DIY gifts for grandparents are a fun way to get the kids involved with giving. Here are some fun homemade presents for grandmas and grandpa from grandkids. Kids will be able to make these fun project with a bit of help from mom and dad!
Last Christmas I was talking to my brother about what we were getting out parents. He was lost as to what to get and I sat there, sitting pretty.
You see, once you have kids buying gifts for grandparents becomes so simple.
Make it cute, have your kids paint it, and/or pop in a picture of smiling little faces and you. are. gooood!
My boys are the only grandchildren on both sides. So if we give any of our parents a picture, a footprint, handprint they love it. Heck, I bet there was a time I could give a dirty diaper, they’d gush over it.
I’m a big fan of arts and crafts and meaningful presents. And, let me tell you – having a kid has opened doors for so many fun projects!
There is one small problem I have with homemade presents. I’m not a fan of presents that look homemade, look super cheesy or cliche. Thankfully, I’ve been able to find so many fun gifts and projects that are adorable, meaningful, and not super lame!
The Best DIY Gifts for Grandparents
Today, I’m sharing my 15 favorite homemade gifts for grandparents! None of these are lame, cheesy or something you smile at in a memory box. Grandma and grandpa will display these with pleasure all year long.
- Photo Pen Holder by Create. Craft.Love
They’ll love looking at their favorite grandchildren every time they reach for a pen. This is super simple and you’ll get the chance to use more than one photo. Get the kids involved by having them choose the images.
Each year I give all the grandparents little ornament photo frames with the boy’s Santa picture in it. It’s really fun to look at each year’s photos and how they grew. These ornaments are easy, simple and you can use any size ornament you’d like.
I actually made this one a few years back and it was such a hit. I put in a picture for that month of the previous year. It’s such a perfect, adorable DIY gift for Grandma! Download the free printable and add your own pictures before framing.
My dad is the king of cheesy mugs, and he would LOVE this. I love that it doesn’t require a ton of skill on the child’s end, just the ability to hold a marker and scribble away! I think even babies or early toddlers would have a blast with this. Just keep an eye on the marker use.
Next is another one I’ve done myself and gifted. It’s so dang cute and smart! Let’s be honest. Finger paintings aren’t Van Gogh’s – it’s all about the experience and the laughs! I love the idea of putting both the smeary art and a photo of the process in the same frame!
- I have this hanging in our bedroom and love it. Just take a cheap frame with a removable mat and let your
littlespaint away. Finally, use it to frame their little hand print!
What a fun idea this is. I think you could even make it easier by just cutting and gluing the picture of your kiddo.
The next one is so quick and easy. Just a jar, a picture, some tape, and a tealight. I’m totally someone who has about a billion jars too many. How do you just throw them out?!?! I can’t do it. This would be a great way to get them out of your house!
Ryan’s first Christmas I made salt dough handprints for everyone. I just painted them white, wrote the date on them and threw on a ribbon, but these are such cute twists on an old favorite!
I’ve seen photo coasters that sell for upwards of $50. How much more meaningful would it be if you made them yourself? These seem pretty simple and easy for an adorable gift! Not to mention, they’re actually functioning!
If you come from a family with a bunch of grandkids, this would be a great way to involve everyone! And who doesn’t love Scrabble as a family game? (okay, confession, I kind of hate Scrabble after about 10 minutes every time I play..)
I remember making these in school one year and I’m pretty sure my parents still have it. If you have a little who will stay still long enough to give you a profile shot, give this simple tutorial a try! It would be fun to do one every year and watch their profile change year to year.
I adore this simple DIY gift. I feel like most hand or foot art for kids is the typical imprint, but this little
Another option for all of those finger painting experiments! I love that you can use this tip to make them more aesthetically pleasing for every day. Maybe try writing the child or the grandparents’ name in the stickers before painting!
Sometimes one photo just won’t do. Sometimes you can’t narrow it down. This is so smart for those situations as well as for making a way to display photos that
So, tell me – do you like making homemade gifts? Let me know in the comments!
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