Gift #1: Homemade play-dough for a child, or child at heart
Step 1. For this DIY the ingredients are one cup of salt, one-half cup of cornstarch, two cups of water, one tablespoon of powdered alum, two cups of flour, and two tablespoons of vegetable oil. Combine all these ingredients in a saucepan, mixing gradually over medium heat with a whisk. As it begins to thicken, switch to a wooden spoon and mix until it becomes too thick to stir.
Step 3. Place all the dough on a cutting board or another hard surface and place it in the refrigerator to cool for 10 minutes.
Step 4. Separate the dough into smaller amounts and knead in food coloring. Make as many colors of play-dough as desired.
Step 5. Add as much food coloring as needed to make the desired color vibrancy.
Step 6. The homemade play-dough is complete! This play-dough is fun, safe for kids, and made with ingredients that can be found in the kitchen. Give this gift to any kid, or kid-at-heart for a great new toy.
Gift #2: Reindeer Cupcakes for the chocolate lover
Step 6. Add a dot of white frosting and chocolate chips to the bottom of each pretzel to make eyes for your reindeer. Or, use white M&Ms with a dot of brown frosting or any other decorations to make eyes.
Gift #3: Photo Rubik’s Cube for the boyfriend/girlfriend
Step 5. Repeat with all six photos until the Rubik’s cube is covered. This gift is great for a boyfriend, girlfriend, or anyone who would like the gift of great memories through photo in a unique way. It’s also a bonus for anyone who enjoys solving puzzles, like Rubik’s cubes.
By: Maddie Davis