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What is a cute Christmas craft/gift for them to make their parents?

I babysit two, 3 year olds.

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:37 AM on Dec. 5, 2010 in Holidays

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  • go to michael's (if you have one, or any craft store) and buy finished wooden "plates" (as i call them, not sure what they're really called, just oval shaped pieces of wood that are finished smoothly) and get some red and green handpaint. dip their hands in the paint and make handprints on the "plates". i also, at michael's, buy Christmas scrapbooking stickers and help the little one's arrange them around the "plate". then i write "Merry Christmas", their name and the year which we made the craft on the plate. the "plates" are cheap, ranging from $2-$8 depending on size, and the stickers can be as cheap as $1. good luck and have fun :) we do this every year as a gift from the kids for both mine and hubby's parents & grandparents.

    Answer by tnm786 at 9:41 AM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • also, if the kids you babysit are siblings you can buy a bigger one and put both of their prints on the same one. saves space for the parents and money for you :) i have 3 kids and will be putting all of their prints on one plate for each person i give them to!

    Answer by tnm786 at 9:43 AM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • i do this for my childrens grandmom (my ex MIL) i take a realy nice pic of all 3 kids and place it in the middle of a piece of craft paper and the kids put their hand print around the picture and then each one writes something to her in their hand print, i frame it with a nice frame (3-5$) from walmart...and ship it off.......

    Answer by cara124 at 10:18 AM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • Well, if you're willing to trace around their hands (onto cardboard) and then use that cardboard cutout to trace many many hands onto green construction paper and cut them out ... it's cute to make a hands-wreath.
    They can help with the gluing, then they can help decorate the wreath, and they can feel proud when the parents hang it up to display it!
    Simple, inexpensive, and fun!

    Answer by ihatetocook at 12:37 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

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