Monday, September 16, 2013

Over 100 Gifts Kids Can Make

101 DIY Gifts for Kids

101 homemade gifts that your kids can make. #craft #diy
  1. 52 Reasons I love you – Personalize a deck of cards for your child.
  2. Yummy!  Make them a Cake-in-a-Jar
  3. Create an “Outdoor Kitchen” kit so your child can create mud pies to their hearts content!
  4. Sew a rag doll for the tot in your life.
  5. Box of assorted cookies (Biscotti always looks fancy!)Homemade present
  6. Homemade tree blocks hewn out of the branches from a tree we chopped down.
  7. The perfect gift for every boy – a build a fort kit including sheets, bungee cords, clamps, flashlights and more!
  8. Looking for something different?  Why not make an indoor swing for your kids?
  9. Use some scrap wood and create a sword for the pirate in your life.
  10. Make a tent from PVC pipe and old sheets.DIY Gift Idea
  11. Homemade soap – add a toy to the soap for a fun kid twist, great stocking stuffer
  12. Give your child a homemade necklace or the supplies that they can make a necklace for a friend.
  13. Construct your own Jenga game from cutting up sponges.  The perk – it’s a great game for quiet-time.
  14. Got a active kiddo?  Put a balance board  together for them to bounce on.
  15. Use Velcro, Popsicle sticks and bottle caps to make this building toy.
  16. Transform two coffee cans into stills with this simple tutorial.
  17. Make a light box for a child to explore with.  I don’t know how we lived without ours!  Love them.
  18. DIY Gift IdeaCreate a coupon book of activities you can do together.
  19. I loved sock monkey‘s when I was a kid!  They are on my to-do list this Christmas.
  20. Assemble a xylophone from a collection of tin cans.  Spray paint them to make them colorful!
  21. Homemade present Assemble a play-doh kit of items to add creative fun in play dough play.
  22. For the musical child in your life, design an instrument from PVC pipes for them to create melody.
  23. Use plastic bottles and colorful duct take to make a marble run to explore gravity.
  24. Give a yummy gift, a collection of marshmallow pops.  These are great party favors!
  25. Every kiddo needs a Mop-Stick Horse!  I loved the one I had as a child!
  26. Create a set of building discs from recycled cardboard – a simple homemade toy.Homemade present
  27. Create a DIY Goop Kit for the kiddo in your life.
  28. Taggies Blanket – these are loved by toddlers and are super simple to make!
  29. Make a collection of bean bags with different colored and textured fabrics – don’t have fabric?  Try stuffing balloons with various textures.
  30. Geoboard – simple to make with nails.  Add a pack of rubber bands or some yarn.  Want to make one appropriate for a toddler?  Use buttons on a felt covered board.
  31. bracelet kit – so a girl in your life can have fun creating friendship bracelets for those she cares about.
  32. Decorated Pillowcases – either decorate them for your child or give them supplies to have fun on their own.DIY Gift Idea
  33. Design puzzles for them out of Popsicle Sticks.
  34. Felt Shape Collection (tan travel board)
  35. Homemade Crayons.  Recycle old crayons to make fun new ones!
  36. Dress-up clothes – you can never have enough pretend things!
  37. A family of Clothespin or peg dolls
  38. Capes – kids love them!
  39. Aprons (matching mother daughter ones are always nice).  Here is a super simple apron pattern, easy enough for a new-to-sewing child.
  40. Sew head bands for a gal in your life with this simple headband tutorial I used in the past..Homemade present
  41. Give them a can of fizzing sidewalk paint.
  42. Flower Hair Bow Collection
  43. Paper dolls are a blast to create and play with!  Add magnets to your paper dolls and a storage tin for extra “fun”
  44. Decorate a tote bag using handprints to decorate them – perfect for Grandma (or Mothers Day).
  45. Homemade present Decorate some cloth napkins for their dinner table.
  46. Set of homemade cards
  47. Fabric Key Chains
  48. Have a gal??  Why not make her a set of hair clips?  You can make them out of buttons, felt animals shapes, flowers and more!
  49. Have a tyke obsessed with Dinosaurs?  Maybe they would like this felt dinosaur bean bag game (with a volcano – too cool)!
  50. For the doll-lover in your life design a bag for their doll - it’s a simple-to-create accessory.
  51. Wearable art is always fun!  Here is a tutorial on how to paint spin art T-shirts.DIY Gift Idea
  52. Create a set of discovery I-Spy Bottles for the tot in your life.
  53. Decorate Tote Bags for a special someone in your life – here is an easy pattern if you want to make a tote bag out of felt.
  54. Learn to Knit and give a Scarf/Hat set
  55. Want a place for all the matchbox cars?  Make a felt car mat for them to drive around on!
  56. Make a scarf from Fabric with a simple straight-stitch (easy to sew)Homemade present
  57. This Toddler Clipping Toy was/is one of my tots favorite mom-made gifts.
  58. Sew a Quilt or Blanket for your child.
  59. Dehydrated fruit or jerky.  Fruit leather is a prized treat over here.
  60. Decorate a picture frame for grandma or another relative.
  61. Cookie Kit in a jar (or in bags wrapped up in a mixing bowl)
  62. Make a monster doll (or an outline on a pillowcase) and provide fabric markers for your child to decorate their monster.DIY Gift Idea
  63. Create a kit so a child in your life can create their own Bathtub Paint (or give them jars of colorful fun).
  64. Movie Kit (DVD or gift certificate for movie rental with popcorn, soda, candy, etc.)
  65. Breakfast in a basket – include muffin mix, mugs, coffee, etc.
  66. Smores Kit – or you can give them the fixings to bake their own campfire cones.
  67. Give Yummy kid-baked Candy (peppermint bark, Peanut brittle, Almond Roca, flavored marshmallows, etc.)Homemade present
  68. DIY Lego Instruction Book, great for the budding architect in your life.
  69. Screen print a T-shirt, tote bag, hat, etc.  Don’t want to use paint?  Consider embroidery – like this simple heart shirt!
  70. Create a set of felt alphabet letters or numbers for the tot in your life – these are really simple to create.
  71. Make a handprint keepsake for family members in your life.  Great as Christmas Ornaments!
  72. Assemble a recipe book for your budding chef.  Fill it with lots of simple, kid-friendly recipes (like our edible playdough/noodles recipe)
  73. Scrapbook of your family for a distant relative (snapfish lets you make them digitally)DIY Gift Idea
  74. Pretend felt food.… and coupons for “cooking classes” led by your child for you to take.
  75. Rice bags are great as bean bags, as heat packs (just stick them in the microwave for half a min or so) and are fun for sensory play.  Here are some triangle “Chick” rice bags – super simple!!
  76. Give the gift of botany.  Create a kit for planting herbs (seeds, dirt, pot & spade) or making a terrarium (moss, container, rocks & dirt).
  77. Design a mini-book of memories that you share with that person – Here is an example of a journal you can create with or for your child.
  78. Create a drawing journal for a child to use to write their own book.  Add a flower pen for extra pizazz.  This crafty person creates covers from cereal boxes and even the carton of a Dora toy!Homemade present
  79. Melt a nightlight out of “melty” beads.
  80. Coloring wallet for the sketcher or child in your life!
  81. Create a bracelet for them from tiny toy pieces, or give a set of friendship bracelets.  My girls love to accessorize!DIY Gift Idea
  82. Take some pictures and create familiar puzzles from them!
  83. Make a doll house out of cardboard boxes destined for the bin!  Maybe include interesting pages of paper so they can “redecorate”
  84. Snickerdoodle Chex Mix – a great recipe for your child to do, and gift to a neighbor!!
  85. This is the perfect party gift!  Model a homemade Paper Mache Pinata (here is a simple paper mache recipe), include a Styrofoam bat to complete the gift.
  86. Edible Lip Balm – cause with kids you can never have enough chapstick!DIY Gift Idea
  87. Help your child keep their pretend dishes picked up with this DIY Pretend Stove/Storage Bin.
  88. Give a set of upcycled pencils to your budding student.
  89. Collection of homemade buttons.
  90. Make a candle votive holder out of a glass jar and tissue paper – brilliant glow.DIY Gift Idea
  91. Feeling industrious?  Create a Lego Table that your children will enjoy for years (and years!)
  92. Bake your own Dog biscuits for the dog-loving kiddo in your life!
  93. Create a work of art with your children’s silhouettes.   Love the way this example mixes melted crayon art with paper cut outs.
  94. Create a rug out of old clothes and blankets.  Here is another variation.
  95. Homemade icecream ball with ingredients – what child doesn’t enjoy ice-cream?!?
  96. Do-your-own facial kit - perfect for the prima dona gal.
  97. Photo Book Mark (maybe add a favorite book to go along with it).
  98. Personalize a clipboard with mod-podge and scrapbook paper.  Here are some great instructions.
  99. Decorate a picture frame and include a photo.  Crafty Chic, has great instructions on how to make a scrapbook styled frame.
  100. Let your kids go Jackson Pollock and make a canvas painting, use Fabric Markers to decorate a totebag.
  101. Personalize a Children’s book, use old family photos and replace the heads of the characters.  Laminate and enjoy!

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