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5 Easy Gifts Kids Can Make

Dec 1, 2017

Gifts! For adults, they can be the bane of existence when the holidays roll in, because there are lists and budgets and it feels very overwhelming to even stand 100 feet from a mall. But if you're a kid, it's differnet. Kids aren't thinking about the latest handbag or how they're going to get Susan at the office that cat sweater she's been eyeing online. Usually, a child just wants something to do while all the hustle and bustle of the ho-ho-holidays is going on. With that in mind, we've developed five cheap, cheerful and easy gifts that your kids can make themselves, perfect for exchanging with family and friends! 

Playdough Christmas Tree Set

If you already have a tree-shaped cookie cutter, you're already ahead of the game with this one. Roll out some green dough to start, and then cut out the tree shape. Next, it's decorating time! Children will get a kick out of it because it's totally reusable! Get the instructions here


Playdough Snowman Set

Ever get a cookie recipe in a jar? This is kind of a similar idea, but you can't eat it. Jen Kossowan created this DIY snowman kit, and we love it because you can reuse all the items. That means there is no end to the kinds of snow families someone can make! Get the instructions here


Acorn-Cap Emoji Necklaces

This gift encourages families to go foraging in nature for acorn caps! So, not only do you get to take a field trip with the kids, but they get to use found materials to make special, emotive presents for friends and family! Get the instructions here


Tie-Dye Bookmarks

These tie-dye bookmarks are super-cool to make, and your kids will find the process fascinating. Step one: they're entertained and excited about making something. Step two: they can give these beautiful bookmarks to a fellow bookwork. Get the instructions here


I Spy Ornament

It's a holiday ornament, but it's also a game! We love this idea from Jackie Currie so much, because it will keep any child who gets it totally engaged. Just fill with odds and ends and let the recipient hunt everything down! Get the instructions here.

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