Me and my Zeds attempted Christmas crafts more or less every day, starting on the 1st of December and ending on the 21st, in 2012 and conquered Christmas. In the process, I discovered that there is time to do something between school and dinner at home and that I rather enjoy attempting crafts so I am still here blogging away.
This was an activity born of necessity. Once more, I had work to do when Z1 was not going to be otherwise engaged and I needed to keep her happily and quietly occupied. Or, at the very least, occupied.
Words but no pictures
She has made a few books before so it wasn't a new idea and I hoped she'd comply when the time came. I prepared by folding a piece of paper into four and snipping the folded edges. I wrote the story so that she could draw the pictures. I fear the story was not the most magnificent of stories. Nor was it the most original of stories. In fact, the title has even been used before (see pic). However, I knew Z1 could draw a snowman so I thought it was a good place to start. I also prepared a back-up, blank book.
Sad children, melted snowman
It all went to plan. We read the words, she sat down to draw the pictures and showed me each one as she completed. The pictures here are highlights. She also drew me the bonus bat below. Hurrah.