Friday, November 12, 2010

Handmade with kids

There are a few times a year where teachers are expected to help the children make gifts for their parents. I'm thinking specifically of Christmas and Mother's Day.

Every year, I feel a bit of pressure. What did last year's teacher do? What is easy, inexpensive, and not totally lame?

Thankfully, since I work with special needs kids, I only have six kids to worry about. And fortunately, there are fantastic people like AmberLee Fawson to help me with ideas. She's put together this fantastic Giver's Log for anyone you want to give a handmade gift to, old or young.

I've decided that I'm going to have my kids make these super cute personalized soap bottles pictured here:
You can find the tutorial here.

I think mom and dad will be pleased, don't you?


  1. What a sweet idea!

    I'm following from the Etsy forum. I would love it if you followed back. : )


  2. I've been a room parent - it's hell !!! LOL - seriously every year someone gives the littlee ones GLASS ornaments to make and bring home - I don't think we've had one survive : ( . Soap is a waaaaay better idea. Have you ever been to ??? Cathe is an evil genius and at the top of her blog there is a "do it yourself craft page" link - unbelievable source of crafty goodness!!!

  3. Perfect gift! I work with special needs preschoolers so whatever we make always has to be easy...quick and definitely not breakable!! I love the "peel & stick" foams shapes...they look adorable around a frame and then we put a picture in it. They went over very well last year.

    Thanks for the great links!