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23 Gifts for Grandmothers and Grandfathers: Kids Crafts Grandparents Will Love

By: Jessica Farris, Editor,

Grammy and Gramps, Grandma and Grandpa, MeeMaw and Pop-Pop, Yia-Yia and Papa, Big Daddy and Big Mama. It doesn't matter what the kids call them, because in any case, grandparents are the best! Help kids celebrate their grandparents' wisdom and generosity with 23 Gifts for Grandmothers and Grandfathers: Kids Crafts Grandparents Will Love.

Just what makes grandparents so amazing? They give great advice, they make the best food, and they tell the same incredible stories again and again. They spirit away the kids for a weekend or two, stuff them full of sugar and take them to all of their favorite places. Age, wisdom and a lifetime of experiences allow grandparents to contribute invaluably to a child's learning and development, so parents can always count on grandparents to take the best possible care of the little ones. Thank them by making these wonderful gifts for grandfathers and grandmothers. Any grandparents will adore these kids craft ideas and will want to decorate their homes with the little ones’ handiwork. These gifts can be used as Grandparents’ Day crafts, birthday gifts for grandparents, or Christmas gifts for grandparents who have everything.


23 Gifts for Grandmothers and Grandfathers: Kids Crafts Grandparents Will Love

Table of Contents:

Best Gifts for Grandparents

Handmade Gifts for Grandfathers

Handmade Gifts for Grandmothers


Stained Glass Magnolias   Decoupage Photo Plaques   Following in Your Footsteps Bookmarks


Best Gifts for Grandparents

When making gifts for grandparents, kids will want to make something that both grandma and grandpa can cherish forever. Make these wonderful gifts for grandparents with the kids to help little ones show their appreciation. Make some fun Grandparents’ Day crafts, or just make these as holiday gifts and anytime happies to give every kid’s favorite grandparents. Any grandparent will adore seeing the handiwork of their grandchildren on display on the refrigerator or on the end table. From clay crafts for kids to coloring projects and painting projects for kids, this collection features everything a grandparent could want from their grandchildren.

Finger Knitting Hula Hoop Rug

  1. Finger Knitting Hula Hoop Rug: Grandparents can put one of these amazing rugs on the walls after kids make these as Grandparents’ Day gifts and more.
  2. Birdie Burgers: Grandparents will love seeing songbirds in their garden with these lovely birdfeeder tree ornaments. 
  3. Ceramic Face Planter: Give grandma and grandpa a sculpted model of  fave for houseplants and the garden.
  4. Fabric Refurbished Mousepad: Have grandma and grandpa discovered the internet? For tech savvy grandparents, kids can make a cool new mousepad!
  5. Painted Dotty Dishtowels: These dishtowels will look great in the kitchen, and they make wonderful gifts for grandparents.
  6. Hand Embroidered Cards: These handmade notecards are wonderful kids crafts grandparents will love.
  7. Decoupage Photo Plaques: Immortalize a wonderful moment with this lovely frame-and-picture combination.
  8. Shampoo Bar Soap: Make this homemade soap with a warm scent for spectacular gifts for grandparents. 
  9. Poetry Frame Art: Make a pretty frame for grandparents’ favorite poems. 
  10. Fallen Leaf Windchime: This windchime will look lovely on the deck in autumn around Grandparent’s Day.
  11. Beaded Clay Dishes: These make the perfect addition to any office or end table. 


Handmade Gifts for Grandfathers

Grandfathers are the best for teaching little ones the best way to catch a fish, use tools in the garage, play chess and more! Grandchildren can make these homemade gifts for grandfathers as Father’s Day kids crafts, homemade Christmas gifts, or birthday gifts for grandpa’s special day. Give back to grandfathers with these amazing kids crafts for Grandparents’ Day and more and showcase your kids’ thoughtful and amazing work. Grandfathers will love seeing that homemade touch, and they will love the reminder of their favorite small fry every time they see these precious kids crafts.

Pocket Watch Photo Album

  1. Following in Your Footsteps Bookmarks: These make the perfect gifts for grandfathers who love to read.
  2. Pocket Watch Photo Album: This photo album is a great idea for classy kids crafts for Grandparents’ Day.
  3. Tie Dye Tool Tees: Grandpa can wear this while he’s working out in his shop or mowing the lawn!
  4. Footprint Butterflies: These fabric crafts for kids are great Christmas gifts for grandfathers.

  5. Farmer King’s Chess Set: Ambitious kids can get together and make an impressive clay chess set and test grandpa’s expertise.
  6. Knobby Coat Rack: Kids who are learning to use tools will love to make this cool coat rack from drawer knobs!



Handmade Gifts for Grandmothers

Grandmothers can teach children about cooking, crafting, sewing, teaching and more as children grow up. When kids go to visit grandma, they know that they’ll be in for the best kisses and cookies they can possibly have, and grandma will spoil them rotten. Kids can make these handmade gifts for grandmothers to show that they appreciate all of the wonderful things those special ladies do for them. Make these fun kids crafts for Grandparent’s Day, Mother’s Day and more to make something beautiful that grandma will enjoy when she isn’t spending time with her grandchildren.

Hanging Glass Butterfly Feeder

  1. Hanging Glass Butterfly Feeders: Bring butterflies to grandma’s garden with this amazing idea for handmade gifts for grandmothers.

  2. Silhouette Charm Bracelet: Grandma will be so excited about wearing silhouettes of her grandchildren on a bracelet. 
  3. No-Sew Cupcake Pincushion: If grandma sews, she will love these easy pincushions! 
  4. Stained Glass Magnolia Flowers: These window decals make lovely handmade gifts for grandmothers as Mother’s Day kids crafts and Grandparent’s Day kids crafts. 

  5. Drip-Painted Rainbow Pots: Add some color to grandma’s garden or windowsill with a bright flowerpot. 
  6. Patterned Ceramic Pendants: Grandma will love the way this easy handmade necklace looks. 

BONUS: Looking for more gift ideas for grandmothers and grandfathers? Try making a Woodburned Family Tree from!

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