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Kid-Friendly DIY Christmas Gifts

When I was little, I remember making my dad a frog ashtray out of clay for Christmas. My dad has never smoked. He still has that ashtray, though. (Thank goodness for me and the millions of other children out there, our parents are contractually obligated to love any gift their children give them, especially those that are handmade.)

DIY gifts don’t always have to be just sentimental – they can be personal and functional. There are plenty of DIY gifts kids can make for everyone on their holiday shopping list. We’ve listed a few of our favorites here.

Personalized Golf Balls

If there’s a golfer on your child’s shopping list, they can create unique golf balls with just some Sharpie markers!


Source: Laughing Kids Learn

Sharpie Mugs

Who doesn’t love a cute coffee mug? Children can color on a plain porcelain mug with a Sharpie, pop it in the oven for a few minutes, and it magically becomes the perfect gift. Bonus points for including a Starbucks gift card inside!


Source: Living Well Spending Less


Holiday cookies are the best. Let your children help you bake cookies, and then cover a Pringles can with wrapping paper and stick a bow on top for a festive presentation.


Source: One Project Closer

Popsicle Stick Picture Frame

Kids will love first eating the popsicles, and then decorating the sticks with Washi tape or markers and creating a picture frame!


Source: eighteen25

Hand Scrub

Kids will love picking out a jar and measuring the 3 simple ingredients for this sweet and softening hand scrub. Add a label and brief instructions and you’ve got a fantastic, very useful gift!


Source: One Good Thing

Crayon Monogram

If your child wants to make something special for his or her teacher, this crayon monogram is the perfect gift. Your child can help measure the crayons, glue them on, and pick out an extra-special frame for this unique, thoughtful gift!


Source: A Mom With a Lesson Plan

Making handmade gifts gives you and your child a chance to spend some quality time together. These gift suggestions are just the beginning of what can be a long list of possibilities. If you have some ideas of handmade gifts to share, please post them so other moms can “borrow” them for their kids!

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