Homemade Birthday Gifts for Kids to Make8 min read
Do you want to get your kids involved in making their own DIY gifts? Do your children love to make handmade gifts for people? Are you looking for some homemade gifts that your kids can enjoy making during the holidays? You’ve come to the right place!
Homemade gifts are literally the best and here’s why:
- They’re fun to make
- Much cheaper than store-bought gifts
- More heartfelt
- An amazing outlet for your creativity
- Save you money
- Much more treasured and cherished
- Help to reduce stress
- Makes people feel loved
Introducing your kids to the world of handmade gifts is a super awesome idea. They will be able to use their creativity to create fascinating things that are better than store-bought gifts any day!
Here is a list of 50 handmade birthday gifts that kids can make:
Watercolor bookmarks are literally the easiest and most fun gifts to make! All kids need are a bunch of paints and some sheets of paper, and let their imagination do the rest.
Washi Tape Magnets
Children can turn old and withered magnets into super cute washi tape magnets. They can make them colorful, patterned, plain or however they wish to.
Wall art is something that you can go absolutely crazy with! There is no limit to what you can do for wall art. Make little frames, paint a huge canvas – let your imagination string you along.
Paper Mache Plates
Paper Mache plates are perfect to store little things like rings, earrings, pendants and so on. Children will enjoy themselves making these!
You can stitch designs, paint or use your creativity to design super cute t-shirts.
Candle holders are really pleasant to keep around the house. You can paint them, cover them in glitter and make them from scratch. Your mind is your only limit.
Clay Flower Pot
Children can make easy flower pots from clay. They could alternatively cover a mason jar with clay. This is a unique gift that is very cute.
Quilling is an extremely fun and skillful process. Quilled flowers can be made and gifted to put anywhere around the house.
Kids can have a really fun time turning crayons into a lipstick for mum! It is an enjoyable gift to make and show someone that you love them.
Sugar scrubs are so relaxing to use. They’re the perfect gift for someone who has been working really hard lately.
You can paint your puzzle pieces, cover them in glitter, stick some cute stickers or bedazzle them. Just don’t forget to add a pin so everyone can wear and flaunt them.
Picture frames are extremely enjoyable to make. You can use cardboard, ice-cream sticks, or paper mache to make the base. Decorate it by painting, stickers, beads, glitter, doodles and so on.
Egg Carton Jewelry Box
This is literally perfect for someone who likes handmade boxes to store their jewelry and cosmetics. It is also an innovative idea to reuse something that people normally throw into the bin without a second thought.
A memory book can include printed pictures of you and your loved one, colorful drawings, quotes and different memories inscribed in it. You can add in little tokens of what you did together like movie tickets etc.
This is not just a pretty piece of art, but also a useful gift. Anyone who is into fashion and style will truly appreciate this handmade gift.
Styrofoam Printed Cards
These handmade cards are the perfect gift for those who write letters.
Computer Wrist Rest
This is a really creative gift that also proves very useful. Wrist rests that are hand-decorated by children are really heartwarming to use.
Scented Bath Bombs
Bath bombs make a great DIY gift as well as a fun science project for kids!
Flavored Soap Bars
Lavender or peppermint flavored soap bars are not only soothing to make and use, but also extremely satisfying to smell.
Two Ingredient Fudge
Who doesn’t love a yummy fudge? Although it is a wonderful gift, it can get tricky to make. But a two-ingredient fudge is the easiest thing to prepare.
Nobody will ever dislike a bag of homemade chocolates! It’s the perfect thing to make and gift! Yummy!
Your child can reuse old wine or alcohol bottles to paint some beautiful designs on them. They can also decorate with sequence, glitter and other things to make their art shine and sparkle!
Candles are another great gift to make at home. You can make them scented and in really pretty shapes.
Wind spinners are the perfect gifts for someone’s backyard or garden. They will look gorgeous as they fly around with the wind.
Homemade Snow Globe
Snow globes are fascinating and they’re fun to make and gift. It’s hours of entertainment.
DIY Painted Mugs
Painted mugs for birthdays make a good personalized gift. Let your imagination have no bounds as you paint some pretty mugs.
Christmas ornaments are the best thing to gift someone for their birthday! You can make them from scratch with a wide variety of materials and watch as the person you gift these to decorates their tree with them!
Hand-Painted Mason Jar
Mason jars can be painted in a number of different ways. Customize them for your loved ones and watch them enjoy their cold coffee or orange juice in one of your painted jars.
Painted Tote Bags
Shopping bags and tote bags are simply adorable when they have kids’ handprints and handmade designs on them. These bags are handy to use and so designing them in pretty colors is a great birthday gift.
Clay beads can be used to make stunning necklaces and bracelets. This is a really fun project too.
Turn a boring pain napkin into something amazing! This is a great gift for people who always have guests over.
Art coasters can be made using sharpies and other materials. They will most certainly look like works of art in living rooms and bedrooms.
Tissue Paper Roses
Homemade flowers are for all occasions – Teacher’s Day, Mother’s Day, Birthdays, or even ‘Just Cause’ gifts. These cute flowers don’t need any watering and will bloom forever to show your kid’s creativity and love for you.
Twig Pen Holder
This is the perfect thing to keep on a nature-buffs study table. It can be made with dried twigs from the neighborhood and some string or rope and glue.
Handmade Pistachio Shell Decorated Card
Pistachio shells are a great thing to use for cards. They can be painted and made into beautiful designs that can be stuck on your handmade card.
Stone Paper Weights
Collect some pretty looking stones from the garden and head to your art station to paint them in pretty colors! Stone paperweights are a really good gift for anyone to use.
Mini Painted Canvas
Mini canvases are the cutest things. Children can paint customized canvases for their loved ones or friends.
Personalized Beaded Bracelets or Necklaces
Learn how to make bracelets or necklaces with any name, word or even phrase. Handmade jewelry is fun to make and really pretty to wear.
Painted Wooden Spool Necklace
Painting a wooden spool and adding a string will make a really cool necklace for mom, dad, a friend or even your favorite teacher!
Use a wooden plaque or cardboard or paper to make beautiful fingerprint and handprint art that can be hung on the wall.
DIY Keychain Charms
Children can use their fingers and thumbs to make fingerprint and thumbprint art keychain charms. This is a great gift for just about anyone and everyone!
Easy Felt-Designed Sewing Projects
This is a great way for kids to learn how to sew and add another skill to their bag! Little felt lovebirds and other small animals are a super easy gift idea.
Rose Watercolor Painting
Painting a rose for your beloved sister, aunt or grandmother is a really sweet handmade gift.
You can use real leaves – either fresh or dried to decorate lanterns. You can then fill them up with words of gratitude, goodies or candies – a great gift for any occasion!
Scented Bath Salts
Scented bath salts are extremely effortless gifts that kids can make for parents, grandparents, teachers or relatives.
Homemade Friendship Bands/Bracelets
Homemade friendship bands are super easy to make and really lovely to distribute around. You can make them using beads too.
There are a variety of gifts that you can make with buttons. Cards and art pieces are the most popular. Gather your multicolor buttons and form beautiful designs with them on paper.
Kids can write out some of their favorite quotes from movies, books, famous personalities, etc. on different strips of paper and fill a jar that can then be decorated with paint, glitter beads and so on.
For this homemade gift, all you will need are some colored sheets of paper, a pair of scissors, a pencil and a scale for measurements. Exploding boxes are really cute and have a special gift hidden within them.
Kids can collect old matchboxes and make them creative little showpieces, mini houses or cars. The sky is the limit and you can decorate your matchboxes and customize them to especially suit the person you want to gift them to.