I remember being little and creating sweet homemade gifts to give to my friends and family. I want my children to learn all about this too. The idea of creating something using nothing but a few crafts supplies, lots of time, and loads of love. That is what gift giving is all about!
With it officially being November I thought I should start thinking about some sweet homemade gifts that kids can make all on their own.
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, making them 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 wonderful gifts for family. 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.
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 – 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 to make with the kids.
Recycled Art Magnets from Hand Made Kids Art – Such a useful way to recycle kids’ old artwork!
Homemade Chocolates from Nurture Store – Teach kids how to make delicious chocolates to share with others.
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 useful kitchen gift.
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 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.
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.
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 while learning more about science!
Abstract Painted Scarf from Crafting Connections – 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, and it’s 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!
Paper Pulp Pendants from Babble Dabble Do – What family member wouldn’t love to wear these heart pendants a child made?
Glitter Candles from Lessons Learnt Journal – A glittery twist on a traditional child-made gift. Lovely!
DIY Painted Mugs from Glued to My Crafts – Good tips for how to ensure these painted mugs last through the dishwasher. Tea and coffee drinkers would get a lot of use out of them!
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 measure and pour as they put together a delicious soup mix for family and friends.
Hand Print Sun Catchers from Homegrown Friends – Such a beautiful hand print gift that 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 coins, pencils, tools, etc
DIY Flower Bottles from Studio Sjoesjoe – 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 beaded sun catcher anyone would love to receive from a child.
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!
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!