kids make gifts, clove orange, clove apples, 12 days of shopping

Kids Make Gift (Day 2), 12 Days of Shopping

Kids Make Gift Ideas

My idea for kids making gifts for parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles is clove fruit — clove apples, clove oranges, clove clementines, clove kumquats,  and clove lady apples. We tackled this craft project last year and found that it wasn’t too difficult though it takes longer than you’d think. This year we will try smaller fruit like lady apples and kumquats! Keep in mind too that you don’t have to cover the fruit entirely in cloves and it will still smell nice and look pretty.

I left our bowl of clove oranges, clementines and kumquats near the radiator and the fruit dried out nicely, gently perfuming the room for a month or so. I have more ideas for gifts kids can make on my Pinterest board of DIY ideas for kids like these below. Do you have a post on gifts kids can make? Please link up!

25 Handmade Gifts under $5 from The 36th Avenue.

Homemade Tortilla Mix from Heart, Hands, Home.

Kid Made Gifts: Sugar Scrub from Kids Activities Blog.

Gardener’s Hand Scrub from One Good Thing by Jill Lee.

homemade tortilla mix


Capability:Mom uses Mod Podge to make great containers and boxes that are functional and beautiful from last year. We both have small houses so we always think function and size matter. This year, she updates her post with fold over elastic hair stretchy bands.

What kind of kid-made gifts do you create? Please share!

kids make gifts, clove orange, clove apples, 12 days of shopping

The 12 Days of Shopping

Saturday, December 1:  Make Your Own Gifts with granola two ways. Hers and Mine.

Sunday, December 2:  Kids Make Gifts Craft, Clove Fruit and Crafts.

Monday, December 3: Personalized Gifts, Hers and Mine.

Tuesday, December 4:  Father-in-Law/Dad and Mother-in-Law/Mom

Wednesday, December 5:  Tutors/Teachers

Thursday, December 6:  High Tech/Low Tech

Friday, December 7:  Hostess/Doing Good

Saturday, December 8:  Sanitation Engineers, Mail CarriersHairdresser, Delivery People, Babysitter, Cleaning People, Dog Walker/Dog Trainer

Sunday, December 9:  Husband, Me (Our Own  List), CapabilityMom’s List

Monday, December 10:  Cats/Dogs

Tuesday, December 11:  Quick Gifts from Whole Foods and Gourmet Food Store

Wednesday, December 12:  ’Cause I Am So Together,  Last Minute Home Made Gifts, Homemade Ornament Crafts for Kids and Capability:Mom’s Homemade Gift

By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Catherine Johnson

    Neat idea! It’s nice and colorful having oranges around at Christmas. Makes a change from red and green.
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  2. Can’t wait for my house to smell like oranges and cloves!
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  3. Michele

    Love your blog and love this project! The smell of an orange pomander takes me back to my own childhood Christmases. What a fun thing to share with kids!

  4. Ann

    Why do I not have something to link up?! I will be back asap!

    I remember making these with my mom : )

    Adding cloves to the shopping list right now!
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