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    Christmas ideas

    Our village is collecting parcels for children in hospital during Christmas Day.

    I am okay with ages 1,2,3, 4,5,6, and 13-18

    My problem is 7-13 for both boys and girls. I have until 7th December to complete.

    So far knitted jumper for 1 2 year olds 3,4, quilt pirates and fairies 5 6 a toy pirate ship and a doll dressing.
    13-18 quilts in bright colours black or white background.

    Thought about a bag full of colouring pens etc for girls in 7-13 but no idea at all for boys which is quilted. Only intend to give one set presents purchased rest home made.

    Thank you for your help I don't want to ask locally as I want the gifts to be anonymous to local villagers.
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    How about pillowcases in funky prints for the teens, both boys and girls. I am doing the coin purses with a gift cards for the guys I don't know what to do for.
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    How about small tote bags for them - or any size actually. You could also make fleece toboggans.
    We are making these for Occupational Christmas Child (if anyone has a yard of any kind of fabric, we would appreciate it.)

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    Seems like most kids have cell phones and/or ipad type devices. So, maybe bags/covers for those?
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    Tote bags full of legos??
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    Most 7-13 year old girls and boys would be interested in a creative gift. The colored pens would be perfect for both, and could be used for school projects also! (And who knows, you may just inspire the next Rembrandt...)
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    A pretty covered journal. My GD age 10 loves to write and draw so having a special book to do that in is perfect.

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    I made these bags for my 8 & 10 year old great nephews. They loved them. Great for their small Gameboys or legos. They stay on while they skateboard. http://www.sewmamasew.com/2012/04/fa...-bag-tutorial/
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    Thanks. For all the ideas I did think of pens but thought they would be too sissy for boys.when you know the child it is much easier than random bodies.
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    Boys of all ages, and a lot of girls love nerf guns. Small Lego kits, usually go over pretty well too. How about a tye dye kit with a couple of white shirts for the girls. The coverd journal idea is awesome if you want to kick it up add a set of colored gel pens. There are also book/kits you can buy on folding paper airplanes or origami those are really cool too.
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    I like the colored pens idea and perhaps you could include a large pad of drawing paper so the child could create and create. Both boys and girls like to doodle.

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    Pre-teen boys and girls also like simple craft kits, such as wooden birdhouses, leather crafts, rug hooking, etc. Quilts/blankets are good for all ages.
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    very nice ideas, i like the pillowcase idea and u can make them with secret pockets.
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    love the secret pocket idea.
    maybe some people on the board with sons or grandsons would be able to anser the question for you as to what they would want.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    At a book store there are Zen doodle books for drawing and drawing books. Type of pens are suggested in the zen books. Zen Doodle name is trademarked but other names in the genre are available and not so strict a discipline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamae View Post
    At a book store there are Zen doodle books for drawing and drawing books. Type of pens are suggested in the zen books. Zen Doodle name is trademarked but other names in the genre are available and not so strict a discipline.
    I use the zen books to inspire freemotion quilting just never thought about children. Thank you one and all for the ideas . I have a selection to use . Just need plenty of time.
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    that's a great idea for my soon to be 25 yo son. something to keep people busy when they
    don't know what to do with themselves.

    Hey maybe I should get one for myself
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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