This is week 6 already of Becky from FranticMommy and myself series called #HolidayMoney! We’ve talked about all sorts of ways to make and save money for the Holidays. I hope you have had time to check each post out and try some of the unique and creative tips!
Kids loving making things and what better time to make gifts than Christmas. Finding fun and simple Christmas gifts can be as easy as a Google search or time spent on pinterest.
My children are of various ages and skill level when it comes to crafts, sewing, and creating their own presents. I imagine that even Lil’ Red will be “put to work” making Christmas cards or an ornament via some scribbles on paper or a thumbprint or two.
Ornaments- the most obvious choice
There are all sorts of ornaments that kids can make using common craft supplies like Popsicle sticks, plastic globes, air dry clay, or construction paper. I joined up with a large group of bloggers last year and a huge resource was created by MamaMiss and includes a link-up of a ton of really incredible ideas for kids to make.
A Home Made Calendar is a really cute idea for relatives near or far and is shown by Learning and Exploring Through Play.
An oldie but a goodie! I made potholder’s as a kid and so did my mom. We still have a metal frame but added a plastic loom to our collection of craft supplies. Both Eldest and Princess can create them on their own. I think Big Red could help with the initial steps of picking out similar loom pieces. Another really cute version of this is the homemade coaster that uses paper plates and basic weaving techniques found on Kid Actvities Blog!
From stringing store bought beads to making paper beads, necklaces are a quick and easy craft that most aged children can make for teachers, aunts, and grandmas.
Who wouldn’t like a new bookmark for Christmas? Fabric, paper, or string and beads all make for a nice simple Christmas gift that a child could make their classmates.
ART as Gifts
How about some simple children’s art pieces as gifts? Check out these handprint art canvases from Messy Little Monsters.
Hama Beads AKA Perler Beads have made quite the come back in recent years. Red Ted Art shares how to make Hama Bead Bowls which could be a very handy gift for keys and small knick knacks.
Popsicle (craft stick) pencil holders are a great gift for an office whether school, home, or work. A really nice example can be found on Naturally Educational.
Here are more Christmas Gift Suggestions:
HOLIDAY MONEY SERIES:
Week 1 Easy Ways to EARN Your Christmas Money from Thaleia at Something2Offer
Week 2 Using Fiverr to Generate Christmas Cash from Becky at Franticmommy
Week 2 Save Money on Educational Christmas Gifts from Thaleia at Something2Offer
Week 3 Why Planning is the Key to a Successful Budget Christmas from Becky
Week 3 Clearance Items for Your Christmas Gifts from Thaleia
Week 4 Erasing Debt via Crowdsource (guest post by Allie) from Becky
Week 4 Posted a review for Zoomer Zuppies from Thaleia
Week 5 Using Link Vehicle to Make Extra Money from Becky
Week 5 Easy Christmas Gifts Adults Can Make from Thaleia
Week 6 Creative Ways to Earn an Extra $100 from Becky
Week 6 Fun and Simple Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make from Thaleia