Welcome to Serendipity Hollow! We hope you will enjoy the tutorials and freebies that are posted here. Happy Crafting!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

O Christmas Tree! (to decorate and color)

Have all kinds of family fun decorating your own trees.

Gift Tags Galore!

Copy and paste these gift tags in color, or color your own.

Almond Roca Recipe

A favorite treat at our house!

Almond Roca

Combine the following four  
ingredients in a large buttered pot
and cook to 283 degrees F. (Hard crack)
1 lb. real butter
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. white Karo Syrup
1/3 cup water

(Cover pot for 3 minutes to help
sugar crystals melt, then uncover.)
While the above candy is cooking,
spread over a buttered sheet pan:
2 cups chopped almonds

When candy has reached the right
temperature, pour and spread it over
the nuts in the sheet pan.

Cool briefly and sprinkle over the
Candy the following: 
2 cups chocolate chips

Let chocolate chips melt on the hot
candy, then spread over the top in an
 even layer.  Cool in the refrigerator 
or in a cold place.  Cut or break into
pieces and enjoy!

Come Let Us Adore Him

Monday, December 9, 2013

Owl Pillow Box

  “Owl Wish You A Merry Christmas!”

Here is a sweet little idea for gift giving for your visiting teaching friends.

(This box is perfect as a glove gift box.)

Cut out and score all folds. Glue the side, fill with a treasure, then fold over top and bottom flaps.  He's such a cheery little owl! 

And if you'd like to color your own and do a coordinated set, Here it is in black and white.

Santa Gift Tags

Nativity Coloring Book Page

If you want, you may use this coloring book page in conjunction with the Christmas FHE.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Baby Jesus in a Manger

"Baby Jesus in a Manger" 
 a Family activity 
and a craft. 

 After making the Baby Jesus in a Manger, each child or member of the family can participate in the activity each day by performing a good deed and presenting it to the Savior as a gift--either spoken or left as a chip. (Chips shown below.) Each family member can put his or her name on the chips or leave them off.  Watch the good deeds pile up like gold from truly "wise men and women."

What fun for each child to have his or her own little Baby Jesus all through Christmas.

Here is the Baby Jesus and Manger in black and white for coloring.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Christmas Shadow Box Ornament

Make a tree full of meaningful ornaments featuring family or themed pictures. Choose from the red, blue, or pink picture frame patterns, or color your own little frames. Add matching ribbon or a touch of glitter if you like.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Santa Treat Box

Here is a fun Santa Box in the shape of a pyramid. Put it together, and from the back, fill Santa's bag with treats.

Copy and paste the pattern below, and assemble as a family or school activity.

Or here is the box in black and white to color yourself.