Making stuff in general is good. I do not really like making things that are other people's ideas. My mom had this idea for making a punk kind of nutcracker for my uncle Josh last year.
I started with a white nutcracker from Target. We painted pants and a hat and stuff on it. I used sharpies to draw tattoo sleeves on him. (The other side says "Nice.")
The finished project wasn't up to my usual standards but it was nice. My uncle Josh is a pretty amazing artist, so I kinda had high standards for how I wanted it to look.
This is me working on a little family of people for my cousin.
Also, not my best work. But she is a little kid and most likely will not notice. These are my grandparents with all their grand-kids.
In the end, it I was really resistant to making these things. I thought it would take too much time. But they turned out nice. My uncle Josh ended up liking the nutcracker. And my cousin liked the people.