Last year I decided that every year I would make a handmade gift for the boy.
A special gift from me to him, I hope he will save and enjoy and someday (very far from now) pass on to his own children. I know, I know, I am a sentimental NUT, I can’t help I crave tradition!
I wanted a gift that would stand out amongst the plastic and electronics, something that would stand the
I stumbled across these peg dolls and knew I had found the gift! If I could hand paint teeny tiny torture rendering wooden peg dolls, I could do that while planning every other holiday activity known to man!
In reality this project was so soothing, I loved every second of it. Despite the fact that I stayed up late at night to work on them, and you had to wait between coats of paint it was so fun!
I knew to perk his interest it would have to be characters he loves, Buzz was a shoe in.
My tips for this project:
*Give your self plenty of time since they need to dry in between layers of paint
*Don’t fret about being perfect they will be perfect in the receiver’s eyes, they are homemade and should look as such
*Do NOT try to do this while your child is awake! Even if they are young enough to not realize you are making them a gift a child is always old enough to destroy your work in under 2 seconds.
This year I am thinking about doing one of these projects:
Since I love taking pictures this seems fun.
Or I was thinking of making one of these tent/playhouse things, the kid loves anything he can climb in and hide. Although they look kind of labor intensive.
Either way I will look forward to the look on his face Christmas morning when he sees his special handmade gift just for him, that nobody else in the whole world received, from his Mommy with love!