It is time again to start planning the annual Crafty Kids Gift Making Workshop, hosted every December by the MOMS Club of Camas. This will be my fourth year organizing the event. Last year made it a fundraiser for the Remembering Rowan Project, opening up the event to kids in the community as well as our Club. We even got featured in the Camas Post Record, our local weekly newspaper.
Each year I have a great time striving to come up with 5 to 6 gifts adults would actually enjoy receiving or find useful, while keeping the cost of each project to $1 or under. Each child got to make all six gift projects for just $10. All the proceeds went to fleece for making more No Sew Fleece Blankets we donated to Vancouver Foster Kids.
Last year's projects included:
- Snowball Soaps with a hidden surprise (an idea I found last year in Family Fun, my favorite craft magazine for kids)
- Mending Jars with a pin cushion in the lid (I got two local hotels, Camas Hotel and Best Western, to donate mending kits)
- Candy Filled Cookie Cutters tied to a Wooden Spoon and Recipe Cards (everyone can always use a new wooden spoon and a holiday cookie cutter, not to mention a sweet snack)
- Chicken Noodle Soup In A Jar (we were able to use recycled jars of various sizes with this recipe, just adding extra noodles until the jar was full)
- Brown Sugar Scrub (made this one last year for all the women in my family)
- Painted Papermache Gingerbread Ornaments (I found three dozen of these at Goodwill last year and picked them up just for this event)