Tuesday, December 10, 2013

DIY Christmas Gifts {stocking Stuffers} for Children

 I've been busy! Made these great "Little" gifts for an Artisan Fair that took place this last weekend. 

These  learning activities make great gifts and stocking stuffers! Most of the materials, to make these gifts, I bought at the Dollar store, Walmart, and the bargain bins at Target! These are lots of fun to make and easy to put together!

Child, using their pincer grasp, will place colored pipe cleaners in the holes of the strainer. Parents discuss colors as child places them in the strainer. 

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This activity is LOTS of FUN and is a big hit with my 2 year old!! 

Match the clothes pins to the corresponding color shirt! 

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I was inspired by a Pin on Pinterest from Come Together Kids, where she made "magical" playdough as party favors! I love this idea! When I made the playdough, with my son, it was too Sticky. The blogger from Come Together Kids also mentioned that one of her batches came out too sticky too. I think the ingredients should  have only called for 1 Tbs of oil instead of 1.5 Tbs? If you bought this at the Artisan fair I hope you read this before you make it! If it is too sticky you will just need to add more flour until it becomes the consistency of playdough.

Here is the link to the recipe:

The Christmas Miracle playdough cupcake kit includes:

-1 silicone cupcake liner
- paper cupcake liners
- xsmall cupcake liners
- 2 cookie cutters
- 7 candles
- 2 small glitter tubes
- 1 bag of confetti 
- 1 bag of the dry playdough mix

Here are the links to the science experiments and recipes you can make with the items in the Science Kit.

Liquid or solid? (Oobleck):

Color Explotion:

Balloon Blow it up:

Gelatin Sensory Fun:
(you can add any objects of your choice)

Instant Snow: (from the Dollar Tree)

Homemade Paint:

Homemade Fingerpaint: 

Sidewalk Paints:

****Update**** want to buy this kit? It is now available in my Etsy shop! 

Hope these gifts inspire you to make something personal and special for the children in your lives! :)

Merry Christmas!

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  1. These are great! Thanks for linking up with Fine Motor Fridays ~ Stir the Wonder!

    1. Thank you! I'm learning about linky parties...lots of fun! :) happy new year!

  2. Such creative ideas; love that you describe which learner outcome is attached to each activity. Thank you!

  3. Are there directions on here for making and using the balloon tennis?

  4. Thank you so much for sharing these ideas. They are very creative and I am for sure using the balloon tennis as a lesson plan for my 2 year old class.