This week we started making little Christmas gifts to give to Livvie's preschool friends. We used air-dry clay, a round cookie cutter and a new reindeer stamp to make Rudolph pendants;
...with a single red sequin for his little red nose!
I was surprised how quickly Livvie churned these out (must be all that practice with play dough over the years!). We had to wait 24 hours to air-dry and then painted a clear glaze on top. She loved the fact they hardened when dried - certainly different to what usually happens when the play dough is left out and it crumbles into pieces! Next time we will have to make something 3D - maybe a snowman or two...
Yesterday we made Christmas cookies for a treat (using Martha's sugar cookie recipe), and imprinted them with a new Santa stamp;
At the request of Elly, we put a couple in the freezer, so we have personalised cookies to leave out for Santa.
We have the Christmas books out again...
She makes us one every year and I must say, this is the best yet.... so delicious and rich.
It's only Day #2 on the Advent Calendar, but it's already beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!