10 Coolest Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas
Give the gift of homemade this Christmas. One that you and your child can make together. Here are 10 of the coolest homemade Christmas gift ideas that your kids can make, too.
1. Painted pine cones
Possibly the easiest, effective and cheapest Christmas Gift ideas that your kids can do. Pine cones are free, if you can find them of course. Alternatively, you can actually buy pine cones from eBay. The extra’s you will need are:
- Spray paint (metallic work well)
- Hot glue gun
Put some newspaper down on the surface you will be crafting (unless you want spray painted tables). Get your spray can at the ready, and let your kid go crazy (supervised of course) on the pinecones. Once your painted pinecone is dry, you’ll be ready to tie a knot in a looped piece of string and attach to your pinecone with a glue gun.
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2. Reindeer gingerbread cookies
Everyone loves an edible gift, right? It’s also lots of fun to make homemade Christmas gifts that involve getting a bit messy with your kids. What’s great about this edible homemade Christmas gift is the clever way of using what you’ve already got in the house – a gingerbread man cookie cutter. That’s right, a gingerbread man cookie, turned upside down, gives the shape of a reindeer head. Super cool and easy. Use your usual go-to gingerbread recipe, decorate with icing and you’re done.
3. Santa hand print Christmas card
The Santa hand print homemade Christmas gift card is lots of fun for you to do with your child. A true keepsake gift, where your child gets to put his or her hand in white paint and stamp onto green card. You can then add the extras to your kids craft by adding Santa’s hat and face. Your kid can add the goggly eyes! Fun and easy.
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4. Mason jar reindeer
Homemade Christmas gifts made easy. Fill a clean, empty glass jar with maltesers and a few red chocolate balls (you can find some here), and decorate with pipe cleaner antlers, brown paint, googly eyes and a red pompom nose. Your kids will love getting involved with this Christmas craft.
5. Thumbprint baubles
Another keepsake gift, similar to the handprint Santa card, but instead your kids can paint their thumbs. You’ll need:
- Christmas baubles
- Brown and red paint
- Brown sharpie
This homemade Christmas gift will have your kids paint their thumbs with brown paint and stamp on a bauble. You will then add antlers and eyes with your sharpie, and mark the back of each bauble with your child’s initial. Add a red nose with red paint. Christmas crafts can be fun!
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6. Candy cane playdoh
Another homemade Christmas gift that requires an empty mason jar. By the way, if you don’t want to reuse glass jars, you can always buy a mason jar from The Reject Shop or 2 dollar shop. This kid friendly craft can be made by kids and given to kids! Make a batch of white and red play doh, and layer into your mason jar to resemble candy canes. Print or add tags and your kids Christmas craft is done.
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7. Christmas inspired birdseed ornaments
Bird lovers in the family? Why not give the gift of a Christmas birdseed ornament or two to attract birds into the yard. This homemade Christmas gift is simple for kids to get stuck into; they’ll love filling Christmas cookie cutters with seed mix. This is a kid friendly gift that you could also keep for your own yard, too.
8. Christmas sugar spice body scrub
This is a handmade Christmas gift that your child can help mix up for you, can be done within 10 minutes. You’ll need a couple of mason jars to fill (gotta love a mason jar!) The ingredients that are used in the recipe make sugar body scrub using the ingredients of Bengal Spice Herbal Tea. If you can’t get hold of this brand, why not try chai tea bags from your supermarket? A delicious chai body scrub would work well as a homemade Christmas gift.
9. Christmas chocolate bark
Did someone say chocolate? Yes indeed. See your kid’s face light up when you say chocolate is involved in this homemade Christmas gift. Christmas inspired chocolate bark can include all sorts of ingredients, but if you want to stick to festive colours, think pistachios, dried cranberries or red and green M&Ms.
10. Festive decorated plant pots
A gift for a green thumb. Another super simple homemade Christmas gift that your kids can do. Buy some terracotta plant pots, paint brown, and add eyes (could be googly) pompom noses, eyes and antlers. Fill with chocolates and you are done!