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One of my favorite things about the holiday season is making homemade Christmas gifts with my kids. They love stretching their creative muscles and getting their hands dirty while I love spending some close personal time with them. It’s a win/win! Here are my top 10 favorite homemade Christmas gifts to make with kids.
1. Art – If you’ve got a budding artist on your hands, definitely let them share their new found love with family and friends. Another route would be letting young children use their fingerprints to decorate wrapping paper. There are tons of great Fingerprint Wrapping Paper ideas on Red Ted Art. Perfect for grandparents’ gifts!
2. Baked Goods – Cooking with your children not only creates lifelong memories but also helps them work on key mathematical skills in the physical world. Your house ends up smelling delicious and they have fun while learning. What’s not to love about that?
3. Letters – If your children are able to write, having them write a letter to a relative or friend is a great way to spread some holiday cheer. Don’t worry so much about correct grammar or punctuation, years later, the letter will be a wonderful memory of just how far they’ve come!
4. Plants – Teach your child the importance of plants and the environment by gifting a plant they re potted and watered on their own. A great lesson and gift for anyone!
5. Recycled Gift Card Holder – Kids love making recycled crafts and this Rudolph Gift Card Holder from Tried & True is no different!
6. Classic Kids Crafts – Whether it’s Perler beads, weaving, or a rubber band loom, having your children make their homemade Christmas gifts instills a sense of pride and self-worth in them.
7. Coupons – Instead of a physical object, why not have them give the gift of time? Make coupons that give a grandparent or aunt some alone time with your child either at a movie or playing in a park. Imagine the wonderful memories that will be made!
8. Donations – Teach the importance of giving and gratitude by having your child donate to their favorite cause in the name of a friend or relative.
9. Pictures – Either have your child take their own pictures with a camera or choose from their favorite pictures and make a scrapbook page. This would be a great gift for a friend, cousin, or grandparent who may not see your growing child all the time!
10. A Hug – Is there anything quite as amazing as a hug from a child? A priceless gift!