I send holiday money gifts to my nephews who live a couple states away. I am always trying to find fun stuff. The first year was the best!
I sent $100 in ones. I got a large box (watch out for shipping cost, or get a smaller box) and a ton of old magazines or news paper. Tear out and crumble up each page of a magazine and throw in box. I used about 7 magazines to get the desired fullness. Then I crumbled each $1 bill up and threw it in the box. Then stir it all up so they have to SEARCH for all of them and then uncrincle each one! haha. It's also funny because they have to work together.
Wanna drive them crazy? I thought about putting an odd number of dollar bills in like $43 or $98 haha. They will keep looking for the last couple dollars!
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If you are going to give a gift of money, see if the bank can get you new bills.
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I am looking for unique ways to give money to a teen boy.
I created "financial emergency kits"...took a kids lunch box, bought bandaids from 99 cent store...opened the bandaids placed a dollar in each one closed them back up and put them in the box...also had gauze bandage package, Emptied tylenol and put money in it etc...they were a little confused but once my son figured out the bandaid ..they loved it
I am looking for a creative way to give money.
Sharon from Asheboro, NC
Look up "dollar bill origami" online and fold bills into animals or shapes. Also, you can create a "money tree" by folding dollar bills in half and pinning them to a styrofoam cone.
I did a rubber band ball for my sister-in-law for Christmas. I took a fifty dollar bill folded it up and just started putting rubber band after rubber band around it - around a hundred or so- turned out awesome- she got a big kick out it
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