If you have young kids, they probably love getting gifts. But how about giving? Kids actually love to make and give gifts.
The best part of DIY gifts is they are usually very budget-friendly. And in these cases, they are gifts that friends, parents, grandparents, teachers, and neighbors will enjoy getting.
The crafts can be done very simply or, for older and more artistic kids, more details and extra whimsy can be added for a polished look.
Check out this roundup of fabulous gifts kids can make for the holidays, or any day.
Gifts Kids Can Make
Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes from Finding Zest
If your little one likes helping out in the kitchen, this is an easy gift he can pull together. The candy canes can be presented in a mug or in a cute box.
Orange and Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies from Recipes From a Pantry
Thumbprint cookies are a holiday favorite and kids love lending a hand (or thumb) while making these.
Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments from Strength & Sunshine
These ornaments use just two ingredients and will make the house smell cinnamon-y.
Washi Tape Bookmarks from Suburbia Unwrapped
Washi tape seems to be everywhere and if you have some laying around, this craft is an easy way to use up leftover bits while making a useful gift.
Handprint Calendar from Joyfully Thriving
Grandparents would love a calendar where the artwork features handprint art from the grandkids.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate in a Jar from Everyday Savvy
For the teacher or neighbor that may not want “stuff”, food is a nice gift and a special treat like peppermint hot chocolate is one they may not buy for themselves.
DIY No Snag Hair Ties from Everyday Savvy
If your child wants to make a gift for a friend, hair ties are an easy, practical gift to make and give.
Snowman Hot Chocolate Gift Set from In the Kids Kitchen
This gift set is adorable and preschoolers will be proud to give this gift they made on their own.
Illuminated Snow Scene in a Jar from Bitz & Giggles
If there someone on the gift list that would appreciate a decorative holiday gift, this is perfect.
Pebble Art from Blue Bear Wood
The pebble art here is a different spin on thumbprint art. Find a few flat pebbles and see what you can come up with.
DIY Thumbprint Ring Dish from Craftivity Designs
A ring dish is not only simple, but practical. The design can be very simple for the little artist and older kids could paint a mandala or other design on the ring dish. The possibilities are really endless.
Sparkling Lavender Bath Salts from Beauty Crafter
Bath salts are easy to make at home and are an easy gift for little one to make, look great and smell even better.
Handmade Citrus Sugar Scrub from Blue Bear Wood
A sugar scrub is a nice gift any time of the year.
DIY Handwarmer from Petitelefant
If your child can do a basic stitch on the sewing machine (or by hand), then these DIY handwarmers are practical gifts adults will appreciate.
Crayon Resist Fridge Magnets from Happy Hooligans
These magnets are fun to make and look great.
Painted Rocks Paper Weights from Happy Hooligans
Struggling for ideas your preschooler, or even older child, can make? Small painted rocks make good paperweights or slightly larger ones make fantastic garden decorations. Along the same lines, older kids could try their hand and decoupage.
Felt Ornaments from Tinker Lab
Kids is grade school can do most of the work here themselves. Younger ones will probably need some help or substitute glue for needle and thread.