22 DIY Gift Ideas for Kids

I like giving friends and family gifts that aren’t store-bought, but I especially love giving my KIDS something handmade. To me, it’s so cool to have a one-of-a-kind gift that was made with love. Here are more than twenty DIY gift ideas that would be perfect for your little ones. Whether you need a birthday gift, Christmas gift, or just because, there are tons of great ideas here for you.

22 DIY Gift Ideas for Kids

Mini Coloring Tote  by LBG Studio – My kids love to color and this tote would let them take it on-the-go for those times a quiet distraction is necessary.

Mini Coloring Tote

Play Dough by Untrained Housewife – What more is there to say – play dough and kids go together like milk and cookies!

Play Dough

Super Hero’ Fort Kit by Megan + Andy – Every super hero needs a good hide out. Make an “everything you need” secret fort kit for your kids and they will be delighted.

Super Hero Fort Kit

Polymer Clay Olaf by Disney Family – My toddler would flip for this one. So, so cute.

Polymer Clay Olaf

Children’s Play Tent by Living with Punks – A homemade play tent would definitely help save your couch cushions!

Children’s Play Tent

Homemade Chocolates by Mom It Forward – Kids love sweets but this year consider making homemade candy for them instead of running to the store.

Homemade Chocolates

Princess Hat by Maker Mama – Do you have a little girl who loves to play dress up? Encourage her creative play with this DIY gift.

Princess Hat

Dragon Slippers by Made by Rae – I feel like I should have another baby just so I can make these adorable booties!

Dragon Slippers

Wooden Bead Necklace by A Girl Who Makes – My kids LOVE playing with sorting beads and stringing things together like this. Perfect, kid-friendly option to a button jar.

Wooden Bead Necklace

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Lava Lamp by Lil’ Luna – A homemade lava lamp that lights up? Yes please!

Lava Lamp

Lego Belt by Delia Creates – What little boy wouldn’t love a way to take his Legos on the go?

Lego Belt

Cozy Car Caddy by Homemade by Jill – This will save your feet and give your kids a safe way to transport their cars. Love the addition of the road on the flap – so smart!

Cozy Car Caddy

Dino Hat by Celebrations – Adorable way to dress up a boring beanie cap with a little bit of style.

Dino Hat

Plush Fox Doll by A Beautiful Mess – Dolls and stuffed animals are a timeless classic toy for kids. Use modern prints and fabrics for a personal twist.

Plush Fox Doll

Basic Boys Wallet by Noodle Head – A homemade wallet is perfect for kids who have reached the age where they are learning about money and earning their own.

Basic Boys Wallet

Glow in the Dark Slime by Domestic Charm – Slime? What could be better? Oh yeah – glow in the dark! A sure winner for any boy.

Glow in the Dark Slime

Button Ponytail Holders by Everything Etsy – These homemade ponytail holders are super cute with the button embellishments. Adorable!

Button Ponytail Holders

Painted Block Puzzle by Momtastic – Make a homemade block puzzle for an infant that you know. Use your own safe paints and worry less about the potential for toxic wood paints as in many store bought toys. Cute idea!

Painted Block Puzzle

Interchangeable Ruffle Headband by Funky Polka Dot Giraffe – Pick the fabric and colors that your child will love best!

Interchangeable Ruffle Headband

Colorful Swing by Sausage Jar – Outdoor play toys are some of the favorites in our home – gifts that are used for months to come. This colorful backyard swing would be perfect for encouraging active play.

Colorful Swing

Fleece Mittens by Make It Love It – Make some cozy fleece mittens to go along with the dinosaur beanie cap above!

Fleece Mittens

Sock Monkey by Craft Passion – Another cute stuffed animal tutorial, this sock monkey pattern is adorable.

Sock Monkey

What gifts are you making this year? Have you ever made presents for your children?

What do you think?