Back in the Autumn we made blackberry play dough using some foraged blackberries – from that picking I froze some of the berries and have got them out again – once defrosted they didn’t seem great for cooking with and I’m fully stocked with Jelly so I made another batch of blackberry playdough.
Blackberry play dough smells devine and even though the blackberries aren’t exactly a festive berry it still makes me feel christmasy.
I added a tea spoon of cinnamon in this time and every time the kids play with the dough it releases the most gorgeous smells throughout the kitchen.
Blackberry isn’t the only berry that you can use – check out The Imagination Tree’s Blueberry play dough with added sparkly – there are loads of blueberries in the supermarket at the moment and the pink glitter looks really festive.
Out Now! – Countdown to Christmas Ebook
When life gets hectic in the lead up to Christmas wouldn’t it be great to be able to spend a little time with the family creating gifts for others, food to enjoy together and traditions that make magical Christmas Memories?
But what actually happens is you spend hours searching through Pinterest looking for ideas and realise halfway through saying you are going to start that you have only 1 thing on the materials list!
I’ve been there!
So that is why we’ve put together our 24 favourite Christmas Activities, Crafts and Recipes with full materials lists and step-by-step instructions so that you have everything at your fingertips.
Produced as a PDF you can download, print and use these ideas throughout the festive season with your children and families.
Find out more as we share with you our Favourite Ways to Countdown to Christmas.
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.