Friday, November 27, 2009

Aloha Friday

Esmé loves sharing stuff with people that she's made, and I also want her to get in the spirit of giving. We've got a nice big family, so we're going to turn things here into a workshop of sorts for Christmas.

Here's my easy question for Aloha Friday - what are some USEFUL gifts a toddler can help make?

We've started a little list already:
  1. Bookmarks
  2. Soap snowballs
  3. Decorated votive candle holders
  4. Potpourri sachets
  5. Cookies...
(Note to family if you're reading this: You've got to act surprised when you get the gifts. And we'd prefer that you use the gifts or pass them on to their happy hunting grounds rather than stash them somewhere. 'K?!)

12 comments:

I am Harriet said...

Clay figures?
I have no idea.

Have a great Friday :)
http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/11/got-good-movie-tip.html

Jennifer said...

Buy clear Christmas balls and let them pour in tempra paint (a few colours ) mix it around. Add glitter, let dry, recap. Tie with a cute ribbon.

Saltbox dough ornaments.

ShEiLa said...

very good ideas...
I wish I had one but I don't... maybe later.

ToOdLeS.

Amy said...

take her hand prints and make a tree out of them. You can make a sweat shirt and they can wear them.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I felt wreath made with tracings of their shoes for leaves.

mellisarock said...

What about baking mixes? You know like those Jars for cookies, cakes or soups? They would need some help measuring...but they are definitely useful!

Annie said...

Decorate cupcakes, do some crafts for the Christmas (made a Santa Claus with cotton balls).

Have a nice weekend.

Stopping from An Island Life.

Twincerely,Olga said...

maybe cards they can help color!

JamericanSpice said...

They can help make cards, shoe box decor to use as gift box, baked goods, pottery

Jen said...

How about fridge magnets! Here's the link to my blog where my kids made them. They were easy and fun!

http://jeremynjenprice.blogspot.com/2009/07/craftingfridge-magnets.html

Jeannie said...

What wonderful ideas--plenty to choose from, so I thank you for these suggestions!

Healthy & Happy said...

they all look great! i promise Esmé - i will be surprised! :)