Christmas Activities For Kids

Christmas is almost here and one of the best ways to get your family in the spirit is to get crafty. So pull out the pipe cleaners, glue, glitter and icing because with these simple ideas you and your kids will be inspired to create beautiful, festive keepsakes and gifts, not to mention whip up some wonderful treats to eat, too!

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Christmas cookie gift bag

There are far few better gifts than cookies during the holidays but while they are baking in the oven, why not use the time to create adorable gifting sacks?

What you will need:
Paper lunch sack
Hole punch
Acrylic paint in white, green and red
Paintbrush
Foam stamps – star and circle shapes
White craft glue
Silver glitter
Green glitter glue
6-8" ribbon

What to do:
1. Punch a hole in the center of the top.
2. Using the circle stamp and the red paint, stamp the bag. Fill in any holes using the paintbrush. Allow to dry.
3. Using the star stamp and the green paint, stamp the bag. Fill in any holes using the paintbrush. Allow to dry.
4. Clean the star stamp and then repeat using white paint. Allow to dry.
5. Decorate the stamped "cookies" by dipping the rounded handle of the paintbrush into the paint and dotting the cookies with "sprinkles."
6. Use white craft glue, write the word "cookies" at the top of the bag.
7. Water down glue and using a paintbrush, spread mixture all over bag. Sprinkle silver glitter all over. Tap off excess.
8. Use green glitter glue to write the words "For ____" at the bottom of the bag. Let dry completely.
9. Fill with your favorite cookies and thread a piece of ribbon through the hole at the top. Tie in a bow.

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