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I started a tradition 8 years ago for my son's first Christmas. Every year we make a Christmas gift for the grandparents and great-grandparents and aunts and uncles. The first year he was 9 months old and we made handprint pillows. 3 years later our second son came along and he joined in on the fun! Last year our baby girl joined the "team" and joined in on the tradition.

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Every year the kids look forward to the tradition, as do the family members who receive these treasured gifts. We also make this craft for at home and it has a special designated area each Christmas.

By Katja from Kountze, TX

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By Trudi (Guest Post)
September 27, 20060 found this helpful

I'd love to hear all of your ideas. I've made the foot/handprint reindeer for the grands one year, also a cute handprint "mitten" out of craft foam and fake fur for the cuff (with the year and name of grandchild). Last year I wimped out and really want to come up with something to do this year that's not too boring.

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April 18, 20070 found this helpful

how do u make the handprint pillows? thank u

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November 19, 20080 found this helpful

Depending on how old the child(ren) is/are, you can make jewelry boxes from popcicle sticks. We use an interesting rock glued on top for the handle on the lid. I've also made bookmarks with a short story my son had written with a photo of him.

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After printing and cutting, I used clear contact paper to protect it, then attached a tassel. Another favorite was a popcicle picture frame with painted puzzle pieces around it and a photo of my son in it.

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