Grandparents love receiving gifts handmade by their grandchildren.
Surprise the grandparents in your child's life this year with handmade
gifts they have helped make.
For this gift, you will need a small clear jar. Have
your child fill the jar with layers of dried beans and seeds. Provide
your child with colorful options such as red kidney beans, green
peas, yellow corn, etc. Secure the lid and turn the jar upside-down
to use as a paper weight.
Make or buy small cardboard frame inserts. Have your
child glue old buttons around the frame. Tape a recent photo of
your child in the frame. Tape a pop can pull on the back top to
use for a hanger.
HAND -SOME BOOKMARK
Have your child lay their hand and part of their arm
on a piece of light weight cardboard, while you draw around it with
a pencil. Cut out the shape and let your child decorate the shape
with marking pens or crayons. Have your child write their name on
the back and /or tape a small picture of them on the back. Cover
the bookmark with clear self-stick paper on both sides and cut around
Have your child collect small colorful fall leaves and/or
small flower petals. Provide her with a 5"x8" piece of
clear self-stick paper (sticky side up). Have her place her leaves
and petals on the sticky paper, then cover it with another piece
of self-stick paper. Have your child press across the paper to remove
any air bubbles created. Trim the paper down to a 2"x7"
strip. You may be able to make two bookmarks from their art work.