Find over 25 Homemade Christmas Gifts for Kids. These simple homemade gift for kids are easy to make, budget friendly and kid approved.
Homemade gifts for kids
Homemade gifts are so thoughtful and the time spent means a lot. I just love receiving a homemade gift. If you’re looking for a gift made for kids, by kids, or both, take a look at these Homemade Gifts for Kids ideas.
The homemade Christmas gifts for kids are the perfect solution to a fun but frugal holiday. You can easily save a ton of money by making some of these DIY gifts that the kids will actually enjoy.
They will love all of these ideas for DIY gifts. You can wrap them up in pretty gift boxes for a great Christmas gift.
Over 20 Homemade Christmas Gifts for Kids:
1. How to Make Glitter Slime
Glitter slime is so easy and frugal to make. This won’t break the bank but can give you many afternoons of fun. This is especially convenient on rainy days and snow days when the kids are about to bounce off the walls. Glitter slime is always a fun idea.
2. Homemade Playdough
This is one of our all time favorite homemade gifts for kids idea. The process of mixing the homemade playdough is super simple and adding the color is so fun for the little ones.
Kids get the hands on experience of watching liquid turn into dough in a total of 5 minutes tops and can start playing with it within minutes of cooling. Best of all your kids can choose the color they want.
3. Two Ingredient-Homemade Silly Putty
You only need two simple ingredients to make a big batch of a childhood favorite: silly putty. This super easy DIY is so fun and easy. It is so much more fun than buying store bought silly putty.
4. How to Make Gingerbread Playdough
Not only is this fun, but Gingerbread playdough smells good enough to eat. This would be extra fun to do around Christmas and so festive. Kids will love this and it is one of our favorite playdough recipes.
5. How to Make Cloud Dough
This cloud dough is perfect for those kids with sensory issues. It is fluffy, dry, and doesn’t stick to their hands. It is so much fun to play with and easy to clean up.
6. Easy Homemade Bubbles Solution
Homemade bubble solution is so easy and kids will spend hours playing with this. You probably already have everything you need to make this at home. Add a few bubble wands for a great gift.
7. Christmas Cookies in a Jar
This frugal gift idea is crazy easy to make, and super inexpensive to put together. This is an easy homemade Christmas gifts for kids idea. What child doesn’t love to make cookies?
8. Easy to Make Bath Bomb Recipe
These DIY bath bombs are easy to make, and kid friendly too. Make bath time even more fun with this fun DIY. You can add some of these in a stocking or gift as a gift. Everyone will love these.
9. Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint
It’s really simple to make your own Sidewalk Chalk Paint and it easily washes off with the rain. It is a fun activity the kids can do over and over again. Chalk paint will keep them occupied for a long time.
10. Homemade Glow in the Dark Slime
Homemade slime is an all time favorite around here. Whether you call it slime, gak, or putty this homemade glow in the dark slime recipe is a fun activity for kids. It will keep them occupied for hours.
11. Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk
This fun DIY makes it simple to make any color of chalk and any size to really customize your child’s sidewalk chalk. I think this is such a fun homemade gifts for kids idea. You can easily customize this for your child’s favorite colors.
12. Homemade Bath Soak
Pamper someone special by gifting them a big jar of their very own homemade bath soak. This is so luxurious and the bath salts make a great gift.
13. Kool-Aid Play Dough
Head to your pantry to get the ingredients for this super fun play dough that will entertain the kids for hours. Kiddos will think play dough made with Kool-Aid is so neat.
14. Unicorn Slime
Unicorn slime is full of glitter, sparkles and pretty colors. It is a blast to make and even more fun to play with. This whimsical slime will provide hours of fun for your kiddos.
15. Homemade Slime
This fun craft can easily be turned into a science lesson and be lots of fun. Older kids can help measure and stir for a fun activity. It’s all about the family fun and everyone can learn at the same time.
16. How to make oobleck
If your kids love to make slime, they will have a blast learning how to make oobleck. You only need 2 ingredients and this fun activity also doubles as a really neat science experiment. The ingredients are super easy in this oobleck recipe and you probably already have them at home.
17. DIY Bath Crayons
Is bath time a big deal in your house? If so, these fun DIY bath crayons are a must try. Drawing in the tub is something that will keep the kids happy and make them feel like they are doing some super silly. This would also make a great gift to include in a gift set.
18. DIY Koolaid Lip Gloss
DIY Koolaid Lip Gloss is a ton of fun to make while also so moisturizing. Make this super easy diy lip gloss for kids that is a blast to make and use. It is easy enough that you can make several different flavors.
19. Marshmallow Guns
Have you ever played with these Marshmallow Guns? They are so much fun that you will want to join in with the kids on this one. Plus, you can eat the ammunition. So fun.
20. How to make a fleece tie blanket
Learn how to make a fleece tie blanket for the perfect afternoon DIY activity. This no sew fleece blanket is so easy to make and perfect for gift giving and more. Fabric options are endless to personalize this for gifts.
21. Baby Doll Diapers and Accessories
Your little girls who love playing with dolls with love these homemade diapers and wipes for their “babies”. You will love how frugal this project is.
22. Color Changing Slime
Learn how to make color changing slime and totally impress your kids. If they are crazy over slime, they are going to have a blast making this color changing slime recipe.
23. How To Build a Simple Lego Tray
Lego tables can be super expensive. Build your own Lego tray for your Lego fans for a small fraction of the price. My kids have these and love them.
24. DIY Silly Putty
Homemade Silly Putty is very easy to make and the kids will absolutely love it. This is the perfect DIY silly putty activity to keep the kids entertained.
25. Simple Dishtowel Aprons
This is a simple beginning sewing project that will make both you and your girl proud. Dishtowel aprons are so pretty and practical.
26. Mermaid Crayons
Learn how to make crayons shaped like mermaid tails. This DIY is so simple to make. The kids are going to go crazy over these fun mermaid crayons.
27. Make Your Own Filled Balloon
These filled balloon juggling balls are easy to make and are a nice beginners juggling tool. This is such a fun Homemade Gifts for Kids idea that would be perfect for the stocking.
28. DIY Bouncy Balls
Gather the kids and make these cool DIY Bouncy Balls that are so fun to make. Even better, they glow in the dark. They will go crazy over these cool glow in the dark bouncy balls.
29. Make Your Own Lollipops
Turn your Jolly Rancher hard candies into tasty lollipops that are more suitable for the little ones. It is easy to make lollipops and really delicious. I think this is a great idea and would make a lovely gift or stocking stuffer. Another idea is to make these for gifts for classmates or party favors.
What Homemade Gifts for Kids are you going to make?
There are lots of ideas to choose from. These fun and frugal homemade Christmas gifts for kids are easy to make and the kids will love them.
Take a minute this year to enjoy yourself and make something special for the children in your life. I know that family and friends will love these ideas.
Other fun ideas include a picture frame with a picture of your child. You can either pick up a frame inexpensively from the dollar store or have your child decorate one.
It is so much fun to make these gifts and wrap them in pretty boxes and paper. You can pick up a snow globe to add to the gift for something whimsical. The ideas are endless.
You don’t have to spend a lot of time or money for a great holiday gift. Choose a handmade gift and get started today.