It’s that time of the year. The temperature is dropping, and Christmas is around the corner. One of the oldest and most joyful Christmas traditions has been exchanging gifts. 

The effort and time invested in creating something by hand make the gift more special.

When a child puts effort into making something for someone, it reflects a genuine desire to express love or appreciation. 

Hence, receiving kids' Christmas gifts is so much more special.

1.      Christmas Cards 

Among all the homemade gifts for children ideas, Christmas cards can be one of the easiest Christmas gifts for kids of all ages to make. 

Sending customised Christmas cards can never go out of fashion. If your children have an artistic bend of mind, you can encourage them to draw Christmas cards with a wide range of themes like family, wildlife, scenery, or Christmas.

Alternatively, children aged 10-12 years can make Christmas Cards with simple electric circuits to amaze the receiver. If done carefully, it can be one of the best Christmas Gifts for kids to create.

2.      Snow Jars

Christmas is essentially a winter festival, and anything depicting snow goes with the season’s mood. So, a snow jar can be one of the best DIY Christmas gifts for kids, especially if your child loves snow. 

You can use the old pickle or honey jars, preferably small glass jars, in the house to make some really cool snow jars. All you need is white cotton, some miniature toys or models like a Christmas tree, a small house, Santa Claus, etc.

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Place some cotton at the base. Now plant a Christmas tree and a miniature model on that base. Use transparent glue to hold all the pieces in place. Your customised snow jar is ready.

Yes, this is one of the simplest DIY Christmas gifts for kids to try.

3.      Photo Frames 

A customised photo frame can be one of the easiest DIY Christmas gifts for kids to make, and you can join in too. The best part is you don’t require special tools or materials to build the frame. 

From simple plyboard pieces and discarded tiles to intricately carved bamboo frames, you can let your imaginations fly based on your skill set. This is also one of the best Christmas gifts for kids of all ages to try.

You can use watercolours, oil paints, or other decorative items to decorate the frame as per your taste. Put a photo in the frame and see the receiver's reaction on unpacking the gift.

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4.      Paperweights 

A paperweight is one of the simple, yet classy Christmas gifts for kids to create. Besides, it can be a great learning process as your kid learns to transform an ordinary rock into a paperweight. 

Planning a design, choosing colours, and deciding on details require cognitive skills such as decision-making, problem-solving, and spatial awareness. Also, kids can explore their imagination, experiment with colours, and develop their artistic abilities.

Here’s how you and your kids and make these Christmas gifts. Choose medium-sized rocks with no sharp edges and a side as flat as possible. Help your kid draw patterns on the rock and paint it with oil paints or nail polish. 

Those lucky to receive this gift, can use this paperweight on their office table or use it as a decorative item.


Reading books is never going out of fashion. So, making a bookmark can be one of the simplest yet elegant kid-made gift ideas, especially if the gift is for a book lover. 

This is a Christmas gift for kids to make so use an easily available material like heavy paper or cardboard rather than speciality materials.

Cut the heavy paper or into a proper size. If you’re into arts and crafts, you can cut the bookmark in simple shapes and sizes to add a personalised touch. Use vibrant colours to give it a joyous appearance. You can further use different fabrics, beads, or vinyl to add detailing. 

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Remember, beauty and love are all about imperfections. So, a little inaccuracy or imperfect colouring in these homemade kids Christmas gifts can still score over a purchased product. 

So, use these Christmas gift ideas to create happy memories this Christmas.      

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