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« on: August 08, 2010 02:08:55 PM »

I have four little girls in my family, all under 6. My sister is also due right before Christmas (they don't know the sex though). I was just wondering what you've all made for little kids in the past? What went over well, what your ideas are, etc.
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010 07:18:47 PM »

jewelry, stuffed animals (pointy kitty, bunny, puppy, made-up creatures), purses or tote bags, aprons, tutus, skirts, art kits, crayon roll-ups, I-Spy bags for the younger ones, blankets or throws, mermaid beach towels, bath robes, pinwheels, tic-tac-toe game, checkers game, hair clips, head bands

The little girls I know are pretty easily impressed, and don't take very good care of their stuff, so I wouldn't spend a lot of time on each gift.
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010 10:13:21 PM »

For the under six crowd, I would make hooded towels, like these ones:

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2007/11/29/hooded-towel-tutorial/
You could do them in their favorite colours, or add bunny ears , etc...

Since I'm currently working at an art camp, I'd also lean towards art kits, with a crayon roll, maybe some watercolour paints (the Crayola ones aren't too expensive) a pad of paper, that kind of thing in a cute little tote. 

Dress up boxes would also go over well, especially if there are sisters among them who could share.  Paint or dcoupage a box or an old suitcase and fill with pretty things from second hand stores, your closet, or your sewing machine!
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2010 07:09:20 AM »

My daughter received a dress up box from her granma when she was 3 and she is still playing with it's contents 2 years later! Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2010 08:19:28 AM »

I made my neice a felt purse last year. She was 5 and was getting into the whole wanting to carry a purse phase and I found a really cute felt purse kit from a craft store and thought it was perfect for a 5 year old. I didn't want anything too old for her. She loved it! I filled it with stuffed animals and such.
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010 07:32:04 AM »

My daughter is 5 so we are right in the realm of young lady presents Cheesy

She has a birthday party next week and I made her a Cupcake purse.

Little girls love necklaces and bracelets, but something my daughter really loves is craft kits - I am very crafty and she has picked up on that too so she loves when she gets craft supplies or handmade craft kits.

When she was 3 I gave her a make your own necklace kit. Which was just a standard cheapo gold chain and various large bead type things that would easily slide onto the chain. I think one of the 'beads' may have been a Christmas ornament, there was also a felted bird which I'd attached a ribbon to so it would hang from the necklace. She loved it, put all the "beads" into her jewelry box and could change the necklace whenever she wanted.

Good luck Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2010 01:52:27 PM »

Do they have Barbie Dolls?

I made some really cute Barbie Clothes out of leftover fabric scraps. 
I followed these tutorials

Froufy Barbie Skirt Tutorial
http://theadventuresofroryandjess.blogspot.com/2010/09/froufy-barbie-skirt-tutorial.html

Easy Barbie Skirt Tutorial
http://theadventuresofroryandjess.blogspot.com/2010/09/easy-barbie-skirt-tutorial.html

Barbie Cap Sleeve Shirt Tutorial
http://theadventuresofroryandjess.blogspot.com/2010/09/barbie-cap-sleeve-shirt-tutorial.html

Barbie Dress Tutorial
http://theadventuresofroryandjess.blogspot.com/2010/08/barbie-dress-tutorial.html

Barbie Knit Top Tutorial
http://theadventuresofroryandjess.blogspot.com/2010/09/barbie-knit-top-tutorial.html

I also came up with a few of my own tutorials:

Barbie Shirred Dress Tutorial
http://create.thebirdflock.com/?p=308

10 minute Barbie Circle Skirt Tutorial
http://create.thebirdflock.com/?p=173

Easy Barbie Peasant Top Tutorial
http://create.thebirdflock.com/?p=212


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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2010 01:28:08 PM »

My little one will be 15 months at Xmas, five friends with similar aged babies, two brothers and a sister under 10 so am all up on the crafty kids stuff.

Here's my list:

* Homemade play-dough (http://fun.familyeducation.com/sculpting/recipes/37040.html)
* Hot chocolate on a stick (http://giverslog.com/?p=3290)
* 'Coal' cookies made from Oreo Truffle recipe (http://www.bakerella.com/grocery-item-goes-gourmet/)
* Snow Globes (http://www.showkidsthefun.com/activity/homemade-snow-globes.html)
* Crayons (made from melting old stumps of crayon)
* Colouring Book (line drawings of my favourite paintings - probably violates some copyright law but they are all kiddos so won't shop me in!)
* Bathbombs (probably bought ones, but I am going to give it a go)
* Dressing up box (suitcase full of old clothes, long gloves, feather boa, plastic jewellery etc)
* Felt tools (http://www.etsy.com/listing/57613716/diy-felt?ref=sr_list_17&ga_search_query=felt+tools&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes%5B0%5D=tags&includes%5B1%5D=title)


Hope this inspires
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