What Grandparent doesn’t want a special Homemade gift from their adorable Grandchild? And what better way to teach a youngster that giving is just as important as receiving, as well as money isn’t what counts? Show your child it’s the thought and love behind that carefully wrapped homemade inexpensive gifts for their Grandparents that brings smiles all around. In this article you will find five inexpensive gifts for Grandparents.
1. Clay Hand Print: You will need: Any type of Modeling Clay, which can be purchased in most stores which carry children’s crafts and toys. Select your color according to the gender of child creating this inexpensive gift, by occasion, or best of all let your child select the color. Then gather ribbons, toothpicks or other pointed object which you can write with ( I do not suggest pen or pencil as this will color the clay), straws or other circular object (for hole making), and depending on the size of your child’s hand a cookie cutter type object ( a large cup works well, but look around your home for unusual shapes that would be fun to use). Next roll out the clay and cut with your chosen “cookie cutter”, making sure to allow enough room around the hand imprint so you can write the child’s name and date. Then have your child press their hand firmly into the clay. You may need to help little ones with the imprint by applying slight pressure to your child’s hand to create a viewable impression. Use the toothpick or other pointed instrument to inscribe your child’s name and date. Poke a hole through the top of the clay shape for your your ribbon. Let harden, string the ribbon through the hole and watch the smile on your child’s face as they admire their homemade inexpensive gift.
2. Painted Frame With A Homemade Family Portrait: You will need: An inexpensive frame which can be purchased from your local dollar store or thrift store. Drawing paper (white), assorted crayons, and children’s paint. Old newspaper may also be used to keep the surface where this project will be done clean and paint free. This is a simple and cheap gift which any grandparent will be proud to display. Have your child paint the frame and allow to dry before assembling. Then ask your child to draw the family on the white drawing paper. Make sure your child includes the Grandparents in this family portrait. Pop your child’s masterpiece into the painted frame and Voila, your child has just created a homemade cheap gift for Grandparents!
3. Kisses For Grandparents: You will need a small box of tissues (white or assorted colors), an inexpensive clear container such as a vase, canning jar, or cookie holder, a bright red or pink lipstick, and ribbon. Although this cheap gift idea will appeal more to young girls, young boys may get a kick out of send kisses to their favorite Grandparents too! Simply apply the lipstick to your child’s lips and let them kiss the tissues. One kiss or many kisses per tissues…it’s all up to you and your child. Place the tissues in the clear container, tie with ribbon for an added festive touch. Your child has just created a unique inexpensive gift that any Grandparent will treasure.
4. Memory Book: You will need: A cheap photo album, again purchased from your local dollar store or thrift shop, memorable photos of special events in your child’s life. Photos of bath time, first birthday, first tooth, Halloween costumes, Christmas, first day of school, etc. are ideal. Labels or other small pieces of cut paper (for captions and dates) and, a glue stick. Allow your child to pick which pictures to place in the album and ask them for a caption. Try and recall the dates as they (or you) neatly print captions and place under, above, or next to the photos. Save an extra special photo for the front cover and label with child’s name, Grandparents name, or a catchy phrase and apply with glue stick. All grandparents love to brag about their grandchildren and what better way than to have those special moments captured in a homemade photo album.
5. Decorated Cookies Just For Grandparents: You can choose either homemade cookies (let your child help) or purchase pre-made unbaked cookies from your local grocery shop. Decorative sprinkles in assorted or seasonal colors are the key to these homemade festive cookies. You will also need a cookie tin or an inexpensive aluminum pie pan. Prepare the cookies for baking. Allow your child to decorate each cookie in their own way prior to baking. Watch their faces beam with pride as you take out these yummy treats from the oven, but be prepared to let them try “just one”. Let the little ones fill the cookie tin or pie pan with their amazing and creative cookies.
All of these cheap gifts for Grandparents are sure to bring lots of smiles, hugs, and kisses from proud Grandparents!