Monday, December 15, 2008

getting crafty!

I am trying my best to show Andrew that handmade gifts are the most special. So after an evening trip to Joann's last night, we got crafty and started making Christmas presents! We decided to make bookmarks, and this is an easy craft for children to make themselves. We bought a dollar bag of foamie stickers, and since they were different sports, we decided to make the bookmarks for all the guys in our family. Use thick ribbon, I believe we used one inch grosgrain, and cut a length about twelve inches or so. (Cut enough to put inside a book and have the ends hang over the sides of the book.) Then take two identical foam stickers and sandwich the ribbon between them. So easy, and Andrew made all of his on his own. This is a funny little craft that is simple enough to let the kids take the lead, but also can be very useful to anyone who reads a lot!
I think they turned out really cute! Plus Andrew felt so proud of himself that he made gifts of his own. :)
Then we wrapped them all up in cellophane bags and put little tags on them. Andrew had so much fun, and I am so happy he is a little crafter, just like his momma! ;)
(Thanks for snapping this cute photo, mom!!)

PS.
I know it isn't snowing here, BUT it is COLD for San Diego and it has been raining all day long! As Andrew said, "This day is a dream come true!"
:) xo!

6 comments:

Jamie said...

Oh, what a fun little project for the kiddos...and my oldest LOVES to read...speaking of which I need to post her Christmas swap stuff she got...I'm off...

Mindy said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing...both of my kids would enjoy making those! (And, it was freezing here in AZ today too!)

Lisajoy Marinello said...

Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing! We will try these this week! Thanks!

Sara said...

So cute! And, so sweet too for the grown up's who get those..

PS - LOVE your nail polish!

Beth said...

Oh, too cute! It is so great that you got him invloved and I am sure he will feel so proud to give his hangmade gifts!

forgetfulone said...

What fun, and what a great idea! I miss the days when mine were young.

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