by Jillon December 08,2011 in Family JourneyHolidaysNatural Parenting Style

Holidays with children are so magical but can also be hard if we don’t remember to stay calm and present. With family, traveling, cooking, decorating, spending money and pressure to create good memories for your kids, it’s no wonder parents everywhere stress at the thought of the winter season approaching. One way to slow down and appreciate the holidays is to make your own presents. Not only do you save money, but homemade gifts are also more meaningful and you can spend quality time with your kids while making them! For more ideas to simplify during the holiday season, check out Bunmi’s Boba blog post Five Tips For Keeping the Holidays Simply Joyful.   These water felted soaps  from the blog Beckyrose Designs are a beautiful gift for anyone. Plus there are no needles involved so it’s a perfect project for little fingers.   Finger paints are a super easy gift for kids. Check them out on Tiffany’s blog, Easie Peasie.  Best of all, you know all the ingredients are safe for your little one.  

This felt flower belt from Cheri on I Am Momma – Hear Me Roar is a cute and easy project for adults and older kids. Pre-made felt is used so all you do is cut!

These framed cut-out hand-prints from the blog Tres French Hens are a sentimental gift perfect for grandparents or other close family.

 

Make a double batch of these ornaments on Marthastewart.com to decorate your home and give as a gift. You can use any shaped cookie cutters to create custom ornaments

 

This is a recipe for simple aromatic chai tea with fresh herbs and spices from Wardeh’s blog GNOWFGLINS. I love the idea of packaging them in thrifted cups and jars.

 

These sorting dolls by Brandy on her blog Gluesticks are SO cute! If you are making them for younger children please use a paint that is safe if chewed on.  

These pretzel treats from Goodhouskeeping.com are delicious and look beautiful too! Little children will enjoy helping with sprinkles.

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