Kid made gifts and keepsake craft ideas for children make holiday gift giving easy! Handmade gifts that kids can make for mom, dad, and the grandparents are always a favorite with friends and family. Help the kids make any of these handmade crafts and DIY gifts for Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day!
DIY Handmade Gifts Children Can Make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, and Birthdays
This beautiful collection of handmade gifts kids can make are perfect for any special occasion.
Below you will find easy gifts kids can make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparents Day, birthdays, holiday gift giving, and Valentine’s Day.
You can also find great keepsake gift ideas kids can make for friends or even their favorite teacher.
Kid Made Gift Ideas for Mom, Dad, Grandparents, Friends, and Teachers
The ideas in this collection of craft ideas are easy for kids to make. Each one of these keepsake crafts and gift ideas can be made by children with the help of a caregiver.
***Click on the title of each handmade craft or “HERE” when prompted for the complete easy to follow DIY directions for each of the DIY kid made gift ideas found below.***
This four-season hand and fingerprint tree is a beautiful keepsake gift perfect for year round gift giving.
Click HERE for the complete directions for this unique keepsake gift idea.
Children from toddlers to teens can make these handmade keepsake gifts. The frames can be filled with handprints, footprints, photos and/or artwork.
Click HERE for the full tutorial.
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DIY Gifts for Kids to Make
Click HERE to get started with a gift for mom.
Hand-painted votives make a unique gift idea that can be personalized. Write “Mom,” “Love,” or anything else your heart desires right inside the heart for a unique one of a kind keepsake gift from the kids.
Use the children’s book inspired hack to motivate children to get started! Click HERE to learn more!
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Keepsake Gift Ideas Children Make
This salt dough hand and foot heart keepsake is a simple and fun craft to make with kids for mom, dad, or the grandparents. Don’t forget to make a keepsake gift with the kids for yourself while you’re at it!
Click HERE for the complete directions.
This unique handprint keepsake makes a lovely gift. Rings can be placed on the fingers or in the palm, while necklaces can be placed in the palm of the hand or draped across the fingers.
If you look closely you will notice that the necklace pendant is a drawing of my daughters!
Handmade Gifts Kids Can Make
Invite your child to paint a rose for their favorite aunt, grandma, nana, or mom!
Click HERE to learn how to paint a rose.
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An upcycled tissue paper heart frame is an easy craft for both kids and adults. We used a frame with a heart shape to do this simple craft, but any frame with a flat surface works great.
Place photographs, artwork, or a quote inside and you have a beautiful keepsake to treasure for years to come.
Click HERE for the how-to.
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Child Made Gift Ideas
A heart prism pony bead suncatcher is another easy fine motor craft for preschoolers to adults. These make a wonderful gift for Valentine’s day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, birthday’s, weddings, anniversaries, or any other special occasion!
Click HERE for the full tutorial.
Easy DIY sea glass suncatchers are GORGEOUS! I’m in love with the fire and ice look that my daughter created. They look beautiful in any light… But they are magical when the sun hits them.
My daughter and I also made Wind Chimes using these beautiful sea glass beads. A child will need assistance making one, but they make an amazing gift idea!
Click HERE for the Sea Glass Suncatcher tutorial.
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Handmade Gift Idea Children Can Make
These heart lanterns were made with real fall leaves, but you can easily substitute tissue paper hearts to make these lovely luminaries.
Fill them up with words of gratitude as a hostess gift for Thanksgiving, or fill them with goodies and candles for a homemade Christmas or Valentine’s Day gift from the kids!
Click HERE to learn how.
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Scented bath salts make the perfect gift for mom. Think of them like a spa in a bottle. Got a few minutes? Then you have time to make these. Scented bath salts are a simple gift anyone would be happy to receive.
Click HERE to learn how to make some bath salts for mom.
Handmade Card from the Kids
Invite your child to make a beautiful rosebud card for mom, grandma, or nana. These are wonderful gift cards for Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day!
Click HERE for directions to this homemade card idea.
Handmade Friendship Gifts
Wooden bead stretch bracelets make an easy friendship gift idea. No prior experience is necessary. They also make a great gift the kids can make for mom.
An older child will be able to make these simple beaded bracelets on their own with minimal guidance, while a younger child will most likely need a little help.
Click HERE to get started.
Acorn necklaces made with natural acorn caps make a unique piece of handmade jewelry and DIY gift idea. This nature craft also looks gorgeous hanging in a window as a suncatcher.
Click HERE for the DIY details.
Gifts Kids Can Make for Friends
A gorgeous suncatcher is a gift anyone would love. They are simple to make and look beautiful hanging in windows.
Click HERE for the directions.
Kid Made Gift for a Teacher
A few other gifts kids can make above can be given to a teacher but an apple tree is esspecially appropriate.
Each of these beautiful handmade gifts can easily be made by kids. Younger children will need some assistance with these homemade gift ideas, while older children will be able to make these on their own.
Don’t forget to check out our Ultimate Family Gift Guide with DIY and ready-made ideas for year round gift giving.
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