With five children ages 11 and under, it’s easy to just add more clutter to our small house every holiday season. This year I’m determined to purchase things I know for sure my children will use, and also craft them some special, unique items you can’t find on the department store shelves! Here are some of my favorite ideas of some easy DIY gift ideas!
Stackapals are mix and match wooden block sets that have 6 boys and 6 girls, and they are really easy to make! Just purchase the printable PDF file (there’s a boys set and a girls set), grab some wooden blocks and mod podge and craft some gifts for the children in your life! This is a simple, wholesome little toy that you can feel good about giving. Bonus Feature – Stackapals don’t make noise and they don’t require batteries! Lol! You can get 20% off any Stackapals set through the end of November with the code: BLOCKSET at the checkout!
Make homemade play-dough and give in cute containers! You can find a recipe and download our free printable labels here. This is a super frugal gift that does not take much time. If you wanted to add a little more to the gift you could find some cookie cutters, a little rolling pin, or actual play dough toys and bundle them with the play-dough.
This is a really neat idea if you have extra legos lying around! Create a portable lego kit for your lego lovers so they can bring them along on trips! This doesn’t look too hard!
If you can sew, this is an adorable gift for little girls! Make them little cloth diapers and wipes for their dolls, using this free pattern! It’s ok to play with them too (you know you’ll want to).
Make a fort building kit for children of various ages! My boys would love this!
I definitely want to try making some of these magnetic tin paper doll sets for my girls! You could use any paper dolls you want and follow these instructions! There are some sweet vintage paper dolls you can print for free here. I’m planning on using these beautiful historical paper dolls for my girls.
Put together a toddler’s sewing basket kit!
I hope these have given you some ideas, and you can find more on my gift board on Pinterest!