How do your kids give each other gifts?? Do you draw names? Give to and from each one??
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…..