Life Skills

Homemade Christmas: DIY Gifts and Treats for the Holidays

In this five week class, students will learn how to make various DIY / Homemade gifts and treats for Christmas/the holidays.
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45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 5 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Week 1: 
1/3 cup bees wax (pellets are preferred/easiest to work with)
1/3 cup shea butter
1/3 cup coconut oil
Peppermint or Lavender essential oils
Small containers, chapstick tubes (can be found on Amazon), or even small jars.

Week 2:
4-4x4 inch tiles (white, plain, at Home Depot)
1-2 sheets scrapbook paper (or more, if you want each coaster to be a different look)
Mod Podge
1 sheet of felt
1 can of clear coat spray paint

Week 3: 
3 packets unflavored gelatin (.75 oz total)
3/4 cup cold water
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup honey (or corn syrup)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 TBL corn starch
Stand Mixer
8x8 inch baking pan, or similar
Clean scissors/kitchen scissors

Week 4:
2 cups dark chocolate chips
2 cups white chocolate chips
1 bag (10 oz) candy cane hershey kisses
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk, divided
Crushed candy canes (optional)
8x8 inch baking pan, or similar
butter or cooking spray

Week 5 (we're making three types of rubs):
5 TBS sea salt
5 TBS brown sugar
3 TBS paprika
2.5 TBS smoked paprika
2 TBS black pepper
2 TBS thyme
2 TBS oregano
2.5 TBS cayenne pepper
2 TBS garlic powder
1 TBS onion powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
3 small storage jars or containers
Mixing bowl and spoon
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Students will be using the stove, a stand mixer, a blender, and a microwave throughout this course. Adequate parental supervision, especially with younger students is encouraged. 


Jessica Locke: Martial Arts-Karate-Life SkillsHomeschooling Ninja
611 total reviews
472 completed classes

About Me

Hi there! My name is Jessica, and I am a homeschooling mom to four children. I have worked with preschool and kinder aged children for over 15 years, and have done everything from running a preschool center, teaching classes, and designing... 
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