I finished a few more Christmas gifts and am really excited about them! My brothers children have so many toys and I can never find anything new to get them. This year I decided to make them Outting Bags. What are those, you ask? Let me tell you:
They are lined totes that I made and filled with items the kids could entertain themselves with while at restaurants, doctors offices, etc.
For my 7 year old nephew I made an army bag - complete with army men, helicopter, plane, a laminated play mat and coloring book. I created the mat on the computer and had it laminated at Staples and it is multi-purpose - placemat, coloring mat (dry erase), and play mat for Army men!
(Excuse the pictures - the lighting was horrible and they really don't do the gift justice!) For my 3 year old niece I did a My Little Pony bag that contained mini My Little Ponies, a play mat (same as above but with a different theme), and a coloring book.
I can't wait to give them each their bag of goodies! I spoke to my Sister-in-Law and she is excited as well. She plans on keeping the bags in the car so that they will always be at the ready.