November means I can officially start my Christmas preparations. I’ve started writing lists and am feeling pretty on top of everything at the moment. I know there will be lots of Christmas crafting and last week we made our first Christmas craft – gingerbread play dough hearts. Have you seen the decorated gingerbread hearts hanging up in Christmas markets? They always look so pretty, decorated with coloured icing, and wrapped in pretty cellophane bags. I thought it would be fun to make our own version so today I’m sharing a tutorial for them. Read on because I’m also taking part in the 2015 Festive Family Holiday Hop there is a lovely giveaway at the end!
Equipment needed to make gingerbread play dough hearts:
Gingerbread play dough
Heart cookie cutter
Mini pom poms
Coloured pipe cleaners
How to make gingerbread play dough hearts:
We used my gingerbread play dough recipe which I’ve previously written about. It is really quick and easy to make and lasts for ages. It also smells pretty good and helps get us in the mood for Christmas crafting.
I divided the gingerbread play dough into two so both my children could create their own gingerbread hearts. I set them up with piles of little pieces and they had great fun rolling out the play dough, cutting hearts and decorating them.
The play dough hearts were quite small so they made lots of them! Then my 5 year old decided to make his own hearts which were much bigger.
They had so much fun so I think we’ll be doing this again. The best thing about using play dough is that you can take the decorations off, roll out the play dough and start again.
2015 Festive Family Holiday Hop
Today I’m taking part in the 2015 Festive Family Holiday Hop and Gift Guide Giveaway organised by Bare Feet on the Dashboard. I’ve joined forces with 30+ awesome bloggers and 15+ sponsors for a holiday blog hop and giveaway. We’re sharing holiday inspiration, craft and DIY projects, kid activities, family traditions, and gift ideas so why not take a look at the other participants:
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Raising Charitable Kids from Peace But Not Quiet
10 Exciting Toys To Encourage Learning for 3-4 Year Old Kids from Play Dough and Popsicles
Christmas Crafts for Toddlers from Kidz Activities
DIY Hot Chocolate Kit from Taking Care of Monkey Business
Gifts Kids Can Make from Simply Vicki
Christmas Yoga from Kids Yoga Stories
Gifts That Last All Year from Local Busy Bees
10 Idea for Festive Table Decoration from La Cité des Vents
Christmas Tree Decoration and Card from Castle View Academy
Book-Toy Gift Sets for Preschoolers from P is for Preschooler
DIY Gift: Science Kit for Kids! from Preschool Powol Packets
Christmas Poems to Color from Are We There Yet?
5 Things to Make For a Christmas Stocking from Peakle Pie
The Frugal Family Gift that Keeps On Giving from Kimie Pruessner Photography
Christmas Hand and Foot Print Crafts from Play & Learn Everyday
20 Non-Candy Stocking Stuffers for Boys and Girls from Non Toy Gifts
10 Silly Gifts For Your Kids this Christmas from Witty Hoots
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