We have a lot of bird lovers in our extended family, so bird seed cakes are a perfect gift for us! It's easy to involve all the children in it too! We did find that the smaller cookie cutters worked better, and like Corine points out in the book, simple shapes worked best too. We put our bird seed cakes in individual, sealable bags and wrote names on them right away so we could remember who the kids wanted to give them to.
The kids are in a Christmas play called We Three Spies, so spies and Christmas secrets are a big thing in our house right now. The Secret Center books were a big hit when I explained them to the kids! They could hardly wait to make them and give them to their friends who are also in the play :)
Despite my attempts to de-clutter and get rid of things we don't need, I still have some odds and ends around that are not necessary, but come in handy for crafts :) The baby food jars needed to make these candle holders are one of those things. (If you don't have baby food jars, you can buy plain candle holders at the dollar store for this craft.) I love crafts that allow us to recycle things and de-clutter the house at the same time! These candle holders do that wonderfully, and they look pretty too!
Now, to help you and your children get started with your Christmas giving, I have something that I want to give to you :) Corine Hyman, from Teaching Christ's Children, has generously allowed me to do a give away with her book, Why I Give - An Activity Book. Enter the give away and please share it with others who might like to win a copy of this great book too :) (Come back when I publish my next post, as there will be another give away then, when I will be sharing with you about the book Celebrate Jesus - The Light of the World.)
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