21 Homemade Gifts for 3 Year Olds that They Can Help Make

We have a big list of homemade gifts for preschoolers that they can help make or you can keep it a surprise. It is so easy to over-spend at Christmas time or on birthdays! Often kids enjoy the more simple homemade gifts as much, if not more than the store-bought gifts.  

Let’s make a gift for that preschooler on your list!

Easy & Creative Homemade Gifts For 3 Year Olds

Being 3 years old is an adventure which is why all these homemade gifts are full of colorful fun!  Many of them are simple to make and you could use a 3 year old assistant for the gift making silliness!

Preschoolers love jumping into an adventure and helping make a gift to give (especially if it is something they would want) is extra fun!

Related: Check out our homemade gifts for 1 year olds, homemade gifts for 2 year olds and homemade gifts for 4 year olds.

Alrighty! Let’s get to the 21 ideas of gifts that you can make for your three year old…

1. Silly Pillow

Keep the monsters at bay with a silly character pillow.

2. Potato Head

Play potato head, anywhere with this DIY felt board game. Super cute!

3. Sparkly Playdough

Add some sparkle to average playdough with items you have in your bathroom – sparkly shiny playdough is a great gift!

4. Spinning Top

Make a spinning top from a toothpick and strips of colorful paper.   Your kids will love watching it wind up and spin.

5. Sock Horse

Transform a sock into a horse – these are just adorable, easy to make and perfect for the cowboy/girl in your home.

6. Go Fishing

Go fishing with your kiddos “ in your living room “ Make a set of fish for your child to catch.

7. Velcro Balls

For an active three year old, especially one with siblings, make a set of Velcro Balls for them to play ball with.

8. Stilts

A set of stilts will fascinate your child as they attempt to navigate the world at new levels.

9. Pretend Play With Dr Kit

My three year olds love playing pretend.   You can create a Dr. Play kit for them to help heal all the boo-boos and owies.

10. Bubble Blower

Create a Bubble Blower from straws for your kids to make the best bubble snakes. Include a jar of homemade unbreakable bubble juice.

toys for 3 year old boys
Some of these are great toys for 3 year old boys and others are great toys for 3 year old girls.

11. Silly Faces

Create a set of silly face sticks.   These are a great gift for the kids who love to play pretend or for photo booth props.

12. DIY ABC Mat

Your kids can learn the alphabet as they exercise with a DIY ABC mat.

13. Homemade Car

This is a great toy to make and bring out and about. Car lovers will love getting to play with their cars on-the-go.

14. Monster Magnets

A hilarious set of mix-and-match monster magnets will add some color to the fridge and entertain your tots.

15. Craft Stick Puzzle

This is a great gift for kids to make for others – craft stick puzzles.   Half the fun is creating them for friends to solve.

16. Bouncing Board

Help your kids develop balance and spatial awareness of where they are, with a bouncing board.

17. Felt Mustache

Be super silly with disguises.   These felt mustaches are sure to put a smile on all three year old faces (and their older pals).

18. Surprise Eggs

Make washing hands a fun experience – make surprise “eggs” of soap for your kids to wash with.

19. Family Of Rocks

Make Rock People using pebbles around the yard.   You can gift your child a set of decorated pebbles, and a set of paint pens with extra rocks for them to make their own “family” of rocks.

20. Puzzle Gift

This is an awesome puzzle to gift to a young preschooler in your life. The felt squares make it perfect for an on-the-go activity.

21. Goop

Goop! Make your own.   Your kids will love how slimy it feels and moms will love how it does not leave a residue like playdough, making clean-up easier.

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Do you have any other suggestions for DIY gifts for 3 year olds? Add it in the comments below!

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