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Keepsake Key Ring Craft

Keepsake Key Ring Craft

Total Time 2 to 3 hours Ages school-age

This is a near-instant present that nonetheless possesses the keys to good giving: it's personalized, useful, and sure to delight Dad, Grandpa, or anyone else who receives it. Plus, it's easy to mail.

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What you'll need

  • Clear photo key chain (available at hardware and discount stores)
  • Pens, markers, crayons
  • Paper
  • Scissors

How to make it

Keepsake Key Ring - Step 1

1. Remove the ring or chain from the key chain and slide out the paper insert.

2. Trace the insert onto a blank sheet of paper and cut it out.

3. Have your child decorate the paper with a drawing, write a personal message on the back, and slide it into the key chain. Replace the ring, and the gift's done.

Keepsake Key Ring - Step 4

4. For a twist on this gift: If your kid isn't in a drawing mood -- or your preteen wants a cool little something to give her friends -- she can make a mini mixed-media collage on the insert. Cut up and glue on photographs (or color copies of them), magazines, calendars, or even, for a holiday feel, old Christmas cards.