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    Default Christmas Presents

    So this year I noticed that there hasn't been as many people on the hub stressing about buying their kids Christmas presents, which is awesome, and I know it comes a bit late with Christmas in a few days but I just had an idea that can maybe come in handy next year, or for birthdays throughout the year.

    My idea is things that you can make for your kids from things around the house, or that you can get for a few dollars to make stuff with.

    So far I only have a few and I hope this thread works and people will want to participate, but figured I'd give it a shot.

    My ideas so far:
    - Different coloured home made play doughs.
    - A voucher book to be used throughout the year for a trip to the park/picnic/visit to the museum, etcetera.
    - A book of black and white pictures printed off the net and a pack of pencils for colouring ins.
    - Box of home made cookies/home made lollies.
    - Knitted/crocheted teddy bear/doll/blanket(You can get wool really cheap on sale and patterns off the net for them)
    - Home made book of "kid appropriate" science experiments, and a science kit to use it with (so bicarb in a bottle, vinegar, empty coke bottle for bottle rockets, etc)
    - A treasure map and a buried treasure of some description at the end of the hunt.
    - If the kids have a specific interest in a topic, a hand made book of interesting facts and space for them to add to it.

    That's all I've got so far, so feel free to add to the list if you have any ideas. =)

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    Love this idea
    Something I have done for my DD is kept empty boxes from muesli bars, cereal, cake mixes, empty shampoo bottles etc and lined them up on shelves and put her toy cash register and some bags next to it. She loves her shop!

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    Ive finished my christmas shopping but my daughter would absolutely adore a treasure hunt - in fact I'm almost positive that would rate higher than anything I could possibly buy her from the shops, she is always drawing her own maps with 'x marks the spot' lol.

    What a great idea Jennaisme, I'm going to see if I can put something together in the next two days......just have to figure out how to get around the dogs, but as long as I'm not hiding food or anything made of rubber they will hopefully be ok!

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    Rattles - 1/4 or 1/2 fill some empty plastic bottles with colored rice / pasta / beans etc. Glue lid on. My 8 mth old dd always goes for these rattles!
    Home made snow domes
    Room decor - pick up some cheap photo frames and print off colored pics from the net of your child's fave character/s / animals etc.

    *Happiness is not a destination, it's a way of life*

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    I am making my 6 month old DS bottles filled with coloured water/glitter/rice tc. For my 4yr old I qm making sensory balls using balloons.

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