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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:

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

« 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.

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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

Easy Barbie Skirt Tutorial

Barbie Cap Sleeve Shirt Tutorial

Barbie Dress Tutorial

Barbie Knit Top Tutorial

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

Barbie Shirred Dress Tutorial

10 minute Barbie Circle Skirt Tutorial

Easy Barbie Peasant Top Tutorial


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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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