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DIY Christmas Gifts for Kids To Make and Give

DIY Christmas Gifts That Kids Can Make

DIY Christmas gifts that kids can make and give are often the most treasured gifts exchanged every Christmas. Here I have gathered a collection of homemade Christmas gifts that are perfect for kids to make and give this year.

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These gifts encourage our kids to take part in giving instead of focusing solely on what they want to receive. This empowerment and change of focus is an important gift we can give our children all by itself.

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly Merry Christmas.”

Peg Bracken
DIY Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make and Give - Homemade Ornaments
“Guess what I made, Mom?”

DIY Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make and Give

One of the best parts of putting up your Christmas tree is finding the handmade ornaments. They bring back memories and tell a story. Your family story. That’s why I think Christmas ornaments are great options for DIY Christmas gifts kids can make and give.

Most of these gifts can be easily made by children but parental supervision is necessary for all and parental assistance is required in some instances.

Salt Dough Ornaments: I love salt dough ornaments. This is a winter craft I’ve been doing since I was a very little girl. These are so simple to make, require very little in the way of supplies, and produce beautiful ornaments that will become treasured keepsakes or gifts for family members.

Bird Seed Ornaments: These are a great gift for kids to make and give especially to the bird lovers in their family. They are easy and affordable and a child can make several gifts at once.

Beaded Snowflake Ornaments: These snowflake ornaments from Housing A Forest are colorful and adorable! All you need are some beads, pipe cleaners, and a string or ribbon for hanging.

Salt Dough Ornaments: This collection of salt dough ornaments from As Told By Mom includes fifty ideas for your salt dough ornaments so you are sure to find an option your kids will love to make and give.

Frosty Pinecone Ornaments: These pinecone ornaments from Kids Craft Room are super sparkly and make a lovely gift.

Pinecone Reindeer Ornament: These ornaments from Fireflies and Mudpies are super cute! Anyone opening a package to find one of these cuties peering back at them is guaranteed a smile.

Sheet Music Christmas Tree Ornaments: These adorable ornaments from Happy Hooligans are simple for kids to put together and they look so nice that kids are proud to give them as gifts.

Thumbprint Rudolph Ornament: These ornaments from Little Bit Funky are so cute and very simple!

DIY Christmas gifts for Kids to make and give - Mason Jar Christmas gift ideas.
Kids love to give Christmas gifts too!

Mason Jar Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make and Give

DIY Mason Jar gifts are fun gifts for kids to make and give this Christmas and they are so customizable that with just a little bit of creativity they can be customized for anyone. Check out these fun mason jar gift ideas.

Christmas Jar of Mulling Spices: This idea from Nest of Posies is adorable and a gift worth giving. Let your kids measure and add the ingredients and design the lid labels by tracing the covers. They can write or draw on them or even use the lids as gift tags or use the printable she offers. Adorable!

Grinch Jars: These adorable Grinch jars from Chelsea’s Messy Apron are so cute. Kids will have fun filling them and adding the hearts and ribbons. (Adult assistance required for the hot glue gun.)

Hot Chocolate Snowman Mason Jar Gift: This snowman from Mom 4 Real is adorable. Each section is loaded with an essential for some wonderful hot cocoa.

Snow Slime In A Mason Jar: This snow slime from No Time For Flashcards makes the perfect gift for kids to give to other kids or to their fun aunts and uncles.

Playdough In A Snowman Mason Jar: This idea from Playdough to Plato is another great gift idea for kids to share with their friends and siblings!

Warm Winter Wishes Mason Jar Gift: This fun idea from the Happy Go Lucky Blog can have kids stuffing warm socks, mini lotions, hot chocolate packets, chapstick, and gloves into a mason jar perfect for gifting!

Homemade Snowglobe Jars: This snowglobe craft from PBS is simple and easily customizable for the recipient.

Other Fun DIY Christmas Gift Ideas For Kids To Make and Give

There are countless gifts that kids can make. Even a handwritten letter alone can become a special gift. But there are so many wonderful ways we can create opportunities for our kids to give this Christmas.

Giant Brown Bag Snowflakes: DIY paper bag snowflakes make a great winter craft project for kids and adults! Simple and beautiful!

The Sock Snowmen: T and I made these many years ago and every grandparent that received one still has it and puts it out every year. They are so easy and absolutely adorable!

Painted Snowflakes: Let your kids make and paint a set of beautiful paper snowflakes. These are so cute stuck to windows or strung into a garland. I use them as a backdrop on the wall behind my mantle.

Pomander: These smell amazing and are so pretty too! Check out this tutorial from Country Living to see how easy these are to put together.

Dollar Store Picture Frame Crafts: The Pom Pom frame is my favorite but there are lots of ways to get creative using items from the Dollar Store. These crafts are better for older kids who can safely handle a hot glue gun.

Cookie Tins: Baking is a wonderful way to spend some quality time with your kids. Let them fill tins with their favorite Christmas Cookies and give those as gifts.

Clay Jewelry Bowls: These simple little bowls from Frogs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails, are adorable and a gift that will be used every day.

Hand Shaped Jewelry Bowl: I also think this hand-shaped little bowl from Momma, Poppa, Bubba is extra sweet!

Did you find the perfect gifts for your kids to make and give this Christmas? Do you know of a wonderful idea that I haven’t included here? Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below. We love to hear from you.

Merry Christmas,


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