20 Kid-Pleasing DIY Stocking Stuffers
If you’re looking for the perfect stocking stuffers for your little ones, you don’t need to search the stores. There are plenty of awesome DIY ideas out there! We’ve got 20 super cute DIY stocking stuffers to provide inspiration. Most of these are simple projects that require minimal time and materials, making them awesome candidates for filling up the kids’ Christmas socks! Better yet, these stuffers won’t fall apart within a day like cheap store-bought toys and they don’t need batteries.
2. Doll Diapers, Bee in My Bonnet – Little doll clothes are the perfect size to roll up into a stocking! These tiny diapers will thrill a baby-loving child who loves to dress and undress their dolls!
3. Dino Magnets, C.R.A.F.T. – Kids love to hang their artwork and school papers on the fridge, and playing with magnets are a great time occupier! If you’ve got a magnet wall or board that your kids can’t resist, these dino magnets are the perfect addition.
4. Felt Ballerina Doll, Snugglebug University – If your kids love paper dolls, they’ll love this cute version! Make a set of felt dolls – like paper dolls but without the tabs. They stick to a flannel board or even another piece of felt. They’re even easier to make AND play with than paper dolls are.
5. Superhero Softie, TutsPlus – Who doesn’t wish they were a superhero? With this pattern and tutorial you can design a superhero softie that resembles your own child! This little action figure is perfect for cuddling, when it’s not saving the day.
6. Magnetic Fishing Game To-Go, Crafts Unleashed – Magnetic fishing games teach motor skills, sharing, taking turns and other social skills. They’re also cute and fun! This mini version is so small it fits in an altoids tin!
7. Lucky Penny Necklace, Kaley Ann – Boys and Girls alike will love this piece of jewelry. A penny for luck that they can wear around their necks! It’s super easy to create and you can personalize it by using ribbon or colored twine. Find a penny with your child’s birthday on it for added luck!
8. Monster Lacing Cards, So Here’s My Life – Make a set of these monsters for your little monsters and they’ll have a blast! This tactile activity increases hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Plus they’re adorable, fun and easy to make. Get them laminated for more durability.
9. Lego Minifig Necklace, Lil Blue Boo – These are so easy to make you can whip up a bunch in just a few minutes. All you need is some glue and a mini screw eye! You could even attach them to a key chain or lanyard instead. If you know someone crazy about legos, this is the perfect tiny gift for them!
10. Felt Owl Pouch, Do Small Things With Love – Give them an adorable pouch for their tiny treasures! This owl is super cute, and small enough to fit in the palm of their hands. They can store all the little things they love – squinkies, stones, coins, stickers. It’s the perfect spot for a little collection.
11. Animal Key Chains, Megan Olsen on Flickr – Paint some inexpensive plastic animals, add an eye screw and attach a key ring. Easy as that! Kids will love the look of these wild animals, and they can attach them to backpacks or coats for zipper pulls, or keep their house key close at hand.
12. Three Little Pigs Finger Puppets, Obsessively Stitching – Make these tiny cuddly critters out of just a bit of fleece; the free pattern makes it a cinch. Kids will delight in an impromptu puppet show when they find these in their stocking!
13. Car Carrier, Crazy Little Projects – These pouches keep toy cars snug and carry them wherever your little ones want to go! They’re an easy sew and entirely customizable as far as pattern and number of pockets. If your kids love keeping their cars close at hand when you’re out and about or on car or plane trips, this is a great gift idea!
14. Fabric Marble Maze, Twin Dragonfly Designs – With some scrap fabric and a bit of sewing you can create a fun, portable, reusable maze for your kids. Sandwich a marble between the two pieces of fabric and sew the maze design right on. Kids can take it anywhere for some quiet play – it’s sure to keep them busy for a bit!
15. Molded Crayons, She Knows – Use all those old crayon bits and pieces to create something cute and new! Find adorable ice cube molds in all different clever shapes and make your kids a whole set of marbled crayons.
16. Peg Dolls, Running With Scissors – Painting a set of peg dolls is a super cute way to make a personalized stocking stuffer for the kids. All you need are raw wood peg people, some painters tape, paint and brushes. You can make them any way you’re little person would love best! Recreate your family – you could even get mini pegs for pets! Disney princesses, characters from a favorite movie or book, and super heroes are just a few ideas.
17. Hand-Stamped Memory Game, Claire’s Place – Mini memory games are perfect for stocking stuffers and easy to create. Plus, they’re guaranteed kid pleasers! This version has an almost vintage feel with the wooden discs and adorable hand-stamped animals.
18. Cold & Hot Comfort Sacks, Delia Creates – Sew a bunch of rice bags in cute shapes for your kids to use. They can be warmed up for hand warmers in coat packets or to place in bed for icy toes. Or you can pop them in the freezer and keep them as ice packs. Either way, these fun packs will be loved and used over and over.
19. Mike Wazowski Coin Collector, Onelmon – This hilarious little coin collector will get laughs all around! It’s made from a tennis ball and you need just a few materials and tools to create it. Not only is it a super fun way for your kids to carry change, but it’s instantly recognizable as the lovable Mike from Monster’s Inc.
20. Rock Dominoes, Childcareland Blog – Paint up a small set of rock dominoes to play with your kids! This cute version of dominoes is perfect for young kids. It will help with color identification and teach the basics of Dominoes. They’re bright and colorful, and your kids will love showing off their skills!
Kimberly Mueller is the “me” over at bugaboo, mini, mr & me, a blog that highlights her creative endeavors. She especially likes to share kid crafts, sewing attempts, recipes, upcycled projects, photography and free printable gift tags/cards. When she’s not enjoying being married to her best friend, chasing after the natives (AKA her three kids) and attempting to keep the house in one piece, you can find her with a glue gun in one hand and spray paint in the other. Aside from DIY pursuits, she also enjoys writing, reading, music, singing (mostly in the shower) and the color yellow. Kimberly recently published a craft book entitled Modern Mod Podge. You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest,Bloglovin’ and Instagram. Email her at: bugabooblog(at)yahoo.com
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