How To: Handmade Holiday Gift Tags {Kid Craft!}

With the holidays rapidly approaching, the kids will be spending as much time at home as they will at school. This practical little art project can help combat the holiday break boredom and leave you with unique art that doubles as beautifully original holiday gift tags.

Christmas Gift Tag Printables

The kids and I started making our own gift tags two years ago. Just as I said before, it really started as a little art project to occupy some down time. I stopped buying gift tags years ago and took to writing people’s names on the backs of their gifts with a Sharpie. Practical, but lame. After sketching out some quick candy canes and snowmen for the kids to color, I decided to cut them out and use them as gift tags. They were a huge hit and something that I’ve decided to repeat as long as the kids are interested in doing it.

Kids Coloring

The process could not be easier… Card stock, a ruler, a Sharpie, crayons and scissors… and if you like the design I free-handed, you can skip the Sharpie and ruler (Grab the printable here!) If the kids want a purple snowman, let them do it! This should be a stress free project. Even I got down on the floor and colored a sheet of tags (shhh… I LOVE to color!)

handmade gift tags

Once colored, it’s a easy as cutting the holiday gift tags apart and getting some presents wrapped! This year, I think we will go with simple solid colored papers and maybe some twine. A quick punch with a single hole punch will make attaching these tags a breeze, but tape would work just fine as well.

Handmade Gift Tags

What do you think? If you’ve used traditional holiday gift tags in the past, how do you think these compare?

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13 Responses to How To: Handmade Holiday Gift Tags {Kid Craft!}

  1. Kendra says:

    These are great and will be so fun to give to friends and family!

  2. Amber says:

    I think this is a great idea! As a mom, I’m always fond of homemade anything from the kids! 🙂

  3. Chelsea says:

    Such a cute idea! Anything hand drawn by kids is the best 🙂

  4. These are just so fabulous and fun! My daughter would love to make these. 🙂 Pinned.

  5. Fun!! My boys will love coloring these in. Pinned!

  6. Summer says:

    Oh this is such a cute idea! I think I am going to do this with my kids this year.

  7. What a cool idea! Get way to let kids add their own personal touch to gift wrapping.

  8. We do the same thing! So much fun for the whole family!

  9. Stephanie says:

    I love this! I think my boys would have fun coloring these and deciding who gets what for the presents!

    Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday over at Newman’s Corner

  10. I’ve decided to boycott store bought tags! These are perfect for kids! Thanks!

  11. Rhonda says:

    Stopping by from Sunday’s Best Linkup. Thanks for sharing this great kid’s craft idea. Nice touch on family and friends gifts.

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