Christmas Organizing

Chill Chaser: Make A Winter Warmer Jiffy Pop® Popcorn Topper

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It's a cheery gift for a dreary day: a Winter Warmer Jiffy Pop® Popcorn Topper!

Add our free printable template to a package of Jiffy Pop® brand pop-in-pan popcorn for an inexpensive "popcorn topper" craft gift.

Paired with Snowman Soup, you'll bring warmth and fun to a wintry day!

How To Make Jiffy Pop® Popcorn Toppers

Printable Winter Warmer Popcorn Topper Template

Candy Cane Reindeer

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He's sweet, sassy, and easy enough for children to make: a Candy Cane Reindeer!

Our little Candy Cane Reindeer makes a great craft project for school, scouts, church groups or Secret Santa gifts.

Using candy canes, chenille stems and google eyes from the craft store, Candy Cane Reindeer make great stocking stuffers--or add them to holiday gift wrap for a sweet touch!

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie In A Jar

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A deluxe cookie with a sweet taste of the Hawaiian Islands, White Chocolate-Macadamia Nut Cookies are a sweet and tender accompaniment to hot coffee--or a cool drink.

A recipe from C&H Sugar, this layered cookie in a jar mix makes a happy holiday gift for family, friends or classroom teachers.

Our version includes free printable gift tags.

Holiday Grand Plan Week 16: Maintenance

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Christmas is on the horizon and the season has begun with a bang: it's Maintenance Week! Week Sixteen of the Holiday Grand Plan should see holiday preparations coming to an end--and a clean and organized home, ready for the celebration.

Are we having fun yet? Only minimum maintenance needed this week as we bring preparations to the finish and enjoy the holiday.

Maintenance Week at the Holiday Grand Plan

M&M Cookies In A Jar

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Child-friendly, fun craft gift, M&M Cookies in a Jar is perfect for teacher gifts, Secret Santa or stocking stuffers! For a holiday touch, use M&M-brand chocolate candies in seasonal colors.

Our free printable gift tag carries out the M&M-brand theme! Bold and bright, this two-sided tag comes in three lively colors. Print and fold to create this colorful gift-in-a-jar.

Tiny Christmas Craft: Graham Cracker Gingerbread House

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Simple, no-bake Graham Cracker Mini-Houses are a sweet holiday treat. Use them as place cards for holiday meals, or hang them as ornaments on the Christmas tree.

Decorations are applied while pieces are flat, then pieces are assembled with melted bark coating in a plastic squeeze bottle.

While an adult should trim the graham cracker sections, decorating and assembling is easy enough for kids.

Makes 10 - 20 houses, depending on breakage and number of crackers.

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Reindeer Poop: A Silly Stocking Stuffer To Make

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Santa knows if you've been naughty or nice, so what does he leave for naughty little girls and boys? Reindeer Poop!

A silly stocking stuffer (of dubious taste!), Reindeer Poop is easy to make with this simple recipe, Reindeer Poop poem, and free printable Reindeer Poop gift tags.

Mix up a batch today to get a seasonal giggle from coworkers or family members.

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Gingerbread House Craft: Chocolate Kiss Trees

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Brighten dark corners with a holiday tree made from foil-wrapped Hershey's brand chocolate kiss candies. Add them to your gingerbread house for a pretty forest effect!

Pretty to look at and simple to make, chocolate kiss trees are an easy, kid-friendly holiday craft.

Toothpicks anchor shiny Hersheys-brand kisses to styrofoam cones, while bright-colored foil makes it easy to create stripes or patterns.

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House and Holidays Plan Week 15: Final Clean

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Two weeks before Christmas? It's time for a final finish cleaning, as we move closer to the height of the holidays.

We've decluttered and deep-cleaned; this week's goal is to bring the whole house into a ready state for the remainder of the season.

In holiday prep, we'll complete gift wrapping, plan Christmas dinner, mail Christmas cards and bring home the ultimate seasonal symbol: the Christmas tree.

Final Clean Week Assignments

Make a Gingerbread House!

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Are you looking for holiday crafts for kids? Try a gingerbread house!

It's me, Cub Reporter Perry Bear. Making a gingerbread house with a mold and melted bark coating is so easy, even a teddy bear can do it!

Well, maybe a kid can do it, with a little help from grown-ups with the parts that require sharp knives and the microwave.

Here's what you'll need to make a gingerbread house.

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