What do you need: Wallpaper samples, colored cardboard, a box (shoebox, old gift box) glue.
Etagére for snacks
Go to the pawn shop and find a collection of old crockery, dishes with different measures. And of course, a suitable glue to paste it all tidy together. Top it off with an egg cup, a little vase, a cup or a porcelain figurine.
House Wishing Card: Cut out a form, a house, a car, a bottle, whatever is appropriate. Then Find a lot of Lucky quotes, type and print them, roll up around a thread and then put them into a glossy roll. You can pull the little quotes out. Also very suitable for a dollar bill or a lottery ticket.
Lego Friends Wishing Card to give money in an original way. A Card with candles. Find a picture of lego friends and print it, add some colored cardboard. Find some puzzles, happy birthday song, roll them up in a piece of pink cardboard. Stick the rolls with on the card with a glue-pistol and make sure they can pull out the wish rolls ánd money rolls.
This needs some patience, quite a lot of rolls to make, we used little paint pencils to roll the paper around. Glued with a glue pistol and cut off after gluing with a Stanley-knife. To get a perfect circle you put a plate in the middle.
This Wind chime is made of a baby powder tin, with rolled up glossy around and for the sweet sound “buttons and color pencils” hanging on a cotton colored thread. The thread is attached to the plastic lid, which I have cut a bit smaller to fit into the tin.
This starts, of course, several weeks before fathers day. Seed the tomato and the paprika. Let the children fill the pot with potting soil, make holes with a screwdriver and slip the root into the hole. Give some water Let them color on carton their favorite image and write some text to cover the pot and wrap it in cellophane. Finish it off with some lace and a little “I love you dad” card.
34. Home-baked Cookies as Gift
My granddaughter earned her 3rd swimmers diploma C, and what’s nicer than to bake some cookies and make a gift wrap around it.
The box was previously filled with Merci Chocolate and recycled into a cookies box. The bottom covered with aluminum foil, then filled with cookies.
Make from a simple drawing something extraordinary. Let your child draw her/his favorite car, plane, house or tank… on a piece of MDF. Saw the contour, paint it with varnish and attach hooks on it.
32. Mothers day Heart
Last month we made (again) something special for mothers day. Very rewarding, because Mom is the Best 🙂
You saw the heart form from MDF and let the children paint it with white paint, then let them draw stripes with a fork. Use a glue pistol to glue everything on it. Stones, shells, tealight holder, and dried twigs. You can also highlight the twigs with white paint. The shell can be used to store (ear) rings and the heart is originally for on the dressing table.
31. Office Box
Supplies: 3 Tetra packs, blackboard paint, double sided tape, adhesive alu foil and 10 Christmas lights.
Tools: Little screwdriver, a scissor, a Stanley knife (to cut the tetra pack, do not let the child do this, DIY!)