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15 Gifts Kids Can Make

15 DIY Gifts Kids Can Make
Isn’t it always more fun when kids can give the gift of handmade rather than gifts bought with money their parents give them? Here’s some inspiration to keep your kids in the holiday spirit of giving and in a crafty headspace of creativity. The holidays produce a lot of crafts online, and these are some of the best we’ve seen.

Happy crafting!

 

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  • Salt Dough Ornaments 1 of 15
    Salt Dough Ornaments
    Salt dough might seem like a strange ingredient for a tree ornament, but the results don't lie. I love how rustic the dried dough looks against an evergreen. And the little icons pressed into the middle just make my day!

    via modern parent messy kids
  • Snow Ornaments 2 of 15
    Snow Ornaments
    These delicate little munchkins end up looking fantastic. The straight lines give it a really professional look, so it's a great confidence booster for the kids. We made quite a few of these and spread them all over the tree!

    via martha stewart
  • Candy Snails 3 of 15
    Candy Snails
    I can't think of any Christmas songs that involve little snails, but these are just too cute to resist! You might be brave enough to eat a gumdrop and a peppermint at the same time, but I'm still working up the nerve!

    via paint me plaid
  • Lace Votive Holders 4 of 15
    Lace Votive Holders
    These are absolute classics. I remember making lace votive candle holders as a kid. These make great mommy gifts. But SHHHH! Act surprised on the big morning, even if you helped a little.

    via parents.com
  • Felt Snowman 5 of 15
    Felt Snowman
    This smiling frosty man will light up any room in the house! It's super easy, too. I'm always having to look for new crafts for my 2 and 5 year-olds. Put it in a box with a bow and your kid will have a beautiful, handmade gift for a loved one.

    via bhg
  • Free Printable Ornaments 6 of 15
    Free Printable Ornaments
    These little characters are just the cutest things! My favorite part about this craft is that all my kids can do it together. The younger kids get a little help from me and the older kids get to work on making all the details of the cutting and gluing just right!

    via wild olive
  • Stained Glass Ornaments 7 of 15
    Stained Glass Ornaments
    These excellently crafted little joys come to us from the always wonderful Martha Stewart. I love the idea of using nine or ten of these as a mobile. They almost look good enough to eat!

    via martha stewart
  • Chalkboard Ornament 8 of 15
    Chalkboard Ornament
    I love the look of these. They have a very chic, modern vibe to them but still allow for the homey goodness of the personal message you write. You could even let out your artistic craziness and draw a collage.

    via rust & sunshine
  • Felted Necklace 9 of 15
    Felted Necklace
    This is on my Christmas list for sure! I love when crafters manage to make something genuinely beautiful but also very simple. I can't wait to unwrap this little jewel on Christmas morning.

    via parent map
  • Alphabet Crayons 10 of 15
    Alphabet Crayons
    I can't wait to try these out for myself. This craft will absolutely overjoy all kids ages 2 to 92. Pick which colors most fit the personality of each letter and get started!

    via let's explore
  • Cork Coasters 11 of 15
    Cork Coasters
    This is a great project to give your kitchen accessories that handmade flair. I love when projects allow kids to discover real art techniques. My husband and I are repainting the garage and we'll be using tape to get those corners just right!

    via let's explore
  • Beeswax Candles 12 of 15
    Beeswax Candles
    Beeswax is so much fun to work with! This year, you and your kids can give a gift that's been made for hundreds of years. You'll want to make a few extra for your bathroom or hallway, too.

    via familyfun.go.com
  • Photo Wreath Ornament 13 of 15
    Photo Wreath Ornament
    We proudly have one of these displayed in our kitchen right now! These are such a joy to make and really make an impression on the tree. This one's getting favorited to use for next year as well.

    via handmade charlotte
  • Duct Tape Trees 14 of 15
    Duct Tape Trees
    The end result of this project is so cool looking! Who knew? These festive pieces of art make a great gift. It takes a little time but the results are worth it!

    via what to expect
  • Candy Cane Reindeer 15 of 15
    Candy Cane Reindeer
    These little wrapped treats are cute as a button! Just use your yarn to wrap a candy cane or two and sticks some bells and buttons on. These are super easy to make and are the kind of crafty goodness that really gets my heart pounding!

    via my blessed life

 

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