This years homemade gifts turned out to be just for the kids. I made everyone of my neices and nephews a set of 5 finger puppets. (5x12= 60) Each of them got a 'theme'. Some were Farm animals, some were Garden Creatures and others were Under the Sea. My favorite set had to be the Waterton Animals. I suddenly got the flu about 15 minutes after the kids opened theirs so I wasn't able to really see the reaction to them but, I was certainly proud of them.
Dragon, Owl, Flower, Snail, Butterfly
Under the Sea
Octupus, Crab, Shark, Seahorse, Sea Turtle
Chicken, Rooster, Pig, Cow, Sheep
Beaver, Bear, Wolf, Mountain Goat, Moose.
The thing that made the puppets really come to life is the board books that go with them. I had them 60% done before I came out here but never got a chance to finish all 5 of them before Christmas so, as soon as I get home each family will also be getting a book to go with thier sets. Each page has a little scene to match each set. I'll post more pictures as soon as I have them 100% done.