When we first announced to our kids that we would be making handmade gifts for each other for Christmas this year, the reactions were less than enthusiastic. Would Santa approve of the toys coming out of our workshop? (I should mention, there will be toys from Santa’s workshop under the tree as well!)
But as the shock wore off and the ideas started flowing, our kids soon discovered the ancient truth: “‘Tis more blessed to give than to receive.”
For the next few weeks our kids lost themselves to a world of toymaking. They sourced materials from scrap lumber piles and forest floors. It’s really quite remarkable how creative kids can be under the influence of their own imaginations. Mom and Dad got in on the act as well—after all, it was our idea in the first place!
Or, just look at the eye candy here: