We like to use that day for crafts, projects, or outings--all of which the kids just love. Last week we put together robot, car, and plane kits for the boys and my girls made a special kit of paintable wooden animal blocks.
I chose the animal blocks for them because we planned to give them as a Christmas gift to their new little baby sister Isabella when the holidays roll around. I have been thinking about what kinds of projects we should do and I think it is wiser to get things that can be reused or gifted to someone special once they are done and not just for the sake of "craft day" so that way you get more for your money, time and effort.
Here is a picture of Isabella in case you haven't seen her, she will be seven months when she gets these blocks:
So I picked the Animal Adventure Block Kit at Target. I love wooden anything so I was quickly drawn to these.
What is nice about this kit is that you can paint both sides a different pattern!
So we chose a normal pattern for one side.
And then a colorful pattern for the other side. I think that it is cute because when she gets tired of one side the other is bright and eye catching.
Here they below are about to be packaged and wrapped. The girls were so excited about this project and I am so glad we got a chance to do something special like this. I think that we will plan to make many more homemade Christmas gifts in the future.
We hope you enjoyed our Friday Fun Day pictures!
What homemade Christmas gifts or special crafts do you like to make with your children for others?