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Holiday Craft for Children

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Are you already thinking of what homemade Holiday gifts your kids can make for the Grandparents?

I know I am! My contemplation of what to make this year inspired me to share one of my favorite Holiday crafts we did last year. It’s super easy, low budget, and hands-on fun for kids.

Also you probably already have most everything you need to make them which means you could start making them this very afternoon if you wanted! 🙂


    • 2 cups of flour
    • 1 cup of water
    • 1 cup of salt
Additional Materials:
    • cookie cutters
    • straw
    • ribbon
    • paint, glitter, decorative embellishments

Rolling out the dough

  • Add all ingredients into a bowl and knead together to form a dough.
  • Roll out the dough.
  • Cut with cookie cutters.
  • Use a straw to poke a hole in the top before they dry so you have a place to loop the ribbon.
  • Allow ornaments to dry completely before decorating. You can let them air dry or if you need to expedite the drying process you can bake them at a low temperature (200 degrees) for 15-20 minutes. You don’t want them to brown at all so keep a close eye on them.
  • Now it’s time to decorate. Have fun and be creative!





PS. Have you thought about using Baby Signs with your baby? If so be sure to check out tomorrow’s video demonstration on teaching baby signs. 🙂