I am sure that I am not alone in the fact that my kids have everything. Certain amounts of three of everything. They have way too much.
It is for this reason that I always wonder what to get their friends at parties and holidays? Do kids really need anything? Maybe what they need is simple.
I present to you, just that -- simple. The fort kit. The perfect present. Easy to make. Able to afford. You can do it too!
- 1 full size sheet
- 1 pillowcase
- 1 piece of cording
- 1 container of light sticks
- 1 set of clamps of clothes pins (I use plastic clamps from Walmart enough to make two sets)
You will need some basic sewing skills for this item. First, I laid out the sheet and clamps. Using the pillow case, I cut a little off to make it a kid friendly sized bag. Next I took the pillowcase and put it on the embroidery machine to personalize it a little. You can do this with puff paint or even a sharpie. Use the already made tunneling to put a piece of rope thru the top of the bag and make a drawstring. Lastly, I made up a quick tag on Word to let the gift recipient know what fun they were about to have.
This project can be made for a boy with colors included in pictures. Or maybe for brothers and sisters? Or the princess could build a castle from pink sheets and pink painted clothes pins? The possibilities are endless.
My total investment on this project was 25.00 (which is enough supplies to complete 2 kits).