This past weekend we had two birthday parties to attend. Davis was going to her friend Trevor's party, and William had Cleo's party. My "go-to-gift" in the past has been an ugly doll. The problem now? Most of the kids in their classrooms have already received one from us, so now I had to think of some new gifts to give.
For William's friend Cleo, I knew from volunteering in his class, that she loves to draw and loves horses. Plus, I know her parents and just knew they would appreciate a handmade gift. I decided to make custom notecards + an artist pad for her. I found an illustration of a horse, photoshopped out the person riding the horse, and then simplifed the illustration. I then printed the horse out on my printer + used watercolours to paint each horse in. I made up a total of 20 cards for two packs of cards. I also gave her crack n' peel stickers. We bought some markers and oil pastels to be used for the artist pad.
I had so much fun making this gift up, and from what I heard, she absolutely loved her gift. I am hoping we have more girl parties to go to. I do not think a little boy would have the same appreciation for this kind of gift as a little girl would – for them, they will get some legos!
Do you make or create gifts for kids? I'd love to hear what you make.. as I know we'll be getting a lot of more invites in the next month or so.