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Sometimes the best gifts are actually homemade! Not only do homemade gifts help ease the budget but they also mean so much more. If you have a large family to buy for with the holidays, you may opt to make some of these amazing homemade gifts for the grandchildren!
These homemade gifts are perfect to make for your grandkids if you are the crafty type, but are also fun to make for your kids, nieces, nephews, or any children in your life.
Grab the craft supplies, and add some homemade gifts for your grandchildren under the tree this year.
While these are typically an easy-to-make gift from children to everyone, grandparents can customize these to their grandkids too! Make up a few coupons for "one free breakfast date" or "trip to the park".
Fun and educational! These DIY science at-home kits are perfect as a fun learning experience for younger kids (not too young as they to contain smaller parts). Plus you can get most of these supplies at your local dollar store too!
For those with grandchildren that love to color, these homemade crayon roll-ups are perfect! You can customize them in their favorite colors and they are perfect to travel with too. (This one does require a sewing machine)
This DIY Slime basket is perfect for little ones who love to make slime and it's surprisingly frugal to make. You can shop your local dollar store for most of the supplies including the baskets! Make up multiple baskets with supplies and save money too.
If you have a grandchild that loves bath bombs, now you can create their own custom ones right at home! These require only 7 ingredients (including a hidden toy) and optional essential oils. Perfect to adapt to little ones with sensitivities to smells.
Just like the slime baskets, you can make up homemade playdoh for them to have hours of play with! The awesome thing about homemade playdoh is it doesn't require a ton of ingredients to make and is quick and easy to make up. You can then pair with cookie cutters you get on sale and make up little playdoh baskets for the grandkids.
Another sewing project in the making. These DIY reading pillows are great for kids that love to read on the go especially. Requires 7 supplies items not including a sewing machine. The estimated cost is about $15 per pillow and an hour of time.
If you have multiple grandchildren that love making their own beauty items, this DIY lip balm kit is perfect! You can buy the supplies in bulk and divide them up per the kits to create more than one gift too.
These easy to sew tote bags are one of the best gifts! They are versatile and the kids can use them for overnight bags, school bags, and so much more! Use their favorite colors, characters, and more with the fabric choices to create totally customizable bags. (Save money by checking out remnant fabrics too)
Re-purpose an old nightstand into this cool workbench! You can find an old nightstand or table and create this adorable workspace for the builder grandchild that they'll love! Even better, it's homemade from a sturdy side table already so it's sure to last!
This car storage DIY is genius! Not only is it a space saver but it even looks cool too! You only need a wood crate, toilet paper rolls, and paint! (You can use stencils for the lettering if you prefer)
Have a grandchild that loves baby dolls? Now they can have their own handmade diapers and wipes! These are adorable! You may need to know baby doll size before making but you can use remnant fabrics to save money on these too!
Do you have old shirts laying around? Turn them into something fun and give them a new life! Create their own superhero capes! You can use old shirts and add fabric cutouts or use felt in the shapes desired!
Now this one may seem a bit scary with the bean bag chair filling, but if you prefer you can make an insert that holds the bean bag filling and then create the cover to go over so it can easily be washed! Super easy to make!
This is a super useful gift idea for any school-age kid. It seems they are all required headphones in school so this is a very practical gift idea. Use fabric that has their favorite colors or characters to customize! Use remnants if you can find them to lower your cost too!
Pretend play food is so easy to make and the kids LOVE it! You can shop your local craft store to find supplies like felt and stuffing. There are even no-sew methods that you can use to create these adorable play donuts! (This DIY actually uses old socks)
Another clever storage and gift idea in one! These crate LEGO mini-figure displays are a perfect way to display and play! When giving as a gift you can add in the character to make it extra special (or get blind bags they can open themselves and stash them in the display).
Create something with or without the sewing machine they are sure to love! You can hand sew most of these felt plushies! Buy a multi-pack of felt and a small bag of stuffing to create these one-of-a-kind gifts for the kids!
LOVE THESE!!! When I have some time off in a week or so, I’m going to do the barbie clothes, baby doll diapers and the reading pillow!
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I’m a wife, mom of three, doctor, and blogger! In 2018, I decided to turn my mom blog, into a personal finance blog so others could follow along on our journey to pay off over HALF a MILLION dollars in student loan and practice start up debt. I hope you enjoy following along, and maybe even find some inspiration along the way.