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Kid Created Gifts: Decorated Wooden Spoons

This past Christmas the kids made all their grandparents and aunts/uncles decorated wooden spoons. The were a big hit with all our family members and would also make a great Mother's Day gift or an end of year teacher's gift. 

I  found the spoons at HomeGoods for around $4 but a similar set can also be found on Amazon

Our Supplies: wooden/bamboo utensils, acrylic paint, masking tape, stamps, pencil, and foam brush. Not pictured items: Salad Bowl Finish and a clean cloth. 

Step 1: use masking tape to mark off tops of utensils, as well as, add stripes/etc. 

Step 2: use foam brush to apply paint. We also used the eraser end of pencil to make polka dots and  letter stamps to add people's initials. 

Step 3: add a second coat of paint if desired. 

Step 4: once the paint is dry remove masking tape. Then use a clean cloth to add a fine coat of Salad Bowl Finish to help seal in your art work. This is the same finish we use to coat our butcher block counter tops; it is nontoxic and provides a protective coating against water and food stains. 

Step 5: add a second coat of Salad Bowl Finish

Now your utensils are ready to be wrapped. We found that wine gift bags made the perfect packaging for these. 

A few of our other sets. For some reason, I didn't get a picture of our black set, but it was my favorite,  it looked really sleek with the wood. So if you are debating what color to use,  I vote for black. 

If you are looking for a few more kid friendly gift ideas, check out our handprint canvas word art or our foil handprint tiles

Lots more great kid friendly ideas can also be found at these link parties: Link and LearnWeekly Kid Co-opMontessori MondayAfter SchoolHip Homeschool HopPreschool CornerFor the Kids Fridays, and Show and Share Saturday. 


  1. This is such a cool idea for kids! They would love to participate in something so colorful

    Happy Medley

  2. What a great idea! I love the simplicity of it, yet it has a great end product! pinning!

  3. What a great idea! Pinned it to do with my daughter next year!

  4. Saw this great idea through the Hip Homeschool Hop! Thanks for sharing.


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