Tips from the Vance County Parenting Task Force

Crafty ways to give
Dec. 23, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

Christmas reminds us it’s better to give than receive.

This is a lesson that isn’t lost on children. They might feel helpless having no money to buy gifts for family members.

With some planning, you can help your child make homemade holiday gifts that demonstrate how much she cares.

One gift children can make on a low budget is a cinnamon ornament.


Cinnamon ornaments

1.5 cups cinnamon

1 cup applesauce

1/3 cup white glue

Combine all ingredients, roll the dough out flat and cut with cookie cutters. Then, poke a hole in each one for a ribbon and hang it up to dry. To finish, tie on a ribbon.