My kids like to give little gifts to their friends for Christmas. The budget is very limited this year so we’ve been thinking of gifts we can make using mostly items we already have. The pencils were $1 at Wal-Mart and the 6 balls (not on the fabric) were $1 at Hobby Lobby. So for a total of $2 spent, we have 10 gifts for Ammon’s friends.
First we stuck the foam ball on the eraser end of the pencil.
Then I cut the red light bulbs off a string of old lights.
And stuck it in the foam ball for a nose. I used a little glue to hold it in place.
I glued black sequins to the ball for the eyes.
Then just used a Sharpie marker to draw on the mouth. It was a little hard on the glittery balls, but it turned out good enough.
Then I ripped some fabric into strips.
And tied it around the pencil for a scarf.
I just need to tie a simple tag on each one and they’re ready for gift giving. These would be fun and easy to make at a class party too.
Have you started making little gifts for neighbors or friends? I’d love to know what you’re making. I still have more kids to make gifts for.
Come back tomorrow for another fun giveaway!
I’m linking to:
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
WFMW at We Are That Family
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts
Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple
Hookin’ Up with HOH at House of Hepworths
Christmas Crafts for Kids at Sassy Sites
Look At Me Party at Fun To Craft
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
Making Monday Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T.