Of course some might equally entitle this blog post "recycling old stuff" but, hey, those people are cynics: accurate cynics, but cynics none the less. What's more, they're not getting a mince pie. There! That should teach them.
For the rest of you reindeer-hugging, egg-nog quaffing, snowflake-fanciers, I give you my favourite Christmas (ish) things to do with the kids that are all sort of garden or growing-based (you can see why that didn't quite make it as the blog title).
10. Make Twig Stars - red stems from dogwood make wonderful Christmas decorations when you connect them using garden twine or wire. You can even learn how to bend your own five-pointed star with no wire needed at all (number 100 from 101 Things For Kids To Do Outside)
What's that you say? Why yes, I guess you're right - 101 Things for Kids To Do Outside and Garden Crafts For Children would make perfect Christmas presents. Here. Have a mince pie. With genius ideas like that, you deserve it.