Homemade Gifts for Grandparents

Children & grandchildren love to make gifts for the people they love. Gather up a few art supplies and get busy—these gifts are so beautiful, you may want to keep a few for yourself.

 

Artwork Candles:  For this simple, but lovely gift, you’ll need a white pillar candle, some white tissue paper, markers, waxed paper and a blow dryer. It’s easy to do and the results are amazing.

 

Cookie Cutter Holiday Fudge:  This foolproof recipe can easily be made by children. The recipe includes heavy cream, marshmallows and chocolate. The finished product is cut out with Christmas cookie cutters, topped with crushed peppermint candies and packed into tiny boxes with tissue paper.

 

Cellophane-wrapped Caramel Apples:  Just melt some caramels in a pan, stick a popsicle stick into an apple and dip. When the caramel is slightly set, drizzle over some melted white or dark chocolate and add sprinkles. Wrap in cellophane and tie with a festive ribbon.

 

Decoupaged Wooden Bowls: Start with a simple wooden bowl (Ikea). Cut out a design from fabric scraps, adhere the design to the wood with Mod Podge, a product found in craft supply stores.

 

Ultra-simple Wooden Block Nativity Scene: This beautiful little set is literally made with blocks of wood, wooden knobs and scraps of burlap.

funfamilycrafts.com: offer lots more ideas for homemade  Christmas gifts, also suitable for Xmas tree decorations.