Looking for clever and affordable gift ideas for kids? Then, skip the store, and try one of these homemade gift ideas:
Have a bunch of crayon stubs that are too small for your kids to hold onto? Don't throw them out! Instead, recycle them into big, chunky crayons that are just the right size for little hands. Pair them with a coloring book, and you've got a complete gift for $1.
Treat your favorite shortie to a fresh batch of playdough in your choice of color and scent.
3. Sidewalk Chalk
Fill a bucket with chunky sticks of homemade sidewalk chalk the more colors the better.
4. Denim Pocket Purse
The back pockets are often the prettiest part of a pair of jeans, sporting intricate embroidery and sometimes even delicate sequins and beads. Use them to create a denim pocket purse for a lucky little girl.
5. Felt Board
Felt boards sell for big bucks, but they don't cost much at all to make. Round up a bit of felt and cardboard, and create a homemade felt board in thirty minutes or less. You can even create a felt person that resembles the recipient too fun!
6. Treasure Soap
Surprises are big fun when you're little. Hide a small trinket inside a bar of homemade treasure soap, and you've got a cheap and memorable gift that'll be fun to the last wash.
7. Popsicle Soap
Popsicle-shaped soap is kid-cool and cheap too. Pick up a pound of glycerin soap, and melt your way to the perfect gift.
8. Soap on a Rope
Introduce a new generation to the wonder that is soap on a rope. It couldn't be easier to make.
9. Soap Scrubbies
It's one part soap; it's one part scrubbie; and it's 100% fun. Stock up on dollar store scrubbies and make a soap scrubbie for every kid that you know.