Create keepsakes to last a lifetime! Celebrate birthdays with thoughtful DIY gifts that kids will love.
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Celebrating birthdays is made that much more special when there are thoughtful and meaningful gifts involved. While it can be nice to head to the store, even better is giving a homemade gift that is both personal and special. The following are some of the best DIY birthday gifts for kids of all ages to let them know just how special their day is.
DIY photo book or album – this is one of the best ways to preserve pictures from special events or from a child’s everyday life. Print out or scan photos to create a physical book or album that they can keep forever. They’ll love flipping through the pages to see all the memories you’ve captured together.
Board game crafts – bring the family back to the basics and create a fun board game with supplies around the house. Kids will love putting their own spin on classic games such as tic-tac-toe and dominoes. Decorate a standard board game such as checkers or chess with materials such as felt, ribbon, paint, and glitter glue.
Coupon book – give your kids “coupons” for special things, like one extra bedtime story or an extra hour of TV time. Let them cash in their coupons whenever they want and see their eyes light up as they redeem their fun treats.
Original artwork – does your child love to draw or paint? Why not encourage their artistic talent by commissioning a special piece of artwork for them to keep? Even better, frame their masterpiece and hang it up in the living room for them to show off to all their friends.
Memory jars – a memory jar is a great keepsake for your child. Fill it with their favorite mementos from their birthdays, vacations, moments with family, and more. Whenever they’re feeling down or need a pick-me-up, they can open the jar to remember all of their special memories.
Crafty gift baskets – children will love a themed gift basket filled with fun crafts and supplies. Head to the craft store and pick out materials like pipe cleaners, beads, glitter glue, and pom-poms. And if you want to go the extra mile, add in books, DVDs, and games that they can use with their craft supplies.