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Candy Cane Reindeer: Christmas DIY Fun

Now that the kids are going to be done with school for the holidays you may be getting ready for holiday parties at school or with an extra-curricular your kids attend. This can mean you have to bring a goodie bag, a potluck dish, or a present. I always find it is best to go cute but simple. This year that is exactly what I am doing.

Candy Cane Reindeer

These are so simple, so cute. They can be eaten or played with, and kids think they are so much fun to help create. I have put my little elves to work and have them helping me create these beauties this year since it is their friends and classmates that will be receiving them. I found this fun tutorial from One Little Project. It has simple and straightforward pictures that make it easy for my kids to help me with the craft. I love when crafts are simple. After all, it is the thought that counts, and the effort that went into creating something, not how difficult it was to make it.

Candy cane reindeer

What are some of your favorite holiday items to gift to kids, friends, coworkers, neighbors, or teammates?

Happy Hanukkah: DIY Dreidel

For those of you that celebrate Hanukkah, we have a great Dreidel activity. Now you can create your own dreidel at home. All you need to do is follow this DIY Dreidel Tutorial and you can begin playing your very own dreidel games today!

This great tutorial from Activity Village is perfect because it comes with a free printable template. It even gives instructions on how to play the game for those that have never played or are trying to teach someone new!

DIY Dreidel

The Dreidel Game is a great tradition that spans hundreds of years and some say can be traced back to the book of Esther. The Dreidel has four Hebrew letters, one on each side, ?? (Nun), ?? (Gimel), ?? (Hei), ?? (Shin). You can even win candy or coins when you play.

To learn more about the Dreidel check out Activity Village’s tutorial. You can also print a Hanukkah Booklet and a Hanukkah Cut and Color sheet.

Happy Hanukkah!

Elf yourself!!

Are you looking for a laugh this holiday season? Grab your phone and try this fun, elf yourself, app that will put you and your family in your very own elf scene.

Elf Yourself is an app created by Office Depot and it is available on IOS and Android stores. All you need to do is download the app, and import the photos you want to upload. Then it allows you to choose a scene and a style. Wait patiently as if compiles your choices and designs your very own elf scene. Complete with singing, dancing, and lots of laughing!

This is a fun and silly app to enjoy with the kids. Share your elf yourself creation on your favorite social media platforms with friends and family. This is the perfect way to enjoy a laugh this holiday season and help others do the same. If your kids are anything like mine they will be making videos all afternoon giggling and chortling the day away.

Elf yourself

Check it out for some holiday fun now!