Inside: Easy Christmas gifts made by kids that can be done in the classroom or at home. Perfect for parents, grandparents, and any special person!
Every December our preschoolers make Christmas gifts for their families.
When thinking about kid made Christmas gifts, we want them to be something that will either be a keepsake item, or something that the receiver will enjoy using now.
When I did a search on Pinterest for kid made gifts, many that I found were too complicated for little hands.
As I searched deeper, I found a collection of easy Christmas gifts made by kids … that are appropriate for this age group.
Yes, they do need adult assistance, but they all allow the children to add their touches as well. The more the child can do, the better. (This is easier for older preschoolers, of course.)
Easy Christmas Gifts Made by Kids
First, let me share some ornaments our children have made through the years:
Alphabet Ornament – I hang these on the gift bags the children wrap their ornaments in. (FREE printable!)
Wood Photo Ornament – A little paint, some glue, and a photo make this ornament a keepsake.
Glitter Ornament – If you don’t mind a little (or a lot?) of glitter, these are fun to make! (Or you can eliminate the glitter and just paint.)
Fillable Keepsake Ornament – Add small pieces plus a photo.
Handprint Ornament – Another fillable ornament idea, but this one also includes the child’s handprint on the outside.
Make sure to wrap your child’s gift in a handmade gift bag!
More Easy Christmas Gifts
1. Decorate a picture frame ornament and insert a photo of the child. It will be treasured by the receiver for years and years.
2. How about a little pampering gift for an aunt or grandma? These yummy smelling bath salts are so easy for kids to make. Even toddlers can mix it up easily!
3. For moms, aunts, and grandmas, how about a handprint apron? (Simply Kierste)
4. If Dad loves baseball, he will love this “my heart belongs to Dad” baseball plate. (All Fired Up)
5. Grandparents love keepsakes! This handprint poem can be framed and enjoyed for many years. (Living Montessori Now)
6. Do you know someone who loves birds? These shaped bird feeders are easy for little fingers to make, and hang nicely outdoors for our feathered friends. (Messy Little Monster)
7. Instead of just sending photos to someone special this Christmas, add a kid-made photo holder with them. (Teach Me Mommy)
8. Let your toddler put stickers on baubles for a pretty Christmas ornament gift. (My Bored Toddler)
9. Show the love with these fingerprint heart ornaments. (Mum in the Mad House)
10. Sharpies and white ceramic tile make a nice coaster gift. (Paging Fun Mums)
11. Kids love to make jewelry for special people! How about letting them make salt dough necklaces and bracelets? (Red Ted Art)
12. An office is not complete without a painted rock paperweight, especially when made by a little special person. (Happy Hooligans)
13. Draw on fabric and secure in an embroidery hoop for a special wall art piece. (Mama Papa Bubba)
14. Adults can help kids make glycerin soap to wrap as Christmas gifts. (Gift of Curiosity)
15. Mom or Grandma would love a ring dish made by a child! (Mama Papa Bubba)
16. Craft sticks glued around a can make a nice personalized pen holder. (My Little Bookcase)
17. Recycle broken crayon pieces to make colorful melted crayon rocks. (Red Ted Art)
18. Do you know someone who loves their garden? Make a wind chime from an old gardening pot! (Sugar Spice and Glitter)
19. Remember Shrinky Dinks? Kids can make cute keyrings with them! (Messy Little Monster)
20. These DIY hand painted votives are so easy that even toddlers can make them. (Rhythms of Play)
More Christmas ideas:
Toddler and Preschool Keepsake Ornaments – Children choose what they want to put into these sweet ornaments along with their photo!
Super Easy Toddler Ornament with Glitter – Who doesn’t like something that shimmers on the tree?
Handprint Fillable Ornaments – This would make a sweet keepsake ornament that will be cherished for years!