Christmas gifts for kids to make in 2017

Encourage your kids to get creative this Christmas with handmade gifts.

Taking the time to create a gift is always more personal than buying one. Kids can also learn the meaning behind the holiday tradition by making gifts for their loved ones. Many of the gift ideas can be made by children in a classroom, pre-school, or with their family. Hand-making crafts can become a part of every Christmas in your family.

Craft ideas range from a simple hand-print decorated to look like Santa to the more complicated sewing ideas such as a pocket scarf. Food gifts can also be a part of your DIY fun. Let your child choose from drink mixes, cookies, or candies. Plain candles can also be decorated with felt, foam, or sewing pins.

Many DIY craft ideas will take under an hour from preparation time to the finished product. Half the fun is in gathering the ingredients, supplies, or materials required. A cup filled with cocoa mix takes five minutes, while a hand-painted ornament might take 20 minutes.

Your children will be excited to see someone open their homemade gifts. It also teaches your children to welcome any gift no matter how simple it is, when it is given with love. DIY Christmas gifts honour the spirit of Christmas and friendship.

Best do-it-yourself Christmas gifts for kids to make

The following are some great craft ideas for kids to make this Christmas.

Make Your Own Christmas Tree
Card Making kit in a tin
Yellow Octopus
4M Make Your Own Greeting Cards Kit
Build your own Boat in a Bottle
Yellow Octopus
Scientific Magic Kit - 20 Science Tricks
Yellow Octopus
Flower Pressing kit in a Tin
Yellow Octopus
Make your own Dream Catcher kit
Yellow Octopus
Grow your own Penguin DIY kit
Yellow Octopus
Crystal Growing Kit | 4M
Yellow Octopus
Get Crafty Shapes
Cotton On
Get Crafty Letter Box
Cotton On
Christmas Ornaments

Making crafts is a great way to get inquisitive children interested in the most important holiday season of the year. By making gifts for their loved ones they themselves will appreciate the time taken to find gifts for loved ones.

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Best sites to buy DIY Christmas materials from

Book Depository from The Book Depository

This online book store has a wealth of arts and crafts books for young and old, Christmas-themed and not, that will keep little ones busy for ages.

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Latest Buy from Latest Buy

This one stocks heaps of personalised and design-it-yourself items for creative kids

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Vistaprint from Vistaprint

DIY your own stockings, calendars, cards, ornaments and more with photos and personal designs using Vistaprint's amazing print services.

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Amazon from Amazon

One of the biggest online market places has a bucketload of DIY supplies that you can get crafty with.

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