Here is another gift that our younger children (1, 3, 4, 6 and 7 year old) are making for family this year. (Don’t worry, I warned the family who regularly reads my blog not to read this week, so hopefully no surprises will be ruined.)
I saw this at We are THAT Family and once again knew that this was one that we would tackle. Kristen posted a complete DIY tutorial, so head over there if this is something that you want to tackle or book mark it for next year.
Here is how the children helped with the process. The kids designed the letters to monogram using Microsoft Word. They enjoy clicking print and watching the printer go. The 6 and 7 year old cut the pillow shapes out of the burlap. All of them were able to do the following steps.
Painting the monograms onto the burlap.
Stuffing the pillows.
Unraveling the edges of the burlap.
These ended up being inexpensive, cute, and fun gifts for our little ones to make. We made about 7 or 8 and they ended up costing less than a dollar each.
There are a lot of possibilities with this. You could make the pillows spell something or put a full message on one. Get creative, this is quick and easy!
Did you see my tutorial for making Christmas ornaments out of dominoes? It’s also a great idea for kids to make as gifts!