Janine knows how much her own children love to play the game of memory, so when she saw the Jillibean Soup Monster paper, she knew exactly what she wanted to create as a present for little boys! Every monster on the sheet of paper is different, so you just need to have 2 sheets of the monster paper and a lot of patience to handcut out lots and lots of monsters!!
Janine used a piece of chipboard as her base and added a sheet of cardstock to the back of it with a coat of gel medium, making sure it was well stuck. When completely dry she cut the 12x12 sheet into 2 inch squares and used gel medium to apply all the monsters to the other side of the squares. It is important that there are no differences in colour or pattern on the side that faces upward during the game.
Just keep an old box and cover it to keep your game pieces in. Janine let her kids have a play with the game and they LOVED it!!
Leeann really had to get her thinking cap on with this assignment simply because her family is all GIRLS. But this was not going to stop her from thinking about how she could make a little boys Christmas this year! She wanted her gift to be more than something to look at. All children love to draw and colour and write. So Leeann decide to make a backboard.
Leeann found some placemat wood boards and also grab some black board paint from the hardware store. She wanted it to be boyish and used a Twiddleybitz - Bulldozer Silhouette cut and adhere it to the board. Then just follow the directions on the tin of the black board paint. Leeann also made a duster to go with the board using a small wooden block that she painted and adhere some very thick felt to one end. It’s an easy project gift idea and one that you could make for all the boys this Christmas.
Once again the thinking cap was on. This time Leeann decide to make a dinosaur park. Every little boys dream I reckon. The main inspiration came from the Twiddleybitz – Dinosaurs.
Leeann started by drawing a scene on the placemat board then painted the grass and lake on. Using some bubble wrap and randomly stamped a darker shade of green on the grass. Leeann then drew a tree, mountain and bush shapes onto some chipboard. Cut them out and trace the shapes again. Covered then with pattern papers and inked the edges and made a slit in each piece one at the top and one at the bottom.
So that you can slide each piece together and they stand. Painted all the chipboard dinosaurs and used some office bull clips so that they could stand also. Gather together some rocks and paper flowers and paper leaves which help create this park.
Another easy Christmas gift to make, and one where any little boy can use his imagination and spend hours at play!
Anna Graham made these amazing boys wallets. They definitely would be a fabulous idea this Christmas for all the boys in our lives. You can see HERE a how to.
We were thrilled when Lowri McNab allowed us to share the above project she created for the Little Yellow Bicycle blog. Her work is exquisite and we loved how she turned every day office accessories into a stylish and cool set. How perfect is this idea for the co-ordinated boy’s bedroom desk!