My recent segment on Studio 40 Live was about simple budget friendly ideas to do with your kids this Christmas season!
I bought my holiday baking items from Smart & Final. I love buying ingredients there because you can get BIG quanitities and small quanitites of items you need at the SAME store. I do not always have the time to go to Costco and the grocery store (plus the more stores I go to, the more money I spend I wasn’t planning on!)
With these you can color- Cookie Dough, Frosting, Rice Krispy Treats, Pancakes, Waffles, Fudge,Dips and MORE. If you are making it for Christmas- make it one of these colors because it is FUN!!!
If you want to decorate treats our favorites are Rice Krispy Treats and Brownies- we cut them into Christmas Trees and Gingerbread men for fun. I am not a big sugar cookie fan, but we all love brownies- so brownie people are fun! you can make shapes with more than cookies and baked treats- waffles, pancakes, sandwich bread and more! Just be creative, but keep it simple!!
We made some simple crafts with the kids. I try to make a new one each year because then we can use them for decorations every year after!!!
If you go to Michael’s you can use the 50% off coupons or order online and save even more!
Here are a few budget crafts the whole family can do-
Acrylic Paint or Sharpies
4 Pack Canvas
Reindeer Gift Bags-
Brown Paper Craft Bags
Red Pom Poms
Red Tissue Paper