One thing we did was made cornstarch ornaments. These are better than salt dough and so easy to make using baking soda, water, and cornstarch. The boys loved cooking the dough, rolling it, cutting it with cookie cutters, and then painting them the next day. I am hoping this will be one thing always do each year. It was so fun to watch their little personalities as they painted. Reid our ever meticulous first born working hard on his creations, while Owen, our free spirit did whatever and got paint EVERYWHERE, including his face. Needless to say he went right to a bath!