21 Homemade Gifts for 3 Year Olds {They Can Help Too!}

It is so easy to over spend at Christmas time, when often kids enjoy the more simple homemade gifts as much, if not more than the store-bought gifts.  We have featured homemade gifts for 1 year olds, homemade gifts for 2 year olds and now…

21 ideas of gifts that you can make for your three year old!

Gifts to make for three year olds

Homemade Gifts for 3 Year Olds

Being 3 years old is an adventure which is why all these homemade gifts are full of colorful fun!  Many of them are simple to make and you could use a 3 year old assistant for the gift making silliness!

  1. Keep the monsters at bay with a silly character pillow.
  2. Play potato head, anywhere with this DIY felt board game. Super cute!
  3. Add some sparkle to average playdough with items you have in your bathroom – sparkly shiny playdough is a great gift!
  4. Make a spinning top from a toothpick and strips of colorful paper.  Your kids will love watching it wind up and spin.
  5. Transform a sock into a horse – these are just adorable, easy to make and perfect for the cowboy/girl in your home.
  6. Go fishing with your kiddos – in your living room – Make a set of fish for your child to catch.
  7. For an active three year old, especially one with siblings, make a set of Velcro Balls for them to play ball with.
  8. A set of stilts will fascinate your child as they attempt to navigate the world at new levels.
  9. My three year olds love playing pretend.  You can create a Dr. Play kitfor them to help heal all the boo-boos and owies.
  10. Create a Bubble Blower  from straws for your kids to make the best bubble snakes.  Include a jar of homemade unbreakable bubble juice.
  11. Create a set of silly face sticks.  These are a great gift for the kids who love to play pretend or for photo booth props.
  12. Your kids can learn the alphabet as they exercise with a DIY ABC mat.
  13. This is a great toy to make and bring out and about. Car lovers will love getting to play with their cars on-the-go.
  14. A hilarious set of mix-and-match monster magnets will add some color to the fridge and entertain your tots.
  15. This is a great gift for kids to make for others – craft stick puzzles.  Half the fun is creating them for friends to solve.
  16. Help your kids develop balance and spatial awareness of where they are, with a bouncing board.
  17. Be super silly with disguises.  These felt mustaches are sure to put a smile on all three year old faces (and their older pals).
  18. Make washing hands a fun experience – make surprise “eggs” of soap for your kids to wash with.
  19. Make Rock People using pebbles around the yard.  You can gift your child a set of decorated pebbles, and a set of paint pens with extra rocks for them to make their own “family” of rocks.
  20. This is an awesome puzzle to gift to a young preschooler in your life. The felt squares make it perfect for an on-the-go activity.
  21. Goop!  Make your own.  Your kids will love how slimy it feels and moms will love how it does not leave a residue like playdough, making clean-up easier.

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An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).