DIY holiday gifts from the kids are among our favorites to track down. Whether they’re making gifts for their siblings, cousins, classmates, or parents and grandparents, we think there are so many neat ideas here. Who knows, one may end up being your favorite treasured keepsake gift of all time.
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While there are tutorials on the web to get this done by gathering all the parts yourself, there’s something cool about this kit that has it all ready to go for you. It even makes a nifty gift in itself if you’re shopping for a bunch of kids together.
$15.27, The With Love Shop Shop
This is a great DIY holiday gift idea from kids too small to work with a lot of detail. Great for preschoolers and toddlers with some help, though our older kids would be into it too.
Tutorial, Crafty Morning
Change up the colors and the design on the handprint, and this could be perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah, or just general holiday wishes for anyone in the family.
Tutorial, Grey House Harbor
Grab these patterns and some felt and thread and spend a day with your older kids making finger puppets for friends, siblings, cousins. You could even have them stage a holiday finger puppet show and film it to send to far-off relatives. They’d love it!
$4.99, Precious Patterns
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Yes, it’s really just a pack of hot chocolate and some trimmings but what an adorably clever way to package it up! Find the free printable on her site to help you put this together.
DIY and Printable Xmas Pack, Oh My Creative
This is such a cute DIY for kids to give to their own friends — they can print and cut out the pieces and package them up for their friends to color. Or, color all the pieces themselves.
Printable, Made by Joel
For an alternative to gingerbread men without a lot of fuss, check out these cute candy cane cookies that kids will love to twist together, before handing out to friends and teachers.
Recipe, Betty Crocker
So fun and easy! If you’re going for Christmas, use red and green sprinkles, or swap in blue and white for Hanukkah. Either way, this is one DIY holiday gift from the kids we wouldn’t mind getting at all.