Holiday Kids’ Gift Craft-along October Link-Up

Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.

Well, here we are friends: 60 days before Christmas. Whoa.  If you haven’t already been hit with the seasonal crafting bug I hope this link up will inspire you to begin today.

I’d love to hear what you are making for the kids in your life and today’s the day we get to share that in our monthly Holiday Kids’ Gift Craft-along Link-Up.

Holiday Kids’ Gift Craft-along

It is the 25th of October, which means that in two months we’ll be celebrating Christmas Day.  I’d love to see what you are making and how your projects are progressing.

Even though things are getting spooky and silly around here as we anticipate Halloween, just for the 25th I’m taking a North Pole Day.  I’ll be updating facebook, twitter, and instagram all day long with my crafting endeavors. If you want to join in, I’m using the hashtag #SKcraftalong.

I plan to play some holiday music and maybe watch a holiday movie or two and knit, stitch, and glue the day away (well, after homeschool and in between taking care of the kiddos, of course).

Beyond today, I’m trying to dedicate 15 minutes every day toward working on holiday gifts.

I’m don’t think I’m going to make my original goal of being totally done with holiday crafting by December first this year, but I feel confident that it won’t be too many more days after that.  Perhaps by St. Nicholas day?  Bit by bit, project by project, the gift pile is growing and I’m pretty happy about that.

Looking for ideas?

I’ve started a Pinterest board to collect homemade gift ideas for kids that I’m adding to nearly every day. You can check it out here: Homemade Holiday Kids’ Gifts.

I’ve got a few posts from holidays past in the archives that you can check out, too:

My projects this month

Today I’m working on knitting some more farm animals for my four year old’s Christmas stocking. I’m using the book Toymaking with Children by Freya Jaffke.

I’m also working a sweater for my oldest.  This is going to be a long term project, and I am a little intimidated.  I don’t do so well with deadline knitting.  But she’s been asking for me to knit her something for a long time now and I think if I finish up the other projects and just focus on this one I can get a sweater finished and under the tree for her this year.  Those of you on Ravelry can check out my project page here.

What about you? What are you working on this month?

Link Up

How are your homemade holiday gifts coming along? What are you making for your kids? I’d love to see!

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. What perfect timing! Three of my nieces and nephews want fleece blankets for Christmas. I ordered the material a few weeks ago and it arrived today…time to start cutting and tying! These are quick projects and I’ll be so excited to have that much Christmas ready!
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  2. I am knitting a “Max Crown” to go with Where the Wild Things Are for my 3 year old son. My 3 girls all getting leg warmers and if I have time so is my niece.


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