You are already probably well aware of this, but I live with a little boy.
His favorite color is red.
He loves Skylanders.
Okay, that pretty much covers it.
You may remember that said little boy had a Skylanders Birthday Party at the beginning of December. Well, after going SO SKYLANDERS for the birthday, I really couldn’t bring myself to get him anything Skylander for Christmas.
Santa and I had loooong conversations about it. We hemmed, we hawed. We sat by the fire sipping hot chocolate spiked with rum. Santa’s might have ben 90% rum by the way he was carrying on about the Skylanders. I blame Mrs. Claus. Everyone knows she’s got a heavy hand when it comes to the pouring.
It was decided. No Skylanders for Christmas.
And then in the 11th hour (no seriously, 11th hour, we are talking 10:30 pm on Christmas Eve), I decided to make Skylanders Guess Who.
(Graphic design work at 10:30 on Christmas Eve is a sure sign that you love your child.)
Gavin ended up loving it. I mean, not 11th hour Christmas Eve gift makin’ loving it, but good enough.
Customized Guess Who has been on my crafting list for a loooong time. And I’ve been collecting the old school Guess Who games for a while now. (The new ones consist of one big sheet that slides in behind doors that open, rather than things you get to flip up and down, which is about a million times cooler. But what Old School thing isn’t cooler than the new and improved version?)
I had thought about doing Family Guess Who with pictures of our family in the little slots, but honestly, think about how ugly that could get in some families!
“Is your person someone who could stand to lose a few?”
“Is your person someone who should not have been allowed at Christmas this year?”
“Is your person a horrible cook?”
“Is your person always complaining about everything?”
So now we just have really great questions like,
“Is your person of the Undead Element?”
“Is your person carrying a weapon . . . wait. Would you consider a skull a weapon?”
This would be great for any characters that your kids are obsessed with though. Like all the main Disney Characters. Or if there are a couple of movies that they really like, you could take the main characters from them.
So next time you go to Good Will, be on the look out!
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