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Dec. 13th, 2010 | 06:35 pm
posted by: craftsmas in happycraftsmas

My husband and I have two nephews and a niece we love and adore. This year, we're super strapped for cash -- so we've gotta find a way to make handcrafted presents work, even for kids. While my mom might jump for joy at receiving a hand-knitted reindeer just cause I made it, I highly doubt my teenage niece will -- so let the brainstorming commence!

- A handmade story book featuring characters that make no sense doing things that make no sense -- I think this is a great gift if you have the creative chops and know the kid's sense of humor! My mom always made me little books when I was a kid and I loved it!

- Amigurumi nonsense animals with the wrong number of arms and legs -- in my experience most kids approve of things that are simultaneously cute and weird.

- This Recycled Kaleidescope from Make.

- A smallish, purse-like bag for a girl -- but only if you really "get" her style! I'm giving my niece one big enough for three books -- because I know what she needs to take with her everywhere she goes.

- When all else fails, a buttload of homemade candy shall prevail...

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from: imaginesthesnow
date: Dec. 14th, 2010 01:50 am (UTC)

If the teenager has an iPod or cell phone, maybe you can knit a cover for the device. If she drinks a lot of hot beverages, knitted hot cup sleeves are starting to trend--and they're good for the environment, too!

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