Okay so my brothers 12th birthday is coming up mega soonish and I need a gift. I don't really have enough money for his pressie because I tend to splurge!! Oops. Anyways he's really into video games which I don't really know much about. I'd love to make something for him because my family really likes to give gifts that mean something. Please help!! My sister of the year award hangs in e balance here. Or it would if I had be! XD
Um. Maybe you could take him somewhere cool? That is also free? If your parents agree to it, and you have like 5 or 6 dollars, buy him a fish maybe? Or several? That would be cool. Homemade. One time, at band camp, wait no. One time in fifth grade we had secret santa and I got a boy and of course we where 11 and he also loved video games. I drew him a sweet picture of Darth Vader, and gave him some stickers, and an action figure and food. Well that doesn't help you at all.
Okay, nity gritty.
-- Draw him something he would like. I suggest pop-art. I know of a program if you want it (on a website) where I think you give them a picture and it prints it out a paint by number for slobs like me. It should still be in my bookmarks :)
-- You could make a secret safe, say out of a book, or a large plastic dinosaur etc and put something cool in it.
-- Food gifts. Those go down well.
-- T-shirts?? With funny things. If he has found memes (maybe secretly show him memes) Then you could make shirts based off that.
-- You could engrave dog tags, I think that would be cool, if you think he would like them
It is hard to think of ideas, so I hope links are okay:
Jelly Fish Lamp: http://www.instructables.com/id/Jellyfish-Lamp/?ALLSTEPS
DIY Rolled Paper Chess Set: http://collegelifediy.com/2011/09/15/diy-rolled-paper-chess-set/#.T-HoH1KsNxB
If you watch Futurama, a Bender operation game is pretty sweet: http://www.instructables.com/id/Bender-Operation-Game/
I can't done find no mores. SO I am giving you the link to what I think might be helpful for you to find something :)
I hope I helped :) If a link doesn't work or something, i can fix it :)