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Christmas Activities


Christmas Seals

Decorate your Christmas cards with these homemade Christmas stickers.

What You'll Need:

Markers

White paper

Scissors

Mixing bowl

2 tablespoons cold water

1 packet plain gelatin

Fork

3 tablespoons boiling water

1/2 teaspoon corn syrup

Flavored extract (mint, vanilla, or lemon)

Small paintbrush

Draw small Christmas pictures, such as Santa, Christmas trees, elves, snowpeople, candy canes, angels, wrapped presents, and bright stars. Cut out your drawings carefully, getting as close to the edges as you can. When you have finished making your cutouts, pour the cold water into a bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin over it.

With an adult's help, use a fork to mix in the boiling water until the gelatin dissolves. Add the corn syrup and a few drops of extract. With a small brush, paint a thin layer of the gelatin mixture onto the back of each sticker. If you have left over gelatin mixture, place it in a jar in the refrigerator.

When you are ready to use it again, place the jar into a bowl of hot water. (Use mixture within two weeks.) Let the stickers dry. When you are ready to use them, lick the back and press onto the surface you are decorating -- use them to decorate envelopes, cards, wrapping paper, and presents!

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