Handprint santa cards. They're so cute! Most kids made 2 or 3 for Moms & Dads (many are separated so we need two) and Grandparents or whoever they want to give them to.
Salt dough candy canes & cut out ornaments. I remember making these in elementary school & thought it was so great so I wanted to make them with the kids. That's mine in the picture. : ) We started with the candy canes & the kids wanted to continue to make things so we got out the cookie cutters & craft supplies.
1 cup flour 2 cups salt 1 cup water red food coloring
Combine flour and salt and slowly add the water. You may not need all of the water. I then separated the dough into two equal parts and colored one part with red food coloring. Make desired ornament & microwave in 30 second intervals for a total of 2-3 minutes. One of our buttons melted & ours didn't need 2-3 minutes so be careful & try 30 seconds at a time. I like that you don't have to wait days for them to dry out.
This is one of the more simple ones but I like it! Most of the kids pushed lots of buttons & things into their dough. We wrapped them in tissue & put them in the parent's gift bags.