Posted on December 02 2016
Easy DIY Christmas Gift You can Make with Kids
DIY gifts can be the cutest, most thoughtful gifts to give. Something made by someone you love is special on so many levels. But what about those of us who aren’t especially gifted in the talent of DIY? Hi, my name is Candice and my hands won’t do what my brain wants them to when it comes to crafting. It’s not that I don’t want to craft. I do. It’s just that, well, my creations usually end up looking like those Pinterest memes – “How it looks on Pinterest [perfect] / How it looks IRL [barely recognizable].” It’s also difficult to get time alone to focus on a DIY activity with a little one running around. So, my DIY activities must have the following criteria; be easy-peasy and be something I can make with my son. If you’re in the same boat as I am or if you’re looking for a fun holiday craft to do with your kids, check out the DIY gift below.
No-Bake Cinnamon Clay Ornament
Do you remember these? I made these as a kid and they STILL smell deliciously warm. There is something so inviting about the scent of cinnamon during this time of year. These ornaments are easy to make, hard to terribly mess up, and edible (for those little ones who seem to put everything in their mouths).
- 1/2 cup of salt
- 1 cup of flour
- 3/4 cup of warm water
- 1/2 cup of cinnamon
Mix all ingredients together
With dry, clean hands knead the dough until it is completely mixed. Dust your hands with flour if the dough is sticky
Place the dough on wax paper and roll out using a rolling pin
Use cookie cutters to cut out the ornaments
Poke a hole at the top of each ornament (large enough to string ribbon through)
It takes about 24 hours for the ornaments to dry. Once that is done you can string the ribbon through, hang on the tree, or give to a friend, family member, or neighbor as a gift. Easy-Peasy!
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