My memories from the last time I went out on New Year’s Eve are vague – not because I was worse for wear but more because it was so long ago.
Overcrowded, over-priced clubs or pubs were never my cup of tea but after having Freya the logistics involved in going out, especially as we don’t have anyone nearby who could watch her, are just too complicated.
Normally we just go to bed and wake up on January 1st (unless the neighbours wake us before) but I thought this year, as Freya is much more aware of what’s going on, we’d have a little mini-party, just the three of us (although we will probably all be in bed by 10pm).
As New Year is the theme of our latest craft box from Craft Merrily, which we receive as part of our role as a Tots100 Bostik Blogger, I thought we could make ourselves some fun masquerade masks to wear as we welcome 2018.
To make your own masks, you will need.
Card (ideally glittery or sparkly).
Decorations (we used sequins, feathers and flowers).
Chop sticks (or something to hold the masks).
Card to make a template.
To get an idea of what to make I Googled “mask silhouette” and all sorts of pretty examples came up. Freya already had a cardboard owl mask so we drew around that first of all and then I adapted it for the different designs we wanted.
Once you have cut out your template, transfer it to the card, making as many as you need.
Once you have cut them out, the fun really starts. I basically put a box of decorations in front of Freya and said “go for it”. I was really surprised when I turned back from decorating my own mask to find she had picked all the flowers out. This was all her own work (apart from some help with the tape).
I decorated this one.
And the last one we did together.
I twisted the pipe cleaners around the chopsticks, just to make things a bit more colourful and then stuck them on.
You can tell Mark is loving every minute.
Have you got anything planned on New Year’s Eve?
Note: We were sent a box of craft materials for free in return for this post.