When it comes to gifts for 2 year olds, don’t overlook making something. Homemade gifts for toddlers are some of the best things and surprisingly easy to create. Making a gift for a 2 year old means you can customize toys to inspire imaginative play and fine motor skill practice! Toddler girls and little boys will love all of these presents!

text: 16 homemade gifts for 2 year olds - collage of gifts for 2 year old boys and 2 year old girls that can be made like a DIY doll set, stuffed carrot toy, dinosaur garden, felt quiet book, homemade blocks, plushie, mask, colorful baggies, felt  button chain and more - Kids Activities Blog
So many fun toddler presents you can make!

Homemade Gifts For A 2 Year Old

We have so many good gifts for 2 year olds and young toddlers. We have chosen our favorite presents for two year olds boys and two year old girls that you can make. These toddler gifts are easy to make and a ton of fun!

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With the holidays fast approaching, you may be on the hunt for the perfect gift for a 2 year old. Homemade gifts have character, you can adapt them to your child, they are frugal and super fun to make and gift to your kids!  

Gifts for 2 Year Old Boys & 2 Year Old Girls To Make

1. Felt Building Tools

2yr old gifts- homemade felt button toy with rainbow colors
Practice fine motor skills with this felt building toy.

Give your kids a collection of felt building tools. They can create chains and snakes by buttoning pieces together. This is a great way to promote pretend play while playing with building sets like blocks.

2. Color Matching Game

2yr old gifts- color matching game using bottle caps and paper
Let’s learn colors with this matching game.

Help your tot learn their colors with this simple color matching game.

3. I-Spy Mat

2yr old gifts- i-spy placemat with markers, numbers, letters, names, and clock
How fun is this I-spy placemat?

Your kids will love identifying familiar objects if you create a fun I-Spy mat. Make meal times fun.

4. Scooping Set

2yr old gifts-  scooping marbles with tea pot, marble, and spoons
Upcycle toys to make a scooping set!

Sometimes the simple gifts are the ones that will keep your kids engaged the longest. Consider gifting a “scooping set” for your tot.

5. Doll House Furniture

2yr old gifts-  wood furniture with wood dolls and dishes
Make wood furniture for your 2 year old’s doll house!

Do you have a child who loves to play pretend?   We do.   This set of doll house furniture looks to be easy to build for your child’s mini-worlds. This a great way to turn wooden blocks into something amazing that will allow your child to play in different ways and use their imagination.

6. 15 Sensory Bins For Kids

2yr old gifts-  15 creative sensory bins, dinosaur, under the sea, nature, and music
Make sensory bins for your two year old!

Sensory bins are treasured by our kiddos. They make a massive mess, but have massive fun! Here are 15 sensory bins to inspire play in your child. From rice, beans, to water tables, there are so many great sensory bins for little kids. Making your own water table will not only allow your child to explore touch, but different aspects of the world like the ocean. It’s a great option for 2yr olds.

7. Light Box

2yr old gifts-  light table with sand and child's hands
Make a light box!

Create a light box for your child to explore colors and shadows “ super easy to create and your kids will have a blast. What a great present! This is great for outdoor use or somewhere you don’t mind a mess. But the best part is, this age group (babies and toddlers) can explore senses and textures with this sensory toy. So it doubles as educational toys which is important during this developmental stage.

8. Peek-A-Book Board

2yr old gifts- felt house with family pictures behind windows and doors
Make your 2-year-old a peek a boo house!

Using lids from disposable wipes containers, you can create a cute peek-a-boo board for your kids to explore their family tree. These will become your kids favorite books! This is a great way to get hours of fun from a classic toy.

More gifts you can make for 2 year olds Stuffed abc letters, snowflake drop game, dress a bear, hungry little caterpillar mask
From letters, to games, to books, we have all the homemade presents for toddlers.

Learning Presents for 2 Year Olds

9. Learning Gifts For 2 Year Olds

2yr old gifts- diy shape sorter with wood blocks and shapes
learn shapes and colors with this sorting toy.

Sort colors and shapes with your kids and this homemade toy. This will also help with hand-eye coordination.

10. Gel Boards

2yr old gifts- blue gel with rainbow tape to write letter A
learn your alphabet with this gel board.

Make some gel boards for your 2 year old to practice writing on. They will love the squishy feeling as they trace designs with their fingers.

11. Very Hungry Caterpillar

2yr old gifts- child in colorful very hungry caterpillar mask
Make the very hungry caterpillar mask.

Gift a book, along with a craft to help bring the book to life! Here is an activity idea based on the book, Very Hungry Caterpillar.

12. Cloth Vegetable Garden

2yr old gifts- little girl playing in felt garden
promote pretend play with this felt vegetable garden.

Kids love to play pretend. Cooking was my preschoolers favorite thing to do!   Here are some homemade cloth vegetable garden that might inspire your DIY gifts. This can also be great if your toddler has a play kitchen.

13. Snowflake Drop

2yr old gifts- little boy with snowflake token dropping in plastic container
Practice fine motor skills with this fun drop game for toddlers.

Help your child develop fine motor skills as they drop items into a jar. You can gift them with their own drop set.

14. Edible Paint

2yr old gifts- green, orange, blue, red edible ink on white paper
Let’s make art with edible ink!

Do you have an unusually creative kiddo? I bet they would love a collection of edible paints. These are great for young children! Best party is these paints come off during bath time. Explore different colors with this creative play. Perfect for little fingers on rainy days.

15. Stuffed Alphabet Plushies

2yr old gifts- rainbow sewn felt alphabet letters in a basket
Stuffed alphabet letters are the perfect gift for 2 year olds.

Move over baby dolls! Our toddlers love stuffed toys. Now you can make stuffed toys and playtime educational with these stuffed alphabet plushies. These are the best toys for 2yr olds and for babies.

16. DIY Gifts For 2 Year Olds

2yr old gifts- felt dress up teddy bears
It’s like dress up paper dolls…but felt and a teddy bear.

Dress-a-bear “ create a bear out of felt along with a variety of felt clothes.   This would be a fun set for playing pretend-on-the-go. It’s a great alternative to a stuffed animal and allows your little one to dress up and explore colors.

17. Photo Book

2yr old gifts- personalized picture books with baby in tub and bow
Your 2 year old will want you to read this book over and over again.

Create a personalized photo book that is ALL about your child. It is the perfect bedtime story that you will read again and again!

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If you want a fun activity with your toddler instead, here are 20 easy activities for 2 year olds

What presents will you be making for your toddler this year? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you!

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  1. Your ideas are right on. My children are grown, and I now have a granddaughter. One of the most played with gifts I ever gave my son and daughter was a kitchen set with a grocery cart and food and a tool bench with moveable parts. They played with these sets for years.

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