Over 40 DIY gift ideas for kids including gifts for toddlers, preschool and school age kids as well as stockig stuffers and classroom gifts from Kid Blogger Network bloggers.

Living on one income means I have to watch our budget when it comes to buying Christmas gifts-and a lot of other things! DIY gifts for kids are a way to create more personal holiday gifts for kids that will get a lot of use. If you have an infant at home, a toddler, a preschooler or children who are school age, these 40+ DIY gifts for kids cover every age group.

A bit of craftiness is required for some, but not all of these DIY gifts for kids. There are 8 DIY gifts for infants, 9 DIY gifts for Toddlers, 15 DIY gifts for Preschool, and 5 DIY gift ideas for school age kids plus some additional unique stocking stuffers or classroom gift ideas for kids of any age. The DIY gift ideas are organized by age group for your convenience, with the stocking stuffers at the end.

Did you enter the gift giveaways over in the No-Stress Guide to Planning for the Holidays? A few of the items in the giveaways would make great gifts for kids. 

40+ DIY Gifts for Kids

8 DIY gift ideas for infants. Great gift ideas for babies-and save money by DIY-ing since babies grow so fast!

DIY Gifts for Infants

Crochet a Baby Doll with the included free pattern – Mama Smiles

DIY Personalized Photo Blocks add a fun family touch – The Stay-at-Home Mom Survival Guide

Make this cute stuffed bunny toy with the free pattern – Red Ted Art

These cute stuffed teddy bears are easy to make –Mama Smiles

This super easy Tag Blanket Tutorial will give you a great holiday or baby shower gift– Crafts on Sea

DIY Monster Stuffed toy would be a fun soft toy for baby during tummy time.– Mama Smiles

A simple treasure basket for baby would be a hit! – The Imagination Tree

Peek-A-Boo Boxes are personalized with baby’s name and picture to increase interest and learning– The Stay-at-Home Mom Survval Guide

9 DIY gifts for toddlers. These DIY gift ideas for kids are perfect for little ones learning to move and explore their senses.

DIY Gifts for Toddlers

Make a drawstring bag or bucket bag-toddlers love to carry around their newest treasures –Craftsy

Children who loves cars and toy vehicles will enjoy this DIY Roll-and-Go Car Mat – Teach Me Mommy

A DIY Personalized Board Book will get your toddler interested in reading books– Craftulate

Make a DIY Felt Board that fits on the front of the fridge – The Stay-at-Home Mom Survival Guide

Make an alphabet book with a small photo album – Makeovers and Motherhood

Make a set of these DIY Jumbo Building Blocks to get toddlers moving and building – The Stay-at-Home Mom Survival Guide

These 4 DIY toys for toddlers would make a fun gift basket – The Imagination Tree

Discovery Bottles are always interesting to little ones –The Imagination Tree

What a fun idea for celebrating a child’s age! Check out this How Old Are You? T-shirt tutorial – Cutting Tiny Bites

15 DIY gift ideas for preschool ages children. These DIY gifts for kids are simple and allow preschoolers to explore rather than get bored.

DIY Gifts for Preschool

Preschoolers can engage in pretend play with this real DIY Doctor Kit – P is for Preschooler

Know a child who likes to explore odds and ends? This DIY Tinker Box will get them creating– P is for Preschooler http://www.pisforpreschooler.com/home/diy-tinker-box

For children who like to get creative this decorate your own monster stuffed toy will get them excited – Mama Smiles

Sew dress-up clothes for a Costume Box  – Craftsy

These 5 homemade gifts for kids for will give you a lot of crafty inspiration – The Educator’s Spin On It

Create a set of Super Hero Peg People for some adventurous small world play – Fireflies and Mudpies

Have a child who loves the Frozen movie? Make a Frozen-inspired play dough kit – Teach Me Mommy

Create a set of colorful peg doll families for color matching and sorting – Rhythms of Play

Even an Altoids tin can be transformed into a small world toy perfect for travel with kids – There’s Just One Mommy

Put together a DIY puppet kit – Childhood 101

Then, add this DIY puppet theater and kids can pretend with their puppet creations – Childhood 101

Make a set of Jumbo Building Blocks, because preschoolers love to build on a large scale – The Stay-at-Home Mom Survival Guide

Every child will enjoy their own hobby horse toy! How creative is this? – Red Ted Art

These felt donuts would make a fun treat for a play kitchen – Red Ted Art

Add in some DIY felt pumpkin pie and you have a great pretend play dessert tray – Mama Smiles

5 creative ways to DIY gifts for older kids. School age kids can explore these DIY gift ideas and learn life skills.

DIY Gifts for School Age Kids

A child who loves to bake can get to it with this DIY Baking Kit – Non Toy Gifts

A Kids Science Kit PLUS 20 experiments to try will give that little scientist hours of fun – Little Bins for Little Hands

Have a nature-lover? This DIY Bird Watching Kit will inspire some creative explorations – Non Toy Gifts

Make a Felt Tic-Tac-Toe board as a travel game or easy gift for kids – Childhood 101

These Minion Finger Puppets will be a fun pretend play toy or stocking stuffer – Crafts on Sea

Stocking Stuffers OR Classroom Gift Ideas. These 4 ideas are unique DIY gifts that would make great gifts for a child's class or unique stocking stuffers for kids.

DIY Stocking Stuffers or Classroom Gifts

Snowmen Candy Bars are so cute – The Educator’s Spin On It

DIY Crayon and Pencil Holders will make a great teacher gift too– Non Toy Gifts

DIY Soap for Kids will make bathtime extra fun– Craftulate

DIY Craft Gift Bags are such a great idea for children who like to get crafty– The Craft Train


You can even create combination DIY and purchased gift baskets for kids and save money! Just combine a DIY idea or two along with a purchased personalized gift, and you will create a really special gift for a child. I shared some ideas for infants, toddlers and preschoolers to create fun personalized gifts for kids.


40+ DIY gift ideas from Kid Blogger Network bloggers that cover gifts for infants, toddlers, preschool, school age kids and stocking stuffers or classroom gift ideas.


View all of the No-Stress Guide to Planning for the Holidays and be sure to enter the giveaways before they end for this holiday season!