DIY Holidays Families

12.17.2018 | 2 Minute Read | By Morgen Henderson

Moms and dads love when their kids give them something with which they’ve put a lot of thought and effort. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, teacher or friend, you’d be lucky to receive one of these DIY Christmas gifts from kids.

1. Framed family names crossword

framed crossword puzzle

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Instead of a normal family tree, you could have a family crossword! Made with Scrabble tiles and a picture frame, this personalized piece of work makes a house feel like a home.

Just glue Scrabble letters onto a board (cardboard works fine) covered in your choice of paper and frame it. Even if your family is still growing, it’s easy to keep adding onto the crossword of names.

2. Painted wooden cooking spoons

painted wooden spoons

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Every time you cook or bake and use one of these wooden spoons, you’ll think of the love that your kids put into making them for you. What’s better than a daily reminder that someone loves you? All you need is acrylic paint and wooden utensils to make these cute one-of-a-kind gifts.

3. Keyboard art

keyboard art

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It’s easy to get caught up in things and even get down on yourself as a parent. By having a short message in your room or office, you can always remember that your kids are on your side.

The best part is that these messages can be anything – “My mom is the nicest mom in the world,” “You’re the best dad ever,” or even a simple “I love you.”

4. Handprint apron

painted apron

Photo courtesy of simplykierste.com

Yes, it’s as easy as it looks – paint an apron in any way you’d like. Include handprints, footprints, hand-drawn designs or write a message to the person you love.

If you aren’t up to painting, heat transfers can also be used to decorate an apron. This is simple, cute and useful – essential for anyone who loves cooking.

5. Printed dish towels

printed dish towel

Photo courtesy of toddlerapproved.com

Any time you dry your hands or wipe up a spill, you’ll use a colorful custom-designed hand towel that resembles your kids. These are quick to make and way better than store-bought designs.

6. Clay bowl

clay bowls

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You’ll find a place for these anywhere at home or at work – holding bobby pins, paper clips, jewelry, etc. You’re kids will be satisfied knowing you’re not only looking at their handiwork, but you’re using it each day.

7. Fingerprint magnets

fingerprint magnets

Photo courtesy of rhythmsofplay.com

Replace the boring black magnets on your refrigerator with vibrant ones that feature the fingerprints of the kids. Parents can use these to display their children’s work from school or even art they create at home.

8. Dyed coasters

dyed coasters

Photo courtesy of onelittleproject.com

Display these mini works of art on your coffee table for everyone to see. They’re a great conversation starter and everyone will love that your kids made them just for you.

They’re easy to create and aren’t meant to look perfect, so even the smallest children can make them without much trouble.

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