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If your LO's make christmas gifts for grandparents what do they make? Ideas please.

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Phoenix Sat 04-Oct-08 19:09:39

Ds is 2.8 so something simple for him to make.

avenanap Sat 04-Oct-08 19:10:45

Christmas tree decorations (with a picture of ds, they like these), calendar, mince pies, biscuits, pomanders go down very well.

madrose Sat 04-Oct-08 19:14:27

today my dd made a hand print angel, which we will frame. painted her hand blue, and this went in the middle and was the dress. then painted both hands yellow and these went either side of the blue hand but a bit lower. Turn it around, pink paint on the finger to make a face, and to add hands. I've added a bit of glitter to jazz it up. we've done 10 (slave master that i am) and these will make presents for GPs, aunties and godparents.

Last year she painted ceramicsm but a bit skint this year.

madrose Sat 04-Oct-08 19:16:12

meant ceramics blush

chloemegjess Sat 04-Oct-08 19:18:34

avenanap - how do you make the photo tree decorations? I love this idea!

RustyBear Sat 04-Oct-08 19:21:52

I still have a pencil pot DD made from a cut-off tube (like a Prigle's tube) with a drawing wrapped round it & stuck on.

avenanap Sat 04-Oct-08 19:22:36

Glitter, cardboard, glue, string and pictures. Just cut the faces out of some old photo's in a shape, cut stars out of the card, glue the edges and coat them in glitter. Make a back out of card and stick some string in the middle so they hang. If you want to go the whole hog pop to the craft shop and get some flymo (I think it's called this, it's like coloured clay, you mould it and leave it to set so it goes hard). Just mould a shape, say an angel with wings and glue the picture on.

whomovedmychocolate Sat 04-Oct-08 19:24:07

Okay this is a doddle - get a photo of your kids. Get some glue and stick it on a card and let them decorate the outside of the photo with glitter, leaves, pens, whatever so they make a decorative frame. Grandparents think it's fab.

lucysmam Sat 04-Oct-08 19:54:51

Make some simple shaped cookies & let ds run wild with decorations for them. (you do the baking obviously!) I'm going to do this with my lo later in the year for gp's & uncle & next door

MarkStretch Sat 04-Oct-08 19:56:18

I painted dd's hands pink and then printed them on a white mug. Then you varnish and bake in the oven.

Her grandparents still have them 6 yrs later.

RustyBear Sat 04-Oct-08 20:02:13

]]http://www.craftmill.co.uk/epages/Store.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/CraftMill/Categories/PolClayFI MO Fimo]], avenanap?

RustyBear Sat 04-Oct-08 20:03:17

MO Fimo, avenanap?

Preview, woman, preview!.....

RustyBear Sat 04-Oct-08 20:05:55

I'm really not doing well here, am I? Fimo

<<Goes off to change name to Charmkin2>>

avenanap Sat 04-Oct-08 21:33:43

That's it! Thanks Rustybear. smile

angrypixie Sun 05-Oct-08 08:25:55

Woolworths have paint your own mugs and plates for £2 at the moment. We will be making some for the Olds!

Nbg Sun 05-Oct-08 08:32:35

We have done clay tree decorations and photos before.

This year, dd is going to draw a picture onto some canvas and I am going to embroider over it.
We did one for my dad earlier in the year and he loved it.
He even got it framed grin

Planted bulbs like Hyacinths go down well too.

Phoenix Sun 05-Oct-08 09:57:58

Thanks these are all fab ideas. I'll have to get creative .

lunavix Sun 05-Oct-08 12:40:48

madrose - I can't picture how you mean

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