Having trouble locating some great DIY Christmas gifts for the little ones this year? We’ve found some of the best homemade gifts that are fun to make, and even some that the kids can help you with.
This is a cute little puppet that pops up out of a cone, and you can control her with a stick at the bottom. You could also make them in various characters with a bit of adjustment to the original instructions and some additional materials.
Superhero Fort Kit
This kit comes with everything they need in order to build an awesome fort and play superhero. Consider pairing this gift with the superhero capes that we showed you above. They make a great combination, and this is the sort of imaginary fun that fuels a kid’s day.
Have a lot of fun with them and get into what looks like a mini snowball fight with these marshmallow shooters. They shoot mini marshmallows as far as possible using just the lungs. Nobody gets hurt because they’re marshmallows, and it’s something they can do indoors or out.
These superhero capes can be customized with the initial of the kid so that they feel special and can embrace their own superhuman abilities. There are plenty of other ways to personalize them as well, with their favorite color combination and custom fitting it to their size.
Interactive Gift Wrap
Don’t forget to wrap their gift up nice, and here is the perfect way to do it. It’s interactive gift wrap that lets them color their own wrapping paper, race a car across the gift, or decorate a Christmas tree. Of course that will only fend them off for so long, and soon they’ll be asking to open it.
Rainbow Sparkle Play Dough
This is a recipe to make the best knock-off Play-Doh, and it makes it in many different colors, with glitter infused into each one. This is a gift that is fun to actually make with the kids, and they’ll have a newfound appreciation for this toy since they helped create it.
Monster Hooded Towel
Capture the fun of Monsters University with these hooded towels. They’re in the form of some pretty silly looking monsters, and they double as a towel so post-bathtime can be a good time. Kids will like getting eaten up by the monster and it helps them not be afraid of them anymore.
Rollie Pollie Bean Bag Chairs
These bean bag chairs are made from scratch and can be made in two different sizes to accommodate kiddies in all sizes up to six years old. The neat part about this project is that you can choose to fill them with any filling you want, you can make it really soft or repurpose old pillow.
This play tent is pretty big sized and lets them do all of the favorite indoor activities under the protection of a tent. It’s great for indoor camping trips, nap time, story telling, and anything else they feel like doing. It’s something you can keep up all year long for them to relax under.
Grab Box Advent Calendar
This is a great Advent calendar because they get to reach into a big box and pull out one gift each day. The gifts themselves can be big, small, or any size in between, the fun is the mystery of what you’ll pull out of it. The large size of the grab box adds some novelty to the season.
Magnetic Paper Dolls
This gift gives the classic fun of paper dolls a twist and magnetizes them so they can play with them on the refrigerator or on a cookie sheet or other metallic, flat surface. You end up with plenty of dolls and a lot of different clothes to go on them for lots of fun and play time.
Christmas Book Bingo
Regular Bingo might not be very fun for a kid, listening to letter and number combinations can be a bit tedious. But when it’s a Christmas version like this one it becomes more fun because you’re listening for things like candy canes and wreaths. A great way to keep the kids busy during a holiday party.
If you don’t have the wherewithal to make the big workbench above, you may want to take things down a lot peg and just give them this felt toolbox. It features some of the most commonly used tools so they can get a knack for what fixes what.
Gift Card Bear
This is the best way to give a gift card to a kid because it also gives them a stuffed animal bear at the same time. The bear is easy enough to make, and it comes with a pocket so that you can slide the card right into it as if the bear is holding the card.