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« on: September 15, 2010 10:57:44 PM »

I would like to make a good portion of my Christmas gifts this year.  I can think of all sorts of things for girls but not so much for boys.  My son is 9, nephew is 10.  Nephew is into sports; my son is all over the place but loves basketball and football.

If you all have ideas I would appreciate it.  Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010 09:50:20 AM »

You could make plush indoor basket ball sets with a soft ball and net for playing inside. 

You could also make a nice how to make paper airplane kits (find instructions online, make a nice booklet, add necessary supplies). 

Um, I'm not sure as that age is hard to craft for (or buy for for that matter).  Oh do they do paint ball or use nerf guns a lot?  My nephews loved when someone knit them trigger mittens for using with their play guns when they were around that age. 

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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2010 11:23:32 AM »

i have two boys and 4 nephews between 18 and 4 years old, and i know that even when they think they're too old for kids stuff, they still love to get enthusiastic, despite their cool air of superiority!

~maybe screen/freezer paper printed tees with stencils/quotes/characters from their favourite teams/movies/videogames?
~do not enter signs for bedroom doors?
~handmade stocking filled with sweets, or even handmade treats like peanut butter cookies or something. boys like food!

hope you enjoy whatever you make for them as well! Wink
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010 12:23:24 PM »

My boys are 6 and 3 and were way more excited than I thought they would be when I made them gloves, scarves, hats and slippers. If you make them in favorite colors or themes then they are all the more special than stuff you can buy at the store.

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2010 03:53:23 PM »

I made my nephews bean bag pillows.  they are big enough for even adults to sit on (not too big) and i made 4 of them with one big bag of bean bag filling i found at fred meyer's for $10.  just sewed a square, turned inside out, filled and stitched closed.  super easy.  and i did pirate fabric, so the kids will love them.  my son loves his (i couldn't wait for christmas for his!)

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010 01:37:01 PM »

I like the idea of beanbag chairs too - you could jazz them up to make them 'gaming' chairs (like those ones you are supposed to sit in while glued to a video game!)

Am dreading my son getting bigger and therefore harder to gift for. I'm thinking probably PJs or socks (better to set them up for a lifetime of 'man' gifts early).

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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2010 04:50:28 PM »

There is a blog called living with punks and she made these really cool Land of Nod inspired floor coushins.


They would be perfect for sitting on/watching something on TV/playing games or whatever.  You could make w/ either sport team fabric or favorite colors.

She does a really good job of explaining on how to make it.  I plan on making some for my son.
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