These Gifts Kids Can Make are homemade and easy. They are also great boredom busters to keep kids busy as they count down the winter holidays. Think: teacher gift ideas, grandma & grandpa homemade gifts from the kids, gifts for a parent and more. From baking to crafts these gifts kids can make use supplies you already have in your home…
Gifts Kids Can Make…
Melting snowman cookies are easy to decorate (and fun to eat). My recipe uses a store box cookie mix and then describes the instructions to decorate the cookies. You could always use your own sugar cookie recipe for an extra homemade step.
Kids can measure, pour, and layer gifts from jar. My post on gifts from a jar outlines how to create a cookie mix gift from a jar. You could also do the same thing with any other cookie or brownie ingredients you have in your kitchen. I love this idea for gifts kids can make because they get to make and give…and then the recipient gets to make and enjoy.
Teens and tweens can upcycle a glass jar. This is more of an outside activity (or in a well ventilated space). The results are beautiful (and practical). Fun gift to give to a friend to decorate their room or study space.
With just two ingredients you can make this cinnamon clay ornaments recipe. I make this every year with my kids and it is one of my favourite activities. Because of the cinnamon – the house smells like the holidays! And little hands and big hands alike can enjoy making these ornaments. They harden in 24 hours and then are ready to give!
This handprint heart craft is a great addition to a homemade card (or it can be the card itself). What a fun way to capture your child’s childhoood…on paper!
Check out my Activities tab above for more boredom busters, crafts, and gifts kids can make ideas. You can also check out my book Boredom Busters for even more ideas!