Put your personal stamp on holiday greetings with this handprint design.
Red craft paper
Plain notecard or card stock
Cut Santa-hat shapes (minus the pom-poms and white trim) from the craft paper, then glue one onto each card. Glue a pair of googly eyes a fingertip’s width below each hat.
Like decorations stolen from Willy Wonka’s Christmas party, these ornaments are meant to be eaten. For a fun party activity, have children decorate their own.
For homemade popcorn balls, try this recipe.
Small popcorn ball (one for each guest)
Mini candy canes
You’ll need a small popcorn ball for each person (ours are store-bought and about 3 inches wide). Use a wooden skewer to poke a small hole in the top, snap the end off of a mini candy cane to create a point, and gently press the sharp end of the cane into the popcorn ball far enough to make a loop, as shown.
For complete instructions & a photo of the craft, click here
To assemble one, first use a pencil to trace your child’s hand onto a piece of brown craft foam or card stock.
Cut out the shape and add black marker hooves to the fingertips.
Next, add a red glitter glue collar with gold sequins for bells, then glue on a googly eye, a red pom-pom nose, and a tail cut from the brown craft foam or card stock.
For the reindeer’s antlers, cut a brown pipe cleaner in half. Bend each half in two (slightly off-center) and curl the ends. Glue together the pipe cleaner pieces, holding them in place with a paper clip or clothespin until the glue dries. Finally, glue the antlers in place on the reindeer.
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 bay leaf, fresh or dried
1/4 pound pancetta, thick cut, chopped into small bits (Italian cured pork, ask at deli counter)
1/2 pound bulk hot Italian sausage
1 pound combined ground beef, pork and veal
1 medium carrot, peeled and finely chopped
1 rib celery, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup good quality dry red wine
1 cup prepared beef stock, paper container or canned
2 (32-ounce) cans chunky style crushed tomatoes
A handful chopped flat leaf parsley leaves
1/4 teaspoon (a couple of pinches) allspice or cinnamon
Coarse salt and black pepper
2 pounds penne rigate, cooked to al dente
Grated Pecorino Romano, as an accompaniment
Fresh, crusty bread, for mopping
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Add color to an all-white table by choosing some colored decorations for interest. These include white, which visually links them to the tablecloth, flowers, and bowl. This is a budget-friendly centerpiece solution since if you have bowls on hand, then one box of six large ornaments is all you’ll need.