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.