A photo on Friday, because sometimes all you need is the picture.
Happy Friday friends! This really does need to be just a photo on Friday – you can definitely get the whole idea from just this picture:
However, for those of you keen to know just what I like to put in our craft bin birthday gifts I’d love to share.
We like to make homemade gifts. When my little ones have a party to go to, I like them to help make the gift, or at least choose the gift and definitely make a homemade card.
A little while ago I shared our Playdough Birthday Bin, so I thought I would now share this one. This is our go-to classic gift for any little one between about 2 and 6 years old – a craft bin!
My little ones and I pop into the dollar store, buy a good quality bin with an easy to open (but securely fitting) top, and fill it up with crafting goodness!
Over the years I have learned a few things about filling these tubs. Here are the guidelines I use, though of course I am no expert (actually, as far as being a Dollarstore kid craft maker, I am probably close to expert level status at this point. At least according to my bank account.)
- buy good quality markers (like Crayola) so they last
- use glue sticks, not white glue (for mess-fearing Mamas)
- avoid anything that looks adorable, but is not practical for children to actually craft with independently (look around the dollar store craft aisle and you’ll know what I mean)
- include lots of construction paper and some scissors (don’t skip the basics – you want this to be a one stop craft bin!)
- take small items out of the packages and organize them in containers
- add glitter wisely
And there you have it – the ultimate craft bin – a great homemade gift!
And you also have an unnecessary post to go along with your photo on Friday,
Hope you have a lovely weekend friends! Come back Monday for a really neat giveaway!
Thank you for reading.