I am always trying to instill in our children the virtues of giving. For Birthdays and Christmas I try to have the children make things for relatives and friends. I have found that the children take a lot of pride and joy in this as well. So for the past year we've been collecting sea glass at the beach with the intention of using it for a gift.
This is what we made with the sea glass, earrings. I got the idea from a Martha Stewart magazine. But instead of drilling holes in the sea glass like the magazine instructed, I simply glued them to some earring posts with E 6000 glue. I attached the earrings to a cute candy box I saved ( picture above). Inside the the box I will insert a tiny scroll saying where the sea glass came from and how it was hand picked by my son, he chose the color too. Then I'll have him sign the letter.
We were able to make four pairs of earrings from all the sea glass(top picture). The challenge is finding pieces similar in color and shape.
Here's what the earring posts look like. I purchased a set of 60 for $3.00 at a craft store.
*E 6000 Glue should only be used by Adults
What do you have your children make/give for gifts?