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To get your spirits up during these challenging times, do something nice for someone else. If that seems counter-intuitive, try it and you'll see, it works!

A good way to do something nice is to prepare one of your special holiday recipes and share the result with people who live alone or with families who are having a hard time.

I started making my favourite Christmas recipe, a Dutch Christmas Bread. I already brought several of these to friends who live alone. It's a way to be present even if you cannot meet each other in person. In my new video, I share my recipe with you.



In November, the most popular project on the Animaplates website was my Giant Nutcracker. We updated our Nutcracker World Map and you can see that they can be found on almost every continent.

In the locations where I have received a picture of the nutcracker, you can see it on the map. If you have made a giant nutcracker yourself and it is not on the map yet, put a comment on the website page and attach a picture of your project so that we can add it to the map.



70 feet (21 m) under the streets of London lies a 6.5 miles (10.5 km) long railway. No, I am not talking about the famous Underground, used by 5 million passengers per day.

The so-called Mail Rail is a driverless railway that had not transported any passengers until its closure in 2003. The Mail Rail was built in the early 1900s to transport mail between sorting offices, because road congestion was causing too many delays.

Since 2014, the Mail Rail is accessible to visitors, and this year you can enjoy a virtual ride for free. A unique experience for those who like to discover what's hidden under the surface of a big city.

I hope to be able to ride the real train one day, but since travelling is not really possible this year, virtual visits like this one are a good way to see far-away places.

Mail Rail


Because you are a Pro

Among the new printables that we have published, you will find: a connect-the-dots picture of a Christmas tree, a maze with Santa, a Christmas colouring page,

Christmas Tree 2 Christmas Tree Maze 3 Let’s Trim the Tree

a spot-the-differences game with Santa Claus, a zentangle colouring page with Christmas ornaments, and a sudoku 6x6 with toys

On Santa’s lap Christmas Ornaments 3 Toys Sudoku 6x6

All printables are yours with a Pro membership. In addition, a Pro membership gives you 40 credits that you can spend any way you want on the website.



Easy Christmas ornaments you can make with children:

Christmas Stocking

Christmas Stocking

Christmas Tree Ornament

Christmas Tree Ornament

Cardboard tube snowflakes

Cardboard tube snowflakes

Angel Christmas Ornament

Angel Christmas Ornament


Have a great week!





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