Graham cracker houses {101 Days of Christmas}

Gingerbread houses have always been my holiday nemesis. They're SO stressful to put together with impatient little ones waiting to decorate them, the kits are expensive when you need multiples, and there's no way I have time to bake my own pieces in a special pan. For the past couple of years, though, I've been wanting…

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Borax crystal ornaments {101 Days of Christmas}

This is such a fun craft / handmade gift / science project all rolled into one! With a little borax and water, you can cover pipe cleaner shape in sparkling crystals to make snowflakes for the windows or ornaments for the tree. The best part is that kids (and adults!) can spend their time getting creative with the…

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Popsicle Stick Snowflakes {101 Days of Christmas}

It doesn't take complicated crafts to make my girls happy or keep them occupied; in fact, it's usually the simplest projects that hold their attention best. This is one of those projects! Chances are you remember this craft from your own childhood, and the fun part is really in customizing your snowflake since the possibilities are…

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Design-your-own-snowflake cookies for kids {101 Days of Christmas}

Last week I shared a recipe for royal icing with the promise that I would show you what we used the icing for. This project wasn't even on my list for this year's series, but it turned out so cute that I had to share! Our oldest daughter turned 10 last Friday, and she has been begging to make Frozen…

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Fill-in-the-blank thank you cards {101 Days of Christmas}

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: Christmas is an easy time for kids to focus on what they're getting. And it's no wonder. I can't count the number of times that Emma is asked what she'd like to have for Christmas. One way to encourage a heart of…

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Easy sew felt ornaments {101 Days of Christmas}

These felt button trees are one of our very favorite Christmas crafts; we've made them with each one of our preschoolers at least once because they're so simple but so fun. As our girls are getting older, though, I decided they needed a more advanced ornament craft to keep them busy. All four of them enjoy…

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