If you have not seen my Christmas Play-doh post with the recipe please go read it so you can get started on this fun activity!!
My 5 year old is a lover of jewels! She loves to wear her bracelets and necklaces and recently she has been asking if she can get her ears pierced...thanks to auntie for that!
As we were playing with our new Christmas Play-Doh I found myself rolling the dough into small balls. 0My daughter was soon copying me and then the light bulb went off. She and I can make beads and make some homemade Christmas gifts for her friends and for some family! :)
We made different sizes of square cubes and circle spheres. We did two batches and on the second batch we mixed two colors together and made a neat marble look. :)
Grab a wire and make sure you put holes in the beads before you bake them. I strung the beads on a wire for baking to help keep the hole and it enabled me to easily turn the beads during baking. :) I baked the beads at 250 for an hour. Half way through I flipped the beads. You might need to bake them longer just make sure they are not squishy or crumbly. (You really can't burn these)
After the beads cooled my daughter and I strung them with yarn and made bracelets and necklaces. She is very excited to give some gifts to her friends.
Now it's time to figure out how to wrap these wonderful gifts. :) Feel free to share/pin this idea. :)
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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