Sticking a child's name on a gift teaches them nothing and robs them of all the smooshy good feelings that giving provides the giver.
I want them to know that feeling. Every year I try to help them make something for the adults in their lives.
No peeking NaNa and Grandma!
In past years we've decorated wooden breakfast trays, painted mouse pads, printed photo calendars, painted golden treasure chest boxes.
I liked this because it was a miniature chemistry lesson and an exercise in creativity.
You take a digital photo, use the free photo cropping software on their site and print on the paper provided. Mix up the resin compound and pour it into a mold.
The set they sent me advertises enough materials to make 3 necklaces.
But, I hate to waste a good resin and was able to get 9 little windows out of the chemicals supplied.
I used one necklace that Lia Sophia sent me to try. (The open silver choker pictured.)
Made myself a keychain.
Made 3 Christmas ornaments with some Christmas ribbon and ornament hooks.
And made a little zipper handle for Zack's backpack.
Ainsley was so proud of them she took them to Show and Tell.
That gorgeous box up there makes a gift box for one of the necklaces.
Little-Windows products range from $4 (magnets - should have thought of that!) to $48 deluxe kits.
Leave a comment and you're entered to win one of the All in One 3 Necklace Kits. The contest will run until Monday Dec. 22.
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After Christmas Update: Almost all of the hardware for the necklaces in this set broke within hours of wearing. This is embarrassing because I intended to give quality gifts. I still love the little ice cube looking resin photos - however, it's not worth the extra money for the complete kit. I was able to make much sturdier items with 20 lb. craft wire.