Birthday Kid Crafts

Today is my second son’s 11th birthday.  One of the many things I love about my kids is that they get almost as excited for each other’s birthdays as they do for their own.  They love to celebrate their brothers and to make each of their days special.

They always make each other personalised birthday cards and sometimes some other paper crafted gifts.  This year, however, my 9 year old decided to get a bit more ambitious and make more elaborate presents for his big brother.  The first thing he made – and which he decided to present in advance of the birthday – was a Vanishing Cabinet from the Harry Potter stories.

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The second item took a lot longer to craft.  He decided to put his new found love of sewing to the test by making an Ewok out of felt.  He designed it and I showed him how to create the pattern for the pieces (a little bit of the blind leading the blind) and then he worked diligently and in secret for a few days in order to stitch it all together.  I think he did a superb job, don’t you?

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24 thoughts on “Birthday Kid Crafts

  1. My birthday is in November and I would really like one of those little creatures. No, just kidding, but I am not kidding when I say, I see a lot of skill and design work there. Absolutely fantastic. And I also endorse the brotherly love aspect. Just great. Happy birthday to everyone.

    • Thank you, Pauline. My boys really are a little tribe together. Of course there are times when they behave like they want to rip each other limb from limb but they have a stronger sibling bond than their father and I could ever have hoped for.

  2. Belated happiest blessed birthday!!! I bet he is having a fun time playing with his handmade Ewok. His brother did an excellent job. His sewing skills are evidently improving. Woot!

  3. I cannot tell you how happy that little Ewok makes me! (I sew and I’m thrilled when “young people” take it up, in whatever form.) It is also so great that your kids are so thoughtful of one another.

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