Handmade gifts and keepsake craft ideas from children make holiday gift-giving fun! Invite children to help make any of these gorgeous homemade gift ideas!
Homemade gifts that kids can make for parents and grandparents are always a favorite with family and friends. Help the kids make any of these handmade crafts and DIY gifts for Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, a birthday, or your child’s favorite teacher!
DIY Homemade Gifts Kids Can Make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, or a Birthday
This beautiful collection of homemade gifts make wonderful gifts for parents and grandparents.
Below you will find easy kid-made gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparents Day, a birthday, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day.
You can also find great gift ideas that kids can make for friends or a favorite teacher.
Kid Made Gift Ideas for Mom, Dad, Grandparents, Friends, and Teachers
The ideas in this collection of homemade gifts kids can make for parents, grandparents, and teachers can be made by children with the help of a caregiver. Have a look at all of the kid-made gift ideas below to surprise mom, dad, grandparents, friends, and even your child’s favorite teacher!
***Click on the title of each handmade gift idea to see the complete step-by-step tutorial for each DIY gift.***
This four-season hand and fingerprint tree is a beautiful keepsake gift perfect for year-round gift-giving.
Children from toddlers to teens can make these handmade keepsake gifts. The handmade shell frames can be filled with handprints, footprints, photos, or artwork to make a one-of-a-kind homemade gift kids can make that your family will treasure!
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DIY Gifts Kids Can Make
You can even make a mother-daughter gift set. Handmade necklaces are a gorgeous DIY gift idea that kids can make.
Another fun way to personalize a necklace for mom or dad is to paint a wooden spool and string it onto a necklace.
Wooden spool necklaces and bracelets are a quick and easy gift idea that kids can make for a friend, teacher, mom, or dad!
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 DIY keepsake gift from the kids.
Use the children’s book-inspired hack to motivate children to get started!
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Homemade Gifts Children Can Make
Handprint Art with Thumbprint Heart (Kissing Hand)
Invite the kids to help make a handprint art with a thumbprint heart on a gorgeous wooden plaque. This handprint gift idea doubles as a kissing hand that can be placed near a classroom door.
Don’t forget to make a keepsake gift with the kids for yourself while you’re at it!
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This unique handprint ring bowl or jewelry dish keepsake gift 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! Order a necklace with your child’s art engraved on it HERE!
Handmade Gifts Kids Can Make
Have your children use their thumbs and fingertips to make fingerprint art magnets. Fingerprint magnets make a sweet keepsake gift from the kids.
Invite children to use their fingers and thumbs to make any of the fingerprint art necklaces or keychains listed. Fingerprint charms are a lovely gift for parents, grandparents, and friends.
- Fingerprint art necklaces,
- Fingerprint art backpack and keychain charms
- Thumbprint heart necklaces
- Thumbprint heart keychain charms
- Fingerprint flower necklaces and keychains
Click on the title of each handmade gift idea for the materials list and DIY details.
DIY Gift Ideas Children Can Make
This collection of fingerprint and thumbprint heart gift ideas are perfect for mom, dad, or grandparents!
DIY Photo Necklaces and Photo Keychains Kids Can Make
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Hand Sewn Gifts Kids Can Make
Whether your child knows how to sew or is just learning, these felt lovebirds make an easy gift idea that kids can sew by hand.
Hand Sewn Pocket Pet Mouse
Homemade Gift Ideas Kids Can Make
Help the kids make a single felt flower or a whole bouquet of felt flowers on twig stems for mom, grandma, an auntie, or their favorite teacher!
Invite your child to paint a rose for their favorite aunt, grandma, nana, or mom!
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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 is perfect for this recycled craft project.
Place photographs, artwork, or a quote inside and you have a beautiful gift idea kids can make and a keepsake to treasure for years to come.
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Kid Made Gift Ideas
A heart prism pony bead suncatcher is another easy fine motor craft for preschoolers to adults.
These heart prism suncatchers make wonderful kid-made gifts for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, or any other special occasion!
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 these gorgeous wind Chimes using these beautiful sea glass beads that also makes a great gift idea that children can make.
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Homemade Gift Ideas Children Can Make
These heart lanterns were made with real fall leaves, but you can easily use whole leaves or 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 DIY Christmas or Valentine’s Day gift from the kids!
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Got a few minutes? Then you have time to make these. Scented bath salts are a super easy gift that kids can make.
Think of bath salts like a spa in a bottle. Scented bath salts are a simple gift idea that children can make for parents, grandparents, or a teacher!
Handmade Cards Kids Can Make
Invite your child to make a beautiful rosebud card for mom, grandma, or nana. Rosebud pinecone cards are wonderful homemade gift cards children can make for Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day!
Homemade Friendship Gifts Kids Can Make
Wooden bead stretch bracelets make an easy friendship gift idea. No prior experience is necessary. They also make a great gift idea children 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.
Acorn necklaces made with natural acorn caps make a unique piece of handmade jewelry and DIY gift ideas kids can make. This handmade nature craft also looks gorgeous hanging in a window as a suncatcher.
You can even make acorn marble ornaments with your children to decorate your Christmas tree!
Gifts Kids Can Make for Teachers and Friends
A gorgeous DIY suncatcher is a homemade gift idea that children can make for parents, teachers, and friends. They are simple to make and look beautiful hanging in windows.
Kid Made Gift Ideas for Teachers
Many of the DIY gifts kids can make listed above can be made by your children and given to a teacher. However, the apple tree teacher gift ideas below are apple-so-lutely perfect kid-made gift ideas for teachers!
Handmade Gift Ideas Children Can Make for Parents, Grandparents, and Teachers
We hope you enjoyed this amazing list of homemade gifts kids can make for Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or a birthday.
Younger children will need some assistance with these homemade gift ideas, while older children will be able to make most of these kid-made gift ideas 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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