Homemade gifts are making a comeback – the personal touch, the time you spend making it makes it that much more special and treasured. The kids being as young as they are often freestyle their drawings and then end up throwing them away. However, with the holidays approaching, I thought it would be a great idea to recruit them into making gifts for close family and friends. They love the idea and any excuse to get their hands dirty (paint, they love to paint), they’re onboard.
I found some really lovely ideas on Pinterest that I might use this holiday season – starting with my own dinosaur apron.
- Christmas Tree Apron
- Footprint Dinosaur
- Wax Block Prints
I used to love this art activity as a kid. To me, it worked almost like magic. All you need is a plain card with which you make your favorite drawing in white wax crayon. Paint over the drawing with any water color. Because of the wax in the crayon, the drawing will end up looking like this. I think we may use this as our annual christmas card design this year.
- Children’s Art Calendar
- Christmas Tree Baubles
Do you have any handmade present ideas that preschoolers can make with ease? Drop in a comment.