Here are two unique and simple Christmas activities you can make with your kids today — that won’t take all day. Easy peasy.
- Refrigerated sugar cookie dough (pre-made or store bought)
- Bag of chocolate chips
- Jar of cinnamon candies (or anything red and small)
- Packet of small pretzels
Pick up a package of pre-made, refrigerated, sugar cookie dough from the store (or make your own recipe). Divide the cookie dough into one inch balls and shape into a peanut shape with the head portion slightly larger.
Don’t smash these shapes down too much or the cookies won’t rise!
It’s now time to place chocolate chips for the eyes, bite off the ends of pretzels so the center can be used for the antlers and lastly, add a cinnamon candy for each of the noses.
Finally, wrap up in plastic bags with some ribbon. And voila, you’ve got the cutest holiday cookies ever!
Pine Cone Ornaments
- 6 Pine cones from your yard
- Silver acrylic paint from your local craft store
- Paint brush
- 1 ½ inch wide silver ribbon
- Rounded silver string
First, clean your pine cones of debris and lightly wash off dirt. Leave them out to dry for an hour (make sure they’re totally dry).
Then, use your paint brush and add silver paint to the tips of the pine cone. Do this sparingly for a more organic effect. Let them dry.
Next, tie silver string around the end of the pine cone. Create a bow with your ribbon and glue in front of the string. Let them dry, again.
Hang these new pine cone ornaments on your Christmas tree and enjoy for years to come!
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