Homemade giving at Christmas

In the Christmas story, three wise men bring gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the baby Jesus to celebrate the birth. Gift giving is a great way to show you care about the  people in your life and homemade gifts are even better. They cost less, are fun to make, and mean so much more to the person receiving them. Parents and grandparents especially  love receiving homemade gifts which they can keep as you grow up, as a reminder of when you were young.

There are a heap of cool gifts you can make using unused items from around the house. Here, we made a desk organiser out of a used cereal box. And it was really simple!

To make one for someone in your life, just draw a diagonal line across the front and back of the box. Make sure each side lines up with the other. Then draw a line to join each of the  diagonal lines across both sides of the box. Cut along the line, wrap with paper and decorate!

We wrapped ours with crepe paper and decorated it with coloured paper. Ours is for bills, but you could label yours for recipes, letters, magazines, comic books or not at all. Thanks to  Sheldon Horsfield for helping us make this organiser.

There are heaps of other things you can make out of cereal boxes, milk cartons and other household items. Try getting a parent to help you search the internet for lots of great gift ideas, including edible treats. Why not send in a pic of your creations, we’d love to see them. Send photos to revive@wa.uca.org.au.

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