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The end of the school year comes with both joy and sadness, as the students are moving towards another year of learning and opportunity. It is also a time for goodbyes and the end of a journey.
With so much time spent together over the school year, it can be fun to make a little something special for those who shared their experience over the school year. Thankfully there are many easy handmade end of year class gifts for students.
Many of these class gifts can be made with help from your kids too!
EASY DIY END OF YEAR CLASS GIFTS FOR STUDENTS
Class Christmas gifts are a special memento in the place of a traditional Christmas card, plus kids love getting gifts! Who am I kidding! We all love getting gifts!
These student gift ideas are also a great option as class presents from teachers or instructors too. For more baked treat ideas, check out these candy cane recipe ideas too.
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DIY GIFT IDEAS FOR STUDENTS
Here is a mammoth list of end of school class gifts and a few that would work during other times of the year too, so you can get your DIY into gear and have a bit of fun!
Snowman Hot Chocolate Gift
This is a super cute and easy gift to put together as a yummy treat for each of the kids in the class. This is great for Christmas time or during winter, which is mid-year for us here in Australia. Source
Pom Pom Christmas Decoration
These festive pom pom Christmas bauble ornaments take less than 2 minutes each to make and look fantastic hanging on the tree. For an extra touch, you could add each child’s name too.
Personalised Photo Christmas Cards
These photo Christmas cards with candy canes are a super easy and fun alternative to a novelty Christmas card. Make them with your kids to give out to their friends. They will love the fact they get to take silly photos to give to their friends.
Gingerbread Bath Bomb
Kids love bath time so why not make it extra fun by giving them each a festive scented bath bomb to take home. They will smell good enough to eat afterwards! These are so cute! Source
Homespun Fabric Tree Ornament
Something for the tree is a special touch for an end of year Christmas gift and this one is a great way to use up old fabric scraps too if you have a lot already on hand. Source
Handmade Christmas Cards
A handmade card is a special item to receive and also a very easy to make and budget-friendly option for class gifts if you are looking to keep it simple yet personal. Plus your kids will get extra writing practice by adding a Christmas message to each card for their friends.
Reindeer Hot Chocolate
Another cute hot chocolate treat idea. We all love Rudolf so this is an adorable sweet treat class gift idea from teachers or classmates. Source
Candy Cane Lip Balm
This is the cutest! What a cool idea and it looks great! Everyone needs hydrated lips… boys and girls! And this will have all the kids eager to use their fun new candy cane lip balm to ward off dry lips! Source
Fluffy Santa Slime
Kids love slime! These slime jars an activity your kids can help with and a really cool gift for classmates too! You can use smaller jars or containers for your gifts to keep it budget-friendly or collect and recycle jars through the year. Let’s face it, you (or your child) will be the coolest person around when you’re handing out slime gifts!
You can use any of these easy slime recipes too.
Kids love small toys to encourage their imagination and these clay miniatures were super fun to create with my kids during school holidays. You can make tiny foods like ours for pretend play. Or go with something Christmas themed for end of year gifts, like a little clay Christmas tree or flat Christmas shapes. Try adding a string to turn them into mini Christmas tree decorations!
Homemade Bird Feeder
Learning about nature is a great experience for kids and this gift is going to delight them when they see birds coming in to nibble on their functional gift. Source
DIY Friendship Bracelets
This is another project we did during school holidays recently and my kids have since made a few different yarn bracelet colours for themselves. My eldest has made some for school friends too, so it’s a great gift for classmates at the end of year or for a special occasion.
Check out the video tutorial here:
Salt Dough Ornaments
Salt dough is a popular option for Christmas time, making ornaments for your own tree. It can also be a perfect and inexpensive class gift idea for your kids to help with. How super cool do these sparkly glitter ornaments look! Souce
Rudolf Tealight Ornament With Blinking Nose
This gift is going to be a winner no matter what with school kids because it has a flashing Rudolph nose! So creative and super easy to make together with your child. Big kids would be able to do this on their own. Source
Snow Globe Tree Ornament
Sometimes handmade ornaments look a little bit out of place on the tree, however, this one is so pretty that it will definitely look like it belongs, and even the parents are going to love their school kids bringing one of these home for the tree at the end of the year. This would make a really beautiful class craft project too for teachers. Source
No-Bake Spice Ornaments
A gift that brings the smells of the festive season to your home is sure to be a popular one! These are no-bake which makes them extra kid-friendly for children’s craft activities. Source
Kindness Pencil Toppers
These pencil topper messages are an extremely budget-friendly gift idea for classmates. Perfect if you don’t want to spend, but want to give the kids a burst of joy with this simple act of kindness.
DIY Shrinky Dink Keyrings
Make your own shrinky dink keyrings for class friends with this easy tutorial. They are a great idea for hanging on school bags for a cool little added personality and thoughtfulness.
Winter Lip Balm
Gift hydrated lips in cute snowflake lip balm pots with a simple DIY pamper gift for kids to gift.
Wooden Bead Decorations
If you already have some wooden beads on hand, this is a perfect project! If not, you can usually get them pretty cheap at the local discount store for the kids to create some cute decorations. Source
Recycled Crayon Shapes
While this is an Easter class gift idea to make, you can just as easily use this tutorial to create a Christmas shaped crayon gift instead. This is a great way of upcycling broken crayons too.
With all these creative ideas, you are sure to find the perfect class Christmas gifts to make with your kids for their classmates. This is a special way to kick off the Christmas cheer as the school year comes to an end.
These are also great ideas for teachers, looking for easy classroom crafts to make with your students or to gift to them. There is sure to be something perfect in this collection too!
Check out more DIY Gift Ideas here:
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Do you have a favourite craft or gift idea you have given as an end of year class gift? Share a picture or link in the comments!