TAFA’s Gift Guide: Kids
Do you have a child in your life? Or, maybe there is still a kid inside of you! Either way, it’s important to nurture that child with an environment that embraces the handmade lifestyle! These days, kids are pushed to consume, to want, to need, to have… often things that will fall apart or be discarded quickly. Surrounding them with things that are handmade and encouraging them to make their own teaches them about process, about where things come from and about how they, too, can participate in the world.
The wonderful contribution that textiles and fiber art make in this mix is that they soften the space, bringing in color and texture, and evoke feelings of love and comfort. We’ll show you some things here offered by our TAFA members that kids can wear, roll on, touch or look at. Hopefully, this will inspire you to explore our site and look for more ways in which our talented people can inspire and connect with you! Many are happy to work with others on special commissions, tweaking their designs so that they fit perfectly with your own aesthetic. Do not hesitate to ask!
Play and Learn
Children love to interact with what they see and here are some toys and learning tools which will stand up to squeezing, hugging, and touching. Click on the images to visit their profiles on TAFA where you can learn more about them and find their shops and social media links.
Now we will show you some things that look like toys, but need more care. They are great decorations in a kid’s room, set on shelves or dressers above their reach.
Dress them up!
A child wearing something handmade just looks more loved, don’t you think?
Quilts have long been a treasured gift for a newborn as they have a long life and can be used as a child grows. They can also set the atmosphere in a child’s room as wall art. We have way too many art quilters on TAFA to feature them all here, so make sure you scroll through our member gallery to see what might work for your home.
Other fun decorative items:
This about wraps up our TAFA Gift Guide featuring presents and decor items for kids. As you can see, this is one talented group! Even if you do not have or are not buying for children, please share this post and our other members on TAFA with your friends and circles. The handmade items you see take time and talent to create and all of us depend on having a supportive public which appreciates what we do and will support us with their buying power. We believe that living the handmade lifestyle is better for the planet and for the spirit and we hope that you will share with us in this journey!
How to find our TAFA Kid Items
Search our site with keywords like kid, child, boy, girl, teen, toy and see what comes up. See the magnifying lens in the navigation bar? Click on that to do your search.
At the time of this posting we had almost 5,000 items there. The same suggestion applies as on our site, except that you need to have “TAFA” before the keyword: TAFA kid, TAFA boy, TAFA child, etc. Make sure you check off the ship anywhere option so that you see everyone.
Some of our Member items for kids are featured below. They belong to our sister site, Artizan Made. Click on the image and you will land on the shop’s listing. While there, explore the rest of the items in that shop.
Enjoy the search!
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