We found these beautiful ice lantern projects at The Crafty Crow. They were listed for the winter solstice, but we got started too late to use them that night. No problem. We put them out on Christmas Eve, to celebrate the waning of darkness with the birth of the Savior.
Christmas cookies from this recipe, which I undoubtedly saw on Pinterest, but clipped to Evernote instead of pinning.
We tried not to overstir the sprinkles, really we did, but they just would not mix in otherwise. So we ended up dyeing the dough pink with our red sugar sprinkles, which the author warned about. I think if the directions had said "knead gently" instead of "gently mix," it might have worked better. Or just reassured, something along the lines of, "Don't worry, the sprinkles don't need to be mixed evenly in—the baking will take care of it." Or maybe we should have just held some out to add on top right before baking. Also, 1 cup of sprinkles was a lot. I think we could easily cut a third to half of what was called for.
We'll try it again. The kids really had fun, and they loved the cookies.
And we've got more fun plans. What are you doing to celebrate the Christmas season?