Angela really wants Christmas cookies for our office party on Thursday and here I am cooking up Christmas soap, a recipe from It’s Gravy Baby.
The “recipe” calls for items that you may already have around the house, plus the process is easy peasy.
- a bar of white soap
- food coloring
- cookie cutters or candy molds
- Grate your bar of soap. Find your kitchen grater, you need approximately one cup of grated soap.
- Divide your grated soap into bowls. One bowl for each color you want. About 1/4 cup in each bowl to make 4 colors.
- Add a bit of hot water to each bowl- a little less than a tablespoon per bowl. Use a spoon or fork to mash it all together until you reach a good consistency and all of the pieces are incorporated.
- Add a few drops of food colors, mixing until you reach your desired color.
- Press soap mixture into cookie cutters or molds and freeze.
Line a baking pan with waxed paper for easy clean up. You’ll want to freeze them for at least a few hours or overnight.
Now you have cute stocking stuffers or good clean fun gifts for the little neighbors!
Just in case any of the Christmas Crayons are mistaken for cookies, keep this handy Doctor’s Case close by for an Rx. Wink wink…
Salt dough ornaments are so very easy to make. Here is a perfect clay recipe for creating little hand impression ornaments giving you head start on Christmas gifts. We like that it is non-toxic, made of food ingredients therefore safe for kids to play around with and squish, mush and squeeze the dough through their little fingers. It’s great for a quick economical, yet treasured gift for grandparents and other favorite relatives. There may be a new tradition happening at your house too.
This clay recipe will harden when left out for a day or two and can then be painted and embellished if so desired. In humid climates it may take several days to dry out. The drying time will depend on the humidity and how large your ornament is. To speed up the drying process, you can put it in the oven at 90 degrees for 30 minutes, then shut off the oven for it to cure. Remember to leave it inside the oven with the door closed. You could also dry it completely in the oven for several hours.
Salt Dough “Recipe for Fun”:
- 1/2 cup of table salt
- 3/4 cup of flour
- 2 tablespoons of mineral oil
- 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup water
Mix all ingredients together and knead it with your hands. If it is too wet, add a pinch more flour and if it is too dry add a bit of water. For a seasonal scent, add a small amount of cinnamon to the dough mixture.
This recipe yields a good snowball size ball. It is the perfect size for one keepsake hand print ornament. Flatten the ball out and press your little one’s hand into it. Pierce a hole with a drinking straw toward the top of the ornament for a festive ribbon that you will tie through once it has properly dried.
Kellie from This Blessed Nest made these hand prints with her twins.
If you’re not quite ready for Christmas preparations, then, let’s talk turkey.
Turkey Toes if you dare! Tickle the fancy of your Thanksgiving guests with these turkey toes aka what to do with left over Halloween candy corn. This timely idea is provided by Laura Lee Lewis.
Oliver, age 8 months is not too thrilled sitting on Santa’s lap.
Big brother Myles age 7 comforts his little brother Kyle age 2 as they sit in Santa’s big green chair.
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