Axel was invited to his first friend-birthday party last weekend. He was really excited...as was I. For the gift, I hit up my new "source" for ideas...Pinterest. Although Pinterest requires that you belong to Facebook or Twitter in order to join, I look at their stuff anyway. My personal feelings on mass-social-networking will have to wait for another time. However, until Pinterest changes their feelings about allowing "outsiders" in, I will continue to enjoy the ideas of other people until I can contribute myself.
The idea that struck me as fabulous for a boy birthday was this: Fort Making Kit! What kid doesn't love to hide-out in a fort/cave/tent/secret lair?!
Adapting a bit from the original inspiration, this is what I came up with:
2 flat sheets - Savers: $2 each
1 Energizer Lantern - Target: $5
2 packs of glow sticks - Dollar Store: $2
1 piece of rope - Dollar Store: $1
14 clothespins - from home
Also needed was the fabric for the drawstring bag and the old t-shirt to cut up (to make the ties on the sheets). All-in-all, this gift cost about $12.
custom drawstring bag
A look inside.
One of the sheets with t-shirt ties sewn on corners and down the middle. I included 2 sheets total in the Fort Kit.
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