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23 Easy Christmas Gifts For kids to make

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. The best part is, there are plenty of easy Christmas gifts for kids to make, with a little help from you!

So I’ve put together some creative and unique handmade Christmas gifts kids can make themselves, to help you get inspired for the giving season.

Easy christmas gifts for kids to make


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.


Clay Footprint Ring Dish

This is an adorable ring dish 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.

Christmas gifts for kids to make

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.

Handmade diy name sign

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 gingerbread body scrub is the perfect Christmas gift idea too with gingerbread inspiration!

Christmas gifts for kids to make

Pom Pom Bauble Ornament

A Christmas decoration such as this pom pom bauble ornament is a simple gift kid’s can make. Especially when they only take around 2 minutes each to make and need 2 supplies!

Diy pom pom christmas bauble ornament

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.

Easy handmade gifts kids can make

Teacher Canvas

Create a handmade teacher gift for your child’s teachers with this simple teacher canvas tutorial. You could do a similar gift for other people too. It doesn’t need to just be for teachers.

Diy teacher gift quote canvas

Handmade Snowglobe

This would make a wonderful grandparents gift with a recent photo of your child. Let them pick their favourite photo to add to their snowglobe gifts!

Easy christmas gifts for kids to make

No-Sew Rainbow Scarf

Create a beautiful and colourful no-sew scarf in their favourite colours or rainbow to brighten up the cold winter days. This fleecy scarf is a fun look that is also a practical DIY gift idea, made from warm fleece.

Handmade rainbow scarf no sew

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.

Kmart kids money box hack & tutorial

DIY Kid’s Wallet

Teach your child basic sewing skills with this simple sewing project – creating kid’s wallets. These bright coloured functional gift ideas are even better with a little loose change inside!

Kids wallet that kids can make

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!

Simple pom pom rug tutorial

Glitter Handle Mug

Add a little bling to a simple white mug for this super quick and easy glitter mug, and are completely inexpensive Christmas gifts for kids to make. This may make a cute teacher’s gift as well. 

Handmade gifts kids can make

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.

Easy christmas gifts kids can make

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’.

Easy christmas gifts kids can make

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 easy to make. You may need to assist with cutting out the shape of the Christmas ornament though.

Easy diy christmas gifts kids can make

Friendship Bracelets

Yarn friendship bracelets are a colourful and fun handmade gift kids can make for their friends and siblings. They can choose wool in their favourite colours to create simple wearable gifts to give.

Simple diy friendship bracelets - kids craft ideas

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!

Simple diy gifts kids can make

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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.

Diy photo cube gift

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.

Painted glassware gifts

Pallet Picture Frame

This DIY pallet picture frame is a beautiful handmade gift for the recipient to display some favourite photos. Better still, have your child pick their favourites to add before they gift it.

Handmade pallet frame

Artwork Candle

This artwork candle is a fun way to share a gift with your child’s artwork. They may need a little help using the glue gun if younger, however, kids of all ages will be excited to see their creative work displayed on the candle.

Kids artwork candle diy

Most of these handmade kid-made gifts do not need to be reserved just for Christmas either! They are great gift ideas for any occasion or fun craft projects for children to make throughout the year. They may even want to make some of these for themselves!

Cookies in a Jar

Gifting a delicious cookie mix in a jar is an easy DIY gift kids can make in bulk to gift to many people. This is a cheap gift idea that will be appreciated when the recipient gets to whip up a batch of yummy chocolate chip cookies after Christmas.

Cookies in a jar christmas gift

DIY Photo Coasters

My sister is a mother of 8 so these photo coasters were a perfect inexpensive gift that was also practical! The tiles only cost a small amount from our local hardware store, although check in case you have some already at home.

First, I glued a piece of felt to the back of each tile and allowed to dry. You could use cork instead. Then I printed photos and trimmed them to size. I adhered them to the tiles with glue then sealed the photos with a clear protective water-proof varnish.

Diy photo coasters

Most of these handmade kid-made gifts do not need to be reserved just for Christmas either! They are great gift ideas for any occasion 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.

Simple handmade christmas gifts kids can make