Updated: Dec 24, 2020
So the kids are home for winter break or maybe you're stuck quarantining and you need some ideas to keep the peace in the house and limit the screen time. Here are some quick and easy crafts that will get you at least 30 mins of happy time:
Salt Dough Ornaments
1 cup flour
1/2 cup table salt
1/2 cup warm water
Knead ingredients together to make dough. Roll dough out to 1/2" thickness. Use cookie cutters or for some great memories of your littles, cut out their handprints. Use a straw to punch out a hole to string thread through. Bake at 215 degrees for 1 hour on parchment paper.
Leave plain white for the natural look or paint with acrylic paint and add glitter ✨ (we're all about the glitter). ✨ Seal with mod podge to prevent moisture and molding.
Side note: the two year old was content with her "play dough" and hers did not go in the oven, but she was busy for oven an hour. Optional: add food coloring for more fun.
2. Magic Reindeer Food
"Sprinkle on the lawn at night. The moon will make it sparkle bright. As Santa's reindeer fly and roam, this will guide them to your home"
Mix ingredients in a sandwich bag and tie with ribbon. Keep one for yourself and gift one to a neighbor! Free printable below:
3. Gingerbread Village
Any gingerbread house kit
Hot glue gun
Pink Sprinkles and Marshmallows
Use a hot glue gun to assemble. Use icing provided and decorate in marshmallows and sprinkles.
4. Cookies for Santa
Pre-made sugar cookie dough
Roll out dough. Cut out shapes. Add Sprinkles. Bake according to directions. Optional: add icing. Enjoy