Us moms always appreciate the macaroni-on-a-soup-can pencil holders, but here are some other good crafty gifts kids can make for the adults (and other kids) in their lives.
I found these needle felting templates at My Handwork Studio – templates keep small fingers safer, though I would still be careful with younger kids – those needles hurt! You can also use cookie cutters as templates.
Kids can get really creative with this basic beaded bookmark from About.com. You can use ribbon or jewelry cord, and whatever types of beads little fingers can handle.
American University has a gallery of easy bound books – they can be given blank or filled with photos, drawings, or stories.