If you’re looking for unique and creative Christmas gifts that even your kids can make, then check out these eight ideas. Not only are handmade gifts thoughtful, but they can also be thrifty. No need to spend a lot of money on gifts. Gather the materials and within an hour or so, you can have some cute handmade gifts for friends, family, and neighbors.
Your kids can make a bunch of these fun soaps for all the cousins, friends at co-op and neighbor kids! Just look at how fun these are. It might be a bit messy and you’ll definitely need to help them through the steps or put your teenagers in charge of this project.
Here’s your materials list:
- Glycerin soap
- Silicone mold
- Plastic dinosaur toys
Using just a microwave, you can help your kids melt the glycerin and pour it into a mold. Then they can pop the plastic dinosaur or other fun toy into the middle and cover the rest of it with additional glycerin. When they’re finished, they’ll have some all-natural, moisturizing glycerin soap for gift-giving.
Rainbow Bath Bombs
Kids, teens, and adults alike would love to get some homemade Rainbow Bath Bombs for Christmas. With just a few items, your kids can make these gifts.
Here’s what you need:
- Baking soda
- Citric acid
- Corn starch
- Epsom salt
- Olive oil
- Liquid colors
Simple list, right? And the steps couldn’t be easier: just mix and mold. That’s it! Kids of all ages will love making these.
Felt Cup Cozies
Your young kids will love making these cup cozies. You just need a coffee cardboard cup wrapper to use as a template, then dig into your felt stash and let the creativity run wild!
Using craft glue to attach details to the felt, your kids can create all sorts of fun designs and faces. Make a bunch of these cup cozies to keep track of whose cup is whose! Or, use them as creative and fun gifts for aunts and uncles or co-op teachers.
Here’s a fun Christmas gift your kids can make in under an hour. And you might even be able to use this idea as an excuse to clean out your nail polish stash! Using just rocks and water, you can make an ordinary rock amazing. Follow this tutorial from KiwiCo to learn how to create a marbled design in the water with nail polish. You simply dip the rock into the design and let it dry. Look at the final result!
Homemade Hand Scrub
Here’s another fun Christmas gift your kids can make with mainly ingredients you already have in your pantry.
Seriously, the ingredient list couldn’t be easier:
- Olive oil
- Essential oils
You can make a big batch of this Homemade Hand Scrub all at once. Just double or triple the recipe to create the volume you need. This will be a gift that people on your list will love to receive.
Painted Star Jar
Here’s a unique idea that your young children will love – Painted Star Jar. You can even recycle an old jar from your kitchen for this project. Simply use foam star stickers to cover the jar, then have your kids paint over the entire thing. When it’s not quite dry, they can remove the stickers to find a beautiful pattern on the jar. You can add battery-operated tea lights and use this jar for a nightlight or fill it with holiday treats and gift it this Christmas.
Rolled Paper Picture Frame
Here’s a meaningful Christmas gift that kids can make with recycled magazine pages. All they need to do is roll magazine pages and glue them in a pattern on a flat picture frame. If you don’t have magazine pages to upcycle, you could just as easily use newspaper or scrapbook paper. Crank up the Christmas music and get to work rolling – this cute project will be done in no time! Slip a picture of the kids into the frame and it makes a great Christmas gift for grandparents.
Decorated Ceramic Plates
And finally, gift some yummy treats to friends and family on some cute ceramic plates. All you need are permanent markers and the ceramic plate. By baking the plates in the oven, you’ll ensure that the design stays put.
Which project is your favorite?
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