25 DIY Gifts for Kids

Give kids a unique DIY Christmas gift with these creative wooden DIY gift ideas. From small to large ideas, we have you covered! Nothing beats a homemade gift!

collage of diy gifts for kids with text overlay


If you are looking for the perfect DIY gift idea for the kid in your life for a special occasion – birthday, Christmas or just because, these simple ideas are sure to inspire you!

Handmade Gifts for Kids

Many of these can be whipped up in just a couple of hours and will create memories for a long time to come!

1. DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Game Board

Made from mainly scrap wood, this DIY Tic-Tac-Toe game makes a great gift for any kid (or kids at heart). It is a great coffee table game as well. Read more.

2. DIY Ring Toss Game

DIY Ring toss game in the grass with the rope rings

Outdoor games are always so much fun! This classy take on the traditional carnival game is easy to make and easy to dismantle and store away when not in use. Read more.

3. DIY Step Stool

DIY step stool made from scrap wood

This step stool is an easy beginner project and can be made using – you guessed it – scrap wood! It makes a great gift for the kids to help them reach for and be more independant. Get the plans here.

4. Toy Car Ramp

DIY kids toy car ramp painted burgandy and yellow

Make a fun toy car ramp using scrap wood with this full tutorial. Little ones will love to watch cars speed down through multiple ramps.

5. DIY Lego Tray with Storage

DIY lego tray with play area on one side and storage on the other side

Play on one side, organize on the other, your lego lover can take this lego tray anywhere and keep themselves busy. Read more

6. Kids Dinosaur Shelf

DIY wood dinosaur shelf with dinosaur figures as hooks

The perfect addition to any kid who loves dinosaurs! Not just dinosaurs, you can draw any shape you like to make it work for any kid in your life! See more here.


7. DIY LED Nightlight

DIY nightlight using acrylic engraved with sleeping quote on Cricut

Kids love having a nightlight to keep the monsters at bay. Give them something that will comfort them even more with a personalized message on this DIY LED nightlight. Get all the details here.

8. DIY Desk Organizer

Pink DIY desk organizer with aluminum pails hanging from the hooks with pencils and crayons

Every child needs organization in their room or space to help them focus. With a slot for papers and notebooks, hooks to hang buckets of pens, and a personalized message, this DIY homework station is a great gift for kids in school. Get all the details here.

9. DIY Accessory Holder

DIY girl's accessory holder painted pink with jewelry and hair accessories

The perfect homemade gift for a little girl and all her accessories. and all of their accessories. There a spots for bracelets, headbands, earring, and hair bows. Get all the details here.

10. DIY Magnetic Chalkboard

DIY kids magnetic chalkboard with red frame

A DIY magnetic chalkboard provides hours of fun and you can make this one for just $12! Get the details here.


11. Dream Big Wall Art

Dream big wall art made with deco foil

Wall art with encouraging words make a great gift too! This sign made using colorful foil is not just inspiring but also eye-catching. Get all the details

12. DIY Hair Bow Holder

smiley girls face with yarn hair holding hairbows

This is the perfect gift for little girls! Keep all those hair bows in one place and decorate with this cute DIY hair bow holder. Get all the details.

13. DIY Woodland Mobile

DIY kids mobile with pom poms and woodland animals

This DIY mobile is the perfect gift for kids with woodland themed rooms or nurseries. Get all the details.

14. DIY Custom Backpacks

blue and purple kids backpacks with iron on custom designs

A custom backpack is the perfect homemade gift for kids. These are made using the Cricut machine. You can personalize it with their favorite characters and colors! Get all the details here.

15. DIY Modern Dollhouse

DIY dollhouse decorated with accessories

I love this DIY modern dollhouse! It will provide hours of entertainment, you may even want to get in on the fun. Get all the details.


16. DIY Water Table

gray painted kids DIY water table with 2 sections

A sand and water table is an outdoor toy that can keep children busy for hours! Build your own with a few boards and bins from the store. Get the plans here.

17. Modern kids Bench

DIY kids modern bench seat painted yellow with red pillow

This bench is a quick afternoon project. It’s a few simple cuts and can be made rather quickly. Get all the plans here.

18. Kids Art Station

2 views of DIY kids art station, chalkboard side and dry erase side

Set up a creative station for the kids with this easy project! They will be occupied for hours with this 5-in-1 art station which includes a magnetic chalkboard, whiteboard, art paper roll, a supply station and a place to displace their creativity! Get all the details and plans here.


19. DIY Toy Organizer

kids toy organizer with bins and shelves and stuffed animal holder

This is the toy storage solution you have been looking for! It is an easy beginner build and has a spot for stuffed animals, books, board games. Give them a gift to organize all their gifts! Get the plans here.

20. DIY Kids table with hidden storage

DIY Kids table with storage under the top

This is a quick and simple desk build for the kids. The hidden storage under the desk makes it easy to clean up the top so they can focus on the work at hand. OR you can add leg mats underneath for playtime! Get the plans.

21. Modern Kids Table with angled leg

Gray and white angled leg kids table

A modern take on the classic design of a kids table, this angled leg kids table makes a great homemade gift for kids. Get the plans here.

22. Modern Kids Chair

Gray painted kids angled leg chair with white block painted legs

This modern kids chair that goes with the kids’ table above is the perfect modern design with the paint detail on the angled legs. Get the plans here

23. Convertible Toddler Table and Chairs

wood kids table and chairs with books and pillow

This convertible Montessori inspired table and chair set can be used in 27 different ways – as a table, stool, bench, chair – there is a configuration for every situation! The kids will love it! Get the plans here.

24. Kids DIY Nesting Table

DIY kids desk with nesting seats with storage

This genius design makes it easy to store away when not in use! Get the plans here.

25. Alphabet Block Kids Storage

DIY wood kids storage boxes with alphabet letters painted on them and a teddy bear sitting on one

These cute alphabet blocks have storage and chalkboard sides to inspire creativity. Get the details here.


So, there you have it – quick simple and fun DIY kids gift ideas that you can probably make this weekend!

They will absolutely adore you for the special gift!

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See these and 22 other easy DIY woodworking gift ideas here.

Anika's goal is to inspire and empower beginners with woodworking, DIY, home improvement, and home decor ideas.
She wants everyone to unlock their creative potential and experience the feeling that comes with making something. Nothing feels better better than seeing something and saying "I can make that!"

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  1. Sue Lester says:

    You are amazing. How did you learn to do all these things. Must take a lot of patience.

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