Christmas is exciting for SO many reasons, the giving and receiving of presents is arguably right at the top of the list (at least in this house anyway) especially for the little ones.
We often exchange small gifts with some of our favourite friends during the festive season and it's always fun for the kids to be involved. This year I wanted Zeph to play a part in the making of some simple presents for his buddies (thanks for the hot idea mum).
We have been busy making masses of play dough in a variety of colours using mum's no cook recipe.
2 cups of plain flour
4 tablespoons of ‘cream of tartar’
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
1 cup of salt
2 cups of boiling water
(I like to mix the food colouring and water together first)
Stir it all up, baby. Then get your kids to kneed it out.
Once it's all made we will pair it up with the appropriate play equipment- miniature 'stuff' (sourced from the $2 shop and Aldi). Green with barn yard and jungle animals, Blue with sea creatures, Orange for a space theme (why orange? good question) and black for road works. Slap them into a treasure chest before slinging them in the general direction of the children we adore.
I think this would also make a sweet Christmas gift (with the appropriate cookie cutters). And seriously, how damn cute was the Young Man back there?!