Secret Santa or Wichteln? This star was a DIY gift Power P made for Wichteln at his school. At first, I had no idea what this even meant until he explained that they drew papers with names and that they have to make a gift for that person.
And this is when I learned one interesting fact:
- In German, Secret Santa is called "Wichteln" which comes from "Witchel", meaning goblin, elf or dwarf.
“Oh! You are playing Secret Santa in school!”
“No, mummy. Wichteln.”
- Magazines or newspaper to make paper rolls
- Paint (we used white and red acrylic paint)
- Glitter, stars, pompons or whatever you have at hand for your sparkling star.
Steps are pretty straightforward:
Roll itStep 2
Paint itStep 3
Glue itStep 4
Cover it in glitter or anything sparklyStep 5
Be proud of your work :)Making stars is not all we did. These paper rolls were a great tool to introduce some geometry terms such as acute, right, and obtuse angles. We also made different geometrical shapes using our rolls.
So, I learned what Wichteln means, and the boys found geometry to be an interesting thing.