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. From toddlers to big kids, there’s something everyone can make for grandpa and grandma.
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 your parents becomes so simple.
Make it cute, have your kids paint it, and/or pop in a picture of smiling little faces and you. are. good!
Homemade gifts for grandparents from kids
My kids are the only grandchildren on both sides. So if we give any of our parents a picture, a footprint, handprint they love 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!
Except, 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 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.
First things first though – a few ideas using premade kits!
DIY Gifts for Grandparents with a bit of help:
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With 3 kids, I need any help I can these days! These cute DIY gifts are pre packaged so you just follow the instructions to make an adorable gift for Grandma.
- DIY Family Photo + Family Hand Frame
- Family Handprint Frame and Paint Kit
- Baby Hand and Footprint Frame
- Paint Your Own Mosaic Sun Stone
- Frame Painting Kit
- Make a Wind Chime
- Handprint Ornament kit
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.
DIY Photo Ornament Gift for Grandparents
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 as the perfect homemade grandparent present.
I actually made this one a few years back and it was such a hit. I put in a picture of the kids from 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.
Kids Personalized Scribble Mug.
My dad is the king of cheesy mugs, and he would LOVE this DIY gift for grandpa. 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.
Art Display and Photo
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!
Framed Hand Print Art
I have this hanging in our bedroom and love it. Just take a cheap frame with a removable mat and let your
Fingerprint Memory Art.
What a fun idea this is. I think you could even make it easier by just cutting and gluing the picture of your kiddo.
Glowing Photo Luminaries
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. This would be a great way to recycle and make a DIY gift for grandparents.
All the Salt Dough Things.
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!
Photo Coasters DIY Grandparent Gift
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!
Scrabble Tile Family Tree.
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? This would be such a cute DIY gift for grandma of a bigger family.
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.
Foot Prints in the Sand
I adore this simple DIY gift. I feel like most hand or foot art for kids is the typical imprint, but this little
Framed Finger Painting
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!
Photo Collage Star
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 DIY Gifts for grandparents? Let me know in the comments!
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- Knitted Stuffed Animals
- Boutique Baby Bows
- 6 Month Old Gifts
- 18 month Old Gifts
So many cute ideas!! Thanks Morgan! I’m bookmarking this!
Alexandra @ My Urban Family says
These are all great ideas, but I especially love the mug idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Ahhh! That finger print memory art is probably the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!!! We will be doing that for sure!!!
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
I love all the picture ideas! You can never go wrong with pictures for parents or grandparents.
I love these ideas! My husband and I just had our first child this summer so this Christmas we have been looking for Grandparent gift ideas. These are great ideas.
What wonderful ideas! I love the pencil holder and the coasters!! Glad you were my neighbor at Women with Intention today!
Wow, there are so many amazing ideas here! I want to do so many! I love the framed one of the baby’s painting, with a picture of him making it. Adorable!
You should come link up at our link up and Pin-It Party tonight that just went live.
I feel the same way! So many DIYs, so little time!!
Thanks for sharing these wonderful grandparents gift ideas. I really like all of these ideas. Since my grandparents marriage anniversary is coming up, I’m very excited to give them some gifts. So I’m looking forward to pick some gifts inspirations from here.