Every parent enjoys spending some quality time with their children. The thing is, being that kids are always looking for something new and interesting to do, sometimes it can be a bit of a challenge coming up with ways to keep them interested. If you can relate to where we’re coming from, you’ve come to the right article.
Our pastime recommendation? How about making some gift baskets? Not only are they a crafty thing that you and your children can do together but once you both are done, it is a sweet and sentimental gift that you can pass on to others as well.
If you’re excited about the possibility of trying this kind of project out, we’ve got a list of five fun gift basket design ideas below:
A sweets basket. Is there anyone who doesn’t like sweets? And so, if you want to make a gift basket that is truly from the heart, consider picking up a basket from your local Pottery Barn. Then, with the help of your kids, bake some cookies or banana bread or poppy seed muffins and also add some candies to the bottom of the basket. The recipient will find it to be truly delectable in every way.
A princess basket. If there’s a little girl in your life who has a birthday coming up, it could be a lot of fun for you and your children to make her a princess basket. If you go to a party accessory store, you can find all kinds of faux jewelry and boas. Then you can go to a jewelry shop like Claire’s to pick up a tiara. Stores like Joanne’s have baskets that come in all kinds of colors (sometimes even pink!). And you can top it off by making something special for the basket too. FamilyCrafts.About.com is one website that can walk you through how to make your own jewelry. Just go to the site and put “how to make jewelry” in the search field.
A cartoon character basket. On the other hand, if you’re making a basket for a little boy, how about giving him one that contains some things from his favorite cartoon or comic character? For instance, if he really likes Spider-Man, take your kids along with you to choose some Spiderman action figures and a pair of Spiderman pajamas. There is even chocolate candy that you can make out of candy molds that you can you purchase in the shape of the cartoon or comic character. One website that has a variety of them is Replica Character Molds.
A set of books basket. Whether you are making a basket for a child or an adult, something else that can be a lot of fun is to design a basket that has a theme based on a set of books. You can order a few paperback classics from a website like Amazon. Then you can purchase a gift card to a bookstore and even add a journal and a few colored pencils (for kids) or pens (for adults) to it too. Your children can even make a card for the basket. The Container Store has some plastic containers that can hold this amount of weight; ones that come in all kinds of fun shapes and sizes.
A pamper basket. Being pampered is something that we’re all deserving of. So, why not make some handmade bath, lotion or even lip gloss? It’s a lot of fun to do which means that your kids will look forward to it. There are a lot of websites that can show you how to come up with your own handmade pamper products. Then all you have to do is place the products in a basket or a gift bag from a store like Paper Mart Baskets. For some homemade pampering recipes, visit Henry Happened.com, RealSimple.com and KeeperoftheHome.org and put “homemade beauty products” in the search field. Have fun!