Inspire creativity this Christmas with these 6 inspiring, hands-on gifts for kids!
You can easily make cute nutcrackers and angels out of air-drying clay and use them as Christmas ornaments or attach them to your Christmas presents. Air-drying clay is a great alternative to traditional pottery, which isn’t very do-at-home friendly, since you need a wheel and a kiln.
Ready, set, and fly through the trees! A few weeks ago, a day trip with the kids became something so much more when we discovered a zip-line canopy tour in the North Georgia mountains. Here’s a little video we put together of the experience.
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Heads up, party animals—we need your help! Evite is inviting all Handmade Charlotte readers to bring their keen hostess instincts and decide who will become Evite’s 2013 Top Party Pro. It’s up to you to decide which one of four L.A. party stylists will walk away with $1,000 and the Top Party Pro title. And to sweeten the deal, Evite will be giving one lucky voter the party supplies from the winning theme and $250 to throw the event.
‘Tis the season for the smells of Christmas—like fresh, warm gingerbread. All those spices with a hint of molasses… yum! My husband’s family gathers every year to decorate gingerbread houses, often with a theme. I’ve seen bird cages, Dr. Who’s Tardis, the White House, and a carousel, just to name a few! This year’s theme is a beach Christmas. I wonder how we’ll manage that in gingerbread?
I’ve gathered some ideas that are a little less crazy than those listed above, but still unique. Now let’s find our mixing bowls and rolling pins and get ready to make some gingerbread!
Wee Society has the perfect holiday gift for little creative geniuses-to-be. The Wee You-Things Blocks – a Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner – were designed to spark creativity and promote problem solving. Each set includes three puzzles and lots of stackable characters. It’s an heirloom toy that’s built to last – made in the USA with sustainable basswood and non-toxic inks.
Get $15 off the blocks through December 7 at weesociety.com (use promo code HANDMADE). And for all Wee Society orders placed by December 19, the Wee illustrator elves will wrap up your package in surprise one-of-a-kind gift wrap – each with its own hand-drawn illustration and hand-written message.
There’s no rule that says chocolate fudge has to be brown or square. So why not have fun with it? This colorful forest of fudge trees would make a fantastic edible centerpiece for any holiday gathering.
Here’s a simple holiday activity for kids that’s as fun to make as it is to play! Avalanche is a Christmas-themed DIY bowling game that puts your child’s snowball throwing skills to the test as they head off against Santa and his trusty reindeer. All you need for this recycled craft are paper rolls, a cereal box, a sock, and a few basic art supplies.
We’re thrilled to be kicking off the Holidays Made Merrier series on the Pottery Barn Kids Building Blocks blog, where a featured blogger will share their treasured holiday traditions and favorite gift selections each week for the next four weeks. To make it even sweeter, PBK will give away a $500 gift card to one lucky winner each week. How cool is that?
Head over to the Building Blocks blog to see all the favorites on our holiday wish list and enter to win the gift card. But you’d better hurry, the giveaway ends 12/8!