I remember being little and creating sweet homemade gifts to give to my friends and family. I loved sitting down to create something using nothing but a few crafts supplies, lots of time, and loads of love. Because those times were so memorable and meaningful for me, I want my children to learn all about this too! Above all, that time and love is what gift giving is all about.
I started thinking about some sweet homemade gifts kids can make all on their own. They are perfect for Christmas, for example, but also for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher Gifts, you name it!
So without further ado, (I wonder what “ado” really means? I should likely google it before using it … but ….)
Well, actually – one more thing before the ‘ado’. If you have or teach little ones between 2-5 years old, you NEED to check this out. It is truly the gift of a lifetime for your child:
AND NOW ….
I bring you 45 Homemade Gifts Kids Can Make!
Wind Spinner – My son worked hard to make this creation his own! What a great gift for someone’s backyard.
Yarn-Wrapped Hearts – An engaging fine motor craft a child can give to show her affection.
Lavender Lotion Bars – these little lotion bars are so simple to make, and little ones can help each step of the way! They are so gentle, and therefore would be perfect for a baby or young child.
Wrapped Up in Lights Fingerprint Frames from Fun-A-Day – I love how the children were “decorated” for the photos included with these frames!
Hand Print Mason Jar from Fun-A-Day – Children’s hand prints make some of the most wonderful gifts kids can make! This jar could be used as a vase, to hold spare charge or pencils, etc.
Beaded Napkin Rings from Buggy and Buddy – Kids who enjoy beading will have a blast making these table decorations as gifts.
Watercolor Bookmarks from Let’s Explore – What a great way to take kids’ art to make a useful gift.
Washi Tape Wooden Bracelets from Mama Miss – These bracelets look beautiful, and I’m sure adults and kids alike would enjoy receiving them as a present.
Tissue Paper Votive Holders from Craftulate – A simple and fun craft kids can make and give as table decoration.
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix from Fireflies and Mud Pies – Who doesn’t like delicious hot chocolate? Kids can create the simple recipe to share with family and friends.
LEGO Photo Pen Holder from LalyMom – Children who love building with LEGO bricks will enjoy making this pen holder. It’s a great gift for kids to make!
Sandpaper Printed Towels from Toddler Approved – Such a cool process to make a meaningful keepsake!
DIY Clay Bowls from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails – These lovely bowls are easy to make, and I know mamas will love using them every day.
Polymer Clay Beads and Jewelry from Babble Dabble Do – These beautiful, colorful beads can be used to make some gorgeous jewelry to give as gifts!
Crayon Resist Photo Display from Twodaloo [post no longer available] – Such a cool idea! Make a special gift for displaying photos.
Shrinky Bracelet from Rust & Sunshine – Kids can explore shrinky art while creating a wearable gift.
Painted Mosaic Styrofoam Tile Picture Frame from Pink Stripey Socks – This colorful frame looks like it would be such fun gift kids can make themselves.
Recycled Art Magnets from Hand Made Kids Art – Such a useful way to recycle kids’ old artwork! These would make a great gift for grandparents, for example.
Homemade Chocolates from Nurture Store – Teach kids how to make delicious chocolates to share with others. Yum!
Fabric Resist Art Pillows from Meri Cherry – What a gorgeous art technique for the kids to use as they make pillows to give to their family!
Tie-Dyed Bookmarks from Happy Hooligans – Look at those colors! Who wouldn’t love receiving this homemade bookmark as a present?
Modern Hand Painted Trivets from Inner Child Fun – Such fun designs to spice up a kitchen gift. They’re beautiful in addition to being practical!
Citrus Sugar Scrub from Happily Ever Mom – I can almost smell the fresh scent of this homemade gift.
Homemade Snow Globes from Our Best Bites – Something tells me the kids will have as much fun making these as giving them as presents!
Styrofoam Printed Cards from The Artful Parent – A set of handmade cards would be the perfect gift for the letter writers in a child’s life. Or keep them on hand to use as, for example, birthday cards for family members.
Tin Can Lanterns from Kids Craft Room – These lanterns are beautifully thought out and decorated! I think they’d look nice on a back porch, for instance, or maybe in a window.
Painting with Trains on Ceramics from Play Trains – What an amazing idea! Let a child’s love for trains (or cars or trucks) guide the art process of the gift!
Fizzy Scented Bath Bombs from Playdough to Plato – Bath bombs are gifts kids can make! Additionally, they’re a fun science project!
Abstract Painted Scarf from Crafting Connections [post no longer available] – I never would have thought of making a scarf this way!
Personalized Notebooks from Mum in the Mad House – Prolific writers and note takers would get a lot of use out of these homemade books.
Melted Bead Sun Catchers from The Artful Parent – Kids can create a colorful piece of art by melting beads, then give the resulting piece as a present. Perfect to decorate someone’s garden.
DIY Computer Wrist Rest from Pink Stripey Socks – Such a cheerful wrist rest! Even more meaningful because it’s made from a child’s art.
Sharpie Art Coasters from Paging Fun Mums – These colorful coasters would surely look like works of art in someone’s living room! They’re so easy and fun!
Paper Pulp Pendants from Babble Dabble Do – What family member wouldn’t love to wear these child-made heart pendants?
Glitter Candles from Lessons Learnt Journal – A glittery twist on a traditional child-made gift. Lovely!
DIY Painted Mugs from Glued to My Crafts – Easy instructions for dishwasher-safe mugs! These would certainly become a favorite for coffee or tea drinkers.
Lavender Heart Bath Bombs from Red Ted Art – A homemade gift that encourages relaxation!
Potato Soup Mix in a Jar from Inner Child Fun – Kids put together a delicious soup mix for family and friends. In addition, they get the wonderful practice of measuring and mixing!
Hand Print Sun Catchers from Homegrown Friends – Such a beautiful hand print gift! It is sure to be treasured by any who receives it.
Tinted Mason Jars from Hands-On: As We Grow – Children can easily create these colorful mason jars! The jars can house, for example: coins, pencils, tools, and lots more!
DIY Flower Bottles from Studio Sjoesjoe [post no longer available] – I love how such simple materials can be used to create beautiful gifts like these flower bottles.
Hand-Shaped Ring Dish from Mama.Papa.Bubba – Kids’ hand prints always seem to make the best gifts for family!
Pony Bead and Prism Sun Catchers from Rhythms of Play – Simple and pretty! Anyone would love to receive this beaded sun catcher.
Peppermint Lotion Bars from Ed Snapshots – I bet these lotion bars smell decadent!
Felt Embroidered Coffee Cup Cozies from CraftWhack – For kids who like to sew and embroider, these look fun to make!
Eco Friendly Printed Napkin from The Brashear Kids – Let kids turn a basic napkin into something with more pizzazz! A great gift for those who like to entertain, for example!
What do you think? Loads of inspiration – right? Meaningful and thoughtful, while also being a lovely gift to receive – Win-Win!
And with that I bid you ado …
(As I go to Google the meaning of the word “ado”)
Happy Monday Friends!