Friday, December 18, 2009

Homemade Christmas Gifts

The kids love to give gifts at Christmas. I thought that this year we would pick a gift they could make their friends. I found this one in Family Fun. It is a snowball made of soap with a hidden toy inside. You'll need bars of Ivory soap. I don't know why but that's what it said so that's what we used. Then either put it in a food processor or hand grate it (like we did) For every 4 bars use 1/2 cup warm water. Mix it together and form "snowballs" Make a hole in your snowball and insert a little plastic toy (we found some cute ones in the dollar section at Target) Fill in the hole, and really pack the soap to form the snowball. Then let them dry. Super cute, and as far as crafts go it's a little messy but hey it's soap so we were all squeaky clean when we were done.

Ok the soap seriously looks like cheese here. But I assure you it is Ivory soap

They really do look like snowballs.

Found these cute little snowman bags at the dollar store. 30 for a it. Then we made tags that read
Here is a snowball that will bring you joy
It's made of soap and hidden inside is a toy
Merry Christmas
The boys made enough to hand out to their friends at church. TOO CUTE
(ps do see my reindeer antlers on the table in the background? FUN for ME)

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