I am honored to be part of the "celebrate the boy" series hosted by Dana and Rae. Since I have three girls, I am clueless when it comes to boy clothes and things. Thus, every time a little boy birthday party or Christmas comes around, I hardly know what to get as gifts for the little lads!
After much frustration of what to give little boys, I asked my husband what his favorite toys were as a kid. His answer... G.I Joe. After a little brainstorming and an approval from my husband, the main boy in my life, I asked if boys would like little toy soldiers to play with? To my relief, he said yes.
Then, one search led to another and I had the perfect little toy soldier gift pack to give to all the little boys we know.
Every little boy soldier must have:
1. His very own army helmet.
2. His very own troop of toy soldiers.
3. His own drawstring bag to hold all the soldiers to make sure no one gets lost in battle.
Quick instructions on how to make the bag:
1. Use 8'' x 12'' drawstring bags, I purchased a pack of cloth bags here, but you could easily make your own.
2. Find an image you want to put on the bag, then print that image onto iron-on transfers that could easily be bought at your local craft store.
3. Print out your iron-on transfers, next cut out and designate an area on the bag you would like the image to be placed.
4. Follow package instructions for ironing-on, then let cool and tear off paper and voila! You should have your perfect little toy soldier bag.
5. Stuff with little toy soldiers!
As I was making these gift packs, my dad happened to come over and immediately grabbed a handful of soldiers and started playing with them and knocking them down like he was a little kid again. Ben came over to my side and said, "See, what did I tell you?! Little dudes will love them!" If Ben and my Dad liked playing with them, other little boys might too.
If you are here visiting for the first time through "celebrate the boy", well... hello and nice to meet you! Thank you Dana and Rae for letting me part of your fun series!!!
p.s. i don't have any boys, so if i did, i am not sure how i would approach "battle" playing quite yet, so if this isn't something you would give your child (i understand every parent has their own preference) still please be nice or don't say anything at all.
p.p.s. don't mind the blog looking a bit out of sorts here and there as there will be some blog design tweaking going on!