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I’ve started brainstorming my Christmas crafts that I want to create this year. The problem is, I always have way too many things I want to make that I couldn’t possibly do them all. I seem to always have all of these great ideas then I hit up the craft store a dozen times throughout the season. This ends up costing me a lot and takes up a lot of time.

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Cinnamon Dough Ornaments ~ A Kid's Craft!
 

Clever guy found this creation while going through one of his books. I was surprised that he found a fun activity to create that was only 2 ingredients! These Cinnamon Dough Ornaments are a fun craft in Fall and for Christmas time as their aroma fills up a room with the flavors of holiday time. Kids like this of course because it’s messy! It also smells delicious!  This dough is safe to eat also but I definitely wouldn’t recommend it so be sure to supervise your littles ones when they make these.

Not only are they fun to make and smell fabulous, you probably have the ingredients to make these in your pantry right now!

Cinnamon Dough Ornaments ~ A Kid's Craft!

2 Ingredient Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of applesauce
  • Cookie Cutters and Parchment Paper


Cinnamon Dough Ornaments ~ A Kid's Craft!

Directions

  • Mix these two ingredients thoroughly.
  • Roll out on waxed paper until about 1/8 inch thick.
  • Use cookie cutters to cut shapes out of the dough.
  • Place cutouts on waxed or parchment paper and poke a hole through the top so you can thread it.
  • Once dry for about 24 hours, thread twine or string through it and tie it. Hang on a tree or just place amongst your decor.

Cinnamon Dough Ornaments ~ A Kid's Craft!

Tips:

This dough will be very crumbly and dry. It is a lot of fun to mix together but should not be messed with while drying. Make sure it’s flat and isn’t removed from the paper before it’s dry. Handle with care.

These make great air fresheners year round. Encourage your kids to get creative with different cookie cutter shapes! As you can see, we used our animal set from Ikea.

Cinnamon Dough Ornaments ~ A Kid's Craft!

Cinnamon Dough Ornaments ~ A Kid's Craft!

 

 

 

This sparkling caramel apple cider is perfect for anytime but especially in the Fall!

Sparkling Caramel Apple Cider


There really is nothing I love more when it comes to flavors than those flavors of the Fall season. Pumpkin Spice? Yes please! Apple Cider? You bet! I think it’s a combination of the delicious flavors and the fact that Fall flavors mean cooler weather. Next to pumpkin, apple is one of my treasured flavors of Autumn. Luckily, my kids agree so when I create treats for us, they love them just as much.


Clever Guy is actually an apple cider fanatic. He always asks for it when he sees it in the store. I made this Sparkling Caramel Apple Cider and it was a great treat! This drink is great for anytime and only contains a few ingredients.

Sparkling Caramel Apple Cider

Sparkling Caramel Apple Cider Recipe

Ingredients:

How To:

  • Pour 1 tsp of syrup in the bottom of a glass. Add the cider then the apples. Top with the remaining syrup and serve!

Sparkling Caramel Apple Cider

When we have guests over around Thanksgiving, we’ll be serving these delicious cider beverages.

You can SPICE it up with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg or even some pumpkin spice! Make an adult version with some caramel apple vodka (yes, they make that)

Sparkling Caramel Apple Cider

What are some of your favorite Fall flavors?

 


DIY Vintage Book Coasters

 I recently created these book image coasters out of a vintage anatomy book. Clever Dad said I shouldn’t cut the book but I fell in love with this book that cost me only $.50 cents at Goodwill because of it’s images. These coasters are the perfect way to display those images.

These coasters would make a great gift for Christmas or you could make these for a holiday. I originally made these for Halloween but realized they were unique enough to have all year round. You don’t need to score a deal like that though to make these book page coasters. You can use any paper image including ones you print. I love The Graphics Fairy for vintage style images. You can cut and print them for these coasters.


DIY Vintage Book Coasters

DIY Vintage Book Paper Coasters

What you’ll need:

How to:

  • Cut around the images.
  • Coat the coasters with 1 – 2 coats of paint, allow to dry.
  • Dab Mod Podge in the middle of the coaster, then apply an image.
  • Once adhered to the coasters, coat with Mod Podge and smooth.
  • Once dry, you can use them!

DIY Vintage Book Coasters

You could also use a chalkboard paint on these coasters where you could write things along the sides of the images.

Do you have any books you could do this with?

DIY Vintage Book Coasters

 

 

 

 Candy Science Experiments ~ Fun For Kids!

Candy Science Experiments ~ Perfect kid's activity after a party or Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Instead of sharing a Halloween post with you, Clever Guy and I are going to share one of our favorite things to do with excess candy. While in a kid’s mind there is no such thing as excess when it comes to candy, this is a fun thing for them to do with candy that doesn’t involve eating it! Moms and Dads love it too.

Some of our favorite science experiments revolve around reactions. This means when you do X + Y it = Z. For this candy science experiment, we take a few things from the pantry and use it to create a reaction with our candy.

Candy Science Experiments

Candy Science Experiment ~ Perfect kid's activity after a party or Halloween!

The Candy: Gummy Eyeballs, Gummy Worms, Peppermint Candies and Pink Nerds.

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