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DIY Christmas Gift Tags are a fun activity for kids. Join in and gather the supplies for a creative family time. Create festive tags that will make your gifts look extra special. So get creative and have some fun with this DIY project!
My youngest son first made these gift tags in German kindergarten while we were living overseas. It has become a family tradition.
Gather these Items To Make The Christmas Gift Tags
- plastic insert that holds chocolate in one of the flat thin Advent calendars (we found ours at Aldi’s) –chocolate candy molds can also be used.
- Plaster of Paris
- small disposable cup
- plastic spoon
- paint (any kind will work)
- paint brushes
- glue (hot glue works best)
- copy paper
- corrugated cardboard
Some of you may want to save this craft for next year after you have an empty chocolate advent calendar! However, if you are like me this sounds like a great reason to eat an entire box of chocolate by myself— you know for sake of crafting!
Making the Gift Tags
Mix plaster according to directions. You don’t need much–about an 8 oz. cup half full. Fill each of the tiny molds in the Advent Calendar. Tap the mold lightly to release any air bubbles. Let dry until hard in the molds, about 20 minutes.
Pop each figure out of the plastic and allow it to dry for another 20 minutes or longer. We re-use our molds year after year. IF YOU HAVE LEFTOVER PLASTER DO NOT POUR IT DOWN YOUR DRAIN, JUST THROW THE CUP AND LEFTOVERS IN THE TRASH.
Paint each of the plaster figures. I have found this is one of those great projects you can leave out and the kids will work on it over time!
We fold colored corrugated cardboard into a book shape, place a piece of copy paper cut slightly smaller than the cardboard inside, and then fasten it with a piece of yarn.
Glue your plaster shape to the front and you have a really cute gift tag!