When I was little, my siblings and I used to sneak into my mom’s craft room and try to create a gift that would impress her. Nothing says “I love you” like a macaroni necklace, right? It didn’t matter if it was a finger-painted card or a beaded bracelet, my mom collected those gifts and still has them displayed in the craft room to this day.
Homemade gifts are such a wonderful way to show someone you care about them. Though I’m guilty of handing out gift cards every once in a while, there is nothing like the feeling of spending time on a gift that you know someone will love. It’s so much more personal and fun! Your kids will love making their own crafts to give, whether it’s a gift for the holidays, a birthday, or just because. Don’t underestimate the power of a creative kid; they might just surprise you with their masterpieces! Here are some cute gift ideas that kids can make themselves. Anyone would be glad to receive one of these thoughtful gifts!
Improve upon the classic macaroni necklace with these easy jewelry projects that kids can make. Have them collect bottle caps to make personalized Resin Bottle Cap Pins. Kids can do some basic beading to make Safety Pin Bracelets; they look so good, you won’t be able to tell they are made from safety pins. As a kid, I loved playing with shrink plastic. It was so cool how it would magically shrink in the oven! These Shrink Jewelry Charms are so fun to make, and kids can get creative and design their own charms.
We also have some great crafts that make wonderful home decor gifts. Kids will love seeing their handmade gifts displayed in their grandparents’ or aunt’s homes. These Tissue Paper Bowls are colorful and can be easily made with ordinary things you have lying around the house. The No Sew Fleece Blanket is super easy and little hands are perfect for tying the simple knots. I’m a big fan of these blankets; I’ve made a bunch of these for myself and friends. Recycle some old jars to make beautiful Priceless Candle Holders. Kids can create a mosaic design out of price tags. Who knew?!
- Aromatic Bath Salts
- Hand Embroidered Cards
- iPlaid Case
- Handy Handmade Coasters
- Fabric Refurbished Mousepad
What’s the best homemade gift you have ever received?
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