Homemade Gift Ideas for Toddlers and Older Kids

Find Gifts to Make for Kids

Why not craft a special gift for a favorite kid? You will quickly become one of their favorite people if you give them one of these fun gifts. These are perfect to give at Christmas, for birthdays, or any time of the year. Don't also forget to make a home-made card or gift tag; then, you can use these creative gift wrapping ideas for the perfect finishing touch.

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    Beaded Friendship Bracelets
    Beaded Friendship Bracelets.

    Gather together a few supplies and make several beaded bracelets to give to a special kid. The different colored beads all have different meanings.

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    Bean Bag Bear

    Bean Bag Bear Craft for Kids
    Bean Bag Bear.
    Craft a cute stuffed animal out of a sock and some beans. Use my directions to make a bear and then use your imagination to make other animals.
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    Book Worm Bookmark
    Book Worm Bookmark.

    Any child who likes to read will love to get one of these personalized bookmarks from you.

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    Cardboard Box Castle and Puppet Theater

    Cardboard Box Castle and Puppet Theater
    Cardboard Box Castle and Puppet Theater.

    Recycle any large boxes you have into a fun play thing to give to a special kid.

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    Chalkboard Piggy Bank Craft
    Chalkboard Piggy Bank Craft.

    Follow these instructions to make a piggy bank that a child can change every day if they like.

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    Chalkboard Tray Toy
    Chalkboard Tray Toy.

    You can recycle an unwanted tray into a fun toy using chalkboard paint and these directions.

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    Clothespin Doll Craft
    Clothespin Doll Craft.

    Use this tutorial to make several dolls to give as a gift to any kid you know.

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    Colorful Beach Towel Craft
    Colorful Beach Towel Craft.

    Make one of these personalized towels that can be used at the beach or even at home or school.

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    Colorful Name Plaques

    Colorful Name Plaques
    Colorful Name Plaques.

    Discover how easy it is to make colorful plaques that can be customized to match the kid's room.

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    Door Knob Hanger

    Door Knob Hanger Craft
    Door Knob Hanger Craft.

    Use my suggestions to craft a door knob hanger that can be given as a gift. Make sure you customize each one to suit the kids' personalities.

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    Duct Tape Cell Phone Case Craft
    Duct Tape Cell Phone Case Craft.

    This colorful cell phone case is easy to make and can clip onto a belt loop of a backpack so that it won't get lost.

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    Felt Finger Puppets

    Felt Finger Puppets
    Felt Finger Puppets.

    This how-to video features directions for making a variety of finger puppets that make perfect gifts.

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    Fleece Hat Pattern
    Fleece Hat Pattern.

    This hat is so fun and easy to make that you will want to make one for everyone you know.

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    Framed Felt Board Craft
    Framed Felt Board Craft.

    Learn how to make a felt play board that is easy for a kid to pack up and take along with them where ever they go.

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    Freezer Pop Sleeve

    Freezer Pop Sleeve Craft
    Freezer Pop Sleeve Craft.

    This is a fun gift to make and give in the summertime or anytime.

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    Homemade Color Crayons

    Homemade Color Crayons
    Homemade Color Crayons.

    Follow these directions and make a set of crayons to give as a gift. You can make special colors for special kids.

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    Homemade Sidewalk Chalk
    Homemade Sidewalk Chalk.

    I don't know any kids who don't love using sidewalk chalk, so I am sure the same goes for them being happy receiving some sidewalk chalk as a gift.

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    I Spy Game

    Instant Noise Maker Craft
    Instant Noise Maker Craft.

    Grab a bottle, some rice, and many small treasures and you can make a cool I Spy game that will keep kids occupied.

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    Juice Can Lid Memory Game

    Juice Can Lid Memory Game
    Juice Can Lid Memory Game.

    Keeping the kid's interests in mind, make them a personalized game.

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    Use my free templates to make a set of paper dolls to give as a gift.

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    Party Popper Craft

    Party Popper Craft
    Party Popper Craft.

    While the popper itself isn't much of a gift, the treats you put inside it will be.

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    Ribbon Tab Blanket Pattern

    Follow these step-by-step directions and learn how to using sewing techniques to make a textured blanket young kids will love.

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    Seuss Fabric Wall Hanging Pattern

    Seuss Fabric Wall Hanging Pattern

    This tutorial explains how to make room decorations using a fun fabric.

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    Simply Spray Neon T-Shirt

    Simply Spray Neon T-Shirt

    Learn how to make a colorful t-shirt to give as a gift.

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    Sorting Sticks Craft and Game

    Create a fun and unique gift using craft sticks and bright colored paint.