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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:54 PM
Hello crafty people!
One of the boys my GF works with (10 years old) said he would like to spend their session next week making Xmas gifts for his mum and step-dad which she is very happy to help with. Problem is that she's not particularly crafty so would love some advice if anyone can help please. She asked him what his parents like:
Mum: dolphins, purple, candles and Lady Gaga
Dad: Looney Toons cartoons was all he could think of. His dad is also very intellectually disabled.
She is quite limited with what she can do as there's no budget for this and can only spend so many of her own bucks towards this.
She was wondering about things like decoupage a box or photo frame? She loved the idea of making a candle but doesn't really have the resources. I thought about sticking pictures of dolphins onto a candle but figured it would burn LOL.
They spend 45 mins together so are limited by that time as well. If anyone has any ideas of something they could do together I'd love to hear!
Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:02 PM
What about taking a photo and get it printed and framed and then get the boy to write a letter or poem to go with it.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:03 PM
They could make cards. Try googling craft ideas or hand made Chirstmas cards. You can get noodle box type boxes at cheap chops that they could decorate. There are heaps of craft type things at cheap shops - feathers, stickers, diamonties, buttons, ribbons.
Edited by Dylan's Mummy, 05 December 2012 - 01:04 PM.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:07 PM
It just so happens that I was in the craft bit of Bunnings yesterday desperately searching for strong magnets.
Anyway - they have some awesome ideas and stuff, I presume other hardware stores do too.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:25 PM
I would go with card making there are heaps of ideas in this link.
Or what about a small plant $2- $3 decorated with stickers and a cut out which says thanks for helping me grow love xx
Could you do decorated baubbles for the tree with the parents names with paint or glitter?
Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:04 PM
this is a good way of decorating candles. You can cut a stencil out of contact to get dolphin shapes. .
Or decorate a votive/tea light candle holder ( about $1 in my local go lo type shop) with tissue paper/ napkins and seel it up with mod podge.
Mod podge dries really quickly so it is good to use in short sessions. For dad maybe mod podge some cartoon characters on baubles or a small lolly jar (every one likes lollies surely).
what about http://lifesprinkledwithglitter.blogspot.c...rs-bowling.html decorate bottles with cartoon characters and use them as bowling pins, then they could play it together.
If she prints images off to use with mod podge it needs to be done with a laser printer otherwise it will run
ETA Mod podge is in most craft shops in the glue section and it is about $6 for a small bottle and about $20 for a big bottle but that would do you for a while. Look through the budget section on mod podge rocks there are loads of ideas there that are really cheap.
Edited by SnazzySass, 05 December 2012 - 02:08 PM.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:02 PM
Thanks guys - I'll be sure to pass these all on to her
Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:51 AM
Buy some white square tiles at Bunnings (49c ) Use Mod Podge (or you can doctor white glue to make your own) to attach some paper to the top to make coasters. I know someone who got an old Melways street directory and attached the maps of where her recipients had lived to make them more personal.
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