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MC: Fun Holiday Projects To Do With Kids

I am part of an AWESOME mommy panel organized by Two in Diapers and Naptime Review. Each Saturday, we will bring you fresh new ideas and advice about motherhood.

Coming on December 15th, we will discuss:
Getting your preschooler dressed: Drawing the battle lines
Now on to this week's topic!
Fun holiday projects to do with your kids

Here is what Mom Connection shared:

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Welcome! I'm Julie over at Naptime Review. I am a mom of 2 wild, crazy and beautiful girls. My oldest turns 4 on Christmas Eve and my baby is 15 months old. This is a fun holiday project I do with my kids:

Well, if I was Martha Stewart, I would be able to make an awesome Gingerbread house with my daughters. It would be picture perfect and mess free. It would be soundly constructed and be the centerpiece in our kitchen.  However, in the spirit of traditions, I have attempted 2 years in a row and failed miserably at this task.  So I am sticking to what I know best. Giving and Simplicity!

We are making Turtle Bite Cookies and placing them in decorative tins (purchased at the Dollar Store) and passing them out to our neighbors and friends.  Every holiday, we try to bake something EASY to share with our neighbors.  I like Turtle Bite Cookies, not only because they are super delicious and yummy, but they are so easy that my preschooler can help.  Averie helped me place the pretzels on the tray, unwrap the Rolo candies, and even search for the perfect pecan while they were in the oven.  She is a great helper in the kitchen.

Click here to view the entire recipe.
Trust me, you will be a hit with your family and neighbors.

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Hi! I'm Cassie from Two In Diapers, and I'm a mommy to three sweet babies, ages 4, 3, and 18 months. This is a fun holiday project I do with my kids:

Well, we have two actually! While I'm not the craftiest momma around, I definitely love to bake and have a killer sweet tooth. Not surprisingly, my kiddos and I like to get into the holiday spirit by doing activities related to sweets.

We definitely always decorate a gingerbread house. I use the word "decorate" because until this point we have always bought the prebaked ones that you "glue" together with frosting and decorate. You can view our latest here. When I was a kid, my mom used to bake these elaborate gingerbread villages from scratch. I would love to do that someday, but for now my kids are little and these things don't last long around here! We do have SO much fun putting them together and decorating them! Our only complaint is that there always seems to be a large shortage of frosting...

Our other holiday tradition is baking and decorating sugar cookie cutouts to give out as holiday treats to our friends! We actually do put quite a bit of effort into decorating them beautifully, and they are SO tasty! I'll be posting photos and a recipe after we create this year's batch this weekend! The kids really enjoy handing them out to their friends and teachers at school as well. The fun time spent in the kitchen baking and grooving to holiday tunes is priceless, and the end result is pretty special too.  

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My name is Tricia from Mama Marchand's Nest. I am the mom of N (her name on my blog) who will be three in March. This is a fun hoilday project I do with my child.

 Last year, we made salt dough ornaments with N's handprint on them that turned out pretty cute and ended up being a very special Christmas present for the grandparents. This year, I wanted to do something a little bit different since she's older and very much into arts & crafts now.  Click over to my blog, here to see the pom pom ornament we made together!

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My name is Fotini! I blog over at Glamorous Affordable Life. I am the mom of ( Isabella 19 months and Christian 6 years).

This is a fun holiday project I do with my kids: Our latest Christmas project was the "Handy Reindeer". Isabella didn't participate in this craft, she was still feeling the -ick from the stomach virus we are getting over.. Anywho, this is a fun project and my son, Christian used his creativity creating one-of-a-kind snowflakes! Click here to check it out. Hope to see you there!

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My name is Kristen from The Mrs. & The Momma. I'm the momma of three girls (ages 7, 5, & 3) and a little boy (18 months). This is a fun holiday project I do with my kids:

My oldest two girls are finally at an age where they can take part in service during the holiday season...and actually understand the significance of it. For the second year in a row, my girls helped bake lots of goodies for their bake sale (happening today, actually) to raise funds for my annual diaper drive. This project not only cultivates a spirit of giving in my children, but also is an opportunity to teach them lessons in money (I let them set the prices and take the donations) and working hard towards a goal (I let them do most of the cooking and packaging). My prayer is that my children can (and will) continue to enjoy this holiday project of ours and take pride in their service to others less fortunate. If they end up being talented bakers in the future...well, that will just be an added bonus!

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Your Turn:
 What fun holiday project do you do with your kids?
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