These are just the cutest! If you’re looking for a Christmas craft for toddlers that can be used as a great Christmas gift as well then these are perfect. What’s even better is that you can keep them and put them on the tree each year for that amazing sentimental feeling!
I’m sure there are people who can make these look gorgeous, but I confess that I let my 2 year old make them (she made them last year when she was about 20 months old too) so they look like a toddler made them – but I think that’s the best part. She had heaps of fun making them too. Write their name & year on the back in permanent marker and watch their progress over the years.
What you will need
– 4 cups of plain flour
– 1 1/2 cups of boiling water
– 1 cup of salt
– acrylic paints (poster paints will work but acrylic paints are better – beware that these paints are much harder to get off clothing!)
– decorations like glitter, sequins and pompoms (optional) & glue
– Mix the flour, water and salt together with a wooden spoon
– Roll out to 2-3 cm thick
– Use Christmas cookie cutters to cut out a variety of shapes
– Use a pen or pencil and poke a hole through the top of each shape (large enough to thread some ribbon through). Don’t forget this step as you can’t put the holes in after you have cooked them
– Cook on a microwave safe plate in 1 minute increments. Generally they take about 4 minutes but this varies depending on the size of your microwave and how many you have on one plate.
– Wait for them to cool and paint and decorate (Add glitter to your paint to make them extra special)
– Thread ribbon through the holes and hang on your Christmas tree or wrap up for a gift for family members.
Hint: Make mini versions of our Easy Toddler Christmas Gift Bags to put them in instead of wrapping them.