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Ah, snow days! Our family loves being snowed in, especially during December. The team spends our day baking and making all sorts of wonderful things for Christmas. We drink hot chocolate and eat a few too many cookies. We take naps. We play outside. Days like these are a gift.

Here are some of our favorite holidays projects, designed with snowy December days in mind:

1) Cookies for Friends 2) Cinnamon Dough Ornaments 3) Santa Puppet 4) Mason jar snow globes

Happy making everyone!

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MP spotted these sweet, applesauce and cinnamon ornaments on Katy Elliott’s wonderful blog last year (proof how long it takes MP to get to things). The beauty of this project is its welcome ease. All you need is applesauce, $1 store ground cinnamon, and some baker’s twine or string.

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While shopping around, MP discovered a little boxwood tree planted in an embellished soup can and thought, “The team can make that!”

This is a simple planting project for little ones, but it does require some cutting and measuring by an adult beforehand. You’ll need:

• Craft paper or cardstock
• A small boxwood tree, evergreen or poinsettia plant (we found our plants at Hannaford, but we’ve spotted them at local nurseries, too)
• Elmer’s glue
• Empty Campbell’s soup can
• Ruler
• Pencil
• Scissors
• Ribbon (optional)
• Paintbrush or Q-Tip (optional)
• Potting soil
• Spoon

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We are constantly amazed by Cute Potato #1’s wonderful nursery school, and the people who are involved in making the classroom a great place to be each week. During the class holiday party, one of the parents shared a fun craft project, which we loved: the paper bag Santa puppet.

Behold, our very own St. Nick

While we try to be crafty at our house, making something great is always a challenge. Thankfully, the paper bag Santa is surprisingly easy. Here’s everything you need to get started (all available at your local craft store):

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