Maggy from Red Ted Art is amazingly creative and makes the most wonderful things with her kids. She’s given us a round up of 5 Stocking Filler ideas you can make yourselves, which not only will the kids love, but they’re very ‘different’ too…
Hello! It is so lovely to be visiting all you lovely Elf Express readers today to share with you today some great HOMEMADE GOODIES. I LOVE LOVE LOVE making things and I love even more making GIFTS for my kids. In our house, we have actually arrived at the point, where my kids (sometimes) say (instead of “can I have that”) – “Mummy, can you make me something like that?”. Hooray, they recognise that homemade can be just as good at store bought, but is actually a little better because I made with luuuurve.
So today, I wanted to share 5 of our favourite crafts – that would actually make some BRILLIANT little stocking fillers for your kids! So, without further ado, here we go….
Here are some adorable and super fun Dinosaur Eggs – and guess what? They are made from soap! So the kids have to wash their hands LOTS in order to get the dinosaurs out. Genius. So fun. It is used making melt & pour soap, which is very EASY to use.
Read all about it here: Dino Egg Soap
Love loom bands? No? I didn’t think so (snigger). They seemed likes such a good idea at the time. The kids were busy for HOURS making loom band bracelets… but now I am stuck with hundres of left over loom bands scattered all over the house.. or am I? Turn your loom band left overs into thse super fun little Bouncy Balls. So cute. It is easy enough to create them in certain colours.
Have any magicians in the house? Or Harry Potter fans? Here are some AMAZING Magic Wands inspired by Nature – be it acorns, pine cones, rocks or shells.. what power will YOUR magic wand have. I think they look simply brilliant!
Find out how easy it is to make these Magic Wands.
Oh yes, time for some *trendy Macrame*… macramé is no longer the macramé that we know… add funky coloured paracords and the “fuddy duddy” craft of the past is suddenly cool bananas. Or cool dragonflies as the case may be. These are quick to learn how to make and look great as key chains, hair pieces or brooches.
Read how to make your Paracord Dragonflies here.
And finally.. last but not least, these super cute, simple Minion Corner book marks. The Minions have taken our house by storms (there are yellow things everywhere), but how can you not love this jolly, bright and fun loving little characters? Encourage the gift of reading and make these book marks.
Read how to make your Minion Bookmarks here.
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