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Y’all probably know this — but when I’m not photographing adorable newborns in my Richardson studio, I’m doing life as a mom of three littles (soon to be four littles!). When the holidays come around, it can be challenging to think of thoughtful, cost-effective, gifts for other families–especially ones that get the kids involved!
Here is all you need to do:
1. PURCHASE KRAFT BOXES FROM YOUR LOCAL BIG BOX CRAFT STORE.
2. ASSEMBLE YOUR KITS.
You can include as much or as little as you like in your kits. A couple of foam brushes and some mod podge is the minimum, but you could also include strips of themed paper, foam letter stickers, embellishments, ribbons… just whatever jumps out at you from the aisles of your craft store.
3. INCLUDE A BRIEF INSTRUCTION SHEET.
This is how you explain to your recipient family what you’ve given them. They (with their kids’ help) can decorate the box any way they want! Then they can keep the box on a bookshelf in the living room or kitchen, and every couple of weeks (or months), everyone in the family can write a thought, a prayer, or what they’re thankful for right then. Years later, the family will have these little papers to look back on and treasure!
My own kids loved helping decorate our box! They tore the papers into strips and got to pick which strip went where on the box. I helped them glue the strips down with glue stick, and then they got to spread Mod Podge all over the box.
We take our box down every few months to add more things we’re thankful for. After all, giving thanks is good all year round–not just in November. Enjoy this fun craft with your kids, or gift the supplies to your friends! Either way, I’d love to hear your comments and questions if you try it!
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Here are the other participating bloggers for this year’s Festive Family Holiday Hop and Gift Guide Giveaway!
Ten Tips for a Joy Filled and Stress Free Holiday with Your Family from Bare Feet on the Dashboard
The Ultimate Guide to Having Kind Kids This Christmas from Bits of Positivity
Christmas Sensory Play Ideas from Adventures of Adam
Gingerbread Play Dough from The Gingerbread House
Glitter Pinecones from Peace But Not Quiet
10 Exciting Toys To Encourage Learning for 3-4 Year Old Kids from Play Dough and Popsicles
Christmas Crafts for Toddlers from Kidz Activities
DIY Hot Chocolate Kit from Taking Care of Monkey Business
Gifts Kids Can Make from Simply Vicki
Christmas Yoga from Kids Yoga Stories
Gifts That Last All Year from Local Busy Bees
10 Idea for Festive Table Decoration from La Cité des Vents
Christmas Tree Decoration and Card from Castle View Academy
Book-Toy Gift Sets for Preschoolers from P is for Preschooler
DIY Gift: Science Kit for Kids! from Preschool Powol Packets
Christmas Poems to Color from Are We There Yet?
5 Things to Make For a Christmas Stocking from Peakle Pie
The Frugal Family Gift that Keeps On Giving from Kimie Pruessner Photography
Christmas Hand and Foot Print Crafts from Play & Learn Everyday
20 Non-Candy Stocking Stuffers for Boys and Girls from Non Toy Gifts
10 Silly Gifts For Your Kids this Christmas from Witty Hoots
Mom’s Holiday Wish List (Give This List to Your Husband) from The Realistic Mama
5 Awesome Ways to Completely Revamp Your Home This Holiday Season from Tidbits of Experience