Gift Ideas for Kids to Make
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Gift Ideas for Kids to Make

These projects are fun and easy to make, and will be so much more meaningful because they were handcrafted from the heart.
Designed by Michaels® Design Team
Craft Time: 30 minutes
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Material List

  • For Stocking
  • Felt Stocking, 19-inch
  • Felt Squares: Tangerine, Black, White
  • Creatology™ 10mm Pom-poms, Black (5)
  • Spool O’ Ribbon, Red
  • Dimensional Fabric Paint, color of choice
  • Craft Smart™ Tacky Glue, 8oz.
  • Crayola® Blunt Tip Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

  • For Christmas Tree Card
  • Recollections® Cardstock, 8½-inch x11-inch White
  • Creatology™ ½-inch Pom-pom, coordinating color (1)
  • Scrapbook Paper of choice
  • Craft Smart™ Glue Stick

  • For Trinket Box
  • Wood Trinket Box
  • Craft Smart® Craft Paint (we used): Red, White, Pool Blue
  • Craft Smart™ Paintbrush
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Plate

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Cut a 4-inch circle from white felt (for snowman head) and glue to the center of the stocking.

Step: 2

Cut a small triangle from tangerine felt and glue to the center of the snowman head for a nose.

Step: 3

Glue the black pom-poms in place for a mouth and eyes as shown.

Step: 4

Tie ribbon into a small shoestring bow and glue to the bottom of the snowman head for a bowtie.

Step: 5

Cut a 2-inch x 2-inch square of black felt for the top hat. Glue the felt square to the top of the snowman head. Cut a ½-inch x 4-inch piece of black felt for the hat brim and glue over the top hat piece as shown.

Step: 6

Personalize the stocking with dimensional fabric paint. Let dry.

Step: 7

Christmas Tree Card
Fold the cardstock in half to create a card.

Step: 8

Cut four triangles (in graduating sizes) and one small rectangle from decorative paper as shown, to create the tree.

Step: 9

Stack the triangles with the rectangle at the base and glue to the front of the card. Glue a pom-pom to the top of the tree.

Step: 10

Trinket Box
Paint the outside of the trinket box as desired. Leave the box open to prevent it from drying shut. Let dry.

Step: 11

Paint desired shapes or initials on the box to personalize it. Let dry.

Step: 12

Embellish the box by dipping the tip of the paintbrush handle in paint to create dots. Let dry.


Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.

Put a special touch on each project by personalizing. Use dimensional fabric paint for the stocking, markers or crayons for the card and craft paint for the trinket box.