Crafty Dollar Store Gifts For Kids
With the economy on a downhill slide, and the holiday season coming up, everyone is on the lookout for inexpensive gifts this year. If you’d love to give something crafty to the kids in your life, your in luck. Your local dollar store may have just what you’re looking for.
Here are a couple of ideas:
Create an artist’s box. Stuff it full of craft supplies, including scissors, glue, colored pencils, markers, construction paper, stickers, crayons and a sketch pad. Your child will know just what to do with the materials.
Introduce your child to scrapbooking. If you do scrapbooking, your child might enjoy it also. Make a scrapbook kit with an album, stickers, markers, glue and a nice selection of photos. Place everything in a plastic box with a lid.
Present a Decorators gift bag to an older child. Fill it with mirrors, picture frames, imitation flowers, doodads and wall art. Help your child use it to re-do her room.
The dollar store is full of tiny mini-kits. A few cross stitch kits, beading kits, greeting card kits or sand painting kits will make a nice, inexpensive present for pre-teens. Since dollar store packaging is sometimes unattractive, you may want to repackage your gift.
Design a kit of your own. For instance, drop a few packages of glue, coordinated stickers, flat glass marbles and markers into an attractive plastic dollar store container. The child can use the supplies to decorate the container, and then store the leftover materials inside.
Keep in mind that the stock in dollar stores varies from location to location so you might have to try several stores before you find exactly what you are looking for. Or, keep your options open and design your own present from the merchandise available at your local dollar store.