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Have Yourself a Salt Dough Christmas

This year we are making special keepsake ornaments for the grandparents. My kids are at that age where they are still small, but in one more year they will be practically grown children. They still have that sweet baby-like look to them, and their hands are still so small and beg to be held. I want to remember all of that. So this year we will make some special salt dough Christmas ornaments that will keep their little hands small and baby-like forever.

The fun thing about salt dough is that you can make practically anything with it. Your ornaments do not need to be plain, ordinary, or even the same shape or theme. There is a world of possibilities even when you are using a handprint or footprint as your shape.

Salt dough Christmas

I Heart Arts n Crafts has 27 different salt dough ideas that will blow your mind. So be sure to head on over and check them all out for full tutorials. We have chosen to do Santas and Reindeers for our gifts. We cannot wait to see the joy on all of the grandparents faces this Christmas!

Christmas Craft: Footprint Canvas

Christmas is an excellent time to get creative. Some of the best memories in my family at holiday time are of us creating things together whether it is a craft or baking. Holiday crafts are also a wonderful way to chart your children growth over the years. A lot of my favorite holiday decorations are little clay ornaments with my children and nieces and nephews handprints, footprints, and pictures. I enjoy pulling those ornaments out every year and remembering the day we made them. I love them. This year we are going to try this fun new craft, a footprint canvas with he night before christmas poem.

Everyone knows the story of the night before christmas. “Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” Well this year there will be little mice stirring, but it will be little mice footprints. Only you won’t want these mice to run away. For this adorable craft you need a little paint, brushes, a canvas, and your little ones sweet feet.

Footprint Canvas

What you Will Need:

Canvas

Grey paint

red paint

green paint

blue paint

orange paint

black paint

pink paint

paint brush

your kid

What You Will Do:

  1. Begin by painting the bottom of your little ones feet with grey paint. Then carefully press their little feet to the canvas toes down.
  2. Now you can use your paint brush to embellish their feet with ears, eyes, a nose, whiskers, and a tail. You can add little pink circles to embellish the erasing nose. Black whiskers, and black eyes.
  3. Now draw a little strand of lights around the edge of the canvas. Just a long wiggly line for the strand, then paint some different colors on your child’s fingers and let them place their fingerprints as the lights. Use as many colors as you want.
  4. Next, add a little holly with some green and red paint.
  5. Finally use your paint brush to carefully write out the poem from The Night Before Christmas. Allow to dry then you can hang this adorable memory every christmas!

Santa Claus Christmas Countdown

Santa Claus Christmas Countdown

Sometimes it is difficult to countdown and wait for Christmas. Waiting is just not easy for little kids. Especially for something as special and exciting as Christmas. For the little ones this time of year can sometimes pass too slowly, for us too fast. But no matter how the time passes it is sometimes really nice to watch it pass and commemorate it. Now you and your kids can create their very own advent or Christmas countdown calendars that will help them to see the time pass and get excited as the day finally nears.

We found a fabulous free printable that will make this craft very simple to make. All you need to do is head over to TOMFO. TOMFO features some incredible crafts and free Printables that will make life fun, crafty, and easy. Check out TOMFO created by Mom Sarah, a graphic design artist, for lots of other great crafting ideas!

What You Will Need:

Free printable
Glue
Scissors
Cotton balls
Hole punch
Red ribbon

What You Will Do:

1. Print out your free printable for a beautiful and creative looking calendar.
2. Next punch a hole in the top and strong a ribbon through it for hanging.
3. Now you can use a little glue, or tape, and stick on a cotton ball for every passing day. Do it just before bedtime and then on the 24th when you do the last cotton ball when your kids wake up in the morning it will be Christmas!!