Finding Christmas gifts kids can make can be a challenge sometimes. Making gifts for parents is a fun way to teach kids to be givers.

50 Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make

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Finding gifts kids can make can be a challenge sometimes. Gifts kids can make instead of the provider can sometimes be hard to find.

Making gifts for parents is a fun way for parents to interact with the daycare program and it’s a fun way to teach kids to be givers. Kids LOVE making something special for mom and dad. It’s tough for providers sometimes to find gifts kids can make on their own that look like something cool that mom or dad would enjoy. 

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Christmas gifts kids can make

Receiving a gift from your child that is 100% made by the provider is less memorable than getting something your child really worked hard on. I like to help my kids make their creations into something parents would think is cool, but I also like for them to be involved in it.

I have compiled a great list of Christmas gifts kids can make with minimal help from you that will still turn out great and parents will love. Each one is linked to a how-to with all the instructions.

If you don’t have a daycare, your own kids would love to make gifts for grandparents, teachers, or other special people in their lives. Give them some supplies and let them go at it. Just click on the title to see a how-to for each activity. 

Finding gifts kids can make can be a challenge sometimes. Gifts kids can make instead of the provider can sometimes be hard to find.

Handprint or footprint Christmas gifts for parents

There are tons of things kids can make with their handprint or footprint. Using their hands or feet makes the Christmas gifts for parents very personal just from that child. I love keeping things like that because you can compare later and see how much that hand or foot has grown. I love to watch kids be so excited to present their parents with what they made.

clay footprint ornaments. Kid's food prints in green clay and stuck together with a pipe cleaner hanger and holly berries of pom poms, mistletoe ornament Christmas gifts for parents

Mistle “toes” foot print art

Hand and footprint art

Salt dough hand or foot print

Foot print cards

Handprint Ornament

Footprint Christmas Tree Ornaments

clay family fingerprint ornament with yarn tie for kids to make for parents

Fingerprint keepsake

Hand and footprint angel

salt dough dish in the shape of a child's hand. Painted blue with a red heart in the center and a ring in the dish, great christmas gift for parents from kids

Hand print bowl

Handprint reindeer

Snowman keepsake

Pinecone decoration


Preschool gifts kids can make-ornaments

0rnaments are a wonderful gift for parents because they can be cherished and revisited every year. I LOVE getting out ornaments my 24-year-old daughter made throughout her life. They also don’t take a whole lot of room to store, so you can easily keep them forever. These are some of the best gifts kids can make for parents.

Shrinky Dink ornaments with free printable patterns

Penguin ornaments

Salt Dough ornaments

Quirky bubble wrap salt dough ornaments

Reindeer ornament

Slime Lego ornaments

Popsicle stick snowflake ornament

Popsicle stick Christmas tree ornament

Beaded candy canes or wreath ornaments

Santa snowman ornaments

Shrinky Dink ornaments

Wrapping paper ornament

Melted crayon ornaments

Star ornament

Sand art ornament

String art ornament

Pinecone ornament

Handprint snowman ornament

sun catcher Christmas ornament gift made by kids with glitter, buttons, pom poms and sequins.

Easy ornament from recycled lids

Footprint Christmas tree ornaments

Melted pony bead ornaments


Fill the ball ornaments

Fragrant orange ornaments

Cranberry dough

homemade cookie ornaments, gifts kids can make

Edible ornaments

Vintage dioromas

Elf peg doll ornaments

Upcycled lid snowman ornaments

Santa hat ornament

crunched up paper christmas tree ornaments for kids to make for parents for christmas

Christmas tree ornament with newspaper and flour (paper mache)

Holiday gifts kids can make with photos

Kids can make Christmas gifts out of a photo of themselves that are really cool. I also LOVE getting photo gifts. They are treasured memories for me. Pictures of any kind are always a treasure. These photo gifts would make wonderful gifts for parents, grandparents or teachers too.

Homemade picture frame with photo of child

Personalized photo frame

santa stick frame christmas ornament gift

Santa popsicle stick photo ornament

Silhouette ornament

More Christmas gifts for parents

Kids love to make Christmas gifts for parents. They feel proud and hope their parents will like the gifts they make. With just a little help, kids can make these Christmas gifts for their mom and dad.

Bath stones

Bath bombs with a surprise inside

Rudolph the lollipop nosed reindeer

Decorative pots

Christmas snow globe

Decorative gift jars

homemade spice mix jars for kids to make for parents for christmas on the table with a plate of chicken and mashed potatoes.

Spice mix kids can make

Heart scribble mug

Fingerprint keyring

Bird feeders

Shrinky dink keyring

Reindeer noses

For even more ideas kids can make with clear ornaments, click here. And free printable patterns for kid made shrinky dink ornaments here.

Gather up your kids and put out some things to help them make a great gift for their parents. If you don’t have a daycare, your kids will love to make things for loved ones, this is a great idea for you as well. 

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Are you looking for gifts for your daycare provider? Gifts for your daycare kids? Gifts for daycare friends or school friends? Click on the links to find out more.

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Finding Christmas gifts kids can make can be a challenge sometimes. Making gifts for parents is a fun way to teach kids to be givers.

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  1. I’m a little late to the party but this is a great list. Keeping it for this years Christmas ideas. Never to early to start planning for Christmas, right?

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