DIY Holiday Craft Ideas

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As we’re skipping the November meeting due to the statewide meeting, I still wanted to talk and share ideas.  If you have ideas – please add them.

The following ideas are from the YALSA program list-serve

* Recycled magazine bows

*Wrapping paper/gift bags: use butcher paper and decorate with stamps (you can use markers/colored pencils to add color to the stamped paper) or with stickers or glitter > anything to spark a creative mood

* making stamps * buy foam self sticking stickers and stick to scraps of wood to make your own stamp

*Light Bulb Reindeer Craft – maybe make this a little differently for teens

*Clay Snowmen

*Plastic Bottle Snowflakes

* cookie jar recipes: add the dry ingredients – add recipe for addition ingredients and baking time

*Bath Salts: here’s my recipe – 2 cups sea salt (available at craft stores), 1 cup Epsom salt, 1 cup baking soda > mix together – in a different bowl mix 2 tbsp glycerin, food coloring, and desired oil – mix with the dry ingredients (This makes a lot – so you can use different oils in regards to what the teens would life)

* chocolates – you can just melt and pour into molds OR  paint chocolate inside the molds and add flavoring (4 tbsp butter softened, 2.5 cups confectionery sugar, 1/2 cup light corn syrup, and 1 tsp flavoring – mix all together. Should for dough balls. Place the dough balls inside the painted chocolate molds. Cover with more painting chocolate and freeze until the chocolates fall from the molds with light pressure.

*cake pops: In the comments section – someone mentioned using donut holes instead of making your own cake balls.  In investigating I did see some snowmen. Here’s a book to help you get started.

Check out this website for winter crafts or this one for Christmas crafts

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