10 Gifts Children Can Buy for Their Parents

 

If you have younger children in your home, like I do, then you know how difficult it is to find smaller gifts that you would really want to get for Christmas.  This is why I wanted to have a good list of gifts children can buy for their parents. I wanted my younger children have some ideas that would be usefully and make them feel good when buying them.

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Here are 10 gifts children can buy for their parents:

  1. Calendars – Everyone needs a new calendar.  The dollar store and Walmart sell a variety of them that will give even the youngest child a fun time to pick one that fits their parents just perfectly.
  2. Stamps – Most people still use stamps to mail out things. Have the children pick out which stamps that they want to give.
  3. Envelopes – Stamps need envelopes, so if you have more than one child, the other one can pick out some mailing envelopes that will go perfectly with the stamps.
  4. Pens and Pencils – Even though we are a homeschooling family, I can never have enough pens and pencils. I always have these on my wish list.
  5. Car scrapers – Depending on where you live, a car scrapers can be a big necessity that you would love to receive from your children. My children loved to pick out their favorite colors when choosing scrapers for gifts.
  6. Spatulas – It may be because I cook a lot, but spatulas are always a great gift for my kitchen.
  7. Coffee mugs – If there is a hot beverage lover in the house, a coffee mug is a great gift for children to buy for their parents.  You may even want to have a custom photo mugs made for them.
  8. Candles – Children love candles and so do most women, which makes this a perfect gift.
  9. Joke books – My husband loves jokes and my children have always loved getting him joke books, so they all could laugh together.
  10. Ornaments – Adding a new ornaments to the tree because it was a gift from your child could be a great tradition.

These are great gifts children can buy for their parents and ones that parents would love to get. I hope you enjoy these ideas to helping your little ones enjoy the shopping experience!

Why a Manger Replaced Our Christmas Tree

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Growing up, I was a Santa Claus believer through and through, so the Christmas tree resembled the promise of coming gifts.  It served me as the symbol of all the desires that I could imagine and the anticipation of what I would find the morning of Christmas.  Once the presents were open the Christmas tree lost its grasp on my attention and my hope of something to come.

I had what was going to be given to me and the anticipation of gifts had past.

The once beautiful Christmas tree that had been void of gifts leading up to Christmas morning returned to that same place of being void, as gifts found their new places through the home.  Although it looked the same as it did just 24 hours before, it lost its promise and with it my excitement.

After continuing with the traditions that our parents had passed on to us, we wanted to focus our attention on more than the earthy gifts of Christmas morning, but the gifts that the birth of Jesus provided to us.

When we replaced our Christmas tree with a manger, we found our focus on knowing the best gift was already given, as Jesus was laid in a manger in Bethlehem.  Having a manger as symbol of Christmas in our home has allowed us to remind ourselves through the season of Christmas and even after the gifts have been open, that we are still waiting for something…. a promise.

This simple manger has quickly reminded us that Jesus' birth was for a purpose and His gift of salvation, although is readily available to us today, it is His gift of everlasting life that has us looking at this manger as I once did the Christmas tree.

I'm longing for His promise… His coming… His gift of eternal life.

Replacing our Christmas tree with a manger has been a good thing for our family to put the focus on the gifts that Jesus' birth provide for us. This doesn't change how we celebrate with our family, but rather enhances how we anticipate the gift that is still coming.

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A Christmas Breakfast Kids Love

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This Christmas breakfast is a tradition that my parents did when I was very young and one that I brought into my own family, while adding some new traditions of our own to reflect our desired traditions while celebrating Christmas our way.

The thing that makes this tradition a favorite with kids is they wake up to this table all set for them when they wake up ‘incredibly early' and ready to start with the days celebrations. My parents always told us that Santa Claus set the table for us, which made it very special to my believing heart. However, my husband and I had long decided that we weren't going to bring Santa Claus into our days celebration, staying true to his upbringing and my desire to be truthful to my children about why we celebrate the way we do.

I remember the first Christmas breakfast when I started this tradition and marked the start of the day as a celebration of Jesus' birthday. My small children's face light up with surprise and joy as they scanned the table to see what it all included.  It has been no different for my younger children now.

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As our children come down the stairs, our eat-in table is in full view.  They are joyful over the ‘Happy Birthday' banner draped across the window, the balloons hanging over the table, the ‘bouquet' of candy canes in the center of the table and the individual boxes of their own cereal, place inside my Christmas dishes.

This past year, we added a new tradition of reading Bible verses about ‘gifts'.  We will do this every year, as it was a beautiful opportunity to turn their hearts to Him and the gifts that we already attained because of His birth and resurrection.  If you would like to start that tradition as well or just study what the Bible says about gifts, you can print your own 12 Bible Verse Cards about ‘gifts' and get started when you are ready.

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12 Printable Bible Verse Cards About ‘Gifts’

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Last year, we started a family tradition of reading Bible verse cards after we ate our breakfast on Christmas morning.  Our entire family enjoy seeing what spiritual gifts are laid out in the Bible and turning our hearts to Him before turning our focus on earthly gifts.

Here is how you can start a new family tradition for Christmas or any time of the year when a study on what the Bible says about ‘gifts' would bless your family:

Print out the 12 Printable Bible Verses Cards About Gifts  onto card stock or laminate them, so they can last for a long time.

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To make this new tradition a special one, we used red glitter gift boxes to put the Bible verse cards in and had them as part of our table decorations for breakfast.  The younger children couldn't wait to see what was inside!  We even placed a candy cane place card on top of each box, so that we ensured that our children read the verses that we best suited for each of them.

I'm sure you will find that this tradition could make for a wonderful Christ Centered Christmas.

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Would you like to have your family memorize scriptures together but you have multiples ages and you feel lost at the idea? If so, you can download my free Bible Verse Planner that color-coordinates age-appropriate verses for ages 1-teen. Just click here to get Bible Verse Planner for FREE in your inbox.

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20 Christmas Movies for the Whole Family

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If you love watching Christmas movies, you will love this list of 20 Christmas movies for the whole family. This list is comprised of classics, touching, meaningful and a few with the legendary Santa Claus.


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Meaningful Christmas Movies for Little Ones

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I love Christmas time! There is nothing like cuddling with my little ones on a cold evening, drinking hot chocolate and watching meaningful Christmas movies together.

Over the years, I have found some that I absolutely love and others that the children really love, but either way, it is a good thing to take time to share about Christmas on their level in a visual way.

Here is a list of meaningful Christmas movies for little ones that you may enjoy as well:

 

Why Do We Call it Christmas?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Do We Call it Christmas is a story about the traditions that have been connected to Christmas, by Phil Vister, creator of Veggie Tales.

 

Jacob's Gift is a story about a boy named Jacob who lived during the times of Jesus' birth and actually crafts the manger that the Messiah will be laid in after His birth.

Crippled Lamb is about a lamb who doesn't think he belongs, but will find that everyone has a special place in the world.

 

Alabaster's Song is an adorable story of a how a little boy travels back in time with an angel to visit Bethlehem when Jesus was born.

 

The Christmas Story Keepers is a story taken place during the time of Nero, when Christians were being persecuted for their faith.  This is the story of how the birth of Christ was protected and kept for others to hear.

 

The King is Born Interactive DVD is one of my favorite Biblical story of the birth of Jesus. The animation is superior and the story is based completely on the Biblical accounts.

 

VeggieTales: The Little Drummer Boy is about a drummer boy who stumbles upon the nativity and learns the meaning of Christmas.

 

Veggie Tales The Star of Christmas (DVD) is a story about a town's Christmas play and a stole star, when a lesson is learned about the meaning of Christmas.

 

Red Boots For Christmas is about a German shoemaker who learns about the meaning of Christmas by a visiting angel.

 

The Very First Noel is a story of the wise men following the Christmas star to the place of the Messiah.

 

You may also enjoy my Book List for a Meaningful Christmas and an Ultimate Advent Bucket List for the Whole Family.

 

A Fun Candy Cane Guide

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Who doesn't love candy canes? Exactly!  This is why I wanted to put together a fun candy cane guide so you can take one of the most recognized Christmas candy and do a full month of activities with it, year after year.

I absolutely love Pinterest! I thought I would share some great ideas from there to inspire you to really get inspired to have fun with candy canes this Christmas Season.


 

I have used candy canes as Christmas tree decorations, gift decoration with a bow and even as a place card for the table.

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To make a place card holder with candy canes, you will need 3 mini candy canes. Place one candy cane on one side and the other two candy canes on the other side and attached them with tape. It is quite simple to make and really makes for a beautiful Christmas decoration for the table.

I hope you have enjoyed this fun candy cane guide and will put some of these ideas into your Christmas celebration.

7 Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Photos

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I remember the day when my daughter gave me a personalized calendar for my birthday.  I think I cried!  Okay, I did cry, but it is because I'm the romantic, sentimental kind of women. Since then, this has become an anticipated gift and one that I cannot wait ti receive.

My mom is turning 70 this year and I'm going to bless her with some of these good things that I know will have her reaching for her tissues, because the apple doesn't fall from the tree.

What I love about these gift ideas for your favorite photos is that you can do them for anytime of the year and they will be cherished forever.

Here is my list of 7 gifts ideas:

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  1. Calendars – You will need about 20-50 good quality photos to make your calendar amazing.  My children and husband write a special note to me on the month that their birthday falls in and my husband adds another one in the month of our anniversary.  Tear jerkers for sure and yet, the cherry on top!  Although most people think of calendars for January through December, you can also create them for teachers for September through August or for birthday gifts starting in the month they were born.  I love it when my daughter adds scriptures or quotes pertaining to that month.  Treasures and keepsakes!How to Turn Homeschool Field Trips into Keep Sakes www.joyinthehome.com
  2. Photo Books – I absolutely love my photo books and have done different themes to organize my photos, vacations and even homeschooling items. Just like a calendar, you would want to have a minimum of 20-50 good quality photos.  You can personalize these with notes, scriptures, quotes, poems, old letters and more. You really can be incredibly creative with these and make a personal gift that will be cherished forever and always.
  3. Mugs – If you have a coffee, tea or hot beverage lover in your life, this is the perfect gift to add a favorite photo to and knock the socks off them at the same time. Knowing my mom is 400 miles away from us, this is one gift that I know she will enjoy when her heart is really missing us and it could use a little warming! (Not to mention a calendar and even a photo book… remember she is turning 70!)
  4. Planners – If you are a homeschooling mommy, this will make your list for sure, but this is a gift idea to give to others.  So, why not personalize this planner for a love one, adding birthday dates for the whole extended family.  You could add inspirational thoughts for your love one to enjoy as they enter things that are important for them to plan and organize.My personal mouse pad www.joyinthehome.com
  5. Mouse Pads – Again, I remember the time that I was blessed with my own mouse pad with my beautiful family on it.  Yep, I cried with this one, too!  It sits nicely on my desk and I often think of the times when these photos were taken and making me remember to take time to enjoy those that I love dearly.
  6. iPad Cases – You know how important it is to protect your electronics, so this gift idea just makes it so special to have one of your favorite photos displayed on the case, allowing you to take that moment with you.  Anyone would be so excited to get one of these for any special day of the year… or just to say, “I love you!”
  7. Playing Cards – Our family loves games and cards is just one of the things that we love to play. These make a great stocking stuffer or a gift for others who love to play cards.

 

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A Gift Guide for Toddlers

There is so much wonder in toddlers that many times the box is more interesting than what comes inside.  I just love this age!  This gift guide for toddlers consists of age appropriate gifts that will grow with the child, and will bring wonder and excitement to them, even after the box has made its way to be recycled.  I know because they have worked for mine!

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A Gift Guide for Toddlers

These gift suggestions are ones that will encourage the toddler to create, imagine and explore, while providing hours of fun.

 

MEASURE UP!® Cups by Discovery Toys

MEASURE UP!® POTS and SPOONS by Discovery Toys

Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker

Melissa & Doug Lace and Trace Pets

Melissa & Doug Primary Lacing Beads

CASTLE MARBLEWORKS® by Discovery Toys

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Safari Chunky Puzzle

Plan Toy Geometric Sorting Board

Fisher-Price Little People Noah's Ark

Fisher Price Little People Nativity, Wise Men & Shepherds Playsets (3)

A Gift Guide for Naturalist

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Our family loves nature studies so much that I decided to create a gift guide for naturalist, even if they are only blooming into this love of nature.

Here is my Gift Guide for Naturalist of all ages:

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Happy Giddy Binoculars
Learning Resources Early Science Explorer's Set
Melissa & Doug Bella Butterfly Net
Insect Lore Live Butterfly Garden
Adventure Kids Bug Catcher Box Set
The Kids' Guide to Nature Adventures: 80 Great Activities for Exploring the Outdoors
Carson Hawk Kid's Binoculars
Backyard Explorer Kit: 3-in-1 Collector's Kit!
Scientific Explorer Backyard Explorer Kit Science Kit
Vtech – Kidizoom Spin & Smile Digital Camera
Bushnell Falcon 10×50 Wide Angle Binoculars (Black)
PowerShot A2500 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and 720p HD Video Recording (Black)
Pentalic Nature Sketch Pad, 9-Inch by 6-Inch
Crayola 64 Ct Short Colored Pencils Kids Choice Colors
A Walk in the Woods (Dover Nature Coloring Book)
The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book: 448 Great Things to Do in Nature Before You Grow Up

 

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A Gift Guide for Creationist

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As a firm believing creationist myself, I thought I would share with you some of my best suggestions for digging deeper into the evidence of a world-wide flood and decided I would create a gift guide for creationist for your convenience and enjoyment.

Creationist Gift Guide for Ages 3-7

516256: A is for Adam: The Gospel from Genesis A is for Adam: The Gospel from Genesis By Ken Ham & Mally Ham 26 Lessons based off the alphabet, sharing the story of creation.
516421: D Is for Dinosaur: Noah"s Ark and the Genesis Flood D Is for Dinosaur: Noah's Ark and the Genesis Flood By Ken & Mally Ham – 26 lessons taking your through creation, sin and the flood.
01491X: D is for Dinosaur, DVD D is for Dinosaur, DVD – Ken Ham's popular book is now available on DVD for children to grasp visual the story of creation.
515655: The Creation Story for Children The Creation Story for Children By Helen Haidle & David Haidle A book for Children that shares the story of creation.
960890: Creation Story Creation Story By Christina Goodings & Melanie Mitchell(Illustrator)
A creation book that even the youngest child would love. A great way to help them learn the animals of creation week.
718113: Creation, Sing A Story Series Mini Board Book Creation, Sing A Story Series Mini Board Book By Laura Ovresat Sturdy books that tell the story of creation for little ones.
71812X: Noah"s Ark, Sing A Story Series Mini Board Book Noah's Ark, Sing A Story Series Mini Board Book By Laura Ovresat Sturdy books that tell the story of Noah and the flood for little ones.
7350786: Jumbo Dinosaurs Jumbo Dinosaurs Perfect hands-on toys for children to enjoy while learning about the dinosaurs created on day 6 of the creation week.
45773: Dinosaurs Puzzles in a Box Dinosaurs Puzzles in a Box By Melissa & Doug From the puzzle makers we all love, more hands-on dinosaur fun.
524148: Magnetic Dinosaurs in a Box Magnetic Dinosaurs in a Box By Melissa & Doug Allow the fun to go on and on, with magnetic play!
8766447: Dotty Dinosaurs Game Dotty Dinosaurs Game Creation time for little ones, as they learn about Dinosaurs that were created on the same day as Adam.
697504: Wild 1 Mega Toob: jungle creatures, dinosaurs and sealife Wild 1 Mega Toob: jungle creatures, dinosaurs and sealife Learning about the animals of creation week with hands-on play is perfect for the little ones in your life!
904216: Dinosaurs Floor Puzzle, 48 pieces Dinosaurs Floor Puzzle, 48 pieces A great mind activity for young children learning about the dinosaurs the God created on day 6!
871026: Dinosaurs Discovery Stickers Dinosaurs Discovery Stickers A great way to bring learning into a project for keepsakes! Try making a binder book for your littles ones to display the creators from day 6 of creation week.
309262: The Animal Kinds DVD: Sing & Learn Along with  Buddy Davis The Animal Kinds DVD: Sing & Learn Along with Buddy Davis By Buddy Davis We love Buddy Davis and his songs.

Creation gift guide for ages 8 – 12

201463: Answers for Kids--Curriculum Set (Teacher"s Guide, Student Handouts & CD-Rom) Answers for Kids–Curriculum Set (Teacher's Guide, Student Handouts & CD-Rom) A great curriculum done for you that will engage your children.
89051: Dinosaurs by Design Dinosaurs by DesignBy Duane T. Gish, Ph.D., illustrated by Earl & Bonnie Snellenberger I'm reading it right now to my younger two children.
13406: Dinosaurs of Eden: A Biblical Journey Through Time Dinosaurs of Eden: A Biblical Journey Through Time By Ken Ham Another great book that my children have loved and used for years.
12051: In the Days of Noah In the Days of Noah By Gloria Clanin A book that gives you a glimpse into what it was like during Noah's life, before, during and after the flood.
1166X: Noah"s Ark and the Ararat Adventure Noah's Ark and the Ararat Adventure By John Morris A clear picture to the mystery surround where the ark landed and the hunt to find evidence of it.
30711: The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible By Paul S. Taylor Gain understanding about the dinosaurs and how we can tell from evidence that they are not millions of years old.
11594: What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs? What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs? By John Morris & Ken Ham A great book that younger and older children can appreciate.
514894: Buddy Davis" Sculpt-A-Saur Dino Activity Pak Buddy Davis' Sculpt-A-Saur Dino Activity Pak Buddy Davis, one of the people who work on building the dinosaurs for the Creation Museum has delivered a great pack for the children. 
101980: Dino Heads & Tails Dino Heads & Tails Similar to Chutes and Ladders, this game allows children to play with the creatures that they can't help by love when studying creation.
101949: Dino Horizons: Diplodocus Skeleton CD-ROM Kit Dino Horizons: Diplodocus Skeleton CD-ROM Kit My oldest son recently told me that his favorite activity to do when studying dinosaurs was putting one together.
7350712: Dino Math Tracks: A Place Value Math Game Dino Math Tracks: A Place Value Math Game Why not us a game to help teach math, while focusing on the beloved creatures that so many people misunderstand.
101798: Dinos-On-A-String Dinos-On-A-String A great craft for those dinosaur lovers in your life! This can really offer hours of fun!
446790: Dinosaur Activity Kit Dinosaur Activity Kit Another kit option for the dinosaur lover in the family, that will engage them on more levels than just a book.
102068: Dinosaur Explorer Dinosaur Explorer With this kit, the children can explore and learn through a fun activity that will fast become one of their favorite things.
516836: Explore with Noah Justice DVD Pack with Study Guides: Episodes 1-6, Awesome Science Series Explore with Noah Justice DVD Pack with Study Guides: Episodes 1-6, Awesome Science Series Let your kids go on adventure with Noah!
473420: Dover Coloring Box - Dinosaurs Dover Coloring Box – Dinosaurs By Dover & Jan Sovak Proving hours of fun, this coloring box will give the artistic child lots to do.
011078: God Since the Beginning Zippered Pencil Case God Since the Beginning Zippered Pencil Case Display their beliefs while keeping their pencils, pens and other tools in one place? You can even have this personalized with their name.
463865: I Can Draw Dinosaurs I Can Draw Dinosaurs By Barbara Soloff Levy For the art lover who wants to draw better. This step-by-step books will prove to be a favorite.
400566: I Dig Dinosaurs! DVD I Dig Dinosaurs! DVD By Buddy Davis Go on a dinosaur dig with Buddy Davis and see how they dig their fossils out of the ground.
669788: Make Your Own T-Rex Make Your Own T-Rex Again, another opinion for some great building your own dinosaur and hours of fun for many children.
101933: Mega-Core Tyannosaurus Mega-Core Tyannosaurus Yep, one more way to add dimension puzzle building with your dinosaur lover that will be sure to bring some great fun.
0111151: Personalized, God Since the Beginning, Kids Backpack Personalized, God Since the Beginning, Kids Backpack Let your children display their beliefs with this personalized book bag.
475141: What to Doodle? Dinosaurs! What to Doodle? Dinosaurs! By Chuck Wheldon Another great option for learning how to draw dinosaurs.
118477: Wikki Stix Dinosaur Fun Kit Wikki Stix Dinosaur Fun Kit If you remember wikki stixs, you will know that your children will absolutely enjoy this fun kit.
241852: Jonathan Park Volume 1: The Adventure Begins, Audio CD Jonathan Park Volume 1: The Adventure Begins, Audio CD This is my favorite tool to teach my children about creation.
241879: Jonathan Park Volume 2: No Looking Back, Audio CD Jonathan Park Volume 2: No Looking Back, Audio CD Captivating and exciting, these CDs will not only entertain your family, but will give creation evidence through the whole series.
835464: Jonathan Park Volume 3: The Winds of Change, Audio CD Jonathan Park Volume 3: The Winds of Change, Audio CD You will want to implement this creation series that will give you an understanding about the weather during the flood.
235466: Jonathan Park Volume 4: The Hunt for Beowulf, Audio CD Jonathan Park Volume 4: The Hunt for Beowulf, Audio CD Mystery, suspense and adventure, tangled with creation evidence will be what you expect with this series.
755966: Jonathan Park Volume 5: The Explorer"s Society, Audio CD Jonathan Park Volume 5: The Explorer's Society, Audio CD Kidnapping, mystery and suspense wrapped with creation evidence will captivate your whole family.
554299: Jonathan Park Volume VI: The Journey Never Taken Jonathan Park Volume VI: The Journey Never Taken A mysterious person leads the team on a scavenger hunt through the history of evolution, in order to prove creation.
431864: Jonathan Park Creation Adventure Audio Series #7: The Voyage Beyond Jonathan Park Creation Adventure Audio Series #7: The Voyage Beyond Learn about the universe from a creation perspective.
735484: Jonathan Park #8: The Copper Scroll Audio CDs Jonathan Park #8: The Copper Scroll Audio CDs Adventure surrounding old scrolls takes the creation team on a journey to prove the Bible.
978811: Jonathan Park Audio CD Resources Pack of 11 Jonathan Park Audio CD Resources Pack of 11 Give all the creation DVDs at one time and watch what your family will learn!

Creation Gift Guide for ages 13-adult

513473: Answers . . . with Ken Ham, 12-DVD Series Answers . . . with Ken Ham, 12-DVD Series Learn the science that proves creation!
309010: Creation Mini-series DVD Pack Creation Mini-series DVD Pack Captivating, engaging and full of creation evidence.
680178: Creation Seminar (Seven DVD Boxed Set) Creation Seminar (Seven DVD Boxed Set)By Kent Hovind A great seminar to learn creation truth.
974985: Creations Series DVD Pack Creations Series DVD Pack Learn about creation in a full series of evidence.
643477: Dinosaur Challenges and Mysteries Dinosaur Challenges and Mysteries By Michael J. Oard A great book for the whole family.
2911X: Genesis: Finding Our Roots Genesis: Finding Our Roots By Ruth Beechick Great insights on our roots.
145524: The Mystery of the Dinosaurs: The Biblical Solution DVD The Mystery of the Dinosaurs: The Biblical Solution DVD By Mike Snavely Learn more about the mystery surrounding the dinosaurs.
455228: The Return to Genesis: The Key to Christian  Foundations DVD The Return to Genesis: The Key to Christian Foundations DVD By Mike Snavely Getting a firm foundation from the scriptures.
514410: Thousands Not Billions: Challenging an Icon of  Evolution, Questioning the Age of the Earth Thousands Not Billions: Challenging an Icon of Evolution, Questioning the Age of the Earth By Don DeYoung Learning to dispute evolution through this great book.

 

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How to Make a Diaper Bouquet


How to Make a Diaper Bouquet

I love to give gifts that are functional, even their packaging. You can call it being green, frugal or thrifty and I would agree with you!  If you have someone you know about to have a baby, this will be sure to be a great hit and talk of the baby shower or visitors to the hospital to visit the sweet new baby.

How to Make a Diaper Bouquet

Here is what you will need to make a diaper bouquet:

  • a bin for the base
  • a florist brick to push kabobs sticks into
  • kabobs sticks
  • rubber bands
  • small baby items to keep the florist brick in place or you can use tissue paper
  • tissue paper to decorate around the edges and to fill in the big gaps
  • newborn diapers – jumbo pack
  • colorful socks
  • a pretty hair bow

How to Make a Diaper Bouquet

Here is how to construct a diaper bouquet:

  • After all prices and tags are removed, place the florist brick in the center of the bin, placing smaller baby items or tissue paper around it to keep it in place.

How to Make a Diaper Bouquet

  • Using the kabob sticks, roll one individual sock around the top of the kabob stick (the sharper end is what you will stick into the florist block) and then using a rubber band, secure it to the kabob.
  • Do the same thing with the newborn diapers, being sure to start with the printed side being rolled up first.  Be sure to keep the shaper part for sticking into the florist block, as well, and securing it with a rubber band.
  • Once you have them all securely wrapped on the kabob sticks, you can begin pushing them into the florist block, being sure to mix the socks around for added color.
    How to Make a Diaper Bouquet
  • Once you have all the diaper and sock kabobs into place, rip some pieces of colored tissue paper into the gaps.
  • Adding a complimenting colored tissue paper around the edge of the bin, will also add an element of beauty to it.
  • Clip the hair bow to the best side of the bouquet

Don't forget to take a picture, but not until you have taken a moment to smell the diaper bouquet!  There is NOTHING as sweet as the smell of a clean diaper, while awaiting the birth of a baby.

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