This shop has been compensated. All opinions are mine alone.
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!