10 Easy Homemade Gifts for Kids to Make


Many kids enjoy making their owns gifts for family members and friends. We’ve gathered 10 easy homemade gifts that kids can make with materials that are readily available and many you probably have around the house already!

Easy Homemade Gifts for Kids10 Easy Homemade Gifts for Kids to Make!

Easy Homemade Gifts - Photo Frame

I really wanted my son’s grandparents to have some thing special from him this year for Christmas. I was so excited when I found this first craft on pinterest. We used Crayola finger paints on a picture frame matte to create this frame. Older kids can add stickers or their own drawings to create their own unique frames.

Easy Homemade Gifts - Ornaments


My son also has quite a few aunts and uncles, so again, I was trying to find something easy to do with an 11 month old that we could make for everyone. I found these adorable ornaments at littlebitfunky.com.

Easy Homemade Gifts - Paper Patch Notebook

Here is project for older kids from ihannahs blog, a paper patchwork notebook . While the tutorial uses wrapping paper and scrap booking paper, you can really use anything. Maybe include some family photos or have the kids write a paper special message on one of the squares?
Easy Handmade Gifts - Hot Cocoa Mix

If kids want to make a special treat for their friends, they can mix up their own peppermint hot cocoa mix from innerchildfun.com .


Easy Handmade Gifts - Hot Cocoa

I liked how one blogger, from MelsKitchenCafe.com, creatively wrapped her homemade hot cocoa(You will find another recipe here as well).To keep it simple, kids can also decorate zip lock bags with holiday stickers or you can even buy the holiday zip lock bags.

Easy Handmade Gifts - Photo Books


Photo books have become popular gifts now that there are so many online tools available to create them.  Here is one version of a photo book that kids can create from lunch bags from Parents.com.


Easy Handmade Gifts - Snowflakes


I loved these snowflakes from MicheleMadeMe.com. Especially because I’m sure we all receive extra catalogs around the holidays! If you scroll down to the bottom of the directions, you will also find some creative ways to use the snowflakes. I think they would be great as garland, or even on the lunch bag scrap book and paper patchwork notebook!

Easy Handmade Gifts - Recycled Crayons


Do you have a lot of old crayons around the house? You can use them to create these recycled crayons from CraftyMischief.com using holiday themed silicone molds.


Here are some cute characters that kids can create using toilet paper rolls from CraftsbyAmanda.com and Craftsnob.com .

Easy Handmade Gifts - Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

Easy Handmade Gifts - Snowmen


Kids can be creative and recycle at the same time creating these snowmen from Daniellesplace.com.

Easy Handmade Gifts - Pencil Holder

For our last gift idea, kids can make this pencil holder from About.com using craft sticks and a tin can. When they are all done they can paint their own holiday designs on them.


Easy Handmade Gifts - Gift Bags

Once the gifts are done, they can create their own gift bags like these from Parents.com.



We would love to see what your child creates, please feel free to share pictures on our facebook page!

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