Today we're sharing our top 10 easy Christmas craft gift ideas for kids! These ideas will require your kids to use their hands and be creative, and they will keep them busy for a loooooong time. Nothing on this list is over $35, and most of the ideas are under $20. So here we go!
Top 10 Easy Christmas Craft Gift ideas for Kids
Kids will love making their own pony bead and shrink plastic charm bracelet! Not only do they get to string the beads, they can color the shrink plastic and bake it in the oven to make an acrylic charm. You can even customize the letters! (PLG Shop, $4.50)
Our kids will sit down and work on gem painting for hours! It's such a fun craft (for adults too!), and we love that each little sparkly design is a sticker that can be used to decorate any surface!c (Amazon, $12)
These sand art sheets are a favorite from our childhood, and our kids love this craft just as much! Just peel off the cut pieces to reveal the sticky template, and pour the sand! (Amazon, $20)
These themed sensory bins are so cute, and kids will love playing with them! Choose from 6 options – ocean, construction, dinosaur, garden, ice cream, and space! (Amazon, $15)
We've built our own cardboard box castles, but I really wish I would have just gone this route! This blank cardboard castle not only functions as a playhouse for imaginative play, but is a blank canvas for your little artists! (Amazon, $32)
We got this stamper a couple years ago for Christmas and our kids still fight over it whenever we pull it out. Color Wonder means its mess free, and the scented markers are a fun bonus! (Amazon, $15)
The magic of shrink plastic will never be lost on me – how it goes from flimsy plastic to a sturdy acrylic is just so cool! Make custom keychains, charms, and other accessories! (Amazon, $17)
With this kit, you have all the supplies you need to make friendship bracelets AND a book that walks you through different techniques and knots for making them. (Amazon, $15)
Our kids can never have enough keychains, and these ones are so fun and easy to make! (PLG Shop, $9)
This discounted bundle includes a hard copy of our book DIY Guide to Tie Dye Style, and a tie dye kit. Use the book as a guide to creating your own unique tie dye project! (PLG Shop, $23)
What are your favorite crafty gifts for kids? We'd love to hear! And for more crafty kid inspiration, check out these posts!
-Sam & Liz