5 DIY Gifts That Kids Can Make

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Are you looking for fun, inexpensive gifts that your kids can make themselves? Look no further! These DIY gift ideas are exactly what you need. Not only does creating handmade gifts help cut costs, but it can increase brain activity in children and help develop creativity. Check out these five simple craft ideas that you can try with your kids. They’ll love sharing their designs with others!

5 DIY Crafts and Gifts

1.     Photos with a Custom Frame

Photos never go out of style and are always cherished. Start by choosing a special picture (perhaps one with your child and the gift recipient), then search for a blank frame of any material that you can fully customize!

For example, decorate a premade foam or wooden frame with beads, glitter glue, and other decorations, or create your own frames from popsicle sticks and other materials that each child can personalize.

These added embellishments help you and your child create a gift that’s specifically tailored to the recipient, whether that’s a parent, grandparent, or a friend from school. The best part? This idea is great for any holiday or special occasion. Make a heart photo frame for grandma for Valentine’s Day or a special Fall photo frame for Thanksgiving. The ideas are endless for this project, allowing your children to dig into their creative designs.

2.     Coasters

Cup coasters are an easy and inexpensive DIY gift for kids to make, and can be a nice option for a parent on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Use a corkboard if you want to paint only, or use wood if you would like to engrave and paint your coasters. Here are the steps you need to follow to create these easy DIY coasters:

  1. Using the mouth of a cup, create a circle on your corkboard. Cut the circle out.
  2. Use acrylic paint to decorate the tops of the coasters.
  3. Once the coasters are dry, spray or paint on a clear coat to help seal in your kids’ art designs.
  4. If you use circular wood pieces, carve your designs before completing steps 2 and 3.
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3.     Pincushions

Pincushions have been around for years. Share one with the seamstress in your family to add some homemade love to their crafting area. Make a pincushion out of quilt fabric scraps or old pieces of clothing. Here are five steps to making a pincushion:

  1. Use the mouth of a cup to draw your circles for easy measurement. Cut two pieces of fabric in circles, and place the front of the fabric pieces together.
  2. Sew the edges of the circles together, but leave an opening for the stuffing. Knot your string and cut it at the gap. Turn the fabric right side out.
  3. Stuff your cushion with polyester stuffing until it feels full. You don’t want needles going straight through the cushion because there isn’t enough stuffing.
  4. Sew the opening gap together.
  5. Add some decorations to your pincushion. You can add string from the center around the pincushion—like you are cutting it into pie slices—and add a button to the middle.

4.     Painted Wooden Plaques

Wood design plagues are a home decor trend without an end in sight. These easy-to-do paintings are great for children of any age. This project requires pieces of wood, paints, and fun design stencils.

These are beautiful decorations for your child’s room, play area, game room, or as a gift for a family member. Tape the stencils on the wooden base and allow the children to paint as they desire. When you complete the designs, you can add a layer of clear coating or leave the paint as-is on the wood.

5.     Flower Clocks

Give Grandma a new flower clock made by her little flower. This piece will brighten up the room, give something to help Grandma remember the kids as time goes by, and help the kids learn time while visiting Grandma.

  1. Buy a circular clock that Grandma can hang in her living room.
  2. Add half-circle petals to the outside of the hand clock at each main number.
  3. On the petals, write the number of minutes represented at that time. For example, number one would have a petal with :05, two would have :10, and so on.
  4. Add a stem and leaves to the bottom of the clock to create a floral look.
  5. Let the kids design the flower petals and color around the numbers. Cut different types of leaves to make them extra unique.
  6. When you visit Grandma, hang the clock for her!

Add Love to Your Gifts

Fun homemade crafts can spur memories that will last a lifetime, and these five gifts make excellent home decor items for anyone to enjoy! You can tailor each gift to the particular recipient, adding their favorite colors and designs to the project. These kid-made DIY gifts are an easy way to share love with friends and family members, so start crafting today!

Bath Time Safety

How cool this would have been to know this when my kids were little. I kept them in a plastic tub as long as I could. I feared getting them in the bathtub. A basket like this keeps the head away from getting banged on the tub side. The best part would be after you have taken the little one out and gotten them in their pj’s and you come in to clean up a quick spray of the shower head would clean the tub, the basket and toys. I would think about putting a few hole around the edge so water can drain easily from the toys as well as the basket.

Child Safety – With Large Crowds – Getting Help

I saw this and wanted to share it. What a quick and easy way to provide a way for your lost child to find his or her way back to you. Especially if they are young. Just write contact information for you and cover in a liquid bandage type product. It will stay good for the day and provide emergency personnel a way to get a hole for you if your child goes lost at amusement parks, fair or other crowed place.

I have also heard of another way to do this. For you to buy a per minute cell phone just for a child to have on them in case they are lost. Have your contact information listed on the phone. You can call them and they can tell emergency personnel that the contact information is in their phone. I would personally get a phone and case that could be attached to a lanyard or belt loop somehow so it can’t get lost.

Safety Solution For Your Vehicle Save The Lives Of Children & Pets

I am very excited to talk to you all today, as there has finally been a technical breakthrough in protecting children and pets from being run over by vehicles or equipment.

Our friends North of us in Canada have developed a revolutionary way of protecting people, environment, and assets. This Canadian company is called National Safety Solutions, and they have patented the Start Right Safety Device. Now that they have completed all their vigorous testing of the prototypes National Safety Solutions is proud to say that they have begun manufacturing in Vancouver, Canada.


The device operates like this; when the driver or operator of any type of vehicle jumps in and starts the engine an 85-decibel alarm sounds within 5 seconds, for those of you unsure of how loud this is, it is comparable to a food blender (88db) or a Vacuum Cleaner (70db). Once the alarm has sounded the driver knows immediately that they have forgotten to walk around the vehicle and ensure that kids or pets are not playing behind, around or even under the vehicle or leaving hazards such as bikes, or skateboards that are out of sight of the back up camera (if your vehicle has one).

With the alarm sounding, the driver turns the vehicle off and takes a small handheld Scanner and proceeds to pass the Scanner over each strategically place Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags usually on each corner of the vehicle. When you have completed these steps, the driver returns to the driver seat and turns the ignition on. The Scanner connects with a few quick beeps to the Data Logger inside the vehicle, and the alarm will not sound. This device has taken the complacency out of drivers that never look around the vehicle or the drivers that solely rely on their mirrors and back-up cameras. In our busy lives we all make a very common mistake, that is not making sure it is safe to move or vehicles. So many folks have done this and now live with the grief of being responsible for one of these horrific accidents. Nothing will ever replace the simple ‘feet on the ground’ approach to ensuring that your vehicle is safe to move.

If you could take a minute to check out KIDSANDCARS.org http://www.kidsandcars.org/ you will see just how often this really happens. I am sure many people have said ‘It would never happen to me’, ‘I have a back up camera’ or ‘I checked my mirrors I know it is safe to go’! How many of us really think about if it is safe to move our vehicles? I know I look for the obvious when sitting in the driver’s seat but after following up with the website of KIDSANDCARS.org, I now realize how big the blind spots really are while sitting in my vehicle. This has been a huge eye opener for me, therefore I envision this safety device to be on all types of vehicles and equipment, from personal vehicles, school buses, government cars and trucks, as well as many industrial and commercial applications.

The folks at National Safety Solutions tell me that if there is enough interest in their product within the USA then they will begin manufacturing the Start Right Safety Device right here in America. It is always nice to say, ‘Made in America’ and not somewhere offshore. When you follow up with this great product, you will contact Byron@nsslca.com and use the promo code: B2018K01T which will entitle you to a promotional discount on your purchase. The best part about this whole concept is that we can prevent so many horrific incidents for under $725.00 CND. With the Promo discount and exchange rate it will be approximately $500.00 USD or possibly less. Now that is what I call inexpensive peace of mind.

This product is an exciting and innovative resource that we all can utilize to help protect our children, grandchildren, pets, our fellow workers, and our property and assets. If you have been, or know someone that has ever been, impacted by this type of incident please share this with them as you could be that person that has helped prevent the next life changing event.