It’s awfully hard when your grandchildren live far away, isn’t it? How can a grandma build a strong relationship with those over-the-river-and-through-the-woods grandchildren? Well, I got some wonderful ideas after seeing The Toymaker website. It’s all about paper!
Compared to electronics and big plastic toys, paper is cheap to buy and cheap to send through the mail. The Toymaker has some wonderful items that you could print out for free and easily (read that to mean cheaply) mail to your grandchildren. They would be totally delighted to get a package from grandma with some of the Toymaker activities inside.
If your grandchildren live close by, you could volunteer to babysit them for a couple of hours while the parents get some Christmas shopping done. During your time together, you and your grandchildren could make some of these beautiful and very appealing activities. Click here to see the Christmas ideas. Ideas include:
- a beautiful candy cane bag
- little snow guys that are so cute I want to pinch their cheeks!
- a whimsical elf ball
- an advent calendar (each grandchild could have their own special advent calendar but you’ll have to hurry since December is already here!)
- a beautiful pencil box that could then be filled with fun pencils
Take a some time to check out The Toymaker site. I’m sure that you’ll find something there that you’ll want to use with your grandchildren.