Looking for unique, handmade gifts to make kids? I’ve rounded up a list of my favorite projects from my blog. Each gift idea has a complete DIY tutorial. All you need to do is grab your supplies and start crafting!
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25 Handmade Gifts for Kids!
Creating handmade gifts for the holidays is one of my favorite things to do - especially when the crafting is for kids! They are so much fun to craft for. Today I've rounded up some of my favorite handmade gifts to make children. These gifts are great for the holidays, birthdays or any time of year.
This roundup includes unique gifts for kids of all ages and for all levels of crafters! Whether you want a fun craft you can make in an hour, like my DIY journals, or you are looking to tackle a larger project like my Harry Potter Activity Cube - there's something for you!
Click the picture and you'll be taken to the complete tutorial for making these projects. Many come with a free pattern or printable to help get you started. I hope you enjoy! :)
This cute fleece unicorn pillow will bring a smile to any kid's face! Made from fleece with cute felt eyelashes, this pillow is a fun project, especially for beginners. Make this holiday version or my original Unicorn Pillow and get ready to snuggle with this cute pillow :) Free pattern for both!
A go-to gift for me are these kids cooking aprons. They make a great gift especially when paired with a children's cook book. I've made this apron many times over the last few years. It can be customized for a child based on the fabric you choose. Last year I made one for all of my nieces and nephews using fabric with their favorite characters on it. For more ideas check out my Christmas aprons and Star Wars apron that use the same free apron pattern!
These cute gingerbread paper dolls use adhesive dots rather than paper tabs so they will last longer are easier to play with for little hands. The gingerbread dolls come with winter clothing and fun backdrops for great imaginative play!
Create a fun Harry Potter quidditch shirt using your cutting machine and Iron-On! Create one for each house of Hogwarts or pick your favorite! The cut files I used for this project can be found in Cricut Design Space.
Have you heard of a makerspace before? A makerspace is a place where people can come together to explore, tinker, create and make things! A vertical surface completely changes the way kids use LEGO and it can inspire amazing creative play. Using a large piece of wood and adhesive LEGO plates, this project is sure to be a hit with LEGO fans!
This cozy bear pillow is the perfect size for little ones! Choose a different flannel or cotton fabric for the bear's ears to personalize each pillow. Fleece is an easy and forgiving fabric to sew with, making this project great for beginners but still fun for seasoned sewers.
This fun twist on baby stacking rings is perfect for the holidays. Using an easy-to-follow pattern by Heather Bailey, I changed the colors to green and brown and created a Christmas tree you can actually encourage your little one to play with ;)
These cute handmade waterproof bibs are a great gift for babies (and their parents!) I used cute PUL fabric to make my bibs and they held up for years. Grab the free pattern and make a set. Gift with a fun baby food cook book or a cute set of dishes for littles ones.
Ornaments make sweet keepsake gifts for kids and these character shaker ornaments are an especially fun craft for your Cricut. Choose their favorite character from the Design Space images and don't forget to add a date to the back!
Harry Potter fans will love to display this layered paper Hogwarts castle. A great gift for tweens and older kids, this Cricut project is fun to assemble using foam tape. Gift with an easle or stand so it can be displayed anywhere.
Whether you create this table for DUPLO or LEGO, it is sure to be a wow gift for your kiddos! The track around the table is perfect for cars and trains and building bridges over it. Gift it with a new set of LEGO or DUPLO and some storage bins for underneath the table.
These cute gingerbread stuffies make an adorable Christmas gift! Made from fleece, yarn and felt, these stuffies make a perfect pal for the holiday season. Gift them towards the beginning of December for a cute surprise! Grab the free pattern to get started!
Books make a wonderful holiday gift especially for young bookworms. Learn how to make a cute book box for Wellie Wisher fans. Gift with a few of the books, there are two new ones out this year, and you're sure to make someone extra excited for a cozy day of winter reading!
Do you know a child who loves LEGO for the minifigures?? This case is a fun DIY that is unique and simple to customize. With LEGO plates on the top and sides of the case, plus in each cubby, this is not only a display case but a new fun surface for creative LEGO play!
If you know someone who loves space, this pillow will be a big hit! I created this for my son using fun quilting cottons, felt and hand appliqué. My pillowcase fits a body pillow, making it perfect for the floor. Free pattern.
When it comes to gift giving, can you go wrong with unicorns?! These pretty unicorn bookmarks use sparkly embroidery floss so they shimmer. This is a great gift for tweens and bookworms! Grab the free cross-stitch pattern and make one, or all three! Gift with a new book or a giftcard to their favorite bookstore!
Hold on to those old Cricut cutting mats and make something fun for a little one. Use decorative scrapbook paper to make small world play mats. Gift with a new small world set of figurines and watch their imagination soar!
This cute and simple craft is made with cardboard tubes and scrapbook paper. Perfect for kids who love adventure and the great outdoors. These binoculars pair well with experience gifts like memberships or passes to the zoo, museum or state parks.
For the artist who loves to stay organized this cute rainbow pencil holder is fun to customize with a child's name. After making it, fill the pencil holder with a new set of colored pencils or markers along with a sketch book for a fun and practical gift that is sure to gets lots of great use!
Create a sweet journal for kids using scrapbook paper. This makes a wonderful gift any time of year! Personalize the journal with their name to make it extra special and gift with a new set of writing or drawing utensils!
This epic sewing project is a fun one for littles ones - and their Harry Potter loving parents! Each side of the cube features an interactive element like quidditch hoop rings, a krinkly golden snitch or Hedwig with a sweet baby owl. The free pattern will walk you through each step for making this unique gift.
Use my free appliqué patterns to create BB8 and R2D2 floor pillows! An amazing gift idea for Star Wars fans of any age. The pillows have Star Wars cotton on the back, making them completely reversible. Free pattern for both droids.
Time to break out the Mod Podge and a roll of wrapping paper! That's what I used to decorate this LEGO traveling case. A great gift for LEGO fans. Stick a new LEGO set inside the case for an added surprise!
Another great gift for Potter fans, these DIY Harry Potter notepads feature free printables for all four houses! Once you start crafting, it may be hard to make just one! Each notepad opens to reveal a quote from the books about each house. A fun paper craft that makes a unique gift.
Little ones wearing tutus is one of the cutest things ever! Grab some pretty net or tulle and whip up a tutu or two for a special little one. Gift with a coordinating top or some cute shoes for a sweet gift.
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