Homemade Gifts for Kids

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Looking for clever – and affordable – gift ideas for kids? Then, skip the store, and try one of these homemade gift ideas:

1. Crayons
Erin HuffstetlerHave a bunch of crayon stubs that are too small for your kids to hold onto? Don't throw them out! Instead, recycle them into big, chunky crayons that are just the right size for little hands. Pair them with a coloring book, and you've got a complete gift for $1.
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2. Denim Pocket Purse
Erin HuffstetlerThe back pockets are often the prettiest part of a pair of jeans, sporting intricate embroidery and sometimes even delicate sequins and beads. Use them to create a denim pocket purse for a lucky little girl.

3. Felt Board
Erin HuffstetlerFelt boards sell for big bucks, but they don't cost much at all to make. Round up a bit of felt and cardboard, and create a homemade felt board in thirty minutes or less. You can even create a felt person that resembles the recipient – too fun!

4. Treasure Soap
Erin HuffstetlerSurprises are big fun when you're little. Hide a small trinket inside a bar of homemade treasure soap, and you've got a cheap and memorable gift that'll be fun to the last wash.


5. Popsicle Soap
Erin HuffstetlerPopsicle-shaped soap is kid-cool and cheap too. Pick up a pound of glycerin soap, and melt your way to the perfect gift.


6. Denim Pocket Quilt
Erin HuffstetlerTurn your old jeans into a snuggly-warm denim pocket quilt for a special kiddo in your life. The pockets are perfect for stashing stuffed animals and all of those other kid treasures, and the price tag is pretty perfect too – just a $1 or two for thread.


7. Safety Pin Bracelet
Erin HuffstetlerA bracelet made out of safety pins is just the thing for a budding fashionista – and budget-friendly to boot. Create one of these show-stoppers for $1 or less.


8. Sweater Mittens
Erin HuffstetlerDig an old and seldom-worn sweater out of your closet, and turn it into a snuggly-warm pair of sweater mittens for a lucky little kiddo. Then, make a pair

 
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