10 Ways To Spread Holiday Cheer

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1) Sock Cozy

Materials

  • Holiday socks
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Directions

    1) Cut sock in half, keeping the festive part for your cozy!

    2) Turn inside out, glue around the bottom of the sock and fold over. Wait until fully dry and voila! A cute, festive cozy.

    2) Salt Shaker Snow Globes

    Materials

  • Empty salt shakers
  • Salt
  • Mini holiday icing candy
  • Directions

    1) Fill salt shakers halfway full with salt. Use tweezers to place mini candies into salt shaker. 


    3) Reindeer Soda Bottles

    Materials

  • 6-pack of soda
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Mini red circles
  • Directions

    1) Wrap pipe cleaners around the top of the soda bottle, so it sticks up like antlers. Add a small piece of pipe cleaner at the top to give the antler horns.

    2) Glue two eyes and a red nose at the bottom of the bottleneck.

    4) Candy Cane Place Card Holders

    Materials

  • Green or red index cards
  • Candy canes
  • Tape or glue
  • Green or red ribbon
  • Directions

    1) Glue or tape three candy canes together, so they stand up on their own. Tie a piece of ribbon to the top.

    2) Cut out a cool shape from the index cards to write the names on, making sure it’ll fit in the candy candy stand.

    5) Ornament Holder

    Materials

  • Empty egg carton
  • Ornaments
  • Directions

    1) Want to keep your ornaments safe and organized? Place them in an empty egg carton!

    6) Paint Swatch Ornaments

    Materials

  • Leftover paint swatches
  • Holiday stencils
  • Ribbon
  • Directions

    1) Trace stencils onto paint swatches and carefully cut out the shapes.

    2) Create a small hole in the top of the ornament, place a ribbon through it and tie to create a loop to hang on your tree!

    7) Craft Kids Presents

    Materials

  • Thick, plain colored wrapping paper
  • Crayons
  • Tape
  • Directions

    1) Kids trying to open their presents early? Give them something fun to do! Wrap the presents with a sturdy, single colored wrapping paper.

    2) Tape crayons to the front with the instructions for the kids to color the present instead of opening it.

    8) Boozy Hot Chocolate

    Materials

  • Hot cocoa mix
  • Mini Baileys
  • Directions

    1) Attach a mini bottle of Baileys to your DIY hot cocoa mix for the ultimate holiday present!

    9) Holiday Veggie Tray

    Materials

  • Vegetable platter
  • Pretzels
  • Directions

    1) Carefully arrange veggies into a tree on a platter, using the pretzels as the tree trunk.

    10) String Cheese Snowmen

    Materials

  • String cheese
  • Black and orange sharpies
  • Directions

    1) Make your snacks festive by drawing snowmen on string cheese. They’re so cute!

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    DIY Slime 3 Ways

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    Foam Slime

    Materials

  • 1 (4-ounce) bottle non-toxic glue
  • Food coloring of choice
  • Foam Slime Ballz
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon contact solution
  • Baby oil, if necessary
  • Directions

    1) Add glue, food coloring and Foam Slime Ballz to a large bowl. Mix together.

    2) Once mixed, add baking soda and contact solution. Stir until you get a slime consistency.

    3) Remove slime from bowl and have fun! If for some reason slime sticks, add a few drops of baby oil until it unsticks.

    Glitter Slime

    Materials

  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 2 cups clear glue
  • Food coloring of choice
  • 2 tablespoons borax
  • Glitter
  • Directions

    1) In a large bowl mix together 2 cups of water and clear glue. Add several drops of food coloring.

    2) In another bowl, mix together 2 cups of water and borax.

    3) Add borax mixture to glue mixture and stir. Add glitter and continue stirring until a slime consistency is reached.

    4) Remove from bowl and have fun!

    Fluffy Slime

    Materials

  • 1 cup glue
  • Food coloring
  • Glitter (optional)
  • 3 cups shaving cream
  • 4 tablespoons contact solution
  • Directions

    1) Add glue to a large bowl. Stir in food coloring and glitter.

    2) Stir in shaving cream and contact solution. Mix well until no longer sticky. Knead slime until it reaches a fluffy consistency.

    3) Remove from bowl and have fun!

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    Kinetic Sand

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    Remember, kinetic sand is NOT edible.

    Materials

    • 2 cups fine sand
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
    • 2 teaspoons dish soap
    • Water, as needed
    • Food coloring of choice

     

    Directions

    1) In a large bowl whisk together fine sand and cornstarch. Add dish soap and 1/4 cup water. Mix until fully combined. If necessary, add more water, 1/4 cup at a time. Continue stirring until desired consistency is reached.

    2) Divide sand into separate bowls and add food coloring, mixing until desired color is reached.

    3) Let sand dry for 2 hours.

    4) Play and have fun!

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    Tuna And Brown Rice Jalapeno Bites

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    Need a quick and easy snack or party appetizer? Bake up these Tuna And Brown Rice Jalapeno Bites, made with Bumble Bee® Prime Fillet® Albacore Tuna with Jalapenos & Olive Oil. They’re so quick, you’ll have time to make a fun and festive wreath!

    Tuna And Brown Rice Jalapeno Bites

    Ingredients

  • 1 can Bumble Bee® Prime Fillet® Albacore Tuna with Jalapenos & Olive Oil
  • 1 cup brown rice, cooked
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • Directions

    1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

    2) In a large bowl, mix together brown rice, cheddar cheese, egg and Bumble Bee® Prime Fillet® Albacore Tuna with Jalapenos & Olive Oil.

    3) With your hands, roll mixture into bite-sized balls. Roll in panko bread crumbs and place on a baking sheet.

    4) Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve and enjoy!

    Colorful Wreath

    Materials

  • 1 foam wreath
  • Pins
  • Colorful cupcake liners
  • Ribbon
  • Instructions

    1) Cut around the bottom of the cupcake liners, making essentially a long piece of paper.

    2) Carefully pin liners to the foam wreath. Continue until the entire wreath is covered.

    3) Hang with a ribbon and enjoy your creation!

    Tags: baking, Brown Rice, Bumble Bee Seafoods, Crafts, jalapeno, olive oil, recipes, Tuna
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    Ginger Soy Tuna Lettuce Wraps

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    Enjoy a meal in minutes when you whip up these super quick and easy Ginger Soy Tuna Lettuce Wraps, made with Bumble Bee® Prime Fillet® Albacore Tuna with Ginger, Soy and Olive Oil. It’ll be ready so quickly, you’ll have time to make a super cute washi paper coaster!

    Ginger Soy Tuna Lettuce Wraps

    Ingredients

  • 1 can Bumble Bee® Prime Fillet® Albacore Tuna with Ginger, Soy and Olive Oil
  • Romaine lettuce leaves
  • 2/3 cup shredded carrots
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Directions

    1) Place a large spoonful of Bumble Bee® Prime Fillet® Albacore Tuna with Ginger, Soy and Olive Oil onto each lettuce leaf. Top with shredded carrots and sesame seeds.

    2) Serve and enjoy!

    Washi Paper Coasters

    Materials

  • 1 (4.5-by-4.5-inch) tile
  • 1 piece washi paper
  • Clear-drying glue/sealer
  • Paint brush
  • Instructions

    1) Place tile on the back of washi paper. Trace around the tile, adding flaps to cover the sides. Carefully cut out the traced area.

    2) Brush the back of the washi paper with glue/sealer. Allow to dry.

    3) Brush the front of the tile with glue/sealer and stick to the back of the washi paper, folding over the flaps on the sides. Brush the front of the coaster with glue/sealer. Let dry.

    4) Once dried, you’ve got an adorable coaster!

    Tags: Bumble Bee Seafoods, Coasters, Crafts, dinner, ginger, recipes, soy, Tuna
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    Pesto And Olive Oil Tuna Avocado Toast

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    Enjoy a meal in minutes when you whip up this easy and filling Pesto And Olive Oil Tuna Avocado Toast, made with Bumble Bee ® Prime Fillet ® Albacore Tuna with Pesto & Olive Oil. You’ll have it ready so quickly, you’ll even have time to make a totally adorable rope vase!

    Pesto And Olive Oil Tuna Avocado Toast

    Ingredients

  • 1 can Bumble Bee ® Prime Fillet ® Albacore Tuna with Pesto & Olive Oil
  • Freshly sliced bread
  • 3 avocados, diced
  • Lemon juice, to taste
  • Directions

    1) Toast bread until golden brown.

    2) In a bowl, mash avocados. Mix in Bumble Bee ® Prime Fillet ® Albacore Tuna with Pesto & Olive Oil. Add lemon juice to taste.

    3) Spread avocado and tuna on toasted bread. Serve and enjoy!

    Rope Vase

    Materials

  • Empty coffee can
  • Rope
  • Hot glue gun
  • Instructions

    1) Wrap the rope around the coffee can, gluing as you go. Make sure to press firmly on the rope so it’s securely glued.

    2) Allow to dry completely.

    Tags: avocado, avocado toast, Bumble Bee Seafoods, Crafts, recipes, Tuna
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