ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Homemade Gift Ideas for Kids and from Kids

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Homemade Gift Ideas for Kids and from Kids

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Today at lunch I asked the kids what they were looking forward to giving this Christmas. It took them a minute to process the question before they began throwing out ideas of things they could give. We then spent some time making ornaments with plaster molds and paint. Fun! We have several other ideas up our sleeves, but I've hesitated to post pictures in fear that our receiving friends and family members will get a sneak peek of what's under the tree. Oh the blogger's dilemma!

Thankfully, these amazing contributors have shared some homemade gift ideas to get you going.

Counting Coconuts has been busy, busy making this adorable crayon roll.

They have also found a way to recycle crayons into handmade gifts.

You may also be interested in creating some felt food for the little people on your gift giving list.

The children at Pocketful of Posies made footprint art for their grandparents.
Pocketful of Posies also put together Candy Orna"mints."
Nurture Store shared a Candy Tree idea that can be adapted for different situations.
The Creative Jewish Mom handmade crocheted holiday gift pouches.
I Can Teach My Child created a peek a book house that would be an appropriate gift from one child to another.
The Simple, Green, Frugal Co-Op has put together a list of clever homemade gift ideas, which includes these water bottle totes and so much more!
24/7 Moms compiled a list of ideas of meaningful gifts parents can make for their children.

Craft Blog has 5 ideas for gifts kids can make for grandparents, including a potpourri pie.

Simply Handmade crafted some cute flower ornaments from various sized die cuts.
Still looking for more suggestions? Check out our post of Handmade Gift ideas from 2009!


  1. Thanks for featuring my ideas. I did want to share a simple felt colored pencil roll tutorial I posted yesterday on my other blog.

    Jackie @ Pocketful of Posies

  2. It would help if I gave you the link.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing my ideas! I'm afraid I haven't been as crafty this year. :)