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#1 posted 10-31-2010 01:24 AM

A few more ideas for you

Jewelry – you said the kids get to paint or decorate, something like a heart or star necklace a girl could paint her self could make her feel like a princess. You can also get hair clips that stuff can be glued to, again hearts and stars are good starting points. If you wanted to dress it up a bit, you can get costume crystals and glue them to a piece. If you have any turners to make wooden beads, a make your own jewelry kit would be really fun. Beads + String = Necklace.

Puzzles – a few options come to mind. a board puzzle with shapes or animals that kids could paint. A jigsaw puzzle from what ever photos you can find (old calendars or books may be a start for cheap images) You could have kids paint their own jig saw puzzle but putting together a plain plywood puzzle the first time could be tough so use a coloring book picture as the image. Another option would be stand up animal puzzles, bonus points if you tie a ribbon around its neck. some scroll saw puzzle patterns can be found at that link and many other places online, or create your own. Tangram are fun for kids, and can be used for some of the older ages who can be hard to get presents for.

Crayon holders – an animal or shape with holes drilled for crayons or markers. Trucks also make good crayon holders but not so much for girls.

Don’t under estimate a girls need for cars and trucks, or things like that. Also, animals with wheels are pretty well received, think duck car.

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