Whether you are buying holiday gifts are a birthday present for a party, it is always nice to give creative gifts that inspire open-ended explorations. I love giving gifts that supply everything needed to enjoy an inspiring experience. So, I thought it would be fun to start a new series to share all of my favorite gift ideas.
As the girls get older they are always looking for outlets to express their individuality. I thought it would be fun to give them supplies for creating their own personalized tank tops and tote bags.
I put together this gift for my two daughters and a friend of theirs. I bought the following items and divided everything up into three gifts. While I chose more girly iron-ons and camis, there are lots of great iron-ons that would be cool for boys to put on tees.
The presents were well received and an became even bigger hits when we set out to put their iron-on kits to good use… The girls started out by selecting the images they liked, then they cut them out, and placed their designs on the bag or tank top that they were decorating.
I used the iron to adhere the images to the desired material. Hint: use a very hot iron and add a lot of pressure to the iron-ons before attempting to remove the paper. Overall, I was really pleased with how well the iron-ons worked!
The girls added their finishing touches with the 3D glitter fabric paint, which dries beautifully and is very durable…
I am happy to report that their totes are being put to good use on a regular basis for dance classes and book clubs! They are worn with great pride…
What are you favorite gift ideas for creative kids?