We also had a great time using Crayola Model Magic for the first time to make holiday ornaments. (I have been meaning to try it for awhile, after learning about it as an alternative to Play-doh, which the little guy is allergic to.) This great post on Frugal Family Fun gave me the idea to try it with ornaments). We decided to paint and glitter glue ours, mainly because it spread out the craft for a few more days. Here are a couple of them; I particularly love the handprint.
I posted recently about the little guy's fascination with my button collection. Just after I posted that, I came across this great idea on Little Family Fun to thread buttons on pipe cleaners to make candy canes. We only did it for a short while, but he enjoyed it.
I was going to link up to all of the posts in my Google Reader that have reviewed children's books about the holiday season, but the number of posts is a bit overwhelming. So, if you have recently posted reviews of Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, or other winter-themed books, feel free to leave a comment with a link to your post(s)!
Here are some of our favorite winter and Christmas books this year (you can find the full reviews, along with other books we've reviewed about winter and Christmas, here):