My 3 yr old daughter has been looking forward to one of her best friend's birthday party for the past week. So much so that she's been working on making gifts for her at any craft time we get. It's really touching and cute to see her come up with an idea and make it from start to finish with little adult influence.
The first gift she made was while I was washing dishes. When I was all done tidying the kitchen and went to the playroom, I was surprised to see a sticker decorated container with a drawn on coffee filter in the middle. It's a bowl for her friend to play with she said. The part I assisted with was adding glitter glue into the centre of the coffee filter.
The next gift is a necklace we stringed together from clear pony beads. She decided on the colour combination as well as how to package the necklace when it was complete. She decided on tissue paper with sticker decorations, and a ribbon around it. Also, it was funny to see how she remembered we had a little girly loot bag hanging around and decided to put the entire tissue package into that bag.
The last gift was inspired from a craft she made over a year ago at the Early Years Centre. At the time, she decorated already made toilet paper roll binoculars with stickers. It is surprisingly the most played with handmade craft toy. She decided on making one of these for her friend. This time around, we glued squares of tissue paper around the toilet paper rolls, let it dry, and adhered the two rolls together with hot glue.
There really is nothing quite like handmade gifts especially when it's instilled in the little ones.
The party's tomorrow so it's going to be a fun weekend.
Hope your weekend's looking good too!