We always know that home-made presents are much better. They tend to be more realistic and kids love making them or helping making them. My kids get very proud in having a once off toy, something made exclusively for them. They love it.
Over the Easter break, we had the pleasure to spend some time in Connemara, one of the most beautiful places in Ireland and probably the world. It is quite wild, the sun was shinning and we were meeting loads of lovely family, it was very special.
Mr B made bows and arrows for all 9 kids. They were a great hit as you can imagine.
The bows and arrows were brought home but as we didn’t have a forest or big trees to shoot into. We needed a target.
We bought a square canvas and starter making circles of different sizes and colouring them. The boys picked the colours, the size of the circles and they insisted on making most of the circles and the colouring. It is very much their own project.
They have got so much use out of it and they are so proud. They keep bringing their friends over for bow and arrow demonstrations.
They couldn’t have been happier with these toys. They love them and they feel very special and unique! No amount of money can ever buy that.
What about you? Have you got home-made toys?