In my previous life (with my previous husband in another state), I enjoyed making Christmas presents with 3 little girls. I used to work out of my home. I worked for a woman with 3 daughters who also worked out of her home. One day a week I would drop off calculations for her to check and take her 3 girls so she could concentrate. This worked very well for both of us.
A neighbor down the road had an apricot orchard. I had a barter arrangement with them: I delivered horse manure in black plastic garbage bags all year round and they let me keep half of what I could pick when the apricots were ripe. I took the 3 girls to the orchard and we picked bags of apricots, half of which went to the owners. I borrowed canning equipment from my Dad. We split the apricots in half, remove the pit, and the girls used their little hands to place the fruit in decorative spirals. Those apricots looked like jewels in the glass jars. They each took home a dozen glass jars of preserved apricot to give to their grandparents & other relatives for Christmas. The girls' mom had them make labels for a project on another day.
It was a win-win-win-win-win situation.
I won, my "boss" won, the girls won, the orchard owner won, and the relatives won, all at negligible cost.