I enjoy making things by hand for my kiddies and this Easter was no exception. I made them each a set of wooden bead critters...a bunny, duck, and caterpillar. I got the idea from Family Fun Magazine (love that magazine!). I worked on them while the kids were around and they kept trying to get me to spill what I was working on...I love building the anticipation.
I also made them each their own zippered pouch. Each pouch is fully lined in a fun fabric and I stamped each child's name on the front. I then tucked in fresh new pencils to complete the package. These were then tucked into their baskets with chocolates and a few other little surprises. The best part (for me) is the fact that everything I used to make the bead animals and the pouches came from my stash...I didn't have to make a craft store run...even once. I love that, but not as much as my kiddies faces when I get to spoil them just a wee bit with Mama-handmade goodness.