The Christmas season is long gone but I wanted to share one more gift idea that kids can make. It's so much fun to see the joy on my children's faces as they make gifts and get so excited to give them away. When someone asked my six year old what he was most excited about for Christmas last month I'm sure you can imagine how trilled I was when I heard him say, "Giving gifts!" Yeah! My kids are getting it!
My children worked together to make this fun little book for their grandparents (inspired by this post) but it could make a great gift for just about anyone. These would be perfect for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparents Day (celebrated on the the first Sunday after Labor Day annually), to cheer up a friend, or just for no reason at all.
First we gathered up some old paint samples. I thought these ones were really fun with the little square cut-out at the bottom.
We made a cover for our book by printing "Just a few samples of why we love our Grandma and Grandpa!" and then cut it out to match the size of our paint samples. We also cut out a little square at the bottom like in the paint samples. The back page was blank except for a heart sticker that we placed where the square cut-out would be.
Stacked all together it looked like this. I love how the little heart pops through all the pages.
We then punched a hole in the upper corner of each page and tied it together with some ribbon. My kids had fun filling out a page or two about why they love their grandparents. We made sure to use my Slick Writers so their words and pictures wouldn't smear. Everyone had so much fun working on it together. I think it made a sweet gift.