I have been working on a Valentine's Surprise for Corynn in the very sporatic spare minutes I have when she is not around. I put the finishing touches on it this morning. I just know that she will enjoy it-it will be a great 'take along' thing for trips, and the best part? It was FREE!
I printed off some FREE paper dolls from this website which has a HUGE selection of dolls and other free activities. I chose the Polly Pratt's Valentine doll with her friends and baby brother. They have the most darling little outfits!!! I cut around each one and reinforced the children by gluing them on a thick cardstock.
Then I took a folder and glued felt pieced on each side for a (VERY simple) background.
I added pieces of felt on the backs of the children and the furniture so that they would stick to the backgrounds. (I didn't do this for the clothing as that was unnecessary.)
Then I stitched a few squares of flannel to a piece of white felt to make beds (and storage pouches) for the children. I also made a little armoire that opens up.
On the back I added an envelope for clothing and accessories storage. A super simple gift, and SUPER cheap (since I used only things I had or got off the internet). I am thankful that my children are young enough to appreciate the FREE suprises too.
I don't have anything planned for the Panda, except for lots of hugs and kisses. If I come up with something, though, I will let you know!