Christmas Gift Tags Designed by Your Child {25 Days Series}




Welcome back to my series, 25 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts for Children! Have you been trying many of these crafts yet?  I know I’ve heard from a few of you who have been enjoying them.  I’d love to hear from more of you!  

Today’s craft is nice because it’s something you can use on all of your presents.  We all love crafts that have a specific purpose and these, you can put to use as soon as you get some presents wrapped!  
Day 9
Christmas Gift Tags
Supplies:
  • Gift Tag Template Printed on Card Stock  (Template provided at end of free e-book)
  • Stickers
  • Glitter Glue (we got ours at the $1 store for a pkg of several)
  • Rubber stamps (optional)
  • Markers


Directions: 
Print several gift tags onto a piece of paper and cut out.  Let child decorate them for Christmas presents!  Use them to label the Christmas presents you wrap.  

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25 Days of Christmas: Home for the Holidays @ Graceful Abandon 

25 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts for Toddlers & Preschoolers @ Sidetracked Sarah 

25 Days of Christmas Traditions @ Sharing the Journey 

25 Days of Simple Christmas @ Simply Living for Him


Painted Cookies – {25 Days Series}

My children had so much fun with today’s craft!  They LOVE making cookies and they also LOVE using cookie cutters.  We didn’t have near as many Christmas shapes as I thought we did, but they didn’t seem to mind!  


Day 8
Painted Cookies



Supplies:
Sugar Cookie Dough (recipe below)
Cookie Cutters
Egg Yolks
Food Coloring
Ice cube tray or foam egg carton
New paintbrushes (or a kitchen one)

Directions:
1.    In a small bowl, gently stir several egg yolks until mixed together.
2.    Spoon a bit of egg yolk into several compartments of an old ice cube tray or a foam egg carton.
3.    Tint each egg yolk with food coloring

4.   Before you bake, paint each cookie with small paintbrushes dipped in the cookie paint.  (You may want to remind them not to taste the paint before it’s cooked since uncooked eggs could contain salmonella)

5.    Bake and enjoy!
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Directions
1.    In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth.   Beat in eggs and vanilla.   Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2.    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3.    Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely. 


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25 Days of Christmas Traditions @ Sharing the Journey 

25 Days of Simple Christmas @ Simply Living for Him


Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree {25 Days Series}


Welcome back to my series, 25 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts for Children.  I am honored that Money Saving Mom sent me so many subscribers!  I’m looking forward to getting to know you all and hope that you enjoy some of the projects and ideas that I have to offer.  When I offer up craft ideas, you’ll find that they are usually both easy and frugal.  Easy, because I have little time (being the busy mom of 6 children, one of them a 5 month old baby!) and frugal, because I find it rewarding to spend as little as possible on whatever it is that I’m crafting.  I won’t even go into the fact that we do not have an endless amount of money sitting around here!  Who does, right?!  


If you’ve been around recently here on Sidetracked Sarah, you’ll know that I’m offering one craft a day during the Christmas season so that you can take it one day at a time.  If you prefer to see them all in advance and plan ahead, I offered my free e-book to subscribers.  I’ve had an overwhelming response to this offer and I thank you all so much!  


Now on to today’s craft!  

Day 7

Christmas Trees



Supplies:

Popsicle Sticks
Paper (white so they can color and decorate it)
Glue
Markers
Scissors

Directions:


  • Lay out the popsicle sticks in a triangle on top of a piece of paper to form a Christmas tree shape
  • Glue them down to the piece of paper
  • After the glue is dry, trim around the popsicle sticks.  You could also cut a small trunk out around one of the edges, so you don’t have to glue it on later.
  • Color green and decorate like a Christmas tree with your markers
  • If you didn’t leave a trunk when you were cutting, cut one out, color it brown and glue it on to the bottom.



This is one of those crafts that is so easy but it turns out so cute!  We first made these sort of by accident several years ago when my oldest 2 children were 2 and 5.  They are now 11 and 14 and we still have them!    They love getting them out and admiring them, remembering when we did that years ago.  

So, tell me, have you been crafting with your children this Christmas season?  What is their favorite craft?  









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25 Days of Christmas: Home for the Holidays @ Graceful Abandon 

25 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts for Toddlers & Preschoolers @ Sidetracked Sarah 

25 Days of Christmas Traditions @ Sharing the Journey 

25 Days of Simple Christmas @ Simply Living for Him