My husband and I have decided to give only homemade Christmas gifts this year. We've got most of the family covered, but we are totally stumped on what to make for our nephews. The boys are ages 6, 7, 9 and 11 and are interested in typical boy stuff of those ages - Transformers, Star Wars, Lego, and lots and lots of video games. Pretty much if it is marketed to boys, they're into it. They are not all in the same household.
We're pretty sure they would be tremendously uninterested in the hand-knit animal hats or stuffed animals we're making for the younger kids. We can cook, sew, knit (although I'm running out of knitting time), do simple woodworking, and other general crafty-stuff. We can't spend a lot of money on this. We're open to giving them some kind of kit as seen in this
question, not if it means just creating a collection of stuff we have to buy.
Please help us come up with some ideas that will be exciting for the boys to open and won't just be thrown into the back of their closets, never to be thought of again.