::: Christmas tree-o-Christmas tree
Our weather here in Melbourne is very different this year in that it has been much wetter than usual. This has caused various things to happen such as relief that the dams are filling at last, joy that the crops are growing, sadness that the crops are sodden,
huge pleasure splashing in puddles
and playing in the floods,
annoyance because outdoor activities are being curtailed, locust, mosquito and snake plagues forecast and really bad hay fever!
Because of the latter state of affairs we decided to give our usual fresh Christmas tree a miss this year – if you have ever been tortured with hay fever you’ll understand why!
We had a chat with the children about this and they were happy to help us out by painting and decorating one for everyone.
We started off with a large piece of white paper stuck to the wall.
First one of our resident artists drew the outline.
Second a small group painted it green inside the lines.
Third the next group drew baubles, fairy lights and other gaudy stuff all over the tree with some fabulous “Slinky Crayons”.
Fourth the children stuck heaps of tinsel and Christmas balls all over everyone else’s art work …
so now it looks like a big glitzy mass!
Last someone drew and cut out a star to go on the top.
The children love it and so do we – no sneezing!