There are many things to consider when a child is trying to come up with the perfect gift for their parent. They want it to be unique and original, sometimes making them unsure of where to start. This article will go through everything from gift ideas to price points and materials required and even show a step-by-step-decide-where-to-go flowchart for getting started.
Do you have a family member who has everything or one that's at the other end of the spectrum? Here are some DIY gift ideas to make and give your lighthearted parent the perfect next-generation surprise.
Say thanks with homemade cards
Making a card is a great way for kids to show their parents how much they appreciate them. It can be as simple or as complex as they like, and it’s a thoughtful way to say “thank you” for everything parents do.
If your child is crafty, they can make a beautiful homemade card using construction paper, markers, crayons, or whatever other materials they have on hand. If they are not so crafty, don’t worry – there are plenty of printable templates available online that they can use. Just help them with some heartfelt message and let them write it inside the card, and you’re all set!
Make a scrapbook
For many children, a scrapbook is one of the most thoughtful gifts they can give to a parent. This heartfelt present can be filled with memories, mementos, and family photos throughout the years.
A scrapbook is a unique and personal way for a child to show how much they care. It also gives parents a lasting keepsake to treasure. Plus, it’s a gift that can be enjoyed by both parents and children alike!
Make a digital photo frame slideshow
A digital photo frame slideshow is a fantastic way to display photos of your loved ones. One can set it up to show off photos of the children as they grow, or showcase pictures from family vacations and special occasions. Best of all, it’s easy to make!
To create a digital photo frame slideshow, you will need the following:
- A digital photo frame
- A memory card or USB drive with photos stored on it
- A computer with a photo editing program (such as Photoshop)
Once you have gathered your materials, follow these steps:
1. Choose the photos you want to include in the slideshow. If you choose photos from your computer’s hard drive, open the folder where they are stored. If you use a memory card or USB drive, insert it into your computer.
2. Select all of the photos you want to use and copy them into a new folder. This will help keep your project organized.
3. Open a photo editing program and create a new project file with the same dimensions as your digital photo frame. For example, if your digital photo frame is 8 inches wide by 6 inches tall, create a new project file that is also 8 inches by 6 inches.
Paint framed photos
Assuming the child is 12 years old, they could volunteer to help paint a parent’s framed photos. This would be a fun bonding activity, and the result would be a one-of-a-kind gift that the parent can cherish forever.
Gather all the framed photos you want to paint to get started. If you don’t have any frames, you can find some inexpensive ones at your local dollar store. Once you have your supplies, choose a color scheme and start painting! You can either freehand your designs or use stencils to create more intricate patterns.
If you’re not confident in your painting skills, don’t worry – this is supposed to be a fun activity, not a masterpiece. Just have fun and see what kinds of designs you can come up with. Your parents will love seeing their memories through your eyes!
Give Jewelry on a Budget
Giving jewelry as a gift doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, there are plenty of ways to give jewelry on a budget. Here are a few ideas:
1. Thrift stores are a great place to find affordable jewelry. Look for vintage or antique pieces that have unique designs.
2. Costume jewelry is another option for budget-friendly gifts. Look for pieces with bold colors or interesting patterns.
3. DIY jewelry is also an option for those on a budget. There are many online tutorials for making jewelry out of inexpensive materials.
4. Finally, don't forget about simple, but heartfelt gifts like homemade cards or hand-drawn pictures adorned with beads or other small trinkets. These gifts may not cost much, but the recipient'll surely cherish them.
DIY Hand Soap
If your child is old enough to use a knife or scissors safely, they can help you make homemade hand soap! All you need is a bar of glycerin soap, a large container, and some essential oils. Start by having your child cut the soap into small pieces, then add boiling water to the container and stir until the soap has melted. Next, let your child add 10-15 drops of their favorite essential oil (lavender is always a good choice) and stir again. Once the mixture has cooled, it's ready to use!
Movie Munchers in 2 Favorite Flavors They Love
Even the youngest child can make a tasty and thoughtful gift for their parents with this easy recipe. Simply mix together some of their favorite cereal, nuts, and dried fruit with a few other ingredients, then bake in fun shapes like hearts or stars. Add a cute label, and you’ve got a delicious present that any parent will love.
Personalize Mugs According To Their Taste
When it comes to DIY gifts, mugs are a great option for kids of all ages. And what better way to personalize a mug than by tailoring it to the taste of the parent receiving the gift?
For instance, if your child knows that their mom loves flowers, they could decorate a mug with a floral design. Or, if dad is a fan of sports, consider painting or drawing a sports-themed image on the mug.
Not only will the parent appreciate the personalized touch, but this gift also provides an opportunity for your child to be creative and have fun in the process!
DIY Aromatherapy Neck Pillow
There are many thoughtful DIY gifts a child can make for a parent, but one that is sure to be appreciated and used often is an aromatherapy neck pillow. This project is simple to do, and only requires a few materials.
First, gather some lavender or chamomile essential oil, cotton fabric, polyfill stuffing, and a sewing needle and thread. Cut the fabric into two equal rectangles, then sew the two pieces together along three sides, leaving one end open.
Turn the pillowcase right side out, then stuff it with the polyfill. Add a few drops of essential oil to the stuffing before closing the pillowcase. Sew the open end shut, then sit back and enjoy your relaxing new neck pillow!
Succulent Planters from Recycled Cans
When it comes to finding the perfect gifts for parents, DIY presents are always a good option. If you’re looking for something unique and memorable, why not make your succulent planters from recycled cans?
This project is easy to do and only requires a few materials. First, gather some empty aluminum cans and wash them out thoroughly. Next, use a hammer and nail to make a few holes in the bottom of each can for drainage.
Then, fill your cans with potting soil and add your favorite succulents. You can even decorate the outside of the cans with paint or washi tape. Your parents will love this thoughtful and practical gift!
Personalized Pillows With Sweet Messages And Styles
Children can personalize pillows with sweet messages and styles that parents will love. Using a child's artwork, photos, or both, pillows can be made into unique gifts that parents can cherish.
One of the best ways to show a parent how much you appreciate them is to give them a personalized pillow for their child's room. A personal message, birthplace, or photo on the front of the pillow will be cherished by parents and children alike. Just make sure to use high-quality materials and avoid using cheap fabric. If you need help determining where to get high-quality fabrics, try searching online.
Children can also choose from various colors and styles when selecting their pillows. Bright colors such as pink and blue are popular, but many other colors are also available. Children can also create their style by combining different colors. If you don't have time to shop for the perfect combination, consider buying inexpensive, plain-colored sheets at your local department store to create your unique style.
Personalized pillows can come in all shapes and sizes. Large rectangular or square pillows look nice in any room, while smaller ones can be used as decorative accents on dressers and nightstands. Smaller pillows can also be used as baby gifts that parents can give to each other after giving birth. The good news is that bigger pillows are sometimes easier to care for than small ones because
Children 10-12 years old can make many different gifts for their parents. It depends on what the child is interested in and what their parents would appreciate. If the child is into arts and crafts, they could make a homemade card or picture frame. They could bake some cookies or a cake if they are into cooking. The possibilities are endless! Whatever the child makes will be sure to put a smile on their parent's face.