While it’s all good and well to trip down to the mall and buy something clever or extravagant for the beloved Nan and Pop, sometimes a handmade gift hits them right in the feels. Especially so when it’s made by the little hands of a beloved preschool child.
Luckily you’ve got friends like us, who not only know the exact kind of crafty things grandparents admire most, we know where to find them too! Here are ten of our very favourite kid-made things. We are sure there’s something perfect for the Nanna and Gramps in your life!
1. Pompom caterpillars
Oh my gosh. Not only are these super-simple to make, with $2 shop craft supplies, they are insanely cute! Use to clip papers together or glue a magnet onto the underside for word’s most adorable fridge magnet!
How-to at Think Crafts
2. Jellyfish suncatcher
A little bit of help from mum or dad and your child will be the proud parent-slash-creator of a delightful, light-catching jellyfish pal.
How-to at I Heart Arts And Crafts
3. Painted leaf mobile
Some leisurely scavenging on your afternoon walk sparks the prettiest of painted mobiles, just perfect for little crafters. If it’s a bit hard to wrap the yarn around the stick, leave it au natural or paint it in pretty colours too.
How-to at ArtBar
4. Plant heads
Transform a plastic bottle into a growing friend with this cute how-to. A few things from the recycling bin, some potting mix and seeds are all you need. (Remember that masks and gloves are best practice when using potting mix.)
Tutorial is at Nunca Mas Abbarido
5. Hand-drawn candle holders
Little glasses wrapped with baking paper are the prefect home for tea-lights! Just cut your paper to size, give your child some crayons and wait for the magic to happen.
This idea is from Herz Allerliebst
6. Paper plate fish bowl
This super-simple and super-charming craft will take pride of place on any discerning grandparent’s kitchen wall!
The how-to is at Daisy Cottage Designs
7. Rainbow cloud mobile
Let’s face it, this is 100 per cent adorable. If you can’t quite stretch yourself to colour all the pasta ‘beads’, you could make them all blue to simulate raindrops and go for a less colourful display.
The how-to is at B-inspired Mama
8. Pipe cleaner snakes
These simple and gorgeous snakes are the non-scary variety and heaps of fun for little fingers to make!
How to at Kid’s Activities Blog
9. Clay pendants
These are fun to make and on-trend too! Make a whole bunch and delight all the rellies at Christmas.
How-to is at Craft Whack
10. Mini polymer clay pots
DIY a cute little pot and pop a succulent inside! These are adorable and stylish, guaranteed to make any Nan or Pop super-happy.
Get the DIY at Say Yes
Bust out the Useful Box and get crafty with your kids, guys! Merry Christmas-making!