When kids get to be a certain age, money seems to be the perfect gift. I used to think that giving money was a lame-o gift. But I love to get money. So why wouldn't I give it??? What was I thinking?! My son's friend was turning 9 the other day and I wanted to come up with a fun way to give him money (rather than just in a card.) You know. So he thought we still put some effort into his gift. I was thrilled with how it turned out! I had my daughter help me tape $1 bills together. You can use as many or as few as you would like. We went with 20. That seemed like a good number =o)
She was quite happy with her money chain.
Here are the supplies needed. Easy!
* Container (we used a baby formula tin that we've been saving for the "perfect craft"
* Mod podge
* paper It doesn't get any easier than that!
Mod Podge the paper around the canister. We cut out "happy birthday" on our Cricut machine (using the Beyond Birthdays cartridge." Mod Podge that on the front.
I wasn't sure how to make it so the dollars didn't keep falling into the can so we made a pull tab.
Take it to the first dollar bill and stick it through the cut you made in the top. Now roll the dollar bills up. (We stuffed tissue paper in the canister as well for some cushion.
Pretty cool, right?
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