Monday, December 22, 2008

Crafty Kids Gift Making Workshop

Last week I hosted a Gift Making Workshop for Camas MOMS Club. We had a great turn out of about 21 kids. With the holidays approaching, I wanted to encourage our kids to make gifts instead of buying them. We had 6 tables set up around the room with 5 different crafty gifts for the kids to make and give to family or friends for the Holidays. I made an effort to come up with crafts that were easy for the kids but even the Moms said they would want to give people. Projects included glass bead magnets, beaded hemp bookmarks or keyrings, chicken noodle soup in a jar, scented & colored bath salts, and glass ornaments with paint swirled on the inside. I also provided preprinted gift tags & little fabric bags the kids could decorate to take home wrapped gifts.

I spent a couple weeks running around to just about every store in town to find all the supplies as inexpensive as possible. I tried to keep all the projects at $1 or less for materials so they could pay $5 for all 5 projects. I lucked out and had most of the jars I needed for both the Soups & Salts donated by my neighbor. But gotta start saving now for next year! Everyone had a blast and said we should do it every year!

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