Homemade Gifts that Girls Can Make
Every year, as soon as the Christmas tree is decorated, little gifts start piling up underneath its branches. Homemade gifts, wrapped by little hands, with lots of tape. These are my favorite kind of gifts. I noticed Ruby drawing a picture a couple of days ago and then going into the office to wrap it in Christmas paper. Then she put it under the tree with a label addressed to “Mommy”.
It’s so neat to see how excited they get about giving this time of year. Instead of wandering the aisles of the store, we encourage our children to pick out thoughtful gifts for their siblings, and especially encourage homemade gifts. The girls have been working on their gifts and they turned out so cute!
Here are some of our favorite ideas for gifts that girls can make.
Many are so simple that they won’t even need your help! If you are looking for gifts to make together check out my sewing book for kids with over 60 projects to make! Some with mom’s help and some they can make on their own.
DIY Temporary Tattoo Soap
These bars of soap are SO easy to make. It’s as simple as applying a temporary tattoo to a bar of soap. Yep, that’s it! You’ll find all of the details for making your own here, including a link to those adorable temporary tattoos.
Crayon Lip Gloss
Crayons and coconut oil combine for a rainbow of lip gloss colors. Find the instructions for crayon lip gloss here.
Homemade Candy/Cupcake Toppers
Does a friend have a birthday coming up? Make them a cake or cupcakes with these cute homemade cupcake toppers! Everything needed comes in this cute kit. My girls had a blast making these on their own. You could also wrap them in cellophane and give as a lollipop. Here is a mermaid version.
These wired headbands can be styled in 6 ways and are one of the EASIEST gift ideas for girls to make and a great beginning sewing project. Find the step by step tutorial here.
Sugar Cookie Pincushion
This pincushion would make a darling gift for a grandma who likes to sew. And it is 100% hand stitched. A great beginning sewing project for kids. Find the step by step tutorial here!
10 Minute Stuffed Animal Sleeping Bag
One of the easiest gift ideas that girls can make for each other is a stuffed animal sleeping bag, just the right size for a Build a Bear sized animal. Perfect to take to sleepovers!
More Gift that Girls Can Make
Ruby is learning how to write and came home from preschool the other day saying that she knew how to spell her friends’ names. She sure did! They all love the color pink and are girlie girls. We thought it would be fun to make them some personalized jewelry for Christmas!
She decided to give her first project to Ruby for Christmas. Isn’t that little pink infinity scarf darling? Ruby is going to LOVE it.
She said, “The only person I know that knows how to knit is Grandma Nelson, but she uses sticks. And she lives really far away so she can’t teach me, but I taught myself!”
Do you have any other ideas for gifts that girls can make?
I’d love to hear about them and get more ideas for my own kids! I also found this fun collection of gifts that kids can make for parents and grandparents from Rhythms of Play.
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