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Winter Break Crafty Family Fun!

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Pine Cone Bird Feeder

This is so simple and can provide the family with some great bird watching fun.

All you need is:

  • Pine Cones or Toasted Bread Slice or empty Toilet Paper Roll
  • Peanut Butter or Lard
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Bird Seed
  • String
  1. Tie a string at the top or bottom of the pine cone, toilet paper roll or bread slice.

  2. Spread peanut butter or lard all over the pine cone or bread slice.

  3. Roll or press seeds onto the pine cone or bread slice

  4. Hang from a tree where you can watch the birds.

  5. Take pictures of the birds that are enjoying your bird feeder and research what types they are with your children.

Ice Cream in a Bag

Ice Cream in a Bag

  • 1 Tbl. sugar
  • 1/2 cup half & half (may substitute milk)
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 6 Tbl. rock salt
  • 1 pint-sized Ziploc bag
  • 1 gallon-sized Ziploc bag
  • ice cubes
  1. Put the sugar, half & half, and vanilla in the small bag and seal it.
    Fill the large bag half full with ice, add the rock salt and then place the small bag inside and seal the larger bag.

  2. Shake the bag until you have ice cream, about 5 minutes. Open the large bag, remove the smaller one and wipe off the top. Open the small bag and eat the ice cream out of the bag.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar

Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar

Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 10 mins Yield: 1 jar

This chocolate chip cookie mix in a mason jar makes the cutest DIY gift for your dear friends and family. Print the label and place on each jar to show the recipient the recipe instructions.


  • 1½ cup (180g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup (25g) rolled oats
  • ½ cup (90g) packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (175g) chocolate chips
  • 1 quart size mason jar


  1. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Pour flour mixture into the bottom of a 1-quart jar. Spread evenly with the back of a spoon to form a flat layer.

  2. Add a layer of oats, of brown sugar, then of granulated sugar, using the same method to pack it down in the jar.

  3. Lastly, add chocolate chips.

  4. Seal jar tightly with lid and affix you personalized label.

  5. This recipe provides the ingredients to fill one, 1-quart Mason jar.

  6. Label instructions: add 1/2 cup (120g) soften butter, 1 large egg, and 1 teaspoons of vanilla extract to the cookie mix. Stir well.

  7. Shape 2-inch balls, place on a prepared baking sheet and bake at 350 F (180 C) for about 8 minutes.

Fluffy Slime Recipe

Fluffy Slime Recipe

by Jamielyn Nye

Prep Time 5 MINUTES

How to make fluffy slime with only 3 ingredients. It is super soft and stretchy! It only takes 5 minutes to make and will entertain for hours!


  • 4 ounce bottle Elmer's white school glue
  • 2 Tablespoons contact saline solution (or liquid laundry detergent)
  • 1-2 cups shaving cream
  • Optional: Food colouring


  1. Place glue in a plastic bowl. If you're adding food coloring, add it now until desired color is reached.

  2. Add saline solution and mix until combined.

  3. Stir in 1 cup of shaving cream. The more you add, the thicker it'll be. The less you add, the slimier it will be. Add more as needed. I usually end up adding about 1 1/2 cups.

  4. Stir until you can no longer stir and then kneed with your hands. It will be sticky at first, but keep moving it with your hands until it is no longer sticky and desired consistency is reached.
  • Enjoy!

  • To make fluffy slime with more than one color, simply make another batch and lay them right next to each other. Then stretch it out and twist it together so that the colors swirl together.

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