Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed trying to come up with ideas for meaningful, personalized gifts that kids can make? If so, never fear! Crafting handmade gifts doesn’t have to be difficult. We’re here to share 50 of our favorite easy homemade gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face — not too mention the pride your child will feel creating these amazing presents! So gather up those crafting supplies and let’s get making – these fun and simple DIY projects are sure to create memories they’ll cherish forever.
Gifts Kids Can Make
Personalized Mugs or Cups:
Buy some plain white mugs or cups from the dollar store and let your kids decorate them with permanent markers or paint.
Buy a plain wooden picture frame and let your kids decorate it with paint or stickers.
DIY Jewelry Box
A jewelry box is a perfect gift for anyone who loves to accessorize. All you need is a blank jewelry box, paint, and a few decorating materials. The kids can decorate the boxes with paint, glitter, stickers, or anything they want and personalize the box.
There are plenty of recipes for making soap online, and it only requires a few ingredients. You can also buy the soap making kits.
Mix bath bombs with essential oils, baking soda, and citric acid, and package in decorative jars topped with a tag. You can also buy kits for making bath bombs or find recipes online.
Buy a plain journal and let your kids decorate it with stickers, washi tape, or paint. Add a hand written note or a cute picture on the first page.
DIY Photo Coasters
If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift idea, then photo coasters are the perfect solution. Simply print out some photos and glue them onto square coasters, seal with a clear sealant, and voila!
Tying to find a meaningful yet simple gift? Friendship bracelets are a fun gift idea. They can be made with threads or yarns of different colors and designs. You an also use purchase a seed bead friendship bracelet kit to make fun designs and add charms.
Buy air-dry clay and let your kids make their own jewelry.
Personalized Tea Towels
Use fabric markers, paint or stamps, to create unique designs on tea towels. You can usually find tea towels at the dollar store or a craft store.
Let your child make a handprint wreath with their painted green handprints on card stock paper.
DIY Hot Cocoa Mason Jar
For a cozy and warm gift idea, have the kids fill a mason jar with hot chocolate mix, mini marshmallows, and decorate the lid with some festive ribbon.
DIY Decorative Wine Corks
Wine corks are so versatile. Simply glue together wine glass corks together to make a trivet or hot plate mat. You can even turn them into fridge magnets by glueing a magnet to the back!
Cut out some card stock and let your kids decorate them with stickers or markers. Use a hole puncher at the top and add some warm to make a tassel. You can also purchase blank wood bookmarks to decorate.
Find smooth rocks outdoors and let your kids paint them with acrylic paint. This is so easy and can turn out really cute!
Decorated Tote Bag:
Let your child customize plain tote bags with stencils, fabric markers, or even iron-on transfers.
Personalized Cookies or Cupcakes
With help from an adult, kids of all ages can help bake and decorate cookies or cupcakes with festive shapes, colors, and sprinkles. You can even buy blank gable boxes and have your child decorate the outside.
Teach your kids how to crochet and make some dishcloths.
Your children will need a little help, but simply print out 12 pictures from the year and use a free monthly calendar printing website, to make a homemade calendar.
DIY Art Wall Hanging
Kids can use some old clothespins with fabric scraps, or paint-dipped ones, to create an artsy wall hanging. Hang it in anyone’s room and it is sure to add a pop of color.
Teach your kids how to knit or buy a beginning scarf making kit, and make some scarves.
Homemade Lip Balm
Combine beeswax, coconut oil, and essential oils to make a lip balm, and package in a small jar.
Kids can make fun and colorful keychains for family and friends with beads and string. Or you can buy blank keychain rings and let your kids decorate them with beads or stickers.
Glow In The Dark Wooden Paintings
Encourage your kids’ artistic talents and watch them beam with pride as they display their glowing artwork on wooden pieces using this fun kit.
Buy some plain terracotta flowerpots and let your kids paint them with acrylic paint.
Glue glitter or paint onto blank CDs and hang them as ornaments.
Cut out paper snowflakes and use them to decorate gift bags or cards.
Making granola is incredibly easy! Use this granola recipe for homemade granola and make some as gifts. Place the granola into festive containers and tie with a large bow.
DIY Personalized Notebooks
Purchase plain notebooks and let the kids use stickers, stamps, and colorful pens to decorate them.
Hand-Painted Wood Spoons
Kids can paint or decorate wooden spoons or spatulas with colorful designs or messages for their loved ones. Buy some plain wooden spoons and let your kids paint them with acrylic paint for an easy homemade gift.
Buy this easy to use homemade candle making kit and have your child make memorable gifts for relatives.
Use fabric paint to make hand-printed T-shirts. These would be perfect for grandmas and grandpas!
Homemade Trail Mix
Find a recipe for homemade trail mix and make some as gifts. Put the trail mix in cute containers.
DIY Custom Magnets
Kids can use their creativity to create their own unique magnets for family and friends.
Personalized Water Bottles
Buy some plain stainless steal water bottles and let your kids decorate them with water proof stickers, water proof paint and gems.
Use paper mache or salt dough to make handmade ornaments. Many craft stores have ornament making kits. We love this ornament kit.
Decorated Wooden Boxes
Grab some plain wooden boxes and let your kids decorate them with paint or stickers. These boxes will be great for relatives to hold their mail or knick-knacks.
Embroidered Hand Towels
Teach your kids basic embroidery stitches and make some hand towels. This learn to embroider kit would also make some amazing gifts for others.
Kids can use their creativity to create a whimsical dreamcatcher with feathers and beads.
Grab some plain wooden birdhouses and let your kids paint them with acrylic paint! What a special gift that can hang in your loved ones backyard all year round.
Use pine cones and peanut butter and seed mix for an easy and eco-friendly gift!
Craft stores often have plain glass vases which would make a great gift! Let your kids paint them with acrylic paint or gems.
Personalized Phone Cases
You can buy a plain phone case and let your kids decorate them with stickers or paint.
Homemade Sugar Scrub
Sugar scrubs make a great gift! Find an Easy DIY recipe online and place the scrub in a pretty container for them to enjoy all year long.
Handmade Pot Holders
Sew together different pieces of fabric, and fill them with some batting for warmth, perfect for the kitchen. You can also buy plain pot holders and decorate them with fabric paint.
Handmade Christmas Postcards
Create postcards with simple materials such as cardstock paper, stamps, ribbon, and more.
Decorative Mason Jar Candle Holders
Add a touch of holiday to any room with Mason jar candle holders decorated with glitter or snow.
Easy Gifts Kids Can Make
With this collection of 45 easy gifts, you’re sure to find something that will fit any budget, time frame or skill set. Whether you opt for a handmade card, a crafty paper project, homemade jewelry or anything in between, those extra special touches will show just how much your loved ones mean to you. Making one of these projects is also a great way to share fond memories or experiences together — all the more meaningful during the holiday season. So don’t hesitate- seize this moment to give something crafted with love and care. Time to make some creative gifts that will surely bring joy and smiles!