If you’re like me, you probably find holidays like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day rather difficult when it comes to gifts that are unique and personable. Not to mention, if you have a little, figuring out ways to have them actually involved with the gift.
This year I came up with one that covers all territories, and odds are will become a repeat to see how much our little man has progressed over the years—particularly since Colton loves to wear ties.
And all you need are two supplies:
–Tie (white, or light color)
–preventative measures to save your furniture from your helper(s)
–masking tape to create a design on the tie
-If you’re planning on adding to symbol or design using the masking tape, cut it into the desire shape and place it on the tie.
-Lay out the tie on a flat surface and give your little one a fabric marker and let them go wild!
Note: Ames isn’t huge on coloring just yet, but once I should him he could “dot” with the markers then he was much more interested.
-Follow the directions of your markers for drying time, mine needed to dry flat for 24 hours
Note: Ames’s attention span for this project was brief, so we completed over three days doing several “mini sessions” until I decided the tie was done.
–Wrap it up how you please and present it to your man!
I plan on doing this throughout the years to compare Ames’s progress, and will probably venture out to bow ties and scarves as well.