Someone told me today that there are nine weekends left until Christmas Day. Uh, no stress there at all!
That thought made me think about children and gifts and this article written by Pam Leo, author of Connection Parenting, and available over at Waldorf In The Home here. It speaks eloquently about slowing down the season, really choosing how we use our time, and how children love the preparation of the holidays….
Which led me to think about gifts that children love to make and give. I have some tried and true favorites, including:
- Candle dipping
- Dipping pinecones into beeswax as fire starters (you can see instructions in the book “Earthways”
- Wet felted ornaments
- Homemade bath salts, bath bombs, homemade soap
- Peppermint bark
- Homemade cookies
Here is a great list of 40 gifts children can make for the holidays: at Happy Hooligans.
This was listed as a gift a teen could make – a fish clock!
And what about what to make for our children?
Here are ideas for 70 toys to make for children.
For teen girls, I was thinking of a custom made rack with knobs to hold jewelry or belts, or homemade hair accessories, knit or crocheted hats, scarves or mittens.
For teen boys, I was thinking of tie-dyed clothing, art that had on it custom quotes or sayings, knit scarves or hats.
Please share your holiday plans for crafting!