Christmas is a special time for gift giving to family and friends though we all know that it can get expensive. Here are some great DIY gifts that the kids can make as gifts and everyone will love receiving!

These fingerprint Reindeer Christmas ornaments are adorable and so easy to do.

Buy some plain little frames, get the kids to decorate them anyway they like and add a photo – voila, you have the perfect Christmas ornament keepsake.

Santa hand impressions are so much fun to create, see how to make them right here.

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Bookmarks are a great gift for bookworms and drawings from the kids make great keepsakes.

These little clay reindeer pots are just too cute!


Get the kids to decorate a tray, these make cute and handy gifts.

Handprint snowman bauble decorations are just so cute.

Old glass jars are perfect for little people to decoarate and they make great vases as gifts.

For more great ideas take a look at this Pinterest post HERE.

Do you make any craft gifts with the kids? SHARE with us in the comments below.

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  • What gorgeous ideas for kids to make. I know I would be happy to receive any of these! I’m going to save these ideas and give some a go next year when my son is a bit older!


  • My daughter wanted to make a cake for our neighbour who kindly always give us eggs and let the girls feed the chooks. We thought we would use our woolies Christmas decorations to decorate the top. The cake was a hit!


  • I remember making presents at school for my parents My niece decorated a pine cone and gave it to her Grandma for Christmas. It has been used a table centre piece.


  • These are lovely gift ideas !


  • Lots of cute and simple ideas, thanks :)


  • I was in the US recently and my friends Uncle buys paper mache christmas balls in bulk and paints them with winter scenes and such and sells them. He is selling them like crazy.


  • Some very cute ideas to try out!


  • Just so gorgeous..i’m gonna do few with my baby and gift them to his daycare teachers…wowwww


  • Love these. Can’t wait to make some crafts.


  • I love those! They are so gorgeous (-:


  • We always do homemade gifts and decorations. I am quite the fan of personalised baubles. Also remember the old school magazine folded Xmas trees?


  • Another way is to draw round your child’s hand or foot on whatever paper, thin cardboard or other material of your choice, cut it out, draw on it and use them as gift cards. Depending on the age your child you can let them do the entire thing or do some of it yourself for safety and supervise the rest of it. One year my niece made “chains from coloured paper + offcuts ffrom wrapping presents both that year and the previous one and gave it to Grandma a week early so she could hang it up as a decoration around the window frame along the wall to door frame then to a large window. It took pride of place for quite a few Christmas Days until eventually it collapsed. That meant much more and gave great pleasure to my Mum than an expensive present.


  • My son’s a teen now, but I used to love seeing what he would make at school at bring home for me at Christmas. I still hang them on the tree.


  • l like the idea of the photo frames,very personal!


  • Great ideas ! I love the Santa-hand-print !!


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