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We love tips that make our lives easier here at Kids Activities Blog.

This Christmas, make your Holiday season just a bit easier this year with some of these Christmas Hacks.

simplify your christmas with these DIY pro tips

Genius Christmas Hacks

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Use a dustbuster or a hair dryer to freshen up your artificial tree, making it ready for another year.

Are your lights in a crazy pile?   Not next year.   Use scrap cardboard to wrap your lights up.

Do you have branches leftover after trimming your tree?   Create a Kindling Pack as a hostess gift.

Protect and save your Christmas wrapping paper for the next year.   Use TP tubes – via King of Random.


diy fake snow ideas

How to Fake Snow

Three different ways to make fake snow “ using ingredients we bet you already have.

Make frosted windows using Epsom Salt.   This recipe uses beer to activate the Epsom salt so it works faster “ but you can use water mixed with a little rubbing alcohol for the same effect.

Don’t have snow in your area?   Build snowmen anyways with this kid-friendly hack.


Christmas food hacks

Tips for Holiday Entertaining

Make Santa’s from strawberries for a fun Christmas-themed snack.

Add some glam to your hot coco with marshmallow pops.   Decorate them so they are pretty.

Flavor water at your Christmas gathering using cranberries, frozen into ice-cube trays.

Have a large family dinner?   Give your kids coloring pages to eat while they are waiting for dessert.

Enjoy a fun family activity and have a product that lasts “ at least until eaten.   This gingerbread glue actually works.

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 DIY Decor

Create an all-natural air-freshener ornament using essential oils and whole spices “ it diffuses the scents throughout the room.

Make a tree skirt with furry fabric.   No sewing needed.

Add some twinkle to your table (or your kids room to replace a nightlight).   Make twinkle light jars.

Fill your home with Christmas scents.  Add drops of essential oils to your air filter.


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Holiday Tips

Use condiment containers to store icing and decorate cookies “ Some of these Christmas Cookies are just begging to be decorated (see video below).

Grate chocolate to get some gorgeous shavings “ they are perfect to use as toppings for hot chocolate or even on cookies.   Use a potato peeler  (see video below).

Transform average playdough into a festive holiday experience with the help of spices or essential oils.

Be the favorite Auntie “ make edible peppermint play dough with your nieces and nephews this Christmas.

Simplify ornament storage.   Upcycle egg cartons to store delicate ornaments.

Ribbon bits get tangled really easily.   Look for a clear egg carton and put the leftovers into the carton to keep them separated until you are ready to use them.

Don’t have a gift box?   Have no fear.   You can fold one using craft paper.   Looks pretty cool.

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