On our kids’ 3rd birthday I was thinking what gift should we offer to his friends who would come to our home for the birthday cake.
I wanted a handmade gift. I didn’t want it to be the fancy gift, nor the most expensive one. But I would love to give something symbolic and something that would show an effort to please our little friends. Something they could see and remember their friend’s birthday. After searching for ideas and my choices, I ended up with handmade frames. The theme of the party was Paw Patrol so I had to find a way to combine them.
I printed small labels with Paw Patrol puppies and used a variety of color glosses. I needed canon paper, scissors, a cord for hanging the frame, a small silicone pistol and silicone tubes. I had all the materials and I was ready to start. I started to figure out the shades I would use and the combinations I could make. I also cut some linguists and made small drawings with them. I calculated the size of the canon I needed for each frame and cut out the corresponding pieces I needed for the canon paper.
At this point I was ready to start making the small frames. The result surprised me because I had made a very good effort and the result of the first ones encouraged me and created other designs. After a while my hands and my imagination were constantly working on their own. After I created the frames, I began to glue the small pieces of canvas paper back on the back so that it was not completely tight and there was an opening at the top of each frame so that could fit in pictures, children’s drawings, or anything could be accessed or anything moms would choose to put on for her child.
I had it!!! I had created an original souvenir gift for our little friends and had used cheap materials and a lot of imagination!
Remember that our kids are not necessarily interested in accurate or perfect creations. They are primarily interested in receiving a commemorative gift to remember their friend and it is of particular importance to them, because in this way we show them that we thought and thanked them for coming to the party and also our little one who had his birthday would be pleased to offer a gift to his friends.
Below are the results for you to get ideas for your own creations. Feel free to try it!!!
See how such a frame can be transformed even more with a photo or image. You can even stick them on the wall of your child’s room and make a beautiful photo collage!
In the next section I will show you the Paw Patrol gift bags we made for this birthday party. Keep trying!!!