Christmas Crafts and Ideas

It’s that time of year when everyone goes craft crazy, grabs the glue and glitter and starts producing homemade, gifts, decorations and food of varying quality! So what are you planning on doing this year?  There are lots of simple ideas that can make lovely presents for grandparents, friends and relatives when you have a little one, that don’t need to cost the earth, and can make a treasured keepsake.  Last year we had ago at a foot print turned into Olaf from Frozen, which went down a storm.  We made it from salt dough, and were really pleased with it, although at three Leo’s foot might have been a little big! Leo Olaf

Try your own ornaments using this salt dough recipe:

  • A cup of plain flour
  • Half a cup of salt
  • Half a cup of water

Mix the flour and salt in a bowl and slowly add the water, mixing and kneading until you have a soft dough.  If it is too sticky, add more flour.

Once the dough has been made into your choice of ornament or design you can cook it in the microwave. Pop it in for 10 seconds at a time until it is completely dry, and then it is ready to be painted.

As ever Pinterest has a wealth of ideas to get you going with ideas, for gifts and crafts.  Check out our Christmas board for some ideas.  I am going to try making some candles for gifts, which I’m really excited about, just keeping my fingers crossed I don’t end upon the Pinterest fails list!

 

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