Monday, December 3, 2012

26) Inspiration: 20 Gifts Kids Can Make for Grown-ups

In the last few months we have started receiving an onslaught of holiday catalogs. Like most kids the Bee and Bean love getting all these catalogs and checking out all the cool toys inside. In the last few weeks I have been hearing a lot of "I wants" as they look at the catalog, and I while I know this a pretty normal kid thing to do, it worries me a little. I want to make sure the girls know that there is more to the holidays then just getting. So I want to spend the next few weeks with them focusing on giving. I thought I would start by finding some gifts the girls can make (with a little help for me) for the people in their lives. It is really important to me that they have a big part in making these gifts so that they take some ownership and feel like these gifts really came from them. So here are some ideas for presents that I think the girls could actually make and that the family and friends who receive them might really enjoy!

These "Just add water" Paperwhites seem easy enough for a kid to assemble and flowers are always a nice gift. (from Domaphile)

Granola is always a delicious present for anyone (Memetales)

Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Pops Sounds so good and the girls love making anything that involves dipping in chocolate (White On Rice Couple)

Evergreen Seedlings a great holiday present to enjoy for years to come( HGTV)

Recycled Lid Ornaments a kid made present using all the plastic lids we have, win-win:) (Plum Pudding)

Rolled Paper Bead Necklace These are easy enough for young kids to make but beautiful enough for grown-ups to wear (Creative Jewish Mom)

Fingerprint Necklace A nice present for a grandparent, mother or aunt (A Girl & A Glue Gun)

Triangle Print Napkins The girls would love the process of making these and they look so great! (Terra Savvy/ Salsa Pie)

Kid Drawn Coffee Mug A great idea for teachers or any adult! (Classic Play)

Snow Globes This is on our must make list this winter (Martha Stewart)
A beautiful ornament using things we already have at our house, Popscicle Stick Snowflake Ornament (The Ballard Bunch)

Easy to make and a delicious holiday flavor Peppermint Bark (Baked By Rachel)

These Stained Glass Cookies look beautiful and sound delicious (Nurturestore)

The girls would have a blast making this adorable Fingerprint Wrapping Paper (Red Ted Art)
Tin Can Christmas Tree so cute and a great for a desk or holiday decoration(MADE)
Melted Bead Suncatchers another one on our winter must make list (The Artful Parent)

We made these last year and they are a great teacher gift Clothespin Wreath (A Childhood List)

Snowglobe Soap These look so cool and relatively easy to make (Alphamom)


  1. Great list. And that Peppermint Bark looks great.

    1. Thanks Jillian! I know I am dying to try that peppermint bark recipe, it looks so good!

  2. Hello,

    Thanks to you for sharing with us awesome gift idea.
    yeah definitely it will help in growing .