Nothing says Christmas more than a bit of festive baking, so if you’re feeling confident in the kitchen, get your kids involved. Why not try baking gingerbread biscuits and get your kids involved from the beginning by helping them weigh out ingredients and cut out fun festive shapes. If you’re not so keen on baking, or your kids are little, why not buy pre-made gingerbread biscuits or even a gingerbread house to decorate instead. This classic table topper requires minimal effort and is maximum fun to make!
Want to make something more long-lasting to hang on the tree? Making salt dough ornaments is a cheap and fun way to make decorations with your kids that you can use for years to come.
Make your super-easy salt dough by mixing 250g of plain flour with 125g of table salt and adding 125ml of water slowly as you mix. Once you’ve got the mixture, get your kids to help knead it for about 5 minutes until it’s smooth. Then, get creative with your shapes, cutting them into festive trees and animals. Make sure to poke a pencil through your shapes if you want to hang your decorations onto the tree with string.
Pop your Christmas shapes in the oven at 180 degrees for 30 mins or until they’re golden brown. If you’re feeling extra creative, get out the paints and glitter for extra decoration once they’re cool.