It's that time of year again. The time of year when I suddenly forget all the great gift ideas that popped into my head after the last "that time of year."
Luckily, my oldest two little minions can now create adorable masterpieces and I am SO TOTALLY using their talent.
We made some bookmarks out of aforementioned masterpieces for Grover's birthday last month. They're easy and fun and cost-effective and your kids can do that thing where they only put three dots on seventeen different pieces of paper but that's okay because art.
They would make great gifts for grandparents, friends, your sister-in-law's twice removed cousin whose name you can never remember, et cetera.
All you need for this are your kids (or someone else's kids, I guess), paper (we used cardstock), markers/crayons/colored pencils/pens, and these really cool self-laminating sheets. I got mine from Amazon.
Cut out some bookmarks in whatever shape you'd like, let your kids go to town, stick them in a self-laminating sheet, cut them out, and voila!
Left: T's "jellyfish."
Middle: G's portrait of "Daddy hopping up and down like dis! *hops spastically*." I totally see it.
Right: K's first piece of art ever. A study in crayon and peanut butter smears.