12 Days of Christmas Crafts:: Day 12

Cue the Christmas music and hang up your stockings, it is finally Christmas time y’all! With only weeks away from Santa’s arrival, we wanted to do something to inspire you to keep the little ones occupied. So, we bring you “12 Days of Christmas Crafts.” Much like the popular Christmas song, we will give to you a new Christmas craft idea for 12 consecutive days. The posts will include everything you need to know from ingredients to instructions to little tips. Let’s get right into it!

On the twelfth day of Christmas, Red Stick Mom gave to me… magic Frosty the Snowman milk,

hand painted gingerbread house ornaments,

snowman powered donuts,

gingerbread play dough,

Christmas Water Play,

DIY play snow,

Christmas Peppermint Sensory Bin,

Christmas present sensory bin,

Salt dough Santa handprint ornaments,

DIY Christmas play dough bins,

and a contact paper Christmas tree activity.

If you have a child who loves science, this is the activity for them! You probably already have these ingredients on hand and there is no prep needed. Winter science magic involving Frosty the Snowman make for an easy indoor activity.

What you’ll need:

  • Milk
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Q-tips (cotton swabs)
  • Blue food coloring
  • Snowman cookie cutter

How to:

  • Pour your milk into a shallow plate or clear baking dish. Don’t pour a lot, just enough to cover the bottom of the surface.
  • Put your cookie cutter in the middle of the surface.

  • Drop blue food coloring on top of the milk, but not inside the cookie cutter. Then let your kids mix in the food coloring with a toothpick. Don’t over mix, a marbled look makes this experiment even more fun.
  • Put some dawn soap in a small bowl and give to your child with a q-tip.
  • Instruct your child to coat the q-tip in the soap and then stick it in the milk and see what happens!

Have a camera ready, their expression to this experiment will be priceless!