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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.
For unique gift ideas for everyone on your list, check this out. Or more specifically:
- Unique homemade gifts
- Gifts for daycare kids
- Gifts for daycare or school friends
- Gifts for daycare providers or teachers
- Gifts for infants
- Gifts for toddlers
- Gifts for preschoolers
- Kid made gifts
- Gifts made from the garden
- Gifts made from the kitchen
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.
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.
- Mistle “toes” foot print art
- Hand and footprint art
- Salt dough hand or foot print
- Foot print cards
- Handprint Ornament
- Footprint Christmas Tree Ornaments
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
- Twig Star Ornaments
- 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
- Edible ornaments
- Vintage dioromas
- Elf peg doll ornaments
- Upcycled lid snowman ornaments
- Santa hat ornament
- 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.
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
- 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.
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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