Since I always have a hard time finding suitable presents for children’s birthday, and I don’t want to buy something that would be played with once and then dumped away, I decided that one of the best gifts as a mom, a teacher and an early educator I can make – collect a gift basket for a child filled with craft supplies. Considering where we live, I always go with things we can find. Let me stop here and reference you to a great post by a fellow KBN blogger, Red Ted Art – Alternative Gift Ideas: Gift Box. I would never have thought to write about my baskets/boxes if not for this post – it honestly inspired me to show what I do!
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Below is the latest gift basket that my 5 year old and I made for a friend’s 3 year old girl birthday.
1. Scissors: choose appropriate ones for the age. For a 3 year old we bough crafting scissors, made 100% from plastic. They cut the paper well and they can’t cut skin. Check out these scissors – Melissa & Doug Child-Safe Scissor Set