25+ Easy Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas Kids Can Make & Give

These are the best easy to make gifts kids can make! From crayons, to sweets, to toys, and more we have something anyone from toddlers to older kids can make.

Kid Made Gift Ideas that Kids Can Actually Make

Homemade Christmas Ideas

Making homemade Christmas gifts creates gifts that mean more and are more personal.  It can also be economical and give kids an “investment” in the holiday.  I know my kids *LOVE* making gifts for their friends.

Kids Activities Blog has a long history of DIY gifts that you won’t want to miss! 

Making homemade Christmas gifts creates gifts that mean more and are more personal.  It can also be economical and give kids an “investment” in the holiday.  I know my kids *LOVE* making gifts for their friends.

Kids Activities Blog has a long history of DIY gifts that you won’t want to miss! 

17 Homemade Christmas gift ideas for Kids to Create - ideas include homemade crayons, tents, cookies and play dough
These ideas make great kid gifts and family gifts that can be made by kids!

Homemade Christmas Gifts We’ve Made & Gifted

We like using the Thanksgiving holiday break to plan and make kid-made gifts. The kids have time off of school and quite honestly, need the entertainment. So many of these Christmas gift ideas are some of our favorite activities and crafts…so you are really doing double duty! 

Keeping the kids occupied while they are making gifts.

Great Homemade Gifts Kids Can Make to Give to Kids

homemade gift crayons that look like fish

1. Make Your Own Crayons

Melt Crayons to create new ones that your kids can give to friends. Add a small notebook for the perfect crafty gift.

2. Kids Outdoor Tent

Make a Tent Kit made from PVC pipe and Fabric – Make a hideout for the kids in your life.

3. How To Make Putty

Use homemade silly putty or play dough to create a yo-yo. Stuff the dough into a balloon, add a rubber band and you have a swinging toy.

Fizzing-Sidewalk-Paint makes a great homemade gift

4. Sidewalk Paint

Fizzing sidewalk paint is a lot of fun for kids. Paint, spray and watch the bubbles pop from the paint.

5. Tree Blocks

Create a set of blocks from a tree branch. Our DIY wooden blocks are still a huge hit a year after they were made!

6. Discovery Bottle

Help your toddler explore with a discovery bottle – use charms and fill a bottle with the items.

Pool-Noodle-Light-Sabers Make a great homemade kid-made gift

7. Homemade Lightsaber Gifts

For the Star Wars fan, give the gift of a set of light sabers.  We have several options.  You can try light sabers out of pool noodles, or check out the smaller version light saber made with gel pens

8. DIY Catapult

Make a DIY catapult that will result in hours of catapulting fun.

9. Best DIY Gift Ideas

Here are a group of really cool ideas of things you can put together to create a gift kit for kids.

10. Stick Game

Create your own DIY game with a set of craft sticks.

11. Alien Slime

Make alien slime…it is out of this world.  I really couldn’t resist.

12. Gift DIY Building Blocks

Create a set of building blocks out of the most unusual recycled item…

Homemade Gifts Kids Can Make For The Family

13. Gourmet Lollipops

Make a bouquet of gourmet lollipops with this easy tutorial.

Homemade Treat Soap makes a fun family gift

14. How To Make Soap With Toys Inside

Encourage kids to wash their hands by making them special bars of “Treat soap” with toys inside of the soap.

15. Super Cute Toothbrush Holder

These adorable DIY toothbrush holders will delight anyone!

16. Give Delicious Tub of Cookies

Tub of Cookies – decorate a spread container to become a great neighbor gift.

17. Key Chain Pictures

Create a photo key chain to help your long-distance relatives remember you!

homemade chocolates make a great gift

18. Homemade Chocolates

Homemade Chocolates are a yummy, yummy gift sure to bring a smile.

19. Decorated Cloth Napkins

Decorate a set of fabric napkins for grandma! Art that is useable is practical fun.

20. Tie For Dad

Transform a Neck Tie into an art masterpiece with this super simple tutorial.

Homemade peppermint patties make great gifts when packaged in a box

21. Yummy Homemade Peppermint Patties

Another one of our favorite gift foods is homemade peppermint patties.

22. Super Sweet Homemade Buckeyes

Oh yum! What about making some homemade Buckeyes.  These are my favorite!

23. Homemade Coaster

Make a set of homemade coasters that a friend or family can use to keep their surfaces safe from drinks!

24. Easy Holiday Sugar Scrub

This kid-made sugar scrub recipe is easy and fun to make and give or try making some easy homemade bath salts.

25. Keepsake Magnets

This is a fun art project that makes a cute keepsake magnet.

More Homemade Christmas Ideas You Don’t Want to Miss!

Here are some of our favorites, but check out the end of this article for more homemade gift ideas for and from kids!

What homemade gifts will you be making this year? Let us know in the comments!

One Comment

  1. Lisa Hetto says:

    We love making homemade Christmas gifts. Thanks so much for all the easy ideas. I think we are going to make the homemade crayons that are shaped like fish.

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