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<p>Hey mamas, I need some ideas.  My 4 y.o. DS has made (with lots of help!) Christmas gifts for his grandparents for the past  4 years.  This year I'm at a loss as to what he can make for them!  In the past he's made footprint ornaments (when he was a wee baby), colored wood ornaments, suncatchers, and bath salts.  We now have a DD who is 20 months old and can "help" out too.  I'm just totally uninspired this year.  The only idea I can come up with is rolled beeswax candles.  </p>
<p>Anyone have any ideas for me? It needs to be a fairly simple craft where I can help a little but he can do the majority of it himself. </p>
 

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<p>This site has several things:</p>
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<p><a href="http://weefolkart.com/content/rejoicing-angels-watercolor-paintings" target="_blank">http://weefolkart.com/content/rejoicing-angels-watercolor-paintings</a></p>
<p><a href="http://weefolkart.com/content/stuffed-star-ornaments" target="_blank">http://weefolkart.com/content/stuffed-star-ornaments</a></p>
<p><a href="http://weefolkart.com/content/handprint-sand-candles-0" target="_blank">http://weefolkart.com/content/handprint-sand-candles-0</a></p>
<p><a href="http://weefolkart.com/content/wax-paper-stained-glass-leaves" target="_blank">http://weefolkart.com/content/wax-paper-stained-glass-leaves</a></p>
<p><a href="http://weefolkart.com/content/wet-felted-wool-cookie-cutter-ornaments" target="_blank">http://weefolkart.com/content/wet-felted-wool-cookie-cutter-ornaments</a></p>
 

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<p>That's a really sweet website, thanks for the links!</p>
 

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<p>I like the crafty crow blog, good ideas!</p>
 

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<p>Last year we bought blank canvas grocery bags and printed DD's and DS's handprints on them. The reusable bags were well received.</p>
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<p>What about muffin, cookie or soup mix in a mason jar? He can help scoop and pour, as well as decorate the tag and cut a circle of fabric for the top.</p>
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<br><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;">Both excellent ideas, thank you!  I really really like the grocery sack idea :)</p>
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<p style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:0px;">I'm going to check out the Crafty Crow too!Quote:</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SeekingJoy</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1282812/ideas-needed-for-handmade-gifts-that-a-child-can-make#post_16086972"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Last year we bought blank canvas grocery bags and printed DD's and DS's handprints on them. The reusable bags were well received.</p>
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<p>What about muffin, cookie or soup mix in a mason jar? He can help scoop and pour, as well as decorate the tag and cut a circle of fabric for the top.</p>
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<p>I saw a thing on a show once about making teas, DS can help with measuring and mixing.</p>
 

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<p>I went to the dollar store and bought two-packs of pot holders.  I will have each DD do a hand print with fabric paint on the potholders.  Each grandparent will get a set.  I figure this is a functional and sentimental item.</p>
 

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<p>I always like the idea of a set of home made greeting cards. Use some of her old art and mount them to cards.  Get envelopes to fit and pre-stamp them.  They make a lovely gift. </p>
 

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<p><a href="http://www.thecraftycrow.net/2010/12/25-gifts-kids-can-make.html" target="_blank">http://www.thecraftycrow.net/2010/12/25-gifts-kids-can-make.html</a></p>
 
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