Need some simple care package or gift ideas that kids can do? Here are three super quick, super easy kids care package projects !
I’m so pleased to Kathie of Homespun Seasonal Living visiting us today with a guest post! One of her specialties is care package ideas with real food and seasonal ingredients, special homestead products and personal touches that are so sweet and unique. She’s even written books on the topic! Without further ado, here are her care package project ideas for kids – you know I love the homestead kid stuff.
For more inspirational and seasonal projects and ideas, be sure to get your copy of Kathie’s book, The Guide to Seasonal Living. I own this book and use it throughout the year!
Kids Care Package Projects
Homesteaders tend to enjoy their homes and sharing those homes with others. Kids especially it seems love to talk about, show, and share the things they’re doing at home with most anyone willing to listen but most especially with loved ones. For the loved ones far away let the kids help in creating meaningful care packages that let them share the homestead with these fun and easy projects.
Give the kids a bunch of plain clothespins and some letter stamps. Let them put names and words on the clothespins for the intended recipient. It’s quick and easy but perfectly customized. Alternatively, paint the outside of the clothes pin and / or glue foam shapes, buttons, and more to the ends for truly special touches that will remind someone how very much they are loved even when far away during the day’s chores.
Pressed Flower Bookmarks
Have the kids gather flowers and press them flat by placing them between sheets of parchment paper and placing heavy books on top for about week. After the flowers are flat and dry, have the kids space them out on card stock or other heavy paper. Use a piece clear contact paper on to hold the flowers to the card stock and cut into a bookmark shape (1-2 inches wide by about 4″ high). The great thing about these bookmarks are is that they can easily fit inside a card or regular envelope for inexpensive shipping.
One-of-a-Kind Seed Packets
Have the kids draw on blank pieces of paper or color in coloring books and use those pages to create upcycled envelopes that can then store seeds or simply small notes to mail off to loved ones. Those envelopes are likely to be treasured as much as what they can contain by grandparents most especially.
Care packages don’t need a season or reason for being mailed but there’s no reason these projects can’t be done over the lazy days of summer and then saved for the holidays or birthdays later on in the year.
About Kathie N. Lapcevic – Kathie is a freelance writer, teacher, and blogger living in northwest Montana with her soulmate Jeff. She lives a fiercely D.I.Y. lifestyle in harmony with the natural rhythms of nature. You can follow her blog at Homespun Seasonal Living.