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Friday, December 2, 2016

20 Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make


36 

That's how many people have invested in my children this year. In church. In clubs. In sports.
Thirty-six people have poured into my kids week-in and week-out all year long. And I'm grateful.

It would be really easy...albeit economically challenging...for me to just pick up thirty-six gift cards or holiday gift boxes this Christmas to thank them all. But the truth is, I want my children to contribute to the gift out of their own gratefulness. I want them to acknowledge the very large sacrifice that each of these 36 men and women have given all year.


And so, while buying small store-bought gifts would be easy, I prefer gifts that are slow. That are homemade. That are gifted by my children. I'm willing to buy the supplies and provide the inspiration, but I encourage my kids to contribute the elbow grease.

I've gathered a list of 20 gifts that kids of all ages can make and gift in gratitude to any and all who have served them this year. I hold this list out so that you too can nurture grateful kids this Christmas season.



Bathtime Sugar Scrub- from the Nourished Life

Scented Bath Bombs- from Red Ted Art

Tie-dyed Book Marks- from Happy Hooligans


Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks


Beaded Napkin Rings- from Buggy and Buddy

Hand-painted Tile Coasters- from MerrimentDesigns

Stamped Napkin Sets- from Parents


Edible Snowman Buttons


Glass Marble Magnets- from Makoodle

Rudolph Hot Chocolate Kits- from Cindy Shopper

No Sew T-Shirt Bag- from Mommypotamus


Bags of Chocolate Thumbprints


Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix- from Fireflies + Mudpies

A Jar of Homemade Taco Seasoning- from Allrecipes

A Jar of Homemade Steak Seasoning- from Simply Shellie


Stovetop Potpourri


Tic-tac-toe Sets- from Balancing Home

Cereal Box Notepads- from Instantly Creative

Washi Tape Covered Binder Clips- from Creative Green Living

Sharpie Decortaed Mugs- from Good and Messy

Need more Christmas Inspiration? 
Be sure to check out my Christmas Pinterest Board.


1 comment:

  1. I just posted yesterday on my blog an idea for handmade glass ornaments using nailpolish. It gives a gorgeous marbling effect and is so easy the youngest children can do it well. You can see it here if you are interested:

    http://zeahrenaissance.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-first-of-december.html

    We have so many people that my children want to give gifts to that it can be overwhelming at times when my children need help with their handmade gifts when I really need time to work on MY handmade gifts! ;-) But, I wouldn't squelch that creative and generous drive for anything...so I end up with a few all nighters myself. :-)

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