Looking for some new ideas and im also finding tons on pintrest.
Share the crafts!
Got some great ones from here: http://chasingcheerios.blogspot.com/search/label/Christmas?updated-max=2009-12-23T00%3A37%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=20
This one i think chloe will like..
Snowball Surprise Soap
O and I made Snowball Surprise Soap to go along with the book, Dream Snow, which was our advent book on Friday. To make Snowball Surprise Soap, you need a bar of white soap (we used Dove), a grater, a small toy (we used a plastic penguin), and a bowl of warm water.
First, we took turns grating the soap.
Then we wet our hands in the bowl of warm water, picked up handfuls of the grated soap, and pressed it onto the penguin.
As we pressed the soap onto the penguin, we rolled the ball in our hands to make a snowball shape.
This was a fun and easy activity, and this soap would make a great handmade gift for kids. I think we'll definitely add this to our list of handmade gifts to make for next Christmas!
(The idea for this activity came from a magazine...probably Family Fun, but possibly Parents.)
Homemade playdough makes a wonderful gift, and the girls and I had fun making candy cane playdough for their friends and cousins. E(2) and I mixed up a batch of vanilla scented playdough while O was at school. When O(5) got home, we made a batch of peppermint playdough. We all love playing with the fresh, warm dough.
I put the jars of candy cane playdough in these gingerbread boxes along with a few cookie cutters. What a fun and simple Christmas gift! I hope the girls' friends and cousins love this gift as much as we do!
Quoting MOMBiE; Chloe's Mama~:" Candy Cane Playdough Homemade playdough makes a wonderful gift, and the girls and I had fun making ... [snip!] ... cutters. What a fun and simple Christmas gift! I hope the girls' friends and cousins love this gift as much as we do! "
i love the playdough idea!
Salt Dough Santa Handprint Ornaments: 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 water (give or take), knead until dough forms. Make impression and cut out hand shape with a knife leaving a border. Poke a hole in the top for hanging. Bake at 200F for 3 hours. Paint, seal and ready to hang :)