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Kid-Made Gift Ideas for Family

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We love making gifts for each other at Christmas time. I like to encourage this with my kids especially since it makes the gifts much more meaningful. This year I am collecting a bunch of kid-made gift ideas that could be made for parents, grandparents, cousins or siblings.

kid made gifts

Kid-Made Gift Ideas for Brothers, Sisters, Friends, or Cousins:

soap pouch

Soap Pouch– a wash cloth soap pouch to preserve soap a little longer. This ties a few simple straight lines of sewing

homemade bath bombs

Homemade Bath Bombs– these are fun for kids or adults!! They are so easy to make, too!

no-sew fleece pillow

No-Sew Fleece Hats, Blankets or Pillows– kids can do these with very little supervision!

duct tape crafts for kids

Duct Tape Crafts (belts, pens, purses, etc.)


Jolly Rancher Lolly-pops– bake them in the oven…


Homemade Jump-ropes– these are made from old grocery bags!!

homemade board games

Homemade board games– you can get really creative & do any theme.

puffy paint slipper sock

Puffy Paint Slipper Socks– keep them from slipping on the floor.

homemade velcro ball

Velcro Catch Game– fun for kids of all ages!! So easy to make.

bleach painted shirt

Bleach Painted Shirts

clay covered pens

Clay Covered Pens– decorate in many colors & designs!!

Printable Lego sets & instruction books– for the lego-lovers.

Hot Cocoa mixes

Homemade candy

homemade pick-up sticks

Hand-made pick-up sticks

kid painted canvas bags

Painted Canvas Bag

Sewing kits, Pin cushions

Patchwork Journal Covers


Book Marks

Hair Bows

Beaded necklaces

Hand drawn stationary

Homemade story books

homemade bath crayons

Homemade Bath Crayons

homemade soft toy

Hand made softie toys

kid made felt tissue holder

Felt Tissue Holder

Homemade lip balm

Homemade playdough


Hand-sewn puppets

homemade memory game

Homemade Memory Games

Hand drawn or felt masks

Marshmallow shooters

safety pin bracelet

Safety Pin Bracelets

Kid-Made Gift Ideas For Mom:

painted wooden spoons

Painted Wooden Spoons

Bath Bombs

Homemade lotion

Painted gift cards

Decorated Memo Pad


Recipe Card Holder

Book Marks

Calendar with kids art work

Hand-painted placemats

aprons 1a

Painted Apron

Hand-painted bags

Kid-Made Gift Ideas For Dad:

Book Marks

Kid’s Art Calendar

dad paper weight

Paper weight

cookies in a jar

Cookies in a jar

Button or Lego Cuff Links

handkerchief for dad

Hand stamped handkerchief


Decorated Mugs

Homemade Coasters

Homemade shaving cream

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Kid-made books- let the kids write and draw stories for Dad

Hope this inspires your family to do more home-made gifts this year!!


See More Gift Guides at iHN, the Kid’s Gifts Pinterest board, and at No Twiddle Twaddle.


love karyn


  1. Thank you for including my Dad Rocks Paperweight!

  2. This is a really great list! Thanks for compiling all the links and sharing! :-)

  3. Thanks for including me in your awesome round up!

  4. Great list! We are big “homemade gifters” in our house so I’m definitely pinning this for later! Love these ideas!

  5. Fantastic post! Thank you! x

  6. Thanks for including my grippy socks tutorial! These crafts look like so much fun!

  7. There are some awesome ideas here! thanks for sharing at the homeschool linky party week 9, hope to see you again next week!

  8. So glad I found your site over at the Homeschool Linky Party. These are great ideas! I am going over these ideas with the kids tomorrow. Thanks!

  9. Great list. Most like the idea of your own board game :)

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