We are excited to be participating in a collaborative Story Book Advent with 30+ amazing kid bloggers. We have each chosen a children’s Christmas book and are sharing a craft, activity, or recipe to enrich it. For us the story had to be Aliens Love Panta Claus (affiliate link) by Claire Freedman and illustrated by Ben Cort.
As you may know we are huge fans of the Aliens Love Underpants series. So far we have created an Aliens Love Underpants Busy Bag and the book inspired us to create an Aliens cape for I am Super Capes. Therefore choosing our favourite Christmas story was easy. We created Aliens Love Panta Claus Play Dough.
I used our favourite no-cook play dough recipe from Imagination Tree and added green food colouring. I placed pots of googly eyes, embroidered rings, mini rolling pin and pipe cleaners onto the table as well as different coloured shop bought playdough (which didn’t get used). As the Aliens in the story wear Santa hats I made a few from red card and used a white label to make the fur. I laminated the hats so they could be reused.
We enlisted the help of Twinkl to create the underpants. They have a great Aliens Love Underpants Size Ordering sheet which I simply cut out and laminated. The great thing is that you automatically have different sized underpants so you can make a range of different sized aliens.
Adam got stuck into the activity immediately. He used the rolling pin to flatten out the green play dough and then used the end of it to make holes in his alien. He added some red underpants, a santa hat and delicately placed the googly eyes in the holes.
Adam soon had three aliens on the go and added items to each alien in turn.
It is hard to remember that only this time last year Adam would not go near play dough and hated touching it. With the play dough aliens he focused for over an hour creating several aliens independently.
* Aliens Love Panta Claus book (affiliate link)
Green play dough – see Imagination Tree’s no-cook play dough recipe
* Underpants – we printed the ones from Twinkl
* Red card and white sticky labels
* A4 Laminator (affiliate link)
* Googly Eyes (affiliate link)
* Pipe Cleaners (affiliate link)
* Mini rolling pin
* Embroidery rings or other decorations
Disclaimer: We received a Premium Subscription from Twinkl to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
Adam was 2 years and 6 months old
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