(Family Features) It's not Christmas until you unpack Santa's sack of goodies. So, gather all the little elves in your neighborhood and have them join you in the workshop for some cheerful holiday crafts, sweet treats and festive party favors.
Create a Delicious Holiday Centerpiece. When it comes to holiday centerpieces, all you need is a little imagination. Jars filled with holiday colored candy - like Wonka Cheery Chewy Spree - are an inexpensive alternative to fancy candlesticks and vases. Add a special touch to the jar by applying matching bows or ribbons.
Build a Sweet Gingerbread Sleigh. This is a fantastic activity for crafty kids. Gingerbread houses are a tasty Christmas classic, but why not try putting a twist on the tradition by building a gingerbread sleigh or train instead? The kids will delight in playing Santa's helpers when it comes time to decorate and load up the sleigh. Make it an impressive hostess gift - or centerpiece at your own party - by loading a few Wonka chocolate bars and bags of SweeTarts Merry Mix inside the sleigh.
Make Your Own Holiday Stocking. Embrace your artistic talent with this fun project for the whole family. Personalize each stocking by writing names with fabric pens or paint, and adhere holiday shapes cut out from fabric. Make them especially memorable by hiding Nestlé Crunch Paul Frank bars or a Wonka Fun Dip Fantastical Fun Book inside.
Prepare Edible Ornaments. Fast, frugal and totally festive, edible décor like a popcorn garland, has long been a family favorite. These homemade cookie ornament cups are fun to decorate, and are perfect for holiday cookie exchanges, too.
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