Santa (aka HWNSNBP in this instance) was a busy boy this year making some pretty nifty projects for the family. He is honing his woodworking skills and becoming pretty adept at it.
This project was the first he took on after last Christmas at my request/suggestion. I had seen this wrapping table online and showed it to him. He checked out the specs and got to work on it. It is both storage and workspace in one. The legs fold up and it slides neatly under the bed.
It opens up and can fit a plethora of wrapping paper rolls at various lengths.
Some are on dowels and you can fit more in between. You can even hide some rolls of tape, ribbon, and scissors in there if you choose. It is heavy though. But it makes for a nice uncluttered work surface when it's time to wrap.
Another project he worked on was another suggestion based on our daughter-in-laws thoughts on Christmas gifts for the 3.8-year-old. It's a shape matching lock and key busy board - link here. We used scrap wood from the workshop and purchased all the locks at the dollar store. They each had two keys. I printed out the shapes for the locks and key tags and laminated them and then made them into stickers. We had to purchase the eye hooks and needed slightly bigger key rings for the key tags to accommodate the keys. I found the plastic container for the keys at Michael's. All totalled it was less than $20 to put together and good fine motor practice for the little guy.
The littlest guy got his very own papa-made toy box. My only part in this was painting on the monogram. Remembering back, the older grandson got his on his first Christmas - so this has become a family tradition.
We gave it to them here and then delivered it to them the day after Christmas because with all their baby equipment, they couldn't fit it into their car. This little boy has a future in percussion I'm sure!
And here were the both of them together at our early Christmas Eve celebration.
I just had to throw in this picture of their respective parents at about the same ages.