I think it is safe to say that there are parents out there that would do almost anything for a Hatchimals toy this year. The proof is online in videos and social media posts!

You make one yourself. It's the perfect way to show your kids that homemade gifts really are the best.

The problem is that Hatchimals are the hottest toy this year and nobody has them in stock, or when they do they fly off the shelves in no time.

So, what can a parent do that still wants a Hatchimals type gift for their kid but can't find one in stores or can't afford the $200 price tags online? You make one yourself. It's the perfect way to show your kids that homemade gifts really are the best. They'll give you a homemade mug with macaroni on it and you'll give them a homemade Hatchimal (kind of).

Really if you want to go the DIY hack way, I bet you could use a party balloon and paper mache it then put the stuffed animal inside and paint the outside pretty so it looks like an egg. Christmas saved.