This year my daughter wanted to make her friends these fingerless gloves.
They are actually made out of socks & then we added the flower to the top. She was very excited with how they turned out & they actually do keep your hands pretty warm!
My 8 year old boy actually had me make his friend some plain blue ones...they are really into Bey Blades, so they look just like the battle gloves they wear in the cartoon.
They were a hit with their friends.
We found a great tutorial at this blog Tousled Day.
This year we made their teachers decorative clipboards & flower pens to go with it.
We just mod podged scrapbook paper onto the clipboards.
Then we added a bow & the teacher's name with vinyl stickers.
Then each of my kids wrote their teacher a note & we clipped it on the board.
I think they did a good job & their teachers loved the gift!
At the end of the Christmas season I always go on the search for neighbor gifts for the next year. Everything is usually on sale. I found wrapping paper that was on clearance for .50 a roll & decided that would make a great gift that everyone would use. We attached this poem & our Christmas card.
The poem says:
"Wrap" up your troubles,
"Wrap" out a song,
"Wrap" up some laughter,
And don't take too long.
"Wrap" it up early,
"Wrap" it up smart,
"Wrap" up a Christmas
Straight from the heart!
"Life is a gift...untie the bow"!
-Shauna N. Steen
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas...it's coming up quick!