Last Minute Holiday Gifts

Kristin shares a quick and special gift that is great for grandparents or other family members.

Handy Coasters
I had my 3 girls make these as Christmas presents for their grandparents last year. Great practical use as well as a sweet reminder of how much the kids have grown over the years. My mom has hers out every time we visit and the girls often put their hands over their cut-out hands to see how big they are now.


Card stock
Pencil or chalk
2 coordinating or contrasting cotton fabrics (washed, dried, and ironed)

1 package double-sided stiff fusible interfacing (we used Dritz Heavyweight InnerFuse, $7 at fabric stores)


Trace your child’s hand on a piece of card stock and cut it out to make a template. Use a pencil or chalk to trace the desired number of coasters on one of the fabrics. Trim the fabric into a rectangle that contains all of your tracings, then trim the second fabric and the interfacing to match its size.

Following the interfacing package’s instructions, fuse it between the two fabrics with an iron (an adult’s job). Cut along the traced lines with scissors.

NOTE: these can also be made by tracing your child’s hands on nice printed scrapbooking paper (maybe with a winter or Christmas theme?) and covering with paper laminate and then cutting out the tracings with an exacto knife. (WAY more accurate than scissors… I learned the hard way and 4 hands in. HA!)

Have fun and enjoy your children!

(here are more last minute Christmas gift ideas via FamilyFun Magazine!)

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