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Cheerleading Camp Gift Idea

My daughter is in cheerleading and the squad is having camp in two weeks. I was thinking of giving the squad a gift after they complete camp. Kind of a "welcome to our team gift"? I need some ideas. The girls are ages from 4 to 7 yrs. Prefer to keep my budget between $5.00 for each girl.

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How about the rag-tied flip-flops. You cut fabric into 6 in. X 1/2 in. strips and tie them onto the flip-flops across the toes. Wal-Mart has flip-flops and I think they are about $2/pair. Their fabric solids is usually under $2/yd. and it takes less than 1/3 a yard per pair. You can use the team's colors.

Since they are small kids with small shoe sizes, they won't take too long. (I made 24 pairs for a cheer camp one year, but they were older with bigger sizes.) If you cut a bunch of strips and then put on a movie while you work, it doesn't seem to take too long.

Good luck! :o)

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Some ideas for gifts that i remember getting when i was a cheerleader. Small plastic megaphones with my name on it. We also painted and decorated cow bells and used them at football games for noise makers. Also bows for the hair or matching socks. I also remember receiving a bag (one of those canvas ones you can buy at hobby lobby or some place like that) that had my name on it in the school colors.

I have been a cheerleading mom for the past 15 years, so here are a couple of ideas. If you can find some small plastic megaphones in their teams colors, you can use paint pens and put each girls names on them along with their teams initials or logo. Small plastic storage bins that would fit on a shelf or on top of a dresser and tie ribbons in team colors on them, possible paint their names/team name on and fill with some candy and gum. Hair ribbons in team colors and on end of ribbons you can paint team initials/girls initials or even glue marble like buttons in team colors on the ends. Plastic drinking cups and take paint pen and decorate up with cheer slogans and fill with a healthy snack, candy , or gum. If you are really creative take a small stuffed bear, felt and yarn in team colors,and make a little bear cheerleader. Yarn would be cut into small strips and glued on at hands for pom poms and felt would be used for a uniform.

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what about a really cute bow in the team colors? or something in the accessories area i would think would be really cute, that way they could wear them with their outfits.

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I have found that ribons and bows are always needed for cheerleaders. You can get some ribon that matches there colors and then write the childs name on one side and the letters of the team on the other (like MHS). Make one for each child and it is special and they can wear it when they cheer. Also you can make currly bows for each girl. For more info send me a message and I will help you. I can also help you put them all together if you need it.

Hair ties or other hair pieces that match their uniforms is always a great idea. Another thing you might want to do is buy them all matching socks-- if it appropriate for their uniform.

A gift I gave my daughter and her squad was a hand held mirror (you can get at the dollar store cheap) and I put their names on the back (or the mirror side if you want)in the team's color and their logo (paw print). They used these mirrors through their whole time on the squad and loved them! What little girl doesn't like looking in the mirror! ha Good luck!

I have been a cheerleading mom for the past 15 years, so here are a couple of ideas. If you can find some small plastic megaphones in their teams colors, you can use paint pens and put each girls names on them along with their teams initials or logo. Small plastic storage bins that would fit on a shelf or on top of a dresser and tie ribbons in team colors on them, possible paint their names/team name on and fill with some candy and gum. Hair ribbons in team colors and on end of ribbons you can paint team initials/girls initials or even glue marble like buttons in team colors on the ends. Plastic drinking cups and take paint pen and decorate up with cheer slogans and fill with a healthy snack, candy , or gum. If you are really creative take a small stuffed bear, felt and yarn in team colors,and make a little bear cheerleader. Yarn would be cut into small strips and glued on at hands for pom poms and felt would be used for a uniform.

I was a cheerleader and one thing I did for a gift, was I made everyone a picture frame in our colors and mascot. They are perfect for cheerleader photos.

Micheals has wooden ready to paint frames for $1. You can get those and paint them, and then hot glue a bow and a cheerleading type charm (also can find at craft stores, like in the homecoming aisle, lots of ideas there.)

Another idea is a water bottle (the kind that stays cool), essential at camps and outdoor games/practices. Get them in the teams colors, and then get a paint pen and write their name and team name on it, and draw little megaphones and pomm pomms and such on them. Then tie a cute bow with cheer charms on the handle.

Or, a little corsage for them to wear on their uniforms at games or for pictures would be cute as well. (Think like a mini mum.)

I have a craft business, and if you don't want to make them yourself, I could do something for you.
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Water jugs can be purchased from Dollar General store. Take a paint pen and write the girls' names on them. This way they can use them at games.

Maybe bows to match their uniforms? Kid to Kid carries great bows for about $5 each.

Get them a couple of different hair bows that will match their cheer outfits.

Sam Moon has sports themed bracelets (I think the have cheerleader) for about $3-$4 each.

I make adorable Cheer bows & Korker bows. Check them out www.kimbows.vpweb.com. I do team & group discounts too. Good Luck!

When I was in school a member of our cheer squad gave each of us a canvas bag (probably from Hobby Lobby) and put our names on each of them along with some essentials inside. We loved them because they were big enough to fit the pom poms in and personal items so we didn't have to lug around our big cheer bags.

I am pretty sure they got them from a craft store and the names were put on with paint pens.

I love Kara's idea! You could also consider a team bracelet...could even make it yourself with supplies from Hobby Lobby. Honestly, I think a 4-7 yearold would hang onto a bow longer than a bracelet.

photo taken at the beginning of camp - produced on computer and put into a 5 x 7 frame from the dollar store...

good luck!

You can buy plastic megaphones, small ones at craft stores, paint pen their names on them & fill them with candy. Tie ribbons on the handle that they can use later for hair ribbons. Then they have the megaphone as a keepsake & the ribbons to use : )

You could also make them each a custom spirit stick, get the wood at a craft store or hardware store, paint it the colors of their team, & tie ribbons to it and paint pen each girls name on it.

When I was a cheerleader I loved getting the personalized bows for my hair with my name on it, a funky pair of socks with my name on it, and the squeeze mugs with my name on it decorated really cool. Basically, anything with your name on it is cool!

Some ideas for gifts that i remember getting when i was a cheerleader. Small plastic megaphones with my name on it. We also painted and decorated cow bells and used them at football games for noise makers. Also bows for the hair or matching socks. I also remember receiving a bag (one of those canvas ones you can buy at hobby lobby or some place like that) that had my name on it in the school colors.

I was a cheer coach for ten years so I have done many camp gifts!! ha One time I made pillow cases for all the girls. It was really easy to buy white pillow cases and use paint and ribbons and a little hot glue and make some cute cases. I have also done fun water bottle covers. You can just wrap fabric (zebra or leopard print is popular - or the colors of the squad) and then you can hot glue some "fur" at the top and it looks really fun. I did cell phone charms one year also. I did picture frames one year and took a picture of the squad right before we loaded up to leave for camp and got them developed in under an hour and then gave them to them at camp that night. Hope some of this helps!
I just realized how young they were so the cell phone charm idea is probably not good! ha

When my girl was on the squad, there was gifts of water bottles and towels just to name a few.

What about ribbons for their hair. You could paint the names on with a paint pen or have them embroidered. YOu could also do the team mascot on the ribbon. I do embroidery if you are interested in that route. There is also a way to make ponytail holders with ribbon. If they cheer for football you can get football ribbon and some other, cooridnating team colors and tie knots around a ponytail holder for each girl. Also, what about water bottles? They'll need those at camp and for games. Same thing, you can print the girls names on them.

Blessings B.,

First let me introduce myself. My name is G. i have 6 children and im in the mesquite area too. I went to walmart and i got almost every color hair ribbon there was for under $5 for my 15 year old. In the sewing dept. a half ft for her different pony tails and outfits a gift bag with all those ribbons and a handmade congratulations card with hershey kisses(the pink wrapper ones of course(smile) they would love they even got the sports ribbons they would love that and if you need help putting it together i would be very glad to offer my assistance in any way just let me know I am a christian mother we attend Pathway of Life church on military . Even if i could donate $50 to the cause im proud of the girls too for accomplishing a positive thing God bless

Depending on your craftiness skills (mine are limited!) you can do a variety of fun gifts. I've painted lightswitch plates with the team colors and personalized with the girls names, add some glitter and they are a big hit. Cute picture frames are easy to do with all of the foam stickers that are available at craft stores. I've also done the flipflops with team colored strips of fabric, just hit the discount bin for plain flipflops and every fabric store has a sample bin of different fabrics you can select from. Easy Peasy! My youngest dgtr received a pair of sofies that her cheer big sis painted her name on the back with fabric paint..so cute! The paint sticks together when I wash them, but otherwise they are really cute! Something cute for the whole team could be matching hair bows or ribbons. Whatever you do will be appreciated, you're working with a really sweet age group!

I would look at a site like www.snapfish.com. You can make photoalbum flipbooks pretty cheap. You can take picture of them at cheerleading camp and easily fill a book. I think there is a discount when you purchase multiples of the same book. It will be a great way for them to remember their time together. You could then make another one at the end of the year to reflect upon how much they've grown together.

How about the rag-tied flip-flops. You cut fabric into 6 in. X 1/2 in. strips and tie them onto the flip-flops across the toes. Wal-Mart has flip-flops and I think they are about $2/pair. Their fabric solids is usually under $2/yd. and it takes less than 1/3 a yard per pair. You can use the team's colors.

Since they are small kids with small shoe sizes, they won't take too long. (I made 24 pairs for a cheer camp one year, but they were older with bigger sizes.) If you cut a bunch of strips and then put on a movie while you work, it doesn't seem to take too long.

Good luck! :o)

P. <><

My neighbor has a business, she monograms virtually anything. I was over there getting teacher's gifts, and saw darling water bottle koozies monogrammed with their initial and a bow. Adorable and $6 each. She can get them to you within a few hours if necessary! I can't recommend her work enough. I use her for every gift I need!
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Good luck! J.

Purchase some fabric in team colors from local Wal-Mart or fabric store and some plain white fabric, equal amounts of each. Sew (or have pillows sewn, small or large depending on budget) sew an elastic strap at the top to hold a fabris marker for the girls to autograph each other's pillows after camp. You'll also need to purchase stuffing. This will calculate to about 6 dollars per cheerleader including the sharpie-type pens if you buy in bulk.

i made hair ribbons for the girls on my daughter's soccer team with their team name on one side and their name on the other - it was pretty cheap and easy

Hi B., I don't have anything specific for a gift, but I am curious about cheerleading for my 4.5 year-old daughter in the Flower Mound/Lewisvile area. What organization are you a part of?

Now that I think about it, a gift idea for the girls could be a SPIRIT STICK. That's something that teams earn at NCA cheerleading camps. I used to do all the media, production, communication for NCA (National Cheerleaders Association) and NDA (National Dance Alliance.) You could copy theirs (Red, White and Blue round stick about 1" diameter and maybe 1 foot long. Colors are painted equally from one end to the other.) PRobably best to look it up online if you're interested as I'm not doing a very good job of describing it!)

Thank you! S.

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