10 DIY Christmas Gifts That Kids Can Make

Looking for easy and thoughtful DIY Christmas gift ideas? Bring joy to friends and family with a homemade holiday gift that kids can make!

Best DIY Christmas Gifts

  • Visual aid of how to complete Holiday Puzzle Box

    Give the gift of entertainment with this holiday puzzle box. Wrap your special someone’s present in this box and then sit back and watch them try to open it.

    Download the printable here.

    Looking for another hands-on project that engages your creativity and logic skills? Construct a mechanical chessboard with hidden drawers with a Build and Play Chess Set from the KiwiCo Store!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Holiday Card Circuits

    Sending handmade holiday cards is a tradition in our family. We love sending mail through the post and the recipients love receiving them! Since Christmas is quickly approaching, we found a way to really spread the holiday cheer with these creative Holiday Card Circuits!

    Looking for more ways to pair art with engineering? KiwiCo's Light-Up Wire Art is sure to brighten things up, and contains all of the materials needed to create a stunning decoration!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Snow Globes
    Snow Globes

    (Ages 3-8)

    I love the idea of real DIY snow globes, but the potential for the water causing a serious mess has always kept me from trying it. These waterless mason jar snow globes are a low-mess solution, and are quick and easy to make. I created these as little gifts for friends, but a grouping of these in different sizes would make a beautiful display in a window or on a mantel.

    Want to explore more hands-on crafts without the hassle of gathering materials? Learn about chemistry and design out-of-this-world bath bombs with Planet Bath Bombs from the KiwiCo Store!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Holiday Button Art

    Decorating my home for the holidays is such a joy--especially when my children make the decor! These festive frames are so fun to make and would be a great holiday gift for someone special.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Chalkboard Frame
    Chalkboard Frame

    (Ages 3-11)

    My daughter and I may be a little obsessed with chalkboard paint! Since discovering it, we have turned our home into one big chalkboard! This frame was inspired by my sister-in-law's wedding. She had chalkboard frame table numbers--brilliant! We thought chalkboard frames would be great for holiday gifts or to change up with each season. My kids just love to draw on things that they usually can't draw on!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Marbled Paperweight

    These pretty rainbow rocks are perfect for brightening up your desk! With just some nail polish and water, you can transform an ordinary rock into your own marbled paperweight.

    Want to explore more fun crafts without the hassle of gathering materials? Get hands-on and make visually stunning candles with a Geometric Candles project from the KiwiCo Store!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Puzzle Piece Frame

    I love homemade gifts for Mother's Day and Father's Day. Not only do they show how much you care, but they also capture the stage that your child was in when the gift was made. These sweet puzzle frames are fun for the kids to make and will make a keepsake that Mom or Dad will cherish for years to come!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Homemade Hand Scrub

    My son and I have found a hobby and that is making homemade gifts. We love to find fun items to make for his teachers and our family. A lot of the time we enjoy what we make so much we keep one for ourselves. With the holidays around the corner it was time for us to make his teachers a gift. This homemade hand scrub was perfect.

    Looking for more ways to help your little one create handmade gifts? Animal Bath Bombs from the KiwiCo Store are the perfect way for your little crafter to dip their toes into bubbly bathtime chemistry!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Heart Mug
    Heart Mug

    (Ages 5-16)

    I love making and gifting presents that will be well loved and used, so I knew this easy DIY heart mug project would be a hit.

    This set of mugs were filled up with chocolate goodies -- a great DIY gift for someone special!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Tile Coasters
    Tile Coasters

    (Ages 3-11)

    When we came across some tiles that were at a local home warehouse recycling center, I grabbed a handful with absolutely no idea what to do. When my daughter and I started experimenting by decorating the tiles with permanent markers, we were amazed at how beautiful they came out. These coasters are a simple (and gorgeous!) gift!

Get inspired!