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I have made lots of stuff for the kids.. Now onto the grandparents.. Anyone have any ideas that are something they would like?? I would love the kids to be able to help but mine are all 5 and under so I may just end up doing it by myself
 

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You could frame some of their art work.Or they could paint t shirts or an apron.
 

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an apron or plate with the kids handprints/footprints always make lovely presents. and most kids love to play in paint! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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i enjoyed making a calendar of our family favorite photos w/my dd (then 5). it's not as hands-on, though, because you're just picking out the favorite photos from your online host. it's just cool to revisit our favorite moments.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i enjoyed making a calendar of our family favorite photos w/my dd (then 5). it's not as hands-on, though, because you're just picking out the favorite photos from your online host. it's just cool to revisit our favorite moments.</div>
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This is what we did for DH's family this year.<br>
Last year I bought kitchen towels and had DD make handprint christmas trees on them with fabric paint for the grandmas. It was 3 green handprints in a triangle with the fingers facing out for the tree, and then after that dried she left multi-colored fingerprints on them for the ornaments/lights.<br>
For the grandpas, I went to the thrift store and got some plain ties. (I love $5 clothing bag day. I got some wool sweaters, too!) Then DD decorated them with handprints as well.
 

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I'm making <a href="http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/shows_scb/article/0,3102,HGTV_27256_5002561,00.html" target="_blank">this scrapbooking mini book</a> with the kids pictures in it. In the triangle spaces I'm cutting up the kids' artwork I've collected over the year and taping it in. Also, check out <a href="http://www.diynetwork.com/DIY/mmo/SCB-313/Between_Siblings.pdf" target="_blank">this link to the directions</a>. I've already made the basic book and it's really simple. But the directions page shows what it looks like folded out.<br><br>
We also made <a href="http://jas.familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=10116" target="_blank">these star ornaments.</a>
 

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we made snowflakes with beads. my dd is only 24 months so she needed help with them but she picked out the beads at the store and how to string them. then, she loved giving them to her grammy!
 

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There was a super-cute idea in the last issue of Wondertime magazine. They were kitchen towels with a drawing and recipe on them by a child - for example, you ask your child how to make chocolate cake and write down *everything* they say (this could be REALLY funny!) and then have them make a drawing to go with it. The whole thing is then transferred to a flour sack towel. I guess it would be a better gift for a Grandma rather than a Grandpa, maybe.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">There was a super-cute idea in the last issue of Wondertime magazine. They were kitchen towels with a drawing and recipe on them by a child - for example, you ask your child how to make chocolate cake and write down *everything* they say (this could be REALLY funny!) and then have them make a drawing to go with it. The whole thing is then transferred to a flour sack towel. I guess it would be a better gift for a Grandma rather than a Grandpa, maybe.</div>
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That's really funny!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">There was a super-cute idea in the last issue of Wondertime magazine. They were kitchen towels with a drawing and recipe on them by a child - for example, you ask your child how to make chocolate cake and write down *everything* they say (this could be REALLY funny!) and then have them make a drawing to go with it. The whole thing is then transferred to a flour sack towel. I guess it would be a better gift for a Grandma rather than a Grandpa, maybe.</div>
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That is an awsome idea! I'd love to know how dd would make one!
 

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When Rain was three, we made everyone trivets for Christmas. You go to a hardware store and get come ceramic tiles - we got white 6x6 squares, and they were around .50 each (but this was 11 years ago). Then we went to the craft store, like Michael's, and got porcelain paint in 3 or 4 colors and a sheet of cork. The whole thing cost us $15 or so for 5 gifts, and we had paint left over.<br><br>
Have your child write or draw on the tile, or put on their handprint (we did both). If they make a mistake, you can wipe/wash it off pretty easily, as long as it hasn't been baked yet. Bake the finished tiles in the oven according to the directions on the paint. when they're cool, cut 4 or 5 small circles of cork and attack them to bottom of your trivet, with super glue. Viola! Trivets! Ours were used for many years...<br><br>
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I think I'm going to take canvas shopping bags (I was going to sew some but found some cheap pre-made), then have dd draw a picture. Make a stencil of that, then transfer it onto the bag. I do this every year for dh for Father's Day and we have some really cute ones.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">When Rain was three, we made everyone trivets for Christmas. You go to a hardware store and get come ceramic tiles - we got white 6x6 squares, and they were around .50 each (but this was 11 years ago). Then we went to the craft store, like Michael's, and got porcelain paint in 3 or 4 colors and a sheet of cork. The whole thing cost us $15 or so for 5 gifts, and we had paint left over.<br><br>
Have your child write or draw on the tile, or put on their handprint (we did both). If they make a mistake, you can wipe/wash it off pretty easily, as long as it hasn't been baked yet. Bake the finished tiles in the oven according to the directions on the paint. when they're cool, cut 4 or 5 small circles of cork and attack them to bottom of your trivet, with super glue. Viola! Trivets! Ours were used for many years...<br><br>
Dar</div>
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Or if you want to make it one step easier...you can buy little cork circles that have sticky on them.
 

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I took digital photos of artwork they have already done through out the year and compiled them into a little scrapbook.<br><br>
Another idea we considered was to have the kids pick out their favorite recipes and them make little cookbooks for everyone. The kids could either photograph the dishes or draw pictures of them.
 

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Last year we bought terra-cotta pots and the kids painted them with acrylic paints. They were cheap, easy, fun to do, and they turned out really cute! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 
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