Start making those toys!

Start making those toys!

Parents can be elves, too.

This year I am searching for some simple yet fun things to make for my daughter for Christmas. She’s seven, so she may not believe in Santa for much longer; her requests are also getting bigger and pricier. Last year we were able to do Christmas for just forty bucks; this year, one toy on her wish list costs that much!

Though we’ve already had the talk—again—about how Santa doesn’t bring everything on your list, and to make sure to ask for a couple of special things so he can choose something you’ll really love, I want to get back into the habit of making her wonderful, memorable presents for holidays. Her father and I made her a homemade tent, complete with gnome and forest creature embellishments out of felt, and she absolutely loved it.

Right now, the one thing I know I want to make her is this adorable set of owl puppets I found on Pinterest (I don’t have an account, but I still browse every now and then!). She has loved owls since she was little, even before the big “owl boom” of late, and I know this set of puppets will not only be easy to make, but something that she will love. Thanks, Pinterest!