There are lots of good reasons to make some of your own gifts this year - avoiding crowded stores and long lines, averting high shipping costs, and, most of all, giving something special and personal to a loved one. We've searched our archives and pulled together a list of handmade gift ideas kids are sure to love.
Knitted nigiri make a wonderful soft toy. Can't knit - how about making some felt sushi?
Make their mittens stand out from the crowd with these animated mitten instructions from Martha Stewart.
Have a dino lover at home? Why not make a dinosaur playmat.
Make your own memory game with decorative paper or even family photographs.
A rice pillow (which can be heated in the microwave) would be nice to snuggle up with this winter.
We've seen our share of incredible play kitchens this year, this roll-up kitchen playmat is perfect for apartment dwellers.
Tired of handing your kids tissues all the time? Make them their own pocket tissue holder.
Knit mushroom baby rattles - great for shaking and great for teething.
Memorialize the year with a personalized board book.