There is something so special about receiving a handmade gift and even more so when it is a gift made by a child who is special to you.
There is no prouder moment than when a child can hand over a gift made by them for Christmas or any special occasion. All the hard work they have put in is worth it when they see your delight!
It is also great fun to work together with your kids on creating handmade gifts, as a school holiday fun activity or a weekend project. Handmade gifts are usually inexpensive to make and do not take a lot of time.
So I’ve put together some creative and unique easy handmade Christmas gifts for kids to make themselves, to help you get inspired for the giving season.
EASY CHRISTMAS GIFTS KIDS CAN MAKE
Clay Footprint Ring Dish – This is an adorable gift to make with kids that is perfect for anyone who takes their jewellery off before bed or work and needs a place to keep it. Tutorial
DIY Name Sign For Door – A perfect gift kids can make that is suited to teens or kids for Christmas is a name sign for their door. These are easy to make and inexpensive. You may need to help younger kids with a few of the steps, especially with gluing, however they will be proud to put most of it together themselves and personalise the way they want. Source
DIY Gingerbread Body Scrub – We all know how expensive pamper products can be, however often we have plenty of ingredients to make our own pamper gifts right from our pantry! This one is the perfect Christmas gift idea too with gingerbread inspiration! Tutorial
Clay Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace – I love using essential oils and adore this idea of creating your own diffuser necklaces. What incredible gifts these would make along with your favourite essential oil to suit the recipient. Source
Handmade Snowglobe – This would make a wonderful grandparents gift with a recent photo of your child. Let them pick their favorite photo to add to their snowglobe gifts! Source
Kids Money Box Makeover – Teaching kids how to be smart with money is a huge gift that keeps on giving, but to kick off, they need the perfect money box to do it with so check out our Kmart money box hack. This is a great sibling gift you can help your child make or as a Christmas gift for their friends or family who are set to become savvy savers too. Source
DIY Beard Balm – Something all men with facial hair need is a balm for their beard! This is a super cool and useful gift idea for men that kids can make. Source
Ribbon Bookmarks – There’s sure to be some book worms on your child’s gift list and this means bookmarks are a great choice for a super quick and easy gift idea that they can put together in no time at all, plus these look so fancy too! Source
Pom Pom Rug – A cute and easy home decor gift that kids can definitely make! This one can take a little while so it may be a good one to work on with your kids or have them work on together to make the cutest pom pom rug ever! These are like walking on clouds and they are so cheap to make too! Source
Glitter Handle Mug – Add a little bling to a simple white mug for this super quick and easy, and are completely inexpensive Christmas gifts for kids to make. Source
Candy Cane and Lime Swirl Bath Salts – Bath salts with a Christmas vibe are a great simple gift kids can make for family and friends. This is a perfect pamper gift for the ladies in your child’s life to encourage some ‘me time’. Source
Clay Vacation Map Ornament – I love this unique handmade gift for travel addicts. What a cool way to remember a special trip or destination and it is really easy to make. You may need to assist with cutting out the shape. Source
Melted Crayon Art – Why not give the gift of a really awesome and funky crayon art canvas that you can help your kids to make! This one involves the use of an iron, but otherwise really simple to do and such a fun end result! Source
DIY Photo Cube – What a great way to gift someone some of your favourite photos. The kids can add photos of themselves to the cube, which will be a super cute way to display them. Source
Hand Painted Glassware – This is a beautiful idea for decorating simple glassware such as coffee mugs and water decanters, plus it gives the kids a chance to get creative and personalise them however they like. Source
Most of these handmade kid-made gifts do not need to be reserved just for Christmas either! They are great gift ideas for any occassion or fun craft projects for children to make throughout the year. They may even want to make some of these for themselves!
Do you have a favourite simple handmade gift you like to make? Tell us about it in the comments.