Posts Tagged ‘gifts for children’

Handmade Gift Ideas: Child Drawing Ornament

Nothing makes a child more proud than to see their artwork hanging in the house. Abbeeroad shows us how to create a keepsake out of your child’s artwork with this Child Drawing Ornament tutorial. I love the idea of creating a new one each year. This is a great gift for family members such as [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Book Bag for Kids

I remember growing up and loving my Little Golden Books. They were such treasures to me. I suspect Kosmicgirl feels the same way about her Pixi Books and thus created this clever Book Bag to make sure that those little books can be transported anywhere and never lost on any adventure. Looking for other clever [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Butterfly Ornament

Decorating the tree is huge at my house. It is the focal point for our holiday decorations. I am especially fond of keepsake ornaments. I love giving them to friends and family to create a memory they will treasure. Cackle created these beautiful Butterfly Ornaments that would be cherished for years to come. We have [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Cars on the Go

Vroom! Vroom! This might be a sound you have heard too often if your child loves cars. Wah! Wah! That might be the sound you also hear too often if your child loses one of their cars. Travelgirl designed a perfect solution to traveling with toy cars and the fear of losing them. Her Cars [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Baby Winter Boots

DIY revolution has the perfect idea for your little one’s chilly feet…Baby Winter Boots. They are just too adorable! In just a few easy steps, you little bambino will have toasty tootsies! This is just one of many gift ideas for babies. Check out the links below for other DIY gift ideas. Gifts for children [...]

Handmade Gift Idea: Easy Homemade Play Dough

Are you needing a small classroom gift for your child’s classmates? Sweets4ever, with a little help from the Sweets4ever family, shows us how to make Play Dough in a few easy to follow steps. It is not only a fun family project but also a great way to teach a little science to the kiddos. [...]

Tute Tuesday: I Spy Bag

Are you hitting the open roads or flying the friendly skies with little ones this holiday season and stressing about keeping them occupied? Why not make this clever I Spy Bag. In this oldie but goodie tutorial, Lil_abi creates an I Spy bag to keep little hands and eyes busy. Looking for a gift for [...]

Handmade Toys for Girls and Boys

FORMAT: Sometimes keeping kids entertained can be a bit of a challenge, but here are some handmade toys that will delight any child. Plus, what a great way to show them how fun and satisfying diy can be!  Watsonc7 created this wonderful stuffed doll from a self portrait drawn by her nephew. What a marvelous [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Wrap it up! Great gift wrap ideas.

Time to wrap it up!! Craftster is full of ideas for creative wrapping. My personal favorite is to use pieces of fabric to wrap gifts (otherwise known as furoshiki). For a broader selection of wrapping, including spruced up brown paper, fun custom tape, and beautiful bows you can peruse the “gift_wrap” tag. Have a strangely [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Temporary Tattoos

Pulling together some fun last minute gifts? Mirrorandmoon tells us that with an inkjet printer and some special temporary tattoo paper, we can make all kinds of awesome temporary tattoos! You can find the full tutorial here: For more great gift ideas check out our specific gift guides or our full list of ideas [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Kitty Ear Headband

Everyone needs a bit of cute whimsy in their life. How about giving them some with this adorable cat ear headband? Dolly Mixx teaches you how to use wire, ribbon, and faux pearls to make this fun accessory. You can find the full tutorial here: For more great gift ideas check out our specific [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Amigurumi Bear

Now I know we’ve already shared another amigurumi pattern this year but who wouldn’t want one of these cuties? Wayuki shared her pattern for these adorable amigurumi anthropomorphic bears. They would be perfect tucked on top of any gift or in a stocking, or just wrapped up all by themselves! You can find the full [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Pajama Pants

Who wouldn’t love a nice, comfy pair of pj’s? Young and old and everywhere in between, everyone loves a cozy pair of pants to lounge around in. The wonderful queenofdiy can show you how to use an existing pair of pants to make these pajama pants for almost anyone on your list! You can find [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Realistic Plush Sea Turtle

Have a nature-loving kid on your list? Or maybe just one that loves cuddly plushies? Noelle‘s printable sea turtle pattern and tutorial can help you make this realistic, yet cuddly friend. You can find the pattern and full tutorial here: For more great gift ideas check out our specific gift guides or our full [...]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Amigurumi Totoros

Get your hooks ready! Angry Angel has provided printable PDF patterns for all manner of Totoros! Four different sizes of everyone’s favorite forest spirit. These would be great for kids or for adult Miyazaki lovers! You can see the full tutorial here: (You MUST be logged in to access these patterns!) For more great [...]