It is amazing what you can do when you are creative!
Take these fire-breathing dragon mitts (idea from Martha Stewart).
Buy a pair of mittens from the dollar store.
Cut out some felt 'dragon-spine' shapes and sew by hand on the top part of the mitt.
|I used two colours, sewed them together |
by machine and then hand sewed them to the mitts.
Sew on a felt tongue and some button eyes (or you can embroider on the eyes)
Accompany them with a short chapter book- My Father's Dragon (1948) by Ruth Stiles Gannett.
|the first in a trilogy....|
but this one is my favourite of the three
Put them in a nice tin...
and there you go!
Here's another colour combination.
(for another gift idea from last year's December post, click here)