1. Adorable pine cone elves.
You could change up the colors, or add wings to make them fairies! See the tutorial at LiaGriffith.com
2. Glove monsters.
You may need to help with a little light sewing. Find the tutorial at Craftaholics Anonymous.
3. Homemade bouncy balls!
Hours of endless fun, really. See the tutorial at The 36th Avenue.
5. All kinds of impressive macaroni art.
6. This string art to remind faraway family where their heart is.
Find out how at Sugar Bee Crafts.
9. These DIY apple jars can be filled with candy or gift cards!
Heck, why not both!? Great for teachers. Find the DIY at The36thAvenue.
10. Mason Jar pencil holders can be put together in a pinch.
And they’re glittery to boot. Tutorial HERE.
11. These custom book marks are almost too cute to pass up.
You’ll have to help younger kids through many of the steps, but the end result is adorable. Tutorial HERE.
12. Preserve your little one’s precious artwork forever on custom plates like these.
Learn how from The Chirping Moms.
13. These clay DIY bowls can be stunning or playful….
Use delicate stamps like the example in Gathering Beauty’s tutorial, or grab some of your kids favorite stamps and make grandma and grandpa a candy bowl to remember.
14. Make this sweet stovetop potpourri as a family.
Learn how from Delia Creates. (Don’t forget to watch your kids around the stove!)
16. Lego picture puzzles are great for fidgety fingers.
A fun gift for siblings and other kiddos, makes for hours of mixing, matching, photo fun. I Can Teach My Child has an excellent tutorial.
17. There’s always room for more mugs.
This DIY is super easy and quick — Michael’s breaks it down step by step.
18. These watercolor mugs are so easy, it hurts.
All it takes is nail polish and warm water. Find out more at PoppyTalk.
20. …And make a great gift for families.
Instructions for these yarn wrapped ombre monograms are on Catch My Party.
21. Hot cocoa mix ornaments will warm their recipient from the inside, out.
Follow the steps from Bubbly Nature Creations.
22. A glowing winter scene will cozy-fy any mantle.
Make sure to supervise young children, and consider switching your real flame for a battery-operated option. Shabby Art Boutique has a printable all ready to go and can give you the skinny on building your own.
23. And of course, you can always send a hug for free!
Idea and instructions via Life As Mama.