Holiday Crafting and Baking with Kids: Gifts, Sweets, and Treats for the Whole Family
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Holiday Crafting & Baking with Kids will bring the whole family together for some good holiday fun. Children ages four and up will love selecting their own materials and digging into these cheerful projects. There is something here for everyone and every winter occasion Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, New Year's, and Boxing Day! Step-by-step instructions, helpful templates, and color photos make it a cinch for little ones to follow along. Best of all, the materials and ingredients for these projects are inexpensive, easy to find, and even easier to turn into amazing gifts, decorations, and treats.
sharp scissors, and needles. Use caution. Working around a hot stove or oven can be dangerous. Always use oven mitts when handling pans or cookie sheets. Keep a stash of multicolored paper on hand so you can mix up the colors of the projects if you’d like. When crafting with more than one child, make sure there’s enough of everything to go around. This will prevent arguments over tools or equipment. Use a worktable or cover your table in parchment or butcher paper to protect it from spills,
vegetables. Leave the softer, more perishable items for last. Small items such as nuts and berries look best sprinkled around the opening of the basket and on the leaves. Remember that a cornucopia is a symbol of abundance; it looks best when the items are literally falling out of the basket. 3. Place the completed basket in the center of your dining table. PROJECTS 23 MAIIHEW 24 H O L I D AY C R A F T I N G & B A K I N G W I T H K I D S a special place for everyone fruit and veggie
stock back and let dry. Using a glitter pen, draw veins on the felt leaf. 4. C ut out strips of card stock in a pretty coordinating color (use scallop scissors for decorative edges, if desired). Write a guest’s name on each strip and use a glitter pen to add flourishes. Attach foam dots to the backs of the decorated name strips and place one strip on each felt leaf, centering it carefully. 5. Fold the top tip of the completed leaf in half and, using scissors, make a small slit. Thread a piece
point, set the dreidel aside to dry. Repeat for all dreidels. 4. U sing scissors or the X-Acto, make four small notches around the hole at the top of each dreidel. Hold the dreidel upside down at the corner and push the lightbulb stem halfway through, being very careful to not crack the dreidel open. You want to see the bulb through the small holes punched at the top of the dreidel. TIP: 5. Continue along the strand of lights, skipping one or two lights, depending on the length of the
more variable and takes about 5 tbsp/ 55 grams for the same amount of water. TIP: 4. Once the solution is supersaturated, stir in a small amount of food coloring to tint the snowflake, if you wish. Blue adds a lovely natural hue. 5. Lower the snowflake into the jar and lay the pencil across the top of the jar to hold it up. The snowflake should not touch the bottom, and there should be room on all sides. Put the jar in a location where it won’t be moved and leave it overnight. CONTINUED