Do you need a kids birthday gift idea? Whether you’re trying to come up with a gift for a family member or a gift for your child to take to a friend’s birthday party, deciding what to gift can be oddly challenging! After all, most kids these days already have so much stuff. Do they really need another plastic toy to add to the clutter, or a new video game to keep them glued to the TV? Instead, why not give a handmade gift that you can customize perfectly for them?
Handmade Birthday Gifts for Kids
If you’re handy with a sewing machine, dress up clothes are always an awesome gift! The possibilities are endless, but here are a few classics to consider:
- Capes: Perfect for superheroes, swashbucklers, vampires, and so much more!
- Masks: There are tons of cool DIY mask ideas out there, but these felt masks for kids are particularly neat.
- Wings: Fairies, birds, and bugs, oh my! Let their imaginations fly with a set of DIY wings.
- Dresses, Vests, or Cloaks: For an extra-special spin on this idea, head to your local thrift store and find some cool formal wear. Anything with bright colors, lace, sequins, or cool decorative elements will make it that much more magical for the kids who’ll be playing with it. Cut old prom or bridesmaid dresses down to a shorter length and you’ve got the perfect princess wardrobe. Or get creative and re-purpose a unique fabric or clothing item into a new, kid-sized dress up piece. Keep an eye out for fun hats, scarves, sunglasses, and purses, as kids love to accessorize their dress-up outfits!
Fort Building Kit
If you’re more comfortable with power tools than a sewing machine, a fort building kit is the ultimate gift that any kid will adore. There are lots of ideas out there, but we think this PVC set is great due to the relative ease of the project, the low cost, and the infinite possibilities for junior fort architects. Once the birthday kid learns how to put the pipes and connectors together, they can experiment with all kinds of structures, from a living room blanket hut for hanging out with the family pet, to a backyard tent where they can read, draw, or daydream.
Fake Food for Play Kitchens
Little kids just love a play kitchen, so if you know the birthday kid has one, why not stock them up with all the fake food they need to complete their restaurant vision? There are several clever tutorials online, from these play groceries made from scrap wood to this smorgasbord of felt foods.
Good luck with your birthday gifting, and don’t forget that the best kids’ parties in North Tonawanda are at Rainbow Roller Rink!