December 22, 2011
The past several years, we take them all to the Dollar Store, then they each pick out something for each sibling. So 4 kids buying 3 presents each for the other 3 kids. It adds up. Plus they all buy something for me and Trevor. So we end up dropping $20 on a pile of junk. They enjoy giving presents to one another, and although this method has its place, I wanted something different this year.
I thought it'd be fun to have them make gifts for each other. We've done this in the past, but I think they were too little then. (Now they're 9,7,5,3). And I have some better ideas this time around. And we're creating in groups, which seems easier.
So the girls are making gifts for the boys. For my oldest, they'll decorate a board and pipe to make him this balance board I found at ElsieMarley - awesome, right?? Head there for the tutorial.
For my 3 year old, they're making him a bean bag toss game - - no picture inspiration for that one.
Then the boys will make gifts for my girls. Mainly my oldest will make them. This is what I came up with - he'll paint blocks with triangles so they can do mosaic pictures, etc. Each girl will get a set. I found this on The Etsy Blog - head there for the tutorial.
I'm hoping these projects will be pretty easy and stress free and projects the kiddos can do without a lot of supervision (those "kid" craft projects that involve me having to help with every little step drive me crazy!). I'll let you know how it goes....just a few days left.....
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