Disposable Plate Snow Globe

Alright, I know the Christmas is over but I’ve got one more activity to post! A disposable plate snow globe! No, it wasn’t my initial intention. I had wanted to do a real snow globe in glass but I couldn’t find the items that I bought so I had to come up with this at the last minute.

Looks like you probably can guess one of my new year resolutions! Yes, to tidy up my room! Shall not go into that so let’s talk about the paper globe. Here’s what you need to prepare.

Materials required:

  • 2 disposable plates
  • 1 clear plastic sheet
  • Shreds of paper cut into small pieces (for snow)
  • Coloured papers for the picture – I’ve created a penguin using black, white and yellow with a blue background
  • Double-sided tape (glue would be better)
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors

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Cut out a circle to be use as the background. The size should fit nicely onto the plate.

On another plate, cut out a circle in the middle of the plate. The size is the same as the previous circle.

Cut the clear sheet into a circle slightly bigger than the previous circle. Paste it onto the plate with the hole in the middle.

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Cut out the shapes to make the pictures. Using double-sided tape or glue, paste the picture onto the background, and then onto the plate.

Put the small pieces of shredded paper into another plate. Using craft glue, paste the 2 plates together. Let it dry.

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To make it nicer, there should be plenty of shredded paper. Using glue instead of double-sided tape would be better as the paper won’t go behind the picture.

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There you go! I think it would look nice if there’s a few hanging on the wall. Can be use for other events too!

Calendar for 2017

Time really flies! Just a few more days and it’s going to be a NEW YEAR! Have you made your new year resolutions yet? I’ve done some of mine, and now I’m busy making tons of plans for next year!

I’ve made an A4 printable calendar for Milk & Milo, for the Year of Rooster! You can download it here. Have fun planning!

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Favourite Time of Christmas

At 8.30pm now, on Christmas day, here I am, sitting down in front of the TV, watching ‘Frozen’ on Channel 5, without any disturbance. *Phew*

Both kids had fallen asleep real early after 3 consecutive nights of celebrations. And it’s definitely not a norm for them, especially for little milkie. So for me to have such relaxing time is a luxury. But it doesn’t mean I ain’t tired because I am awake. Sleeping only 3 to 5 hours at max a day isn’t enough. Well, that happens when you had to buy that many presents, and you only do it at the last minute!

I couldn’t recall when it all started, that we decided to celebrate and buy gifts for each other in our big extended family, whom I called ‘The Village’, during Christmas. But it’s fun and everyone seems to be enjoying, especially the kids, so it continues on. This year, we had our usual celebration.

Early in the morning, my kids woke up to find their present from Santa, who came to put the presents under the Christmas tree while they were sleeping, if they are good boys and girls. (It’s good to let kids have some imagination)

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And then we had a lunch get-together before heading back home to a living room full of presents!

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The children were ecstatic of course! They couldn’t wait to unwrap their presents and it was so difficult to get them to take a photo before the action starts. But I did.

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We had a slightly different practice this year. Since both older kids can recognise their names already, we decided to get them to search for their own presents. And when we said “Start”, it was all chaos…

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We got them to find a corner of their own to put their presents to avoid it getting mixed up. And once all the presents had been distributed, their favourite time of Christmas came – the Unwrapping!

While little milkie had totally no problem at all, little milo was wandering around, probably wondering what is happening.

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Nevertheless, we got him to sit down and try to open up his presents, with the help of little milkie, who was so enthusiastic in helping her little brother!

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The easiest part is over. Now… where am I going to store the new toys, books and clothes? Looks like I will have to clean up to free more space.

Anyway, here’s wishing everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS! Hope you’ve had an enjoyable time as much as I did!