Whether the kids need a last-minute gift to give Grandma or you're just looking for a different and meaningful present for one of their teachers or mentors, we've got some homemade gift ideas that can help you out in a pinch. From homemade soap to watercolor thank-you notes, these nine crafts are easy to make, fun for the kids to help with, and guaranteed to make the recipients smile.
Bird Nest Baskets
This basket is quick and easy for little hands to make. Incorporate fabric, yarn, or materials you have lying around the house to make it extra special.
Beaded Window Catchers
These window catchers are a lovely gift to brighten up anyone's home or classroom.
Milk and Oatmeal Soap
Who doesn't love good smelling soap that leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft? These heart-shaped soaps make a lovely gift for anyone on your list.
Peace Owl Amulets
Combine your wisdom with handcrafts and you can create these owl amulets. Teachers and mentors are bound to love these cute, peaceful art pieces.
DIY Hamsa Scarecrow
This hand-crafted good luck charm for gardens is a wonderful gift for anyone with a green thumb (or not).
Hanging Earth Art
These hanging earth art medallions are a super-easy gift that can be completed by little hands without any extra help.
This handwoven tapestry is an extra-special way to tell someone you love them.
Watercolor Thank You Notes
If there is one thing kids know, it's how to make paper into beautiful art. These thank you cards are no exception. A simple thank you made with love will be greatly appreciated.
This one will take a little help from an adult, but is a beautiful way to show your gratitude. It makes a fun art piece for classrooms or living rooms.
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About the Author
KC is a full-time radical homemaker and mama to two spunky little girls. She writes about all kinds of radical goodness, from gardening and cooking with whole foods to crafting, sewing, homeschooling, and mama musings. Read more on her blog The Nettlesome Life.