Gift Ideas Kids Can Make

December 12th, 2013 | By Marjie No Comments



Whether for the holidays or just “because,” homemade gifts always mean just a little more, especially when they’re created and given by children. This holiday season, consider spending a little extra time as a family, making some of the presents and treats you’ll share. This will give you some great family time together, plus you will have a new kind of “active time” with them. And, in the end, you will make some very special gifts as well as some life-long memories. Here are some ideas:

  • Think of things that family and friends can use. Suggestions: Make a personalized sport towel, golf club covers, holiday placemats, key chain, tie-dyed t-shirts, picture frames (be sure your latest school photo is displayed!).
  • Repurpose household items like cans, mismatched glassware, even old DVD cases. Suggestions: Decorate them to create a pencil holder, a vase for silk flowers, or a new item for displaying a key or marble collection.
  • What is Dad’s favorite saying? How about Mom’s? Suggestions: Grab some fabric paint and a couple of inexpensive t-shirts and personalize them with “their own words”!
  • Someone love to fish? To bake? Suggestions: Make some homemade lures. Or put together some cookie dough (minus the ‘wet’ ingredients) and package it with hand-made cloth wrapping paper.
  • Steer clear of expensive wrapping paper this year and make your own! Suggestions: Cut photos from magazines and put a collage together. Decorate plain ol’ brown paper bags with glitter, stickers, finger painting, anything that’s fun for you!
  • Some of these projects can be a bit messy, so be sure there’s an adult around to supervise and to join in the fun! And take great care when using a hot glue gun or utility knife.

Almost everybody loves a good craft project. So get excited about making gifts for the people you love, with the people you love. It’s a great way to keep your brains, hands, and fingers moving (and to keep secrets during this holiday season!).

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