Kids Homemade Gifts From the Heart


Homemade Christmas gifts from kids are wonderful! Yes, I know, sometimes they may be hard to figure out, but you have to admit that their gift definitely does come from the heart. My kids make holiday gifts at school each year and I must admit, I love them and they always makes me smile. I remember doing the same when I was younger and always felt good when my mom or dad liked the gift I made them. This Christmas, give your kids the opportunity to make a gift to give to family members, their friends or even their favorite teacher. Here are a few inexpensive gifts ideas that kids can make without breaking the bank.

Stamped Napkin Set

What you’ll need:

  • White cocktail napkins
  • Holiday rubber stamps & ink

Here’s how:

  1. Gently tap the rubber stamp into the desired ink color, carefully not getting the ink on the edges of the stamp.
  2. Place the stamp in the desired spot that you would like the image to be left.
  3. Allow the ink to completely dry before using the napkins.


Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments

What you’ll need:

  • Plain matte or shiny Christmas tree ball ornaments
  • Brown finger paint
  • Black sharpie pen
  • Red craft paint
  • Small paintbrush

Here’s how:

  1. Add brown paint to your child’s thumb.
  2. Press their thumb on one of the ball ornaments, creating 4 to 5 thumbprints around the ball . Allow the paint to dry.
  3. With the black sharpie pen, add two lines on top of the thumbprint as antlers. Then add smaller lines V’s to fill them in.
  4. Add eyes and noses with black sharpie pen also, leaving one of the reindeer to create a red nose for Rudolph with the red craft paint. Allow to dry.


Homemade Snow Globes

What you’ll need:

  • Small jars (from a craft store or baby food jars)
  • A small toy
  • Glycerin
  • Glitter (very fine glitter works best)
  • Heavy duty glue (Gorilla glue)
  • Needle nose pliers

Here’s how:

  1. Put a little of the heavy duty glue on the bottom of the toy.
  2. Using the needle nose pliers, place the toy at the bottom of the jar and press it down firmly. Let dry for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Fill the jar with water and put one small squirt of glycerin in it.
  4. Add a pinch of glitter.
  5. Glue the lid in place and allow to dry before use.

What will you make this year?

Photo credit: Thinkstock