5. Containers for cookies
If you saved a few margarine tubs you did right and they will come in handy. Larger ones will go as a present for bigger families with kids and smaller ones will be ideal for grandparents. Cover an even surface outside with newspapers when the weather is nice and not windy and spray the tubes with non-toxic paint.
The color may be of your choice but practice shows that white suits best. After it is done and the tubes are dry let your kids paint it from top to the bottom. Markers, crayons, watercolors will be perfect means for decoration. Creative and cheap containers for cookies are ready.