8 Erie Events Where Your Kids Can Make Handmade Gifts

Homemade gifts make the best gifts!

By Kara Murphy December 1, 2019

Homemade gifts by kids make the best gifts! And guess what? There are plenty of Erie events in December for kids to make special gifts for grandma, grandpa or anyone else on their list -- which means you don't have to come up with an idea, shop for crafting supplies or clean up the mess! 

Here are eight December events where kids can make handmade crafts that would make perfect holiday gifts: 

πŸŽ„Saturday, Nov. 30

πŸŽ…πŸ½FREE: Make a Stocking Ornament at Home Depot

Ages: 5-12

Cost: FREE

The gift: A stocking ornament, complete with a photo.

πŸŽ„Saturday, Nov. 30

πŸŽ…πŸ½Beach Glass Craft for Kids at Tom Ridge Center (Ages 6 & Up. Registration required)

Ages: 6 and up

Cost: $3.00 fee per child, payable in advance or at the door with exact change or check.

The gift: A beach glass craft

πŸŽ„Monday, Dec. 2

πŸŽ…πŸ½FREE: Doodle Pen Decorations at Edinboro Library

Ages: 8 and up

Cost: FREE

The gift: Your own unique decorations using 3D pens.

πŸŽ„Saturday, Dec. 7

πŸŽ…πŸ½FREE: Make a Christmas Countdown Calendar at Home Depot

Ages: 5-12

Cost: FREE

The gift: A commemorative countdown to the holidays that can be used annually.

πŸŽ„Sunday, Dec. 8

πŸŽ…πŸ½FREE: Second Sunday: Snow Globe Making at the Erie Art Museum

Ages: Families welcome.

Cost: Pay-What-You-Wish

The gift: A homemade snow globe.

πŸŽ„Tuesday, Dec. 10

πŸŽ…πŸ½ Paint Mr. Grinch at RLB Studios

Ages: 6 and up

Cost: $20 per child

The gift: A painting of Mr. Grinch, perfect to hang up each year.

πŸŽ„Friday, Dec. 13

πŸŽ…πŸ½FREE: Origami Paper Folding Ornaments at Lincoln Community Center

Ages: 8 and up

Cost: FREE

The gift: Paper ornaments

πŸŽ„Saturday, Dec. 21

πŸŽ…πŸ½Natural Ornaments at the Tom Ridge Center

Ages: All ages welcome.

Cost: $3

The gift: Handmade ornaments made from natural items.

If you know of an event that includes a craft perfect for gift-giving that isn't listed here, please let me know at!