I want to make something for my cousin but I'm not sure what so what are some good ideas for homemade gifts?
Knit or crochet a scarf or mittens
Make a laminated (or non-laminated) bookmark: find pictures or photos that she would like - animals, sports, favorite band, hearts, flowers, cars, pictures of the family or the two of you - it can be a few small pics or just one. Get stock paper and cut the paper to the size you want and start gluing the pictures on, then take it to Staples/Office Max, Office Depot or a store like that and get it laminated, then cut it. After hole-punch the top and put a ribbon or twine of some kind through the hole and tie it in a knot.
Quick Banana Chocolate Chip Bars
1 Medium Ripe Banana, peeled
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
¾ Cup Brown Sugar, packed
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
¼ Teaspoon Salt
1/3 Cup Olive or Vegetable Oil
2 Tablespoons Milk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
¼ Cup Chopped Nuts
½ Cup Chocolate Chips (or what feels good)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray small rectangular or 9x9 square baking pan with non-stick spray.
Chop or mash banana. Combine with flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, oil, milk, vanilla and egg in large bowl. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips to this mixture OR save them to add as topping, sprinkling on top of mixture after poured into the pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Isabellas (Oatmeal Cookies)
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups oats
Dash salt, optional
Cream butter and sugar until light. Mix in vanilla, then flour, oats and salt. Chill thoroughly, about ½ hour in the refrigerator. Shape into small balls and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten with a fork, crisscrossing. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-18 minutes (depending on your oven). Sprinkle with Powdered Sugar
You could buy a kit with beads and strings to make bracelets and necklaces.