How is your Christmas in July celebrations going? Are you still looking for family-friendly activities to keep kids busy? Consider making ornaments from plaster. One of the best aspects of making ornaments now, you can save them to hang on your Christmas tree in December.
- Christmas themed molds or pans (The plaster does not harm them, just wash thoroughly after use.)
- Throw away containers for mixing plaster. (Remember not to pour remaining plaster down the sink.)
- Paint in various colors
- Place newspapers or other protective materials on your counter.
- Mix plaster as directed. Always add the plaster mixture to the water for a smooth and consistent mixture. (Keep in mind, the plaster hardens quickly. You need to have your molds ready to go. You can add a little extra water to provide a bit more time).
- Fill molds.
- Place hangers into your mold. (Paper clips or pop can tab work great for an instant, inexpensive hook).
- Allow your ornaments to dry.
- Gently remove the ornaments from the molds. You may need to tap on the mold to loosen the ornament.
- Paint the ornaments.
Even younger children can help with the painting process. Just do not forget to add the date on the back. The ornaments can quickly turn into a lasting treasure.
Are you looking for another simple way to celebrate Christmas in July? Dig out your favorite sugar cookie recipe, find a new one on Pinterest, or grab a tube of dough at your local store. Regardless of your method, sugar cookies are a fun way to celebrate Christmas in July.
- Bake your cookies from the method of choice.
- Allow your batch of sugar cookies to cool.
- Frost cookies.
Do you want to get the kids involved in making sugar cookies to celebrate Christmas in July? Set out different types of holiday sprinkles, marshmallows, nuts, and other toppings. Then, ask your children to help decorate the cookies. Making up new designs and colors provides added fun.
Finally, time to eat the cookies. Put a plate of cookies out as part of family night.
You can always add a nice cup of hot chocolate or milk to the celebration. Now, the next challenge, who gets to pick the Christmas movie?
Are you celebrating Christmas in July? Are you watching your favorite Christmas show? Do you need a quick and easy snack with a Christmas theme? Pretzel treats are a fun way to celebrate Christmas in July.
- Dipping chocolate
- Pretzels of any style
- Sprinkles or other types of toppings (You can use anything to decorate the pretzels. Other toppings include nuts, miniature marshmallows, chocolate chips, etc.)
- Melt dipping chocolate as directed. You can melt the chocolate in the microwave or use a double boiler pan.
- Melt chocolate to desired consistency.
- Dip pretzels in chocolate.
- Add sprinkles. For extra fun, allow your children to help decorate with the sprinkles. Creating their own snacks is a great way to get everyone involved.
- Allow the chocolate to harden.
Time to unplug, step away from the local news, and enjoy Christmas in July with a movie night. Order pizza, make some popcorn or other tasty snacks to make movie night extra special.
Do you need some movie ideas for your family, friends, or just you and your dog? Check out the following list of 50 movies to celebrate Christmas in July.
- A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
- Holiday in the Wild (2019)
- Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (2012)
- Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002)
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
- The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas (2012)
- If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie (2016)
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- Micky’s Once Upon a Christmas
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- The Muppet’s Christmas Carol
- A Fairly Odd Christmas (2012)
- I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (2003)
- SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s a Sponge Bob Christmas
- Paw Patrol: Pups Save Christmas
- The Knight Before Christmas (2019)
- Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (2017)
- The Flight Before Christmas
- Jingle All the Way (1996)
- The Preacher’s Wife (1996)
- Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
- It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
- The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
- ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
- Disney’s Olaf’s Frozen Adventure
- The Year Without Santa Claus
- Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
- Bah, Humduck: A Looney Tunes Christmas (2006)
- Merry Christmas Drake and Josh (2008)
- Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale 2007)
- Yogi’s First Christmas (1980)
- In Search of Santa (2004)
Enjoy your movie night!