Gift Guide: 26 Quick Gift Ideas for Kids to Make

WIU No-Sew Fleece BlanketThroughout this week, I embarked on a crafting adventure  that continued daily the instant I returned from work. It began as a mere idea on Monday, and by Friday it had transformed into the finished product. My friend is going to be a freshman at Western Illinois University, and I decided to make her a no-sew fleece tie blanket using WIU’s school colors, purple and gold. It’s an easy process that didn’t take long at all, so I was finished by Wednesday, but I felt that something was missing. That’s when I came up the idea to cut out a ‘W’ in purple felt and sew it on with a fancy applique stitch. That’s how I turned a simple, new-sew blanket into a sewing craft. Go figure! If you’re interested in making a blanket like this one and want to learn how, my craft is based on the No Sew Fleece Blanket from

This craft project took a few hours to make, but if you don’t have that kind of time to spare then try these 30 Homemade Gifts for Kids to Make. Whether it’s Mother’s Day, Christmas, or your BFF’s birthday, it seems like you’re always in need of a great gift. There’s no use in spending money on a store-bought gift when you can create one that’s even better at home.


Homemade Cards

Hand Print on My Heart CardThere’s nothing better than watching someone’s face light up as they open up a gift from you. If you start off your gift with a homemade card, things can only get better. Easy homemade gifts that come from the heart like the Hand Print on My Heart Card are the best kind to give to your loved ones. All of the crafts in this gift guide are kid-tested and guaranteed to be a blast. Whether you’re using fabric, tissue paper, or sparkles, these homemade gifts for kids to make will make card making so much fun.

Other Homemade Cards

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Priceless Cangle HoldersGet in the the ho-ho-holiday spirit with these great homemade Christmas gift ideas. You won’t be spending big bucks on any of these gifts. Instead you can spend the time you save with your friends and family this holiday season. Use materials you find at your home to be a thrifty crafter. The Priceless Candle Holders are a great gift to keep someone warm. This easy homemade gift looks like a million bucks but it won’t cost a dime. Christmas is the time of giving, so make sure all of your presents are homemade gifts for kids to make.

Other Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Homemade Gifts for Mom

Printed With Love Apron You know your mom is the best, so why not give her a gift that’s as cool as she is? Use this gift guide to find the perfect craft to make with dad so you can surprise mom on Mother’s Day or her birthday. The Printed With Love Apron craft is so cute and something that she will love to wear around the kitchen or in the garden. Mom does so much for you, and there’s no better time like the present to give her a present! Say thank you with an easy homemade gift from your heart to hers. It’s a great feeling to see momma smiling and knowing that it’s because of you.

Other Homemade Gifts for Mom

Homemade Birthday Gifts

You've Got Mail PinataBirthdays are the best days out of the whole year. You get presents, cake, and a pinata; what’s not to love? You love getting gifts on your birthday, so make a friend’s birthday just as fun. Use this gift guide to craft a wonderful gift like the You’ve Got Mail Pinata, which is a pinata that can be mailed all over the world.

Other Homemade Birthday Gifts


What is your favorite gift that you’ve ever received?




  1. Dawn Lent says

    2 Different blankets that were made by my Grandmothers when i was about 7 yrs old. Both did them by crochet and both look different and keep me warm still today

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