Do you have all the gifts you need for Christmas?
If you still need a few, like me, and don’t want to brave the malls or spend a lot of money, why not make handmade gifts? They are usually much more appreciated anyway.
Here are 7 ideas that
- will only take a few minutes
- don’t require a lot of materials
- don’t require much skill or talent
- are so easy that kids can make them
DIY Container Magnets
DIY Ice Cream Kit
This is self-explanatory, right? Recycle a box and fill it with yummy goodies — the recipient just has to add ice cream!
DIY Shadow Box Bank
Is someone you know saving up for something expensive? Then this is the perfect gift! Just find a picture of that desired item and put it inside the shadow box with the first deposit. Voila — instant gift.
DIY Bowl Out of Air-Drying Clay
If you don’t have a doily, you can make this with any other patters you can press into the clay. The kids can help make their own bowl or anything else they want to make. I like the satisfaction of the clay drying by itself instead of having to fire it.
DIY Ornaments or Gift Tags Out of Cornstarch Clay
Don’t want to run to the craft store for clay? Then make your own out of 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1 cup baking soda, and 3/4 cup water. Bake at 175. It’s supposed to be better than salt dough.
DIY LEGO Soap Dispenser
This is a no-brainer gift for kids. We want them to wash their hand all the time — make it fun for them!
DIY Elmer Glue Painting
The directions actually mention puff paint, but I want to do this with Landon just with Elmer glue and some glitter on little canvases that don’t cost much.
If I have a see-through soap dispenser, I’m definitely making the LEGO soap dispenser for Landon. And I’m going to buy magnet stickers today at the craft store for the container boxes, little canvasses, and I’m also going to look for the little trees and the fake snow to make these adorable DIY snow globes. Can’t tell you who I’m going to make a shadow box for :)