Christmas Crafting and Baking

‘Tis the season for joy and spending special time with our family and friends! Here’s some books that will get you crafting and baking and spending some time making merry together!

No-Bake Gingerbread Houses for Kids

by Lisa Turner Anderson

Building a fabulous gingerbread house is as easy as 1-2-3. All the houses in this book are made from graham crackers, cookies, ice cream cones and waffle bowls. Just assemble, frost and decorate!

Kids Make Christmas

by Pia Deges

From tree decorations and games to pretty gifts and delicious cookies, the projects cover a wide range of different crafts. Everything is simple to make for kids of all ages, with most of the projects requiring no previous skill. There are also craft ideas for New Year’s Eve with instructions for party hats and confetti.

Fun Christmas Crafts to Make and Bake: 60 Festive Projects to Make with Your Kids

by Annie Rigg & Catherine Woram

Provides instructions for over sixty kid-friendly, Christmas-themed projects, including potato print wrapping paper, snow globes, toffee apples, and easy fruit cake.

101 Christmas Ornaments

by Leisure Arts

Imaginative, simply made ornaments are great for dressing up windows, packages, mantel or table displays, and, of course, the Christmas tree. Four sections each showcase a unique style: Country Christmas, Cute & Clever, Trash to Treasure, and more.

Easy Holiday Origami

by Christopher L. Harbo

Flex those fingers and get ready to fold! Provides instructions and photo-illustrated diagrams for making a variety of easy holiday origami.

LEGO Holiday Ideas

by Elizabeth Dowsett

A collection of more than 50 different building ideas for LEGO Christmas decorations, gifts, and games.

Sweet Christmas: Homemade Peppermints, Sugar Cake, Chocolate-Almond Toffee, Eggnog Fudge, and Other Sweet Treats and Decorations

by Sharon Bowers

Provides one hundred recipes and projects for holiday treats for parents and children to make together, including peppermint fudge, chocolate Santa mice, sticky buns, and orange-butter pancakes.

Christmas Baking: Fun and Delicious Holiday Treats

by Mia Ohrn

The Christmas season is a magical time—sleigh bells ringing, puffy snow flurrying, a cozy fire crackling, and wonderful aromas coming from the kitchen as families make yummy Christmas treats. Christmas Baking will make the holiday season even more magical with fun and simple recipes that are sure to become Christmas traditions in every home.

A Christmas Cookcook

by Sarah L. Schuette

Spread some Christmas cheer with these quick and easy holiday treats. In just a few simple steps, you can make Blitzens Bagels, Mrs Claus Cookies, and much more. So grab your Santa apron and get in the kitchen!

The Snow Princess Cookbook

by Barbara Beery

Sparkling Ice Snow Cones, Savory Snowball Pasta and even Icicle Lollipops: bestselling author Barbara Beery has created the perfect cookbook for your little snow bunnies who like all things frozen and fun!

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