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Easy and Cute DIY Christmas Ornaments: Snowman ornaments out of paper cups

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A couple of days ago, our DIY Advent Calendar had a lovely activity proposal for us: make some Christmas Ornaments for our tree! And of course, we went on to implement the proposal! This year, we chose to make some cute, easy and fun DIY Christmas Ornaments Snowman out of inexpensive paper cups. Materials you will need some plain white small paper cups (espresso size), markers or acrylic paint (black and other colors of your choice), washi tape (optional), glue, scissors, felt (orange and other colors of your choice) and a little string or ribbon. How to make a DIY Christmas…

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Our 2018 DIY Advent Calendar for Kids

Our DIY Advent Calendar for Christmas

Hi everyone! It’s this time of the year again, hurray! I just love December and all it promises. Especially with the kids around, December and Christmas take on a whole new meaning. Every year we try to make our very own DIY Advent Calendar for our two kids. Last year, we actually made two! One only with books and the other filled with treats and notes with fun activities that we would do together as a family. This year, we decided to make one advent calendar that would combine both concepts. Once again, my husband took action and began preparing…

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5 Kids Christmas Books, perfect (but not only) for a Book Advent Calendar

Favorite Kids Christmas Book Suggestions

Since I became a mom, I wanted to give my children the chance to love books as much as I did. So, I tried and am still trying as best that I can, to find and read quality books with both. Reading books together don’t just add to their knowledge or just expand their mind; the most important thing about it is, in my opinion, the bonding with my kids. You synchronize for a small time your minds and having them on your lap or just putting your arms around them while reading is such a great way to enjoy…

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DIY Christmas Ornaments out of homemade white clay (recipe!)

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Each year I try to find time to make some DIY white clay ornaments together with my kids. It’s kind of tradition. Once we made ornaments out of citrus fruits, but mostly, we make DIY Christmas Ornaments out of dough. But I really didn’t like the salt dough most people recommend. The shapes would not be clean and the colors weren’t what I wanted. So, I tried a white dough, which only needed three ingredients and they really turned out amazing! Exactly like I wanted them to. Here is how we made them… For the DIY Christmas Ornaments out of…

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DIY Christmas Ornaments: How to make easy Glitter Foam Photo Ornaments

glitter foam ornaments christmas tree

Yes, we are still continuing and tireless making more Christmas crafts! One of my favorites each year is to make some DIY Christmas ornaments. We have made ornaments out of citrus fruits and out of white, glittery clay we made ourselves (get the recipe and instructions here) in the past, so this year I wanted to do some photo ornaments. They needed to be easy and cheap since we wanted to make a lot. I want them to be gifts for grandparents and friends, as well as for children from our kindergarten. So – no surprise! – I searched online…

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Easy DIY Kids Advent Calendars

Our book advent calendar

Every year as December begins, we prepare one or two easy DIY advent calendars for our kids. Sometimes we take the easy road and get some of those chocolate countdown calendars as well, what can I say! 1. Easy DIY Kids Book Advent Calendar It has become kind of a Christmas family tradition to make a book advent calendar, just as making Christmas cookies and DIY Christmas ornaments are! It’s easy and kind of inexpensive since we use a lot of loved and treasured books as well as a few new ones. You can find our 5 favorite books for…

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Christmas Cookie Recipe and Gift Idea: Santa’s Sleigh Cookies

christmas cookies santa sleigh

There is still time to make this treat like a nice gift for any child. This year, I made some cookie sleighs! You can involve your little ones like I did, by giving them some cookie dough to make the cookies with cookie cutters or let them help with the festive decoration or fill the sleighs with goodies! You will need: Your favorite sugar cookie or gingerbread recipe, or use mine Sleigh cookie cutters or a template. I will give the link to that at the end of the post. Your favorite icing, or use mine Candy canes Decorations such as…

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Beautiful Christmas Decorations And Ornaments Out Of Dried Fruits

Dried fruit bells

Here I am again with my dried fruits! I already have written about dried fruits ornaments and flowers made out of citrus peels. What can I say, I just love the look of them and how easy they are to make! Did you know that you can use apples and pears as well as citrus fruits? And some people cover the slices after drying with clear craft varnish or decoupage glue, to keep them for a long time. You can use the dried fruit for making a beautiful Christmas wreath and spiced, with cinnamon or cloves, ornaments. Those dried fruits are…

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DIY Penguin Finger Puppets Craft for Kids

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This one was shared by a close friend of mine and her kids! They did a wonderful job, I can tell you that! Thank you so much for sharing!!! We can’t wait to make some craft together, soon! So, it is quite simple to make the penguins and a lot of fun, too!!! You will need stuff that you will have probably already in your house: –          Black cardboard or paper for the penguin’s body –          White cardboard or paper for the eyes and belly –          Orange cardboard or paper for the nose –          Other colors of cardboard or paper…

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Romantic Dried Fruit Decoration Idea: Orange Peel Roses

Roses out of citrus fruit peels

Romantic Dried Fruit Decoration Idea: Orange Peel Roses Orange’s peels are very versatile, as it seems! Remember the Toddler Fun Making Ornaments With Dried Citrus Fruits article? Here is another idea on how to use the peel. Make amazing dried fruit decoration flowers out of them. And the kids can easily help at any stage. Just the peeling will have to be done by a grown up. And maybe when you need to stabilize something with a toothpick, you should do that, too, if your kids are not old enough. All the other stuff – making the oranges, arranging them, dust…

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