24 DIY Gifts for Toddlers

Holiday gift giving can get costly, but adding some DIY to the mix can help alleviate some of the expense. These 24 DIY gifts for toddlers are all doable ideas that your tot will simply love!

 

Craft your holiday with these 24 amazing DIY gifts for toddlers. You'll love these gift ideas for one, two, and three year olds that you can make for birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, or any occasion

 

Making DIY gifts is really not that complicated. These easy DIY gifts for toddlers show that a little something can go a long way. Some of these are smaller “stocking stuffer” gifts, some are just right for a birthday party, and some work great paired with another item in a bundled gift.

 

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Even if you DIY half a gift, it can sometimes help you save a little. When you are giving lots of gifts, this can add up. It also helps to personalize the gifts, making them more special. One way I do this is with DIY gift tags, but these DIY gifts for toddlers are sure to be a hit too!

 

 

24 DIY Gifts for Toddlers:

 

1. Make crayon textured play dough and place it in cute containersto make it totally gift-worthy.

Make this super easy and fun crayon play dough recipe! Your child will love the extra sensory exploration. It's a fun crayon craft to use old crayons, and is an engaging kids activity as well!

 

2. A waldorf hand kite by Study at Home Mama is a fun DIY toy that your toddler will love to play with.

Craft your holiday with these 24 amazing DIY gifts for toddlers. You'll love these gift ideas for one, two, and three year olds that you can make for birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, or any occasion

 

3. Upgrade the homemade play dough gift with a full play dough kit! Check out this  Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Play Dough Kit by Mama Papa Bubba

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4. This magnificent sensory board by Learning and Exploring Through Play might be a larger project, but it’s something that toddler will love and use plenty! 

Craft your holiday with these 24 amazing DIY gifts for toddlers. You'll love these gift ideas for one, two, and three year olds that you can make for birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, or any occasion

 

5. This bubble bath paint by Meet the Dubiens will make bath time more fun than ever before!

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6. Pretend play food is easy to put together in minutes. It’s a great accompanying gift to something like this or this (which include the dishes pictured).

This pretend play food is one of the easiest DIY toys I've seen! Encourage healthy eating in toddlers and young kids - it takes only a few minutes and is a quick and easy mom craft.

 

7. Chunky wooden alphabet magnets by Arts & Crackers are not only fun for your tot to play and learn with, but they actually also look great on your fridge!

15 more cool and functional nail polish crafts! These quick and easy crafts are perfect crafts for teens and tweens, or for when you're short on time and all use a common ingredient: nail polish!

 

8. This set of felt breakfast food by Nap Time Creations is another fun idea for pretend play in the kitchen. Don’t you just love that glass of OJ?

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9. Make frozen silly putty by Paging Fun Mums for your Frozen-obsessed toddler.

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10. This no sew Elmo inspired tee will make your toddler smile real big (just like mine is….) You can see more great Elmo gift ideas for toddlers here.

Mae an adorable DIY no sew Elmo tee shirt for your toddler! Perfect craft for an Elmo or Sesame Street themed party, or to give as a gift.

 

11. Here’s another easy, no sew Sesame Street inspired tee – though you can do this with any character or design…

IT's ridiculously easy to embellish a drab plain shirt with your child's favorite characters! Click to find out how I made this adorable Sesame Street t-shirt. It's a perfect five minute mommy craft...

 

12. If you want to gift DIY clothing without characters, this rainbow onesie is great for toddlers too. It can be done as a t-shirt too, if your toddler has outgrown bodysuits.

DIY Rainbow Onesie Baby Shower Gift Idea

 

13. Bunde these beautiful dino crayons by Sarah Halstead with some dinosaur themed coloring books for a dino fan!

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14. Your tot will have a blast thumping on these DIY drums by A Beautiful Mess! And they look great on display, too.

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15. Make and gift sidewalk chalk in cute shapes with this tutorial by Fun at Home with Kids. 

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16. I love these felt tools and toolbox by Serving Pink Lemonade.  I’d make it myself, if I had a sewing machine… for now, it’s on the list!

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17. Print and assemble these funny face magnets for a toddler to enjoy. Place them in a metal tin for a more self-contained toy, and to make it more giftable.

Aren't these funny face magnets adorable? Click for this free printable kids activity - perfect for toddlers, preschool, and beyond!

 

18. If your toddler is more the vehicle type, print these car magnets instead…

Looking to engage your little ones with a simple and inexpensive activity? Make these DIY car magnets - it will keep them busy for hours! It's a perfect indoor activity for toddlers, and a simple DIY toy.

 

19. For the Minion fan (and any toddler who meets a Minion is an instant fan), a Minion hooded towel by Crazy Little Projects is practical too.

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20. Make your little princess an easy flower headband (or ten) to wear.

Learn how to make an easy flower headband with this super simple tutorial!

 

21. Tots love slimy things – so this DIY orange glittered slime by Simplistically Living will surely be loved!

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22. For the little girl who loves to play store, a recycled jeans play purse is a lovely gift! You can even throw in a little cash gift too… I made this one for my niece (no sewing required) and she loves it.

Isn't this DIY recycled denim purse adorable? Perfect for my niece. It's an easy no sew craft, great for kids or a cool accessory for storing a cell phone for teens.

 

23. Dress up and role play is an important part of your child’s toddlerhood! A no-sew dish towel superhero cape by See Vanessa Craft makes a hero-worthy gift for toddlers.

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24. Finally, for the Cookie fan, a monster water bottle is quite easy and cheap to make If you want to upgrade the gift, you can fill it with goodies too.

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I hope you enjoyed these DIY gifts for toddlers, and got some great gift ideas from it! What will you be making for your toddler this holiday season?

 

Craft your holiday with these 24 amazing DIY gifts for toddlers. You'll love these gift ideas for one, two, and three year olds that you can make for birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, or any occasion

 

 

Want more great gift ideas from all over the web? Follow along with my Gift Ideas board below!

 

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2 Comments

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  2. Ooh that sensory board looks way fun! My boys would love the car magnets too.

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