Make and Takes DIY Holiday Gift Guide

Kids Craft

These DIY kids crafts are the perfect presents for the Holidays, as the kiddies get to be involved with putting it together. Whether they are coloring with these fun crayon rocks or designing their own stuffed animal, these presents will be sure to last longer than it took to unwrap the paper. Here’s my DIY picks for Kids Crafts.

Crayon Rocks

by Let’s Explore

Wooden Doll Paint Kit

by Goose Grease

Paper Doll Kit

by Paper Source

DIY I Spy Kit

by ae baby

Flannel Cake Kit

by Mahar Dry Goods

Bead Ornament Kit

by Perler

Pot Holders

by Klutz

My Printies

by My Printies

Home Craft

I’m happy to have Cricut Wish Card as a sponsor for this year’s DIY Holiday Gift Guide. With their fabulous cutting machine, you’ll want to stay in your crafting room for days this Holiday season. Along with a few other fun ideas for the crafter in you, here are my DIY picks for Home Crafts.

Cricut Expression

by Cricut

Cricut Gypsy

by Cricut

Very Merry Tags Cartridge

by Cricut

Snowflake Cartridge

by Cricut

Resin Pendant Kit

by Annie Howes Keepsakes

Needle Felting Kit

by Fancy Tiger

Twirly Skirt Bundle

by You Can Make This


by Shane Lily Rain


There’s a little something for everyone in this section of food. The kids will have time to help and play in the kitchen, but you’ll get to have your turn too. Here’s my culinary picks for Food.

Cookie Decorating Kit

by William Sonoma

Letter Molds

by Let’s Explore

Play Cookie Set

by Gummy Lump

Pioneer Woman

by The Pioneer Woman

Kid's Kitchen Set

by Mahar Dry Goods

Easy Bake Oven

by Hasbro

Indian Spice Kit

by Purpose Design

Child Chopsticks

by Let’s Explore


Who would not want to flingshot a monkey or even showcase your ant farm with illumination? These toys and games are sure to be a hit at your house this Holiday season. Here’s my picks for a little DIY Fun.


by Bendaroos

Juggling Kit

by Klutz

Play-Doh Creativity Center

by Hasbro

Flingshot Monkeys

by Hearthsong

Crayola Glow Dome

by Crayola

Antworks Illuminated

by Fascinations

Boom Splat Kablooey

by Klutz

Creepy Crawler Oven

by Creepy Crawlers

Children’s Picture Books

This list of books comes from a childhood favorite of mine, a story I’ve come to love through teaching, and favorites of my own children. I hope you’ll enjoy this list as much as I do. Here’s my picks for Children’s Picture Books.

Knuffle Bunny

by Mo Willems

The Monster at the End of this Book

by Jon Stone

Today I Feel Silly

by Jamie Lee Curtis


by Ezra Jack Keats

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Patridge

by Mem Fox


by Ian Falconer

Jan Brett Christmas Treasury

by Jan Brett

My Quiet Book

by My Growing Season

Craft & Entertainment Books

Many books on this list are ones that I’ve been wanting to thumb through, mark up, and dog ear pages. Each one is a different area of the crafting world, I could just eat it all up. Here’s my picks for DIY Craft Books.

Dangerous Book for Boys

by Conn Iggulden

Handmade Home

by Amanda Soule

Home, Paper, Scissors

by Patricia Zapata

Knit the Season

by Kate Jacobs

Bend the Rules with Fabric

by Amy Karol

Softies: Plush Pals

by Therese Laskey

Guide to Artful Sewing

by Crafty Chica


by Lynn Koolish
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