45 • 2 DECEMBER 2007
Handmade craft kits
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I am very excited to present a whole issue of crafty gift ideas for the
For this issue, I have carefully selected three of our favourite
projects and created some cute instruction cards that you can download
and print out for free. You can then put together your own handmade gift sets which are guaranteed to bring masses of crafty joy to
the recipient. Simply scroll down for all the details.
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handmade craft kits are great for christmas stockings or for children
to put together to give to their friends. They're also good to
have on hand as a special surpise to pull out when things are going
pear-shaped – I'm thinking here of all those loooong christmas
lunches coming up!
creative in the way that you package your crafty gift. Look for
interesting boxes, jars, baskets, or tins to package the crafty project.
spoon puppet gift set
wooden spoon puppets remain one of the most popular crafts we've ever
done. Put all the supplies together in a cute package and you've got a
simple and creative gift with heaps of appeal.
You will need
• two wooden spoons
• small tape dispenser
• two squares of fabric
• two rubber bands
• two or three coloured markers
• wool and/or curling ribbon for hair
• gift box/container and supplies to decorate it
together the list of supplies.
2. Print out the Wooden Spoon Puppets instruction sheet. Colour-in the
sheet if you wish, or add some glitter and stickers. There's even a
blank speech bubble on this set of instructions so that you can add
your own personal message.
3. Find an appropriate box or container to package it in. We used an
empty pastry box which we painted with a wooden spoon motif.
box car gift set
Little car lovers will love to make their own fleet of vehicles using
this simple and very effective match box technique.
You will need
two match boxes
• two sets of four buttons
• two thick markers in contrasting colours
• small tube of glue
• small pieces of aluminium foil
gift box/container and supplies to decorate it
together the list of supplies required. Before you pack all the pieces
away, take the drawers out of the match boxes and then cut the top of
one of the match boxes in half.
Two make two cars you will have to supply two drawers and two of the
pieces that you just cut.
out the Match Box Cars instruction sheet. Colour-in the sheet if
you wish, or add some glitter and stickers.
3. Find an
appropriate box or container to package the supplies and instruction
sheet. We glued felt cars onto a cardboard gift box.
pet rocks are very simple to make but the necessity for superglue means
they must be made with help from an adult. Choose nice rocks from
your garden or splurge on some fancy polished ones from a crystal shop.
You will need
• a selection of rocks
• some googley eyes, preferably in different sizes
• a small tube of superglue (or other strong glue)
• tiny scraps of wool, fur or fluff
• a match box
• a piece of patterned paper
• a small piece of felt
• a jar or container and supplies to decorate it
1. Gather together your list of supplies. Before you package all the
bits and pieces you will need to cut the patterned paper to the
exact size and length to wrap around the matchbox. You will also need
to cut a small piece of felt that will fit into the matcbox.
2. Print out the Pet Rock instruction sheet. Decorate as desired and
write a personal message to the recipient.
3. Find an
appropriate jar or container to package the supplies and instruction
sheet. We had lots of fun decorating a glass jar with pet riock images.
We used clear sticky contact to stick the images and label onto the jar.
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