Save Money Monday: DIY gifts for kids
December 12, 2011
Moving right along in our DIY gift series for Christmas, this week I'm covering DIY gifts for kids. We've already covered handmade gifts for men, women, and mom, so be sure and check them out if you still have some open spots on your gift list. Next Monday I will finish up the series with DIY gifts for friends/neighbors/coworkers; they will be simple gifts that you'll have plenty of time to make before Christmas comes.
I found tons of great DIY gift ideas for kids, so let's get right to it. There are lots of them, so scroll through to check them all out!
Homemade hopscotch mat
Source: Tip Junkie
Perfect for cold or rainy days, or even to take to grandma's house!
Painted block puzzle
You can make this as easy or as difficult as you want, since you choose the design. For toddlers, how about a big circle? For older kids, perhaps an animal silhouette.
Crayon and coloring book carrier
Source: Gingercake patterns and designs
If you're an avid sewer, I think you could figure out the dimension for this on your own, but you can also buy the pattern for only $8. It would certainly be worth the money, because I can imagine making this carrier over and over again as a gift!
Fort building kit
I love this idea for older kids! I definitely want my kids to have their own kit some day so we can keep all the supplies in one spot and pull it out on rainy days.
Wooden memory game
This is a great gift for older kids. Make it with an old Jenga game found at a thrift store, some fabric or scrapbook paper scraps, and Mod Podge (Oh, how I love the endless possiblities with Mod Podge!).
Crayon roll tutorial
This is my own tutorial; a perfect gift for toddlers.
DIY canvas checkerboard
Source: Martha Stewart
This tutorial is really simple and makes for a great travel game.
DIY polar fleece hats
Source: Martha Stewart
I love these simple hats. Martha even gives you the appropriate head sizes for newborn to adult so you can make them for whoever you want.
DIY stick horse
Source: Light Blue Grey
This has quite a few supplies (you might already have some in your stash), but the tutorial actually looks pretty simple and I think it's adorable! Older kids would love these.
DIY mini lounger
Source: Small Friendly
How adorable is this mini lounger? I can't get over it. My daughter would probably love to watch TV on one of these loungers.
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