Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas: Easy for Kids…and Grownups!

If your kids like to give, they may be looking to make some great Christmas gifts for their loved ones. Here are a few our son has given to us in previous years. Mind you, he was in preschool when he made a couple of these gifts, but as you can see, even grownups can make these projects.

Gold Macaroni Wreath

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My son made this wreath when he was three. His preschool teacher cut out a circle made of cardboard and the children glued shell and bowtie macaronis around the wreath. When the glue dried, their teacher spray painted the wreath gold and they glued a red ribbon to the bottom. I love this wreath. It adds a glittery, festive touch to our Christmas decorating.

Ice Cream Cone ornament

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This is a cute Christmas ornament, isn’t it? My son also made this at preschool, this time when he was 4. The kids glued a satin Christmas ornament to an ice cream cone and glued colored sprinkles to the top. A pom pom cherry completed the ornament. This will be one of my favorites for a long time!

Popsicle Stick Star

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If you’re in my family, close your eyes. This is what my son made to give to his aunts and uncles and cousins this year. One will go into each family’s goody bag. First we painted some popsicle sticks. When they dried, we glued them into a star. Then I took some old jewels and some pearls that used to be part of a cheap necklace and my son decorated them. I like this one a lot too. The idea for this one just came to me, I didn’t see it in a magazine or Internet craft site. Nice gift, huh? My five year old had lots of rainy afternoon fun making it.

As you can see, you’re only limited by your imagination. You can make some creative and wonderful gifts for family and friends, and don’t have to spend a lot of money. I guarantee, everyone will love them!

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    • http://www.Faith-filled.com Stephenie

      I teach 5th and 6th grade, and I can tell you that even simple pre-school-type crafts can also work with older kids. The older kids can embellish and add more artistry or design. So, don’t feel like something has to just be for “little” kids.

    • http://www.simplythrifty.com Deborah Ng

      You’re so right, Stephanie. My son can sit down with his older cousins and do the same sorts of projects, his is just a little less specialized.

      Aren’t the holidays a great time for kids crafts?