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Ideas for Parents...Kids Can Make!
or grandparents, teachers, baby sitter, daycare provider......
in a Jar
Fill a small jar with Poppycock or other treat (Recipes)
. Attach the lid, tie on a bright colored ribbon and glue on
a sprig of holly.
These oranges make a great gift as a closet pomander.
Have the children (preschool age or older) cover an entire orange with
whole cloves. Decorate the finished orange with a bright ribbon looped
around the orange for hanging as a closet pomander.
This would make a wonderful gift for Grandma! Children
can cut out paper poinsettias out of red construction paper with yellow
rounds for centers (cut from yellow construction paper with hole punch!)
Attach green pipe cleaners for stems, and tie together. Then attach
stems to plastic berry baskets. Provide tissue paper for the children
to stuff in their berry baskets around the stems.
Votive Candle Holder
Tear different colored tissue paper into pieces. Cover
a baby food far using a paintbrush with diluted glue (add a bit of water)
and attach the pieces of tissue paper to the jar. Sprinkle a few
gold or silver sparkles...add a ribbon around the top and place a small
votive candle in the jar. Hint: Make sure the candle will fit
nicely inside ~~ not all jars are the same shape!
Wreath With Photo
A great gift for mom and dad.....look good enough to eat!
Glue five small heart shaped pretzels together in a circle.
glue on a second layer overlapping the first and spray with shellac.
Weave a ribbon, tie with a bow, and attach a hanger. Cut a tag board
circle a little larger that the inside of the wreath and cover with metallic
paper. Glue a child's photo to the cut-out circle; then glue behind
the wreath. Makes a great ornament, too.
3 cups peanuts
1/32 cup butter
1/3 cup corn syrup
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
12 cups popped corn
Spread nuts in a large roasting pan. Bake at 350° for
10 minutes. In saucepan, melt butter, add corn syrup, sugar and salt.
Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Mix popcorn with nuts in roasting
pan. Drizzle with syrup mixture. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
Makes 16 cups.
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
1 bar (3 oz) white chocolate
16 pretzel rods
In a small microwave safe bowl, microwave chocolate morsels on medium
for 3 minutes. Stir. Let stand about one minute, then stir
until smooth. Repeat procedure to melt white chocolate. Place
wire rack over sheet of waxed paper. Dunk pretzels into one chocolate
mixture. Let set briefly, then use spoon to drizzle other chocolate
over the first. Immediately sprinkle decorations onto pretzels.
Let dry on wire rack until chocolate is set. Wrap pretzel rods in
clear cellophane, tie with ribbon to make a big bow!
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