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Create Your Own Comic Book

- - Birthday, Christmas, Kids

create-own-comic-book-kids-giftOne of the most wonderful things you can do for any child is to nurture their creativity and allow them to create.

Superheroes and their incredible powers make us imagine what could be possible IF…

Many children and teenagers are obsessed with Marvel and DC comics and superheroes. They read the comic books and/or watch the movies.

But what if they could come up with their OWN superhero? Or villain? What would it look like and what are his or her supernatural powers?

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Easter Egg Money Surprise

- - Kids, Money

Kids love Easter eggs because each one contains a surprise. They can’t wait to see what’s inside!

easter-egg-money-surprise-cashDid they get chocolate, jelly beans, hard candy, gummy candy or bubble gum?

As children get older, Easter egg hunts may not excite them as much since it’s something they’ve done for years already.

That’s when it’s time to replace some of the candy with coins or cash to create an Easter Egg Money Surprise!

Small children will get excited over nickels, dimes and quarters. Teenagers will hunt for Easter eggs if they have the chance to find eggs containing $1, $5, $10, or $20 bills!

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Decorated Number Birthday Candles

- - $20 or Less, Birthday

Sometimes all it takes is some gold paint and rhinestones to take something from childish to stylish!

decorated-number-birthday-candles4-thoughtful-gift-ideaAt the store, all of the birthday candles for sale look childish, especially the number birthday candles. No one over the age of 10 would actually want one on their birthday cake.

Unless… you gave those number birthday candles a make-over like I did!

For Queen Darlene’s 62nd birthday, I bought number birthday candles in the shape of a 6 and a 2 from the dollar store and blinged them up. Saying that Queen Darlene loves bling would actually be an understatement!

I used two items to transform the number birthday candles:

  • Gold metallic dimensional fabric paint (Also known as “puff paint” in the 80s.)
  • Rhinestones

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