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    Helping Preschoolers Craft Gifts

    Helping Preschoolers Craft Gifts at Kids 'R' Kids Waterside, preschool, daycare, childcare

    Preschoolers are at the age when they can begin learning about giving to others.   Instead of taking your little one shopping for the people on his list, help him create a few handmade gifts.  

    Applesauce Ornaments

    You will only need two ingredients for this simple craft.  Mix two cups of cinnamon into two jars of applesauce.  Roll the dough to approximately ½ inch thick and cut with cookie cutters.  Poke a hole in the top using a pencil. Put on a greased cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 250 degrees for two hours.  Once cool, add string through the hole you poked earlier and tie a knot.  

    Handprint Ornaments

    Everyone is sure to love an adorable ornament with your preschooler’s handprint, and it is so simple.  Make a homemade salt dough ornament with your preschoolers. You can add food coloring and glitter to make it more aesthetically pleasing. Once your dough is mixed and colored, roll it into tennis ball sized balls and flatten into a circle slightly larger than your preschooler’s hand.  Assist your preschooler in pressing her hand into the dough to make a handprint impression.  Bake in the oven at 200 degrees for two to three hours or until dry.  The Imagination Tree has an adorable idea of turning these handprints into cute christmas trees!  

    Snow Globe Pictures

    Begin this cute craft by taking a picture of your preschooler all bundled up to play in the snow.  Print and cut out her picture.  You will also need a small clear plastic plate, snow glitter (white glitter with shimmery pieces throughout), white paint, black or dark colored paper, and blue paper.  For detailed instructions, visit the link above. 

    Your preschooler’s family and friends are sure to enjoy these heartfelt gifts handmade by your precious preschooler!  

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