Do you need some ideas of things to do with your kids during Christmas break?
Pipe Cleaner Animals
Pipe Cleaner & PomPom creatures
As a mom, I detest play dough- it gets everywhere, and is usually abandoned someplace with its lid off, where it dries out. But this- Hey! this is useful. And edible. I give my kids a lump of bread dough to play with, and later we bake and eat their creation. If you want to make your own, see the Making Bread page. You can even use biscuit dough, though it becomes tougher the more it's handled. Yeast bread dough can take a lot of abuse.