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Hi Everyone!

It’s so hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner. I’ve been thinking of some crafts I could do with my toddler that would be fun for the both of us. We’ve all seen the reindeer made of kids hands and the reindeer candy canes with glued on eyes. I decided to dig a little deeper and see what I could find.

One common theme I saw was gingerbread houses. I love this idea but buying a kit seemed a bit easy. I came across a quick and easy way to do this at home using a few bits and pieces you may already have in your home.

Stuff you will need:

  • 1 empty, washed,  milk carton
  • 6 full crispbreads or similar crackers
  • some white frosting, homemade or store bought
  • 20cm x 20cm piece of cardboard or paper plate (for the base)
  • a little aluminum foil ( to cover the base and make it shiny! )
  • Candy (can be gum drops, peppermints, m&m’s, licorice, etc.)
  • Decorating bag (optional) or a ziploc with the corner cut out of it

Basically you use a dollop of the icing on the plate or aluminum foil base and stick the closed milk carton on it. From there you use the icing to help put the crackers on the sides and on the top. You use the carton standing up so it actually looks like a house. When doing this the icing acts as the glue. Let your kids adhere the candy to the house by using the icing. This can be super cute!

Another adorable Christmas craft idea comes from The Artful Parent. What a great and imaginative idea! Coffee filters are cheap and and these come out so beautiful.

I also found these Jingle Bell Ribbon Rings that you could do with older kids. Although I bet the younger ones would love playing with them. This website, MakesandTakes.com is pretty awesome when it comes to crafts. I love most of their projects.

I would love to see pictures of this posted to our facebook page if you decide to try these!

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