10 Inexpensive DIY Gift Ideas for Kids


If you’re looking to save money on gifts for kids this holiday season, consider the 10 ideas listed below from About.com. And not only are these great inexpensive gift ideas for kids, but kids can also help make them.

About.com provides a difficulty rating (e.g., “easy”), an estimate for the amount of time required, and the full instructions for how to go about making each gift (just click on the headline and you’ll be taken to the page with all of the details for that particular gift idea).

1. Recycle Old Crayons into New Crayons – “Have lots of crayon stubs that are too small to hold on to? Don’t throw them out! You can use them to create big, chunky crayons – and your kids can help.”

2. Make a Denim Pocket Purse – “Have an old pair of jeans that you can’t bear to toss? Then, turn them into a cute denim pocket purse.”

3. Make a Felt Board – “Felt boards are entertaining and educational. Create one for the youngster in your life with a few scraps of felt and a bit of cardboard.”

4. Make Treasure Soap – “Treasure soap often sells for $1 a bar in stores, but you can make your own for much less.”

5. Make Popsicle Soap – “Homemade soap is a quick and affordable gift that’s sure to wow – especially when it’s this popsicle soap. Yum!”

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6. Make a Denim Pocket Quilt – “Have a bunch of holey jeans that are no longer suitable for wear? Then, turn them into a cozy and stylish denim pocket quilt.”

7. Make a Safety Pin Bracelet – “Transform ordinary safety pins into a beautiful bracelet.”

8. How to Make Sweater Mittens – “Have a sweater that’s too worn or out of style to wear? Then, transform it into a cozy pair of sweater mittens. Let’s begin!”

9. How to Turn Old Jeans into a Skirt – “No need to let a hole in your favorite jeans get you down. This quick and easy project will show you how to recycle them into a stylish new skirt.”

10. How to Make Snow Paint – “Looking for a cheap way to keep the kids entertained on a snow day? Then, make them some snow paint:”

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