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    Default Gift ideas for little ones?

    I take in kids and am looking for some fairly cheap gift ideas for christmas presents for them. There's 7 of them and the ages are, 11, 7, 5, 2, 2, 2, and 1. I'm not looking to spend a ton but I definitely want to get them all a present! Any ideas would be great!!

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    The 11 same age as my DD and 7 yr old........
    Watch for .25 nail polishes at walgreens and CVS
    Hair stuff.... Scrunchies Clips etc... from the Walgreen Bins usually around .50
    You can find some CHEAP glue on sparkles and make them blingy as DD says
    DD LOVES art Supplies - watch for those 50 -70% off at michaels coupons and pair it up with a sale =) you can also use Joanne's coupons at michaels
    ( this will work if girls... since you didn't indicate I have no clue =)

    Books are always good and you can find them a garage sales or paperback swap

    Coloring books and crayons - Dollar Store

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    Oh I forgot boys/girls and I'm in Canada no walgreens/cvs.
    11 girl
    6 boy
    5 boy
    And all the little ones girls!!

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    Set an amount on how much you want to spend. Keep an eye out now that it is back to school time. You might be able to find some different pencils, crayons, erasers, etc. that you can wrap up with a sketch pad or coloring book. Dollar stores are also a good idea.

    Write down what each child is interested in. If a child likes to read you may be able to find a nice book. If a child likes sports maybe some type of ball. Just keep an eye out at the clearance section in the stores. You never know what you might find.

    Do you knit? A nice scarf for each child would also be a nice present.

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    Bath toys for the toddlers...they are inexpensive and kids LOVE them!!

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    If you sew - I make quilts for all my little friends at least once in their lives.

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    Sorta on the same lines as Mauimagic, I was going to suggest fleece blankets in designs they like

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    When DS was in home daycare, every Christmas he would get a colouring book, a pack of crayons and a couple of gingerbread cookies as his gift. This was when he was 2-5 years old. He loved it.

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    Ashley - Dollarama Plus seems to have great stuff come Christmas time. Stickers, colouring books, brand name crayons and markers as well as craft supplies. If you search hard enough you'll find decent holiday gloves/mitts, scarves & hats that are pretty good quality.

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    do you sew ??

    you can make a crayon holder for younger ones
    Felt Crayon Holder | Skip To My Lou

    this makes a free personalized disney storybook you print out
    Coloring and Create | Disney Junior

    this is a personalized christmas story

    http://www.christmas-corner.com/chri...tmas-story.php

    or the older two i would just watch for good clearance deals where ever you are hair stuff nail stuff -sports themed stuff etc most of my best deals i just walk into by always watching clearance areas in just about any type of store

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    Play doh for the little ones I know some adults hate it. But I got my baby play doh every year for Christmas and she loved it cookie cutters rolling pins This would work for the 2 year olds and maybe 5 and 6. ask parents about it. The 11 year old girlie stuff.

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    there are some great sites that have handmade playdo recipes as well as ones that they can eat, although from personal experience, that wasn't such a great idea, the edible ones, not the handmade ones. I use this one, from this site Kids Crafts, Homemade, fun and easy

    Kool-Aid Playdough with Cream of Tartar (Nonedible)

    The addition of cream of tartar makes the playdough last longer. You can find cream of tartar in the baking supplies aisle at your grocery store. This playdough, if stored in an airtight container in the fridge will last months( up to 6 months ).

    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 cup water
    • ½ cup salt
    • 2 to 3 tsp cream of tartar
    • 1 package Kool-Aid mix (6 g pkg)
    • 1 Tbsp cooking oil

    Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium saucepan. Slowly add the water mixed with oil and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens to dough. Let cool a few minutes and then knead until smooth.

    I have also shopped the back to school sales as well as Dollarama. We made up a matching game with used cards etc one year for my son's puf class and the kids loved it.

    For the little boys, you can pick up packages of hot wheel style cars for under a buck. My son loves to get those. For the 11 yr old, my daughter used to love getting stuff like nail polish, ponytail clips etc when she was that age.

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    Target often has cute kids' toys on clearance

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    I'm making tutus and towel "robes" for my nieces/daughters this year. The robe...I'm just going to take a smaller towel, put elastic on the top, line the front side (that runs down) with ribbon and make ribbon "straps" that button on the top with 2 different button holes to move as they grow. I'll probably add a bow and jewels for the girlier ones. With the robes, I'll include homemade bath ball "bombs". Got that recipe from Martha Stewart.com

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    Our CVS had summer type toys 75% off. Lots of bubbles and waterguns

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