The Holidays are coming! Do your kids make gifts for family? I don't know about you, but I rack my brain every year thinking of homemade gifts that my kids can give to thier grandparents. Lucky for you... I did all the brain racking for you :)
I have joined up with lots of amazing kid bloggers to bring you the 2013 Ultimate Gift Guide! My Gift Guide is all about Homemade Gifts that kids can make for Grandparents. Click the picture below to see all the other gift guides!
Checkout the tray that my five year old and I made for her Nana. The simple tutorial is below. Along with our kid-made gift, check out the other handmade gifts for grandparents I found!
To create this tray, all you need is the materials below: Wooden Tray (found at a craft store), craft paint, metallic paint, stencils, a Sharpie, Mod Podge and Distressing Ink (optional).
First, we painted the tray green with craft paint. Then, I measured 2 inches out and drew a box with pencil. Within that box is where I had my daughter draw all the grandkids as stick figures. She drew them in pencil and then I traced over her drawings with a thin tip Sharpie. I was then able to erase the pencil marks after I was finished tracing.
We then used the metallic paint and stencils to add a little bling to the board. After all was said and done, I added some Modge Podge to the tray to give it a level of protection. Overall, I love it and I know Nana will too. There is something about kid-drawn stick figures that just melts my heart!
Here are some other fun ideas for handmade gifts for grandparents:
Embroidered Handprints from Inspired by Familia
Kid drawn art on a Tea Towel from Setting for Four
Here is a fun idea for toddlers to get into the gift-giving spirit from As Time Flies
Handprint Christmas Tree Ornament from Makes & Takes
Kid Drawn Checkbook Covers from Martha Stewart
Handprint Coasters from Spoonful
Snowman Keepsake Ornament from Living Life Interntionally
Tear Art Bookmarks from Buddy and Buggy
Footprint Snowman Rug from Full of Great Ideas
Aren't these ideas fun? What kinds of handmade gifts will your children be creating this holiday season?