Toys and other store-bought gifts can be so expensive and the cost can really add up. Here are some easy DIY gift ideas that you can make for kids that cost less than $15.
No-Sew Fleece Blankets: This is a really awesome DIY project! All you need are two pieces of fleece (different yet coordinating colors and patterns), scissors, and a ruler. The blankets can be made any size from baby blanket to twin-bed size. Plus fleece is usually on sale this time of year. My kids keep theirs as the bottom of their beds in case they get cold at night.
Hula Hoop Hideout: I have seen variations of these sold in stores for $30-$50! All you need is a simple shower curtain (The Dollar Store sells them) and a hula hoop. You can add as many ribbons and embellishments as you would like. These are cute for outfit or to create a reading nook inside with pillows or a bean bag chair.
No-Sew Homemade Hopscotch Board: Who knew fabric, felt, and a glue gun could create so much fun?
Disney’s Frozen Silly Putty: Store bought silly putty costs so much money for a little container. Kiddos will love this bright and sparkly homemade version and it costs very little to make.
DIY Foam Lacing Kit: No need to buy a pre-made lacing kit. Make your own for a fraction of the price with foam, laces, and a hole puncher. In the tutorial HERE, it shows you use to use cookie cutters to make the shapes. However I have seen holiday foam shapes at craft stores. Use a coupon to save even more money.
Homemade Stampers: This is another great use for craft foam. You can buy bags of pre-made foam letters and shapes. Sometimes they even have a sticky back so you don’t even need glue. Attach them to blocks, throw in a couple pads of washable ink, you have a fun gift.
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