Gift giving doesn’t have to be stressful and expensive. Looking for inspiration for simple homemade gifts for kids? Check out these ideas below! So many of these projects can be done in just a couple of hours or over a short weekend. Don’t let gift-giving cost you a ton of money or be thoughtless gifts.
I love these ideas, and I cannot wait to get started on them before the holiday season. My kids are going to love these simple, homemade gifts. Maybe you could even inspire your family to consider a homemade, DIY Christmas this year. Out of all the gifts my kids get for Christmas or birthdays, it seems they treasure most the ones that were made with love.
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This pillow is easy to put together and allows you to also share a favorite book with a little loved one. You don’t need mad sewing skills to pull off this project!
I love these glass magnets because your kids can help make them for friends, cousins, grandparents, etc. What a great idea! You can use them to hang up art on a curated metal board or use them to keep up with important messages on the side of your fridge.
My kids are obsessed with tic tac toe anytime they can get a chance to play. Make these for a child in your life. Mom can even carry it around in her purse. It is a great alternative to giving your child a phone to play with when bored.
My little ones think a bag of ice can cure any ouchie. Make them this easy ice pack with a fun fabric. Make it an extra special gift by throwing in a character set of Band-Aids. I don’t know why a Snow White Band-Aid makes the smallest cut feel better, but it does!
My kids might lose their minds if I make this for them! We recently moved from the city to the country. We LOVE our big yard and all the benefits that come from living out in the middle of nowhere. Yet, we miss our sidewalk chalk on some of our sunny days. This would totally solve the problem! They could put this on our deck and go to town.
6 – Ice Cream Sundae in a Box by Smashed Peas and Carrots
If my kids got this, they may think they have died and gone to heaven! We rarely eat sweets at our house, and when we do, I rarely buy all the fixings. Spoil your favorite little kiddo with this awesome gift idea!!!
Dress-up in so much fun. Help fuel their imaginations with a homemade superhero cape. They can go save the world (at least until naptime)!
You guys, these things are at least $28 in the store, and here are the instructions on how to make one easy-peasy as a DIY project. I love this classic toy, and it will go on the to-make list for this Christmas!
This towel is super cute, and the tutorial walks you through how to make it step-by-step. My kids are always begging for these, but I hate spending the money. Get a towel you already own and some nice ribbon (I’m thinking Disney character ribbon in my house), and you have yourself a wonderful new gift!
My kids love looking at photo albums. They also love playing a game of memory. Why not give them a memory game set that combines the best of both worlds? This idea is genius, and your kids will love it!
Everything you need to build a fort as a child is included in this genius bag of fun. There is even a free printable tag to help tie your entire gift together. Love it!
Give the little scientist in your life this homemade science kit. You can even download a set of cards to give instructions so kids can start experimenting!
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Not sure you want to make something homemade or don’t have the time. Check out my Minimalist Gift Giving Guide for Kids. Easy gifts that don’t add to the clutter in a home.