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Making Memories Together: Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Recipe and Picture Ornament Craft for Kids
Being the mom of three boys is sometimes tough. Most often, they would rather be playing a game or kicking a ball with Daddy. This weekend, however, Daddy is on a retreat and the boys are “stuck” with Mommy. Sure, we can go outside and play ball or play a game, but I wanted it to be a special weekend, doing things to celebrate the holiday season and spending time together baking and doing crafts. Sometimes I get in over my head, but that is okay, messes can always be cleaned up.
We began our Christmas celebration with a trip to Target to purchase a few supplies for a new double chocolate oatmeal cookie recipe that we were going to make. I love that Target has a festive holiday section in the back of the store with fun holiday themed everything! There you will find many different holiday themed products.
After we had enjoyed a few of the cookies, we packaged some up in the adorable Glad® holiday themed containers and delivered them to our neighbors! They loved the special surprise.
The next day, we spent more quality time together making ornaments! I picked up some simple paper mache ornaments in different shapes for the boys to paint. I had an idea to let them paint the ornaments with craft paint and then after they dried, to apply pictures of the boys from the year that I had printed out on sticky snapshot paper. The boys loved to paint!
Baby Brother, who recently turned 2, did need some help painting, but he had a (messy) blast, for sure. The boys and I shared many laughs together and they loved doing something different and special for Christmas. Plus, their ornaments will be special to see every year as we decorate the tree!
Picture Ornament Craft for Kids
How do YOU celebrate the season?