Tuesday 19 November 2013

Home Made Santa Land

I love Christmas and love setting up Christmas activities and small world play. I am using the Nativity blocks I made last year in the block area but thought I would make a little Santa village to promote play at the wonder table.

My lovely husband cut some wood into house shapes for me this week. After a quick sanding, they were ready to be painted. My son helped me paint patterns, windows and doors on the houses. We decided to only use red and white paint as we were trying to make the houses look like they were from Santa's village.

I added a wooden sleigh, Santa, Christmas lights, little figurines, pebbles, logs, a Christmas tree and some cotton wool for snow.

The children loved playing with the Christmas village and spent ages talking, sharing and throwing the snow everywhere. By the end of the day the poor Santa land looked like a demolition site but by the time they arrive tomorrow it will look as pretty as a picture.

Have a go at making some Christmas houses for a village in your home or classroom.


  1. oh wow i love your buildings. They put me to shame, I have 6 wooden blocks that i "salvaged" from my mother in laws house that I have been meaning to make into houses for my son, and i have totally failed to get round to it. Maybe a Christmas village is the right time. Thanks for the prompt

  2. These are beautiful! Did you shellac them after painting to keep the paint from chipping off?

    I'd love for you to share this Christmas craft with my readers at Fabulously Frugal Thursday: http://alifeinbalance.net/fabulously-frugal-thursday-diy-homestead-projects/

  3. These are adorable! What a great idea for little ones! We are so excited you linked up to our Mommy Club Resources and Solutions party last week! I hope we see you back!