Homemade Gifts for Kids

Now is the time to start on homemade gifts if you plan on making them this year. This list of homemade gifts for kids should give you plenty of inspiration to get started.

Now is the time to start on homemade gifts if you plan on making them this year. This list of homemade gifts for kids should give you plenty of inspiration to get started. #homemadegifts #diygiftsforkids #homemadegiftsforkids #homemadegiftsforboys #homemadegiftsforgirls #homemadeChristmas #simpleChristmas

Homemade Gifts for Kids

Are you looking for some sweet and simple gifts that you can put together for your little ones (and not so little ones) this year? Me too! So far I’ve put together a few things but as I was looking for ideas I came across several ideas that were too good not to share and so today that’s what I thought I would do, share them with you!

Homemade Gifts for Boys


My little boys would love these little DIY Car Magnets for the fridge because they love pretty much anything magnetic. I think instead of coating with Mod Podge I would probably use my laminator (I have this one) Β or some clear contact paper so that it would last longer. πŸ™‚


Oh this one is for sure going on my list, my boys love a good fort! And this would stay up so much better than the blankets they usually toss over the table. Here’s the Card Table Fort Tutorial.


I think I will have to commission my hubby to make this Race Track Ramp for the boys. Maybe for their birthdays? What little boy wouldn’t love to play with this over and over again!

Homemade Gifts for Girls


Oh my, isn’t this cute? If you can crochet and have a little girl you should definitely make this sweet little Ballerina Bunny.

I just LOVED playing with my Yarn Dolls when I was little! Instead of actually making the complete yarn doll as shown in this tutorial, why not put together a “yarn doll kit” that you can make with your little girl or boy?


If you have a little bit older girl that you need to make a gift for you might appreciate this simple sewing tutorial for this cute Turban Headband. I think I need to make a few of those for myself!

Homemade Gifts for Babies


This is a gift for the very little ones in your life. Homemade Baby Toys are very simple to make and they can be customized to the perfect colors and patterns for your little one! For a complete gift you might want to consider making a Homemade Baby Blanket as well.


Another cute crochet pattern. πŸ™‚ These Caterpillar Slippers would be such a fun gift for a baby!

How to Make a Baby Receiving Blanket in just 10 minutes!

ThisΒ 10 Minute Simple Baby Receiving Blanket Pattern would make the perfect gift for baby. You could also use the pattern and adjust the size to make a small lovey for a young child or a baby blanket for your child’s favorite baby doll.

Homemade Gifts for Children


If your family travels a lot of if your little ones are always looking for some small activity to do, this little DIY Kid’s Chalkboard would be a fun gift to make and you may already have all of the supplies needed to make it on hand.


This is a cute playset to make that will help teach your little ones life skills. The Laundry Basket Kit is such a unique gift and I bet your little ones will have fun with it!


My boys love playing with their Felt Food in their little play kitchen and it’s SO easy to make. You don’t even need a pattern because it’s pretty easy to cut the felt in the shapes that you need it to be and then your little ones can just use their imagination. The picture above is some of the felt food that I’ve made.


Do you have a child that loves to write letters or you want to encourage them to do so? I’m so in love with this Letter Writing Kit! I would have loved that as a gift when I was growing up to send off my letters to my pen pals. πŸ™‚


My little boys can always use more aprons for crafting or making things in the kitchen and I think these patterns are so cute! She has a Boys Apron Pattern and a Girls Apron Pattern that is similar to the boy’s but with a little more ruffle. πŸ™‚


I love this little Felt Dress Up Book! My boys would have fun with this quiet toy during our quiet time in the afternoons or maybe at church.


Have a budding writer or an artist in your family? This customized Writing Set would be a great gift for them! You could use any scrapbook paper that you have on hand.


This set of Tetris Magnets is a cute gift idea and would make a great fidget for a child that needs little things to keep busy while Mama is making supper.


Who doesn’t have one of those old tea set baskets up in the attic somewhere? If you do (or have another cute basket) you could put together this Beginner’s Sewing Kit for your children. Want to add something to the sewing kit? Here’s a great Beginner’s Sewing Book.

Homemade Gifts for Families


This would be a fun gift to give to all of your children. I requested that my brother make this awesome Wooden Growth Chart for us for Christmas this year because I just love it! I love the fact it’s durable and wooden but not attached to the wall so you can take it with you if you move.


Oh wouldn’t this Snowman in a Bag Kit be a fun gift to give on Christmas Eve and then do together on Christmas Day? This would also be a nice family gift to give someone else since it’s something that can be done together.


Maybe you are looking to make a nice “bigger” gift for the kids this year? In that case, this Children’s Swingset would be a really thoughtful gift to make that would last them a very long time!


Looking for even more gift ideas? Here are a few more posts for inspiration:

–Check out all of the Crafts and Homemade Gift Ideas on Little House Living.


What are you making for your little ones this year?


This post on Homemade Gifts for Kids was originally published on Little House Living in November 2015. It has been updated as of November 2019.

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  1. We love “making Christmas” here! This year, we’re focusing a lot on items for the girls’ home-made dollhouse (in constant use since my husband and I built it from scrap lumber 11 years ago!). In the past, we’ve used felted wool sweaters to make stuffed chickens; we’ve made little frog bean-bags with a lily-pad target for a frog-toss game; we’ve made kitchen and tea-party play mats; loads of doll clothes; TARDIS potholders (for my Dr Who fan son); dress-ups; fridge magnet sets…. it’s so much more fun to make things than just buy them!

  2. Lovely ideas, iam not very creative at all but it is something I want to get more into. I like the snowman in a bag and the felt food, Mia loves playing with pretend food as she has just started imaginative play πŸ™‚


  3. These are all so cute!! I love the felt food!! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on our MM Pinterest Board! Have a great week!

  4. Cute ideas! I just posted a homemade felt nativity I made for my grandson. Store bought things just can’t compete with the special-ness of handmade!

  5. All of these ideas are nice, but the laundry basket is so cute, my fave. It’s something I have never seen before, and I would have loved to play with as a little kid. Thanks!