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8 DIY Gifts Kids Can Make

One of our favorite Handmade Charlotte contributors Mari Richards, of the super awesome blog Small For Big, has gathered up 8 easy DIY projects that kids can make for all the loved ones in their lives—great presents for the holidays, sure, but also any gift-giving occasion. Seeing how proud kiddos can get when giving something they’ve handmade is priceless year-round!

  • Yarn Ball Bookmarks 1 of 7
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    These super easy-to-make yarn pom-pom bookmarks are the perfect gift for any book lover.
    Visit Design Mom for the tutorial

  • DIY Wooden Bead Bracelet 2 of 7
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    When simple materials are combined into an equally simple craft idea, the results are wonderful! I just love the colors chosen for this bracelet.
    Visit Playful Learning for the tutorial

  • DIY Icy Arctic Animal Paper Fans 3 of 7
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    The combination of a quick printable and a clothespin creates such a stunning fan—a great project to give to southern-bound grandparents or family headed on a tropical vacation.
    Visit Mr. Printables for the tutorial

  • DIY Finger Knit Brooch 4 of 7
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    My 4½-year-old loves finger knitting—we use a wooden fork made for just that. This is such a great way to turn finger knitting into a gift.
    Visit Nurture Store for the tutorial

  • DIY Stained Glass Art 5 of 7
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    Now here is a creative use for puffy paint and watercolors mixed with glue! The results are so pretty, and imperfections just make it look even better.
    Visit Having Fun at Home for the tutorial

  • DIY Washer Necklaces 6 of 7
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    Turn simple washers into multicolor masterpieces with this easy tutorial. Just make sure you start them soon—they take a while to dry!
    Visit Small For Big for the tutorial

  • DIY Succulent Terrarium 7 of 7
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    Kids love dirt and plants, and here's a quick way to make a project that a loved one can enjoy year-round.
    Visit San Diego Hydroponics for the tutorial

Find more great design and DIY crafts for families at Handmade Charlotte!
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