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Looking for a way to get your children involved in gift giving this Christmas season? How about letting them lend a hand with making homemade gifts for your family and friends? Take a look at these homemade gifts that kids can make, with a little help.
My grandmother made I Spy Bottles for my children one Christmas. They were a huge hit!
These would be a great gift for young children – perfect for taking to church or the doctor’s office.
Children can help you dye the rice, pick out tiny objects for the bottles, and help fill the bottles with a funnel.
Mixing up target practice with snacking? Of course!
My friend Angie shares her instructions for making a Marshmallow Shooter. This would be a great gift for boys, or even a dad who has everything.
Have some puzzles that are missing some pieces? Grab some white paint, and create snowflake ornaments for your tree, or to give to others. You could even try a few in silver or gold.
My children and I have tried the Snowman Family Ornaments in years past, and they turned out so cute!
I think this year, we will give these Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments a try. I love the the bright, non traditional colors.
Almost everyone loves sweet treats for Christmas!
In my house, we have a million pieces of broken crayons. Instead of throwing them away, you can recycle them for a fun twist.
As Christmas draws nearer, I always seem to think of more folks for whom we need to get a gift. We have our American Heritage Girls leaders, horseback riding instructors and even the UPS man!
My kids love helping with Christmas gifts, so we will use some of the ideas at Today’s Fabulous Finds. One of my favorites is ‘We Wisk You a Merry Kiss-mas!’
Added bonus? Many of these gifts are super easy on your budget.
I’m a giant sucker for any handprint or footprint crafts, and I love looking through the ideas at Christmas Your Way. You could make a calendar, or use the ideas you find there to make a canvas print instead.
I’m super jealous of my friend Mary Jo’s crafty skills. She has some adorable Christmas ornament tutorials, including superhero ornaments, a unique spin on the thumbprint reindeer and a fingerprint snowman ornament.
For as long as I can remember, I helped my grandmother with baking cookies and treats for Christmas.
Do you have a favorite homemade gift that your kids have made? Be sure and share your ideas with us!