Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Almost the Last Minute Gift Ideas

I was thinking, earlier this evening, about making our neighbor with little children some homemade playdough using our recipe (FOUND HERE) for Christmas. Then I started spider webbing...which I typically do....and thought maybe I should compile a little round-up of sorts of some "almost the last minute" Christmas gift ideas from some of the tutorials and ideas that we have shared here on Crafts Cooking Curriculum. Just a couple of things that need a little forethought, but not much, and can come together quickly. So, here is my little compilation of gift ideas for those special little ones in your life! :)

Homemade Playdough

Again, you can find the recipe for our Peppermint Sparkle Playdough HERE. I was thinking of making some and putting it into a Mason jar and decorating the top with fabric and maybe some ribbon around the middle of the jar and a cute little label. I know my children would love to receive a gift of playdough!

Binder Cookbook

You could put together a little cookbook, like this one HERE. You could fill it with a few of your favorite recipes...or copy out some we have shared here on the blog. Here's a few to get you started:


Banana Cake

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Easy Guacamole

Caramel Apple Popcorn

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Peppermint Caramel Corn

Art Journal Kit 

Putting an art journal kit together for an older child would be a really easy and fun idea! Included in the kit could be a sketchbook, pencils, crayons, markers, watercolors, magazines (to cut pictures from), scissors, glue sticks, scrap book paper, stickers, etc. You could also include a list of art journal prompts and ideas...

Racecar Painting 

Initials Page 

Paper Mosaic 

Salt Dough Ornaments

We made some cute Stamped Salt Dough Ornaments, FOUND HERE . If you didn't want to make an ornament, you could make a plaque. Handprints, footprints, a special note, or a lovely stamp would be great! Salt dough is so easy to work with, especially for children.

Enjoy the last 12 crafting days before Christmas!!

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