Mar 7, 2014

gifts for school friends -art folio

Little Guy has his first birthday parties of the year this weekend.  Last year I had a strict rule (mostly for myself). No more than  $10 and I only bought books.  I think kids can never have too many books and you can get a great selection for not much money.  This year as part of my handmade gift challenge I decided to try and think of gifts I could make for the kids for around the same budget and from materials I already have.



Most 6 year olds I know love to draw or write or colour so I thought a little 'art folio' would be a nice step up from a normal pencil roll.  Perfect for taking on trips or just for every day use.

All I had to buy was a packet of pencils and a notepad for each.  All the rest of the materials I already had in my stash.



I've made two for this weekend's parties and think this will be my go to gift for classmates this year.


2 comments:

Doreen said...

Looks great. Lovely when you can find a project that is so practical and uses up your stash. I love maki g my knitting bags for presents in much the same way.

travellingwithana said...

Very cool! They'd be great for kids on planes and in hotels too!

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