Last year, we went to this thing called "A Civil War Christmas" at the Blaine library. It had displays and interactions showing how Christmas looked during the Civil War.
It was there that I learned about this... The Best Christmas Gift Ever! We did these for our kids last year and they all loved them so much. They said it was the gift that they enjoyed the most.
Here is what you do:
Buy some small trinkets that can easily be wrapped in a ball of yarn, and then line them up in front of you. (Michael's or the Dollar Spot at Target is a good place to look for such items.)
Oh, and while you were at Michael's, you should have also bought some yarn. (Note: I would have liked a more Christmas-y red or a green color for the yarn, but this color was on sale, so that is what I got.) Anyway, so start wrapping the yarn around one of your trinkets:
Add another trinket and wrap some more:
Add another one and wrap some more:
And some more:
And some more. I think you're getting the idea. So, do this until all of your little trinkets are wrapped within the yarn:
And you'll end up with a yarn ball that looks something like this:
Wrap that up however you want, and there you have it:
This kids will be so delighted to unwind their yarn balls and find all the little hidden gifts along the way. Try it!