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!
Here are some of our favorites, but check out the end of this article for more homemade gift ideas for and from kids!
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These ideas have been shared across our social channels and are particularly popular on Pinterest! One of my favorite places to save these DIY gift ideas is on my Gifts: For Kids. By Kids. About Kids. Pinterest board.
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
Melt Crayons to create new ones that your kids can give to friends. Add a small notebook for the perfect crafty gift.
Make a Tent Kit made from PVC pipe and Fabric – Make a hideout for the kids in your life.
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 is a lot of fun for kids. Paint, spray and watch the bubbles pop from the paint.
Create a set of blocks from a tree branch. Our DIY wooden blocks are still a huge hit a year after they were made!
Help your toddler explore with a discovery bottle – use charms and fill a bottle with the items.
Make a DIY catapult that will result in hours of catapulting fun.
Here are a group of really cool ideas of things you can put together to create a gift kit for kids.
Create your own DIY game with a set of craft sticks.
Make alien slime…it is out of this world. I really couldn’t resist.
Create a set of building blocks out of the most unusual recycled item…
Homemade Gifts Kids Can Make for the Family
Make a bouquet of gourmet lollipops with this easy tutorial.
Encourage kids to wash their hands by making them special bars of “Treat soap” with toys inside of the soap.
These adorable DIY toothbrush holders will delight anyone!
Tub of Cookies – decorate a spread container to become a great neighbor gift.
Create a photo key chain to help your long-distance relatives remember you!
Homemade Chocolates are a yummy, yummy gift sure to bring a smile.
Decorate a set of fabric napkins for grandma! Art that is useable is practical fun.
Transform a Neck Tie into an art masterpiece with this super simple tutorial.
Another one of our favorite gift foods is homemade peppermint patties.
Oh yum! What about making some homemade Buckeyes. These are my favorite!
Make a set of homemade coasters that a friend or family can use to keep their surfaces safe from drinks!
This is a fun art project that makes a cute keepsake magnet.
More Homemade Christmas Ideas You Don’t Want to Miss!
Use these printable Christmas gift tags to wrap up and label your homemade gifts!
Looking for something really unique? Here are some fun easy homemade gifts in a jar.
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