Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Christmas Gifts and Snacks

 Hello and Welcome

Christmas is such a special time to create with my little ones.
I loved to see the excitement in their faces as they made lots of fun gifts to give their Moms and Dads.
It makes them so proud to give and learn that it's not all about the getting.
I think it's nice for the parents to have some special keepsakes too.  

So here's what we made this year to give to the parents.

Christmas Candles
I covered some heavy weight paper tubes of different sizes, with green paper and the kids added some glitter paper squares to decorate the tubes.  
We glued them onto an old CD and added greens, pinecones we collected and some little red pom poms to look like berries.

Thumbprint Ornament
This had to have been one of my favorites this year.
I found these small wood rounds at the Dollarama and I glued a piece of striped twine to the back.
I pressed the kids thumbs into some dark brown ink and pressed it onto the wood rounds.
I added the details with a Sharpie marker and the kids glued on a little red nose.
We added it to a little poem for the parents.

These little plastic ball that open, were found at the Dollar Tree.  I got the kids to add some shredded brown paper to the inside, glued them shut and added the details.

Pom Pom Wreaths
These simple, cute wreaths were made by gluing coloured pom poms onto a heavy cardboard wreath shape. So fun and cheerful.

Wooden Snowflakes
I found these wooden snowflakes at the Dollar Store and the kids loved gluing all the different coloured pom poms onto them.

Button Wreath
Here is the main gift we made this year for the parents.
I had to think of something that my littlest ones could make and this worked out just great.
I got a sturdy garland and twisted it into rounds.
I pulled out my big jug of buttons and we decorated using them.
They really looked so cute when finished.

Tile Banner Ornaments
A friend of mine gave me a bag of some old tiles from a Scrabble game.
I had set them aside not really having a plan in mind.
I saw a similar idea and thought they would make adorable little ornaments.
I hot glued 2 pieces of ribbon together to add stability and added a bell on the bottom.  The kids glued on the tiles to spell out the words.

Santa Cards
For the Santa cards I traced the kids hands onto white cardstock.
We decorated the Santa, then I added the hands using a little brad so they would swing open.
On the inside, I added a photo of the child (it's the white covered area you see above) and wrote the sentiment.



Here are some of the foods we made and ate at our Christmas party.
Rudolph- graham cracker with p. butter, pretzel antlers and grape nose.

White Chocolate Christmas trees- I melted some white chocolate and drizzled it over a pretzel stick to make the trees.  Add the sprinkles while the chocolate is still warm so they stick.

Melted Snowmen- I spread some white frosting onto an cookie, added a marshmallow, eyes and a chocolate chip nose.  The pretzels are the arms.

Strawberry Gnome- I made some little cupcakes, added white frosting for the beard and a strawberry for the hat.



Candy Cane Fishing

Jingle Bell Toss

Rudolph Ring Toss

Snowball Junk in the Trunk
The kids shake until all the snowballs fall out...super fun game they all love.

Well thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you have a great week.


  1. WOW!!!! what a fantastic post Karen, wonderful fun projects, I love all of them and as for the snacks they all looks delicious as well as fun. I bet all your little ones had great fun, Kate x

  2. What a fun and fabulous post and your kiddos sure had tons of fun Karen x.


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