I have always appreciated hand made gifts. They are much more personal than store bought items. Having worked full time and taken care of Ari on the side I never had time to make anything. This year I was determined to make 3 things and make it a family activity.
Vicks Shower Pods
I got an easy tutorial from Mom Foodie and made up the mixture while the kids were napping popped them in mini muffin wrappers and placed them in the freezer to set in the mold.
When Ari woke up from his nap he helped me put them in the Mason Jars and label them with some tags and ribbon. I suggest making the mixture into a liquid and pouring it in the molds so you don’t have to get your hands all menthol.
Ornaments for Ari’s buddies
We bought a bunch of clear ornaments, painted them and stuck glitter and modge podge all over them. Ari’s favorite part of this whole process was painting the white gift boxes.
All Purpose Spice Rub
I looked up a nice spice rub recipe and tweeked it a bit. I measured, Ari dumped the spices into a bowl and then he was in charge of mixing it all together. He also assisted with tags and ribbon.
Spice rub: 1/2 c brown sugar, 1/4 c paprika, 1 tbl pepper, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder & cayenne pepper.