My daughter is 4 in August so wanted to start thinking about finding something to make for her. Last year i made her a tea set ( http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/crochet-tea-set-foodstuffs ) and she loves playing with it :)
This year i want to make her another thing/things that she will love. I've been looking on ravelry for ideas but so far haven't come up with anything.
It doesn't necessarily have to be crochet, i can sew and generally craft (can't knit). If any of you have seen anything cute feel free to share with me!
OOOH! Lucky, at least you get a girl. My neighbor is gonna be 4 in july, He's a great kid but he is hard to make gifts for, and I almost never have any money. Usually I have to go to the dollar store, but back to your question:
Colored bubbles: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/colour-bubbles
Make her a similar tiara to this: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/blow-your-own-trumpet-tiara (((( I recommend, if doing this, that you make a princess kit, with a dress, wand, crowns, ect. ))))
Rainbow crayon : http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/rainbow_crayon_2 If you do this you could also make a coloring book by printing out black and white pictures
You could make her a chef set, to go with the teaset. Make a hat, apron and felt food along with some of your old cooking utensils (no link, just an idea)
Here you can make a toaster, to do whatever with: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/free-tutorial-diy-felt-toast
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/felt-toy-pattern-doll-house That is for a doll house, which you could do with felt covered card stock/board
There is a lot of ways to make dolls, if you make one, maybe make some clothes to go along with?
Nina the rag doll tutorial and pattern: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/nina-the-rag-doll
This is a treasure. DIY dress up station out of an entertainment center
Another out of an entertainment center: play kitchen! http://easypeasypie.blogspot.com/2011/02/play-kitchen.html AND another variation http://betterafter.blogspot.com/2011/03/winner-and-hot-pink-and-zebras.html That one is more pink, and whatnot.
Dancing rings: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/dancing-ribbon-rings
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/ispy-sensory-jar I spy jar
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/stained_glass_kaleidoscope Kaleidoscope with stained glass
And that is all I could find. Most of the things are small, but fun. When I was little, my parents got me like 12 or 15 tiny gifts, and made a scavenger hunt for each gift, and that was really cool. But anywas, I hope I helped, and if you have any ideas for a 4 year boy, shoot em my way :)
Kinda found a few more when looking for the neighbors gifts...
Fabric handeled doll house: http: http://uklassinus.blogspot.com/2008/08/fabric-dollhouse-tutorial.html
Building plan for an 18 inch doll bunk bed: http: http://ana-white.com/2011/08/doll-bunk-beds-american-girl-doll-and-18-doll
Really cute doll crib plan: http://ana-white.com/2010/11/olivias-doll-crib.html
DIY Play tent: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/diy-play-tent-as-a-reading-noo-148232?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+apartmenttherapy%2Fohdeedoh+%28Ohdeedoh%29&utm_content=FeedBurner&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner
Cute doll quilt: http://thatsmyletter.blogspot.com/2010/11/f-is-for-frequent-flyer.html
Cute cute dresses for her, although you may have to size her to get it perfect: (Lots of different ones) http://callmecraftymomma.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-fabric-for-peasant-dresses.html
Peg doll princesses: http://www.lilblueboo.com/2011/11/a-box-o-princesses-a-tutorial-and-download.html
And last, I think this is so cute, a glam hobby horse (glam= pink and fluffy) http://www.attemptingaloha.com/2011/12/possibly-most-glamorous-hobby-horse.html
I am sure by now I have at least helped a little bit :)
My boyfriend's little sister just turned 4 a few days ago :D. Try dress up items! Bling a crown (you could even put her name on it), make a pretty fairy wand and wings, ballet slippers with ribbon, or make some flower and ribbon clip-ins for her hair. There are so many pretty things you can make for a little girl :)