Homemade Gifts for Children to Make

Homemade Gifts for Children to Make

The tradition of making special gifts by hand is one we don’t see as much as in days gone by.  That doesn’t mean they are not just as fun to make.  Hand made gifts add a wonderful air to the art of giving a gift. Below I have written out some basic ideas to get you started.  They are meant as guidelines – expand them with your own creativity.

 Ages 2-6

 Chocolate Melting Spoons
Yummy treats to stir your coffee with.

  •  Dark, Milk and/or White Chocolate Chips
  • Higher quality plastic spoons
  • Sprinkles or Jimmies
  • Clear or Colored Cellophane
  • Ribbon


  1. Adult: Melt Chocolate carefully
  2. Simply dip colored plastic spoons in melted dark, milk or white chocolate
  3. Top with multicolored or glittery sprinkles.
  4. Wrap in clear or colored cellophane, tied with ribbon.
  5. For a special addition to this yummy gift, glue a photo of your child onto a square of construction paper & make a gift tag.

 Pots of Love

Brighten dreary winter days, with brightly hand painted, terra cotta pots

  •  Terra cotta Pots
  • Craft Paint
  • Liquid fabric paint with glitter
  • Sponge paintbrushes
  • Floral Foam (sized to fit inside pot)
  • Silk ivy vines


  1.  Paint Terra cotta pots with sponge brushes – allow paint to dry completely
  2. Embellish with glitter paint
  3. Place floral foam into pot (Adult – trim foam if needed)
  4. Poke ivy into foam – to create a life-like appearance 

Ages 6 – 8

 Unique Bookmarks

Fun practical gifts that can be personalized by your child.

  •  Construction Paper
  • Liquid fabric paint with glitter
  • Markers
  • Hole Punch
  • Decorative Scissors
  • Scraps of ribbon and lace
  • White glue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil


  1. Hold the construction paper so length is horizontal 
  2. Mark lines for 2-inches wide strips – cut out strips
  3. Decorate as wanted –
  4. Using hole punch place a hole toward top of bookmark for ribbon

Key Chains

  •  Plastic Lacing
  • Large Plastic or glass beads
  • Key ring
  • (Supplies can be found at local large discount stores or on-line)  


  1. Attach doubled lengths of string to key ring
  2. Place all of the beads into a bowl
  3. Let your child create on their own designs by choosing and stringing beads onto lacing.
  4. Secure bead string by making a large knot.

 When gifts are made by hand they are extra special – both to the giver and the recipient.




About dorifritzinger

I have been a freelance writer since the days of typewriters and snail-mail. My home life centers around a large multi-generational family and our small family farm. I am a woman, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and mentor. In my free time I love to read, quilt, do embroidery, grow herbs & study herbology, history and languages.
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One Response to Homemade Gifts for Children to Make

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