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The holiday season is upon us and although I’m sure your kids have a wish list of toys they want, it’s always nice to get something handmade. Sure it’s easier to buy a toy but giving kids something special you created just for them will likely hold a special place in their heart – and plus it’s more fun!

Lots of creative DIY gift ideas for kids can be found in our Create category, but here are 10 we’ve round up that are especially geared towards fostering children’s imagination and love for play.

Are you making handmade gifts this year?

Toy Wooden Camera (via The Sweeter Side of Mommyhood) A sweet wooden camera your little one can tot around to capture her many adventures in play.

Travel Play Set (via Crafts Unleashed) Little kids love small world play – indulge them in their own mini travel set they can take on the go for impulsive playful moments.

Monster Plushie (via Tuts) This sweet monster is a great companion to all the fun, imaginative scenes kids dream up.

Bookcase Doll House (via Honest to Nod) This charming makeshift doll house has loads of character to provide endless pretend play.

Hot Air Balloon Toy (via On My Honor) These dreamy mini hot air balloons are super fun and provide a creative landscape to take your dreams up up and away to a magical place.

Wine Cork Animals (via Molly Moo) These wine cork animals (tutorial also includes an owl, sheep and bug) are a fun set of mini play characters perfect for home or on the go play.

Fairy Peg Dolls (via The Imagination Tree) Wooden pegs transform into cute doll fairies ready for any fun adventures.

Toy Car Road (via Rice Design Blog) An travel road for your car loving child which is easy and inexpensive to put together.

Magic Dragon Painted Rocks (via Thrive 360 Living) An awesome imaginary scene featuring dragons and a storage tower – your kids will love the colorful rocks with sparkly details that are supposed to attract the dragons.

Felt Cookie Set (via Ikat Bag) Every baker needs her own set of cookies to decorate – complete with an adorable piping bag and rolling pin.

Take a look here for all of our holiday gift ideas.

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.