As Christmas comes closer, I’ve been thinking about things that I can do with my children to celebrate the Christmas season. Here are three easy ideas that you can involve the whole family in!
Easy Peesy fun Shortbread (Edmond’s recipe)
This is a really easy recipe that I use for all kinds of gifts – just this week for my daughter’s preschool teachers!
250 g butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 cup Edmonds Fielder’s cornflour
2 cups Edmonds plain baking flour
Cream butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy
Sift cornflour and flour together
Mix sifted ingredients into creamed mixture
On a lightly floured board roll out to 1.5 cm thickness
Shape as desired
Place on a greased oven tray
Prick with a fork
Bake at 150°C for 30 minutes or until pale golden
Cut into squares or shapes while hot
Use some cookie cutters to create fun shapes and sprinkle with icing sugar. Perfect present for extended family or teachers. You can even put them in a paper place and wrap with cellophane and ribbon for the added specialty.
Salt dough ornament
1/2C Plain Flour
1/4C Water (give or take)
Knead until dough forms.
Make an impression and cut out hand shape with a knife leaving a border.
Poke a hole in the top for hanging.
Bake at 100C for 3 hours
Paint, seal and ready for hanging – thanks to the Whoot for this recipe
Wreath for Christmas tree
Cardboard – coloured or uncoloured
Other things that can be glued on like ribbon, wool, jewels etc
Simply cut out wreath shapes or other Christmas relevant shapes and assist your kids with decorating them. But make sure you have a nice big clean space so mess is easy to clean up and kids can be creative.
Christmas can be a busy time of year and it can be tough to fit everything in but these are three quick activities that you can involve the whole family in. Merry Christmas!