"Best gift ever!" declared my five-year-old. We put a kids craft box together for our friend's eighth birthday. According to his mother, he began creating with it immediately. I love that it inspired him in this way. Most kids we know have plenty of crayons, markers and paints, so we thought it would be fun to provide embellishments to add to artwork.
With another birthday coming-this time for a seven-year-old girl-we decided to put together a craft box for her as well.
With a one dollar plastic floss box from Joann's, we filled each section with things we know she would like. For the boy we used more items from nature...small stones, acorns, maple tree "helicopter" seeds, and dried beans. Our girlfriend tends to be more on the sparkly side so she's getting glitter and stick on rhinestones and sequins. We added a tube of glue and a package of card stock and voilà, the perfect birthday present.