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Sprinkling some seasonal magic on your school Christmas fair

by | Nov 14, 2018 | 3D Printers, News

There’s so much to love about a school Christmas fair – the twinkling lights, bold colours, sweet treats, and (of course) the reminder that the holidays are approaching!

But, time and technology move on, so things could do with a little refresh every once in a while. Spice up your school Christmas fair and start some new traditions with these handy tips.

3 magical ideas for your school Christmas fair

These are just some of the ways you can put your school equipment to good use and drum up some additional funds this holiday season:

1) Make personalised gifts

Christmas isn’t all about the pressies… But, we sure do insist on them every year!

And, what could be a better way to show you care than with a small, personalised trinket?

Although this might once have needed a Christmas miracle to administer, new tech has made creating gifts a whole lot easier. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

3D printers

Put those 3D printers to good use and give your students the chance to take away something that’s all their own.

The process takes a bit of time, so you’ll want to get prepped in advance. You could ask students and parents to submit their festive designs beforehand. Then, display these at your Christmas fair (hang them as fancy baubles?) and let students collect them in at the end.

Want to try something really unique? You could use a 3D scanner attached to an iPad to scan people or pets, then bring these to life.

Sewing machines

There are all sorts of ways you can make gifts with your school sewing machines.

You could choose a simple design like a cushion, then get visitors to choose their own colours and patterns. Or, you could get your classes to make some straightforward items in advance, and use the sewing machines to add initials or monograms.

2) Turn up the atmosphere

Use your interactive screens to transform your classrooms into their own mini winter wonderlands.

One easy option is to open up YouTube and play a video of a crackling fireplace adorned with holly and stockings. Or, you could turn the space into a totally festive Santa’s grotto.

If you want to make things a little more interactive, play a Christmas classic like The Snowman, or Christmas songs from Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.

3) Bake it ’til you make it!

Baking is all the rage right now, and we all need a few treats to give us the energy to face the colder months.

Rustle up a few batches of seasonal cakes or cookies to sell on your stalls. Go all out – with icing, sparkles and some classic festive flavours.

Hang some from your Christmas tree for competition winners. You could even wrap them up and put them in your vending machines to complete your seasonal collage.

There are loads of different ways you can make your school Christmas fair even better than last year’s. Use these handy tips and a healthy dash of imagination, and you won’t go far wrong.

Bring your school Christmas fair to life by calling on the magic Utility Rentals team!

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