crafty gift ideas that kids can help to make
When it comes to gifts, there's nothing quite as special as receiving a
handmade gift from a child. But sometimes it can be difficult to think
up ideas to make, especially if your kids are young.
This list of crafty gift ideas are ones that kids can help to
create. Use it for inspiration if you need help putting together a
Mother's Day or Father's Day gift, or perhaps a birthday present for a
family member or special friend.
Bright colours and bold strokes look fantastic in a frame. Encourage
your little one to prepare a special picture for the gift recipient
(perhaps a portrait), or if you're short of time just use a favourite
artwork from your stash.
2. Bouquet of
Create a beautiful bouquet of paper flowers and tie them in a bunch or
wrap them with
cellophane and ribbon. For details on how to make a variety
different flowers check out kids craft
weekly issue 06 – gardens.
3. Pet rock
Select a special rock, paint it and give it a
personality. You can add googly eyes, felt feet or ears, wool hair and
even a tail! Large rocks can be used as paperweights and small ones
look really cute housed in a painted match box.
4. Sun catcher
Thread a selection of colourful glass beads
length of string to make this beautiful sun catcher to hang on a
window. If you include at least one large cut glass bead it will create
beautiful rainbows when the sun shines through from behind.
5. Felt badge
Older children will enjoy making simple felt badges using cardboard,
different colours of felt, scissors and strong glue. Make up your own
design or click here to download instructions and a pattern
(PDF, 300KB) for this
simple pig felt badge.
Glue a piece of felt to the cover of a
decorate it. Your design can be as simple or as complicated as you like
– you could try flowers, cars, trains, dogs, cats, hearts,
maybe even cut out letters to spell your gift recipient's name.
Create unique jewellery using beads, bells,
drinking straws, felt and anything else that you can thread on a length
of elastic. Most bead shops sell a selection of beads with different
letters that you can use to write special messages or spell out
A specially designed pencil container is an
attractive and useful gift. Use strong glue to attach your most
spectacular paraphenalia to a sturdy container.
Paint a good strong box using acrylic paint and a roller. Then glue on
selection of bibs and bobs such as buttons, sequins, pasta, shells,
felt shapes, ribbon, lace or wool. Leave the box empty or include a
small gift such as soap, sweets, bath salts or perhaps a special shell
Make a batch of your favourite cookies and decorate them with sweets
and nuts. Then wrap them in cellophane, tie with a ribbon and attach a
home made card.
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