27 Simple Gifts that Kids can Make
From Holidays to Birthdays to celebrations of teachers and parents, gifts abound! Gift giving can be a great way to encourage generosity and help children delight in other people's joy.
Kids are even more invested in gifts when they are the product of their own hands and hard work. Not mention, home-made gifts can also be a more affordable and sustainable option!
Here are some of our favorite hand-made gifts that kids can create or help assemble. With a little bit of help, even toddlers can be involved in the merry making.
Mix up some playdough
Jar up some bath paint
Concoct a batch of slime
Make some finger paints (recipe coming soon!)
Design a cardboard puzzle
Print and cut out a matching or memory game
For Family Members
Make an ornament
Compose a coupon book
Sew a pillow
Knit or crotchet pot mitts
Design a bookmark
Paint wooden spoons
Stencil jar vases
Film a video
Create a scrapbook
For Teachers, Neighbors, and Anyone!
Create a card
Gift granola in a jar
Make a meal
Assemble a goodie bag with snacks or candies
Bake a treat
Pot a plant
What DIY gifts would you add to this list?
These DIY gift ideas are universal across holidays. They would make great gifts for birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan Eid, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparent's Day, Teacher Appreciation Day or just because! All of them can be made by kids and teens, either independently or with help. Many of them can also be batched so that in one session you can make similar gifts for multiple recipients.