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Hi! Welcome to another Tasteful Tuesday! I’ve also got a great guest post for you today with a cute kids craft!
Have you entered the SMILEBOOKS giveaway? The post has had lots of hits, but not too many entries… come on people… free photo books???They make fabulous gifts for teachers, parents and grandparents!
There will not be any features today…. Friday I will be posting: 25 fabulous things to Eat, Make, Do and Craft for the holidays. This will include features from last weeks party and this week as well. And… since next Tuesday is Christmas I will not be hosting a link party, I will be celebrating Christmas with my family, as I pray you will be as well! And…. onto the main events…

Hello, I’m Jenna and I’m visiting today from to share some simple card making ideas for toddlers and pre-schoolers!

Salt dough decorations card

Salt dough decorations cards are simple to make and provides a keepsake decoration which you can use on your tree for years to come!

What you need:

  • To make the salt dough:
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1  cup of flour
  • 1  cups of water
  • Children’s ready mixed paint
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon
  • Small craft peg
  • Card
  • Christmas stampers (or cookie cutters!)

What to do:

  • Firstly you will need to make a salt dough decoration and decorate it using paints and glitter (if you are new to making salt dough check out our post on making salt dough decorations)
  • Do some lovely festive printing onto the card using the stampers/cookie cutters
  • Once dry use some PVA glue to stick the small peg onto the front of the card
  • Finally peg your child’s decoration onto the front of the card

Rudolf Hand/footprint Cards

Hand/footprint Rudolf cards are really easy to make even with very young children- they are great for giving to family from your little one this Christmas!

What you need:

  • brown paint
  • googly eyes
  • small red pom pom/ or glue and red glitter
  • pen
  • card
  • glue

What to do:

  1. make a print of your child’s hand/foot onto the card using the brown paint
  2. once dry use some glue to stick the googly eyes in place, and make Rudolf’s nose using either a pom pom or a dot of glue and a sprinkle of red glitter!
  3. draw a mouth onto Rudolf using the pen

Christmas Tree Card

Make a pretty Christmas tree using simple materials and encourage your child’s creativity!

What you need:

  • card
  • glue
  • paintbrush
  • glitters
  • coloured cellophane

What to do:

  1. Drizzle glue over the white card and sprinkle lots of glitter over the top of the card

  1. Whilst this is drying, cut a Christmas shape from the piece of coloured card and stick a piece of cellophane over the back of the card.

  1. Glue the coloured card onto the front of the drizzle picture on the white card and you have a beautifully decorated tree!
 Jenna, Thanks for sharing this super cute and creative idea!
Now onto the PAR-TAY!!! Remember to check back on Friday for features from last weeks party and this week… its going to be a super holiday features post!!!
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Emily is a stay at home mom to two crazy boys {which she adores} , one equally crazy daughter and one amazing husband. She loves to sew, but also dabbles in crafting and recipes. Her faith, friends and family keep her going and motivated. Come along for the ride!

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting Emily!

  2. Beautiful cards! Thank you for hosting. Have a great week!

  3. Thanks for the party. Wishing you and your family a Merry Chrsitmas!

  4. Hi Emily!
    Thank you for hosting this party! I enjoy it, as usual :)
    I am linking my favorite Christmas project – Christmas angels, hope you’ll like them!
    Here’s also my Christmas tree with hearts.
    Have a great week,

  5. Thanks so much for hosting your lovely party! Happy Tuesday and Merry {almost} Christmas!

  6. says:

    I adore the homemade cards!!! Thanks for the step by step!! Thanks for hosting, have a great week!

  7. Thank you greatly for hosting each week. I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season!

    Today I shared two recipes: a hearty minestrone soup for those cold winter nights, plus a strawberry apple butter that will make you wish for spring!

  8. what a fun activity for the kids. i am always in need of ideas! thanks for hosting

  9. Lorraine @ Cookin For the Seven Dwarfs says:

    Thanks for hosting! :)

  10. Looking forward to all of those features! Thank you for hosting and Merry Christmas!

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