Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Recipe For Frugal Christmas Fun

Day four of the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash is being hosted by Simply Sweet Home with a Christmas recipe theme.

If your familiar with this blog, you know we like to play around with recipes, and we've already had a lot of fun making child friendly, chocolate fudge truffles...

...marshmallow dreidels (more Chanukah, than Christmas, but fun none the less)...

But, of course, not all recipes are for food. Some recipes, the very best recipes, are for fun. And, last night, we tried out a new recipe for frugal, family, Christmas fun.

  • Take one batch of homemade play dough - 2 cups flour, 1 1/4 cups salt, 1 cup boiling water, 1/4 oil, and food coloring to desired color.

  • Print out three, or four, Christmas themed, play dough mats from SparkleBox, and cover them with contact paper, or slip them into clear paper protectors. (Thanks to Michelle, at A Mommy's Adventures, for putting us onto these!)

  • Add a few kids, who have been cooped up a little too long by stormy, winter weather.

  • Throw in a couple Christmas cookie cutters.

  • Stand back, and watch the fun happen.

It's great to be a homeschooler.


Karen said...

Here's a bunch of Christmas cookie recipes that are great for making with your kids:

TidyMom said...

Cute ideas!
Hope you'll join in tomorrow, I'm hosting Christmas Traditions and Memories for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash!!


shopannies said...

terribly cute eats I love the pudding snowman

Jerri said...

Great ideas! I especially love the mouse cookies! And it looks like a lot of fun too!

I'm including one of your ideas with my list of "featured recipes" this Thursday. Thanks for linking up at the Holly Bloggy.