Do you have a child who loves arts and craft? If so, this list of the BEST craft kits and other crafty art supplies for kids is just what you need to make gift shopping easy!
My kids certainly love to craft! They are always getting out the glue, scissors, and construction paper for some kind of project! I enlisted their help to come up with a list of the best craft kits, art supplies, ect. for kids. Check it out!
Best Gifts For Crafty Kids
Do you have a crafter you're shopping for this holiday season? Check out this roundup of the best gift for kids who love to craft!
This Kid's Activity Kit is filled with fun things, thoughtfully selected to bring out the creativity in your little one.
Featuring a Paper Magic origami kit, eco-friendly finger paints, and a Crazy Aaron's 8-piece putty set, it's sure to deliver hours of imaginative playtime fun.
Paper Magic Origami Kit - Transform flat sheets of paper into animal kingdom favorites with simple folding techniques! Kit includes 36 eco-friendly printed papers and complete instructions.
Eco-Friendly Finger Paints - These finger paints are food safe, made from non-GMO ingredients (including potatoes, rice and beans) and provide an all-natural, colorful adventure for the very youngest artist. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
Crazy Aaron's Putty Set - This putty set includes a variety of 8 fun-filled colors and effects in a portable design that's great for mom's purse or kids' backpacks. Great for collecting and trading, or as an introduction to Thinking Putty. The assortment includes Aurora Sky, Night Fall, Moon Light, Sun Beam, Eternal Flame, Coral Reef, Super Star and Super Fly Thinking Putty. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD NOT FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS. SMALL PARTS. Product may contain colorants that can stain. Putty may stick to clothing, hair, and fabric. Do not eat. Do not use as earplugs. Non-toxic.
Create pictures of 10 awesome dinosaurs... with stickers!
Step 1: Find the sticker
Step 2: Peel the sticker
Step 3: Place the sticker
...and watch your dinosaur painting come to life!
This fun book includes everything you need to create ten sticker paintings on sturdy stock––plus, all the pages are perforated, making it easy to tear out each finished work to frame and share. Features fascinating dinosaur facts on the back of each painting!
Batter up! Serve tiny clay waffles fresh off the griddle in your own miniature bakery-café with al fresco dining. Oven-bake clay is perfect for sculpting your favorite sweet treats and adorable animals.
Choose from 17 step-by-step projects, including donuts, macarons, croissants, and more! (Don’t forget the tiny café cats and bird friends.) Assembling your café is a breeze, and tiny papercraft projects let you box up your clay confections with baker’s twine.
An entire pottery workshop is inside this kit—wheel included! Learn hand-building techniques with clay using a turntable and miniature bowl molds. Let your creations air-dry, then paint them with vivid colors. Finally, glaze your pots, plates, bowls, and vases with clear glaze to get that artisanal finish.
I still remember that my 3rd-grade teacher had a container of scented markers. I'd never seen anything like that before but I LOVED using them! I never had the opportunity to own them myself but now my kids do!
You can choose between large, medium, or small tips, and these packages come with 14 colors/scents! Scents include: Passion Fruit, Apple, Coconut, Blue Raspberry, Cherry, Kiwi Fruit, Mango, Grape, Watermelon, Pineapple, Strawberry, Orange, Blueberry, and Blackberry and they are designed to last for two whole years!
Everything you need to organize and decorate your desk space! Set yourself up for success and turn any boring study space into a creative paradise!
Make 4 fantastical pen/pencil toppers, (pens not included,) including a furry fox friend, fuzzy paw, sloth and pineapple, and extra fancy magic wand glitter pen. Store your pens in a DIY rainbow pen holder and decorate with stickers. Keep track of your best ideas on a 40-sheet notepad with cute designs and save your place with a bookmark you made yourself. Make your space your own by assembling a custom nameplate to remind everyone the #KidBoss is in the house!
I was first introduced to the OOLY brand about 3 years ago and I have LOVED them ever since! All of the art and craft products we've gotten from them have been of the highest quality and loved by my kids!
Fantastic Dragons come roaring to life in this incredible scratch art kit! Simply scratch the illustrated guided cards to reveal the colorful dragons and their lairs or add your own patterns and designs. My preschoolers have especially loved these Scratch and Scribble kits!
This shirt features a “chalkboard” Christmas tree on the front, which you can decorate (and re-decorate) with the included chalk markers — and thanks to the patent-pending design, when you proudly wear your Christmas masterpiece, it won’t smudge or bleed.
The Christmas Tree T-Shirt Kits come with a 100% cotton, Kelly Green shirt; pink, green, & blue water-based chalk markers, and an erasing cloth.
It's available in kids sizes XS all the way through XL.
Air Dough is the lightest, most amazing dough on Earth! Make your own holiday ornament with this collection of 4 different Air Dough kits, each with 3 vibrant colors and a ribbon for hanging the ornament. This 4-Pack contains an Elf, Polar Bear, Reindeer, and Snowman.
This kit includes everything your child needs to crochet their own baby owl! No need to hunt down materials or stock up on more than you need. The removable, illustrated color instruction book leads you through the pattern, step by step. With a foolproof pattern and matching materials, your perfect amigurumi creation will look just like the image in the book. Whatever your skill level, you will likely be able to complete the project with ease the same day you start.
It’s watercolor—with a surprise twist! As you paint, reveal hidden designs in our invisible, paint-resistant “ink.” Uncover patterns in scenes with adorable animals, a star-studded galaxy, whimsical fairies, and more!
Follow step-by-step instructions to learn the basics of watercolor and work up to more intermediate techniques like ombré and tie-dye with 20 pieces of adorable, ready-to-paint artworks. With premium paints and magical designs, this is the perfect starter kit for budding artists.
This is such a fun craft kit for preschoolers and elementary-aged kids!
With this Fast Food! kit, children can craft 3 zany food-shaped racers with real spinning wheels and puffy 3D stickers! Customize your utensil characters with sticker accessories and paper hats, slot them in the cars and you're ready to roll!
This craft set comes with puffy stickers, paper stickers, paperboard shapes with peel-off sticky tabs, foam utensils, foam wheels, wooden axles, and instructions.
Any kid who loves to craft NEEDS to read "The Day the Crayons Quit." Your kid will ask to read this hilarious book again and again.
Not only do you need the book, but you also need these 4 colorful plush crayons from MerryMakers to go with it! These 4 soft and cuddly crayons, each have a distinct personality and beanie bottoms so they can sit up on your desk, shelf, or bedside table.
Make a little mini magic! Bring three whimsical fairy dolls to life. Mix and match colorful glitter skirts, wooden beads, flowing yarn hair, and faux flowers to design and dress the fairies with twisted wire and glue. Build their home and decorate it with teeny furniture, enchanted flowers, and faux moss. Finally, cut and bind an illustrated, fairy-sized storybook featuring your three fairies on a rhyming adventure.
This was the first product we ever tried from OOLY's and we love them! These paint sticks are vibrantly colored and dry quickly. It's all the fun of painting without the mess! This set has 24 colors to choose from!
The Spa*rkle Hair Chalk Pastels and Barrettes Set is an affordable and fun way to add temporary color to a few strands of hair or go bold with purple, blue, or metallic pink hair stripes. Kids love the pop of color while parents love the fact that it's safe and only temporary!
Each kit allows kids to feel good about themselves and have a good experience playing around with their style.
Behind the scenes, Bright Stripes makes sure none of the ingredients were derived from or tested on animals, and the glitter is ocean-safe and biodegradable.
Looking for a fun project for the entire family? Then grab your Tremendous Ornament Decorator and create a one-of-a-kind Christmas Tree this year!
The unique spinning allows ANYONE to create beautiful ornaments in a variety of colors and designs. It's crafting made simple and you can purchase extra ornaments to make new designs every year and for every occasion.
With the Tremendous Ornament Decorator, your family can customize colorful keepsake ornaments that will be cherished for years to come.
Kids can build S.T.E.M.-driven models, such as DJ Bubbles (an octopus spinning records), a pterodactyl, a yeti, and so much more!
The kinetic sculptures, or automata, are mechanically engineering toys that move when you crank the handle on the side. Each model includes a paper-craft character that you fold and link with LEGO elements.
Build 8 physics-driven kinetic creatures using LEGO Technic bricks and papercraft
Includes every LEGO element you need!
S.T.E.M. content about axles, cams, cranks, engineering in everyday machines is included in the 64-page book, alongside the step-by-step instructions
The classic mix and match fashion drawing set moms remember playing with as kids is back!
The Fashion Plates Classic Styles design set makes it easy and fun for aspiring designers to get creative as they make their own fabulous fashion designs.
Create one-of-a-kind looks by combining the different rubbing plates together into the Fashion Plates tablet.
With just a few passes of the rubbing crayon, your design transfers to your sketch paper. Adding colors and detail to your new look is a snap with the included artist’s pencils and the fashion textures built into the back of each Fashion Plate.
The stylish portfolio case neatly stores your tablet, plates and tools making it easy to take your designs, fashions, and fun on the go!
Check out the We Craft Box for a fun option that will keep on giving all year long!
This monthly kids subscription box features 2-3 prepared crafts for kids to enjoy. They do the work to help cut out the prep which enables you to enjoy more quality time being creative with your kids.
Geared for ages 3-9 years old.
Each month the We Craft Box team sends you a themed story and the materials for 2-3 crafts. They focus on a new art material from markers and pastels, to Magic Nuudles and Wiki Stix, allowing your children to try new things and build up their crafting supplies.
Get crafty with a classic as this Spirograph allows you to make countless amazing designs!
This Original Spirograph Design Set features the iconic wheels and rings of the original, but re-engineered and updated for today.
A fun set that comes packaged in a classic, collectible, retro-styled package us parents will enjoy.
The kit features a travel-friendly tin with snap-in storage tray. The precision-engineered Spirograph gears work with the two design pens included in the set as well as with most standard pens, markers, and pencils.
Spirograph Putty holds the pieces securely on the paper so that you can create intricately beautiful designs with no holes in the paper! The set also comes with a 24-page design pad and a full color design guide, which explains the fundamentals of drawing with Spirograph as well as step-by-step instructions for creating your own designs!
Simply add a sprinkle of fairy dust and a dollop of imagination and you'll be ready to go!
This baking kit includes recipes, tools, and decorations to inspire kid chefs to make magic in the kitchen. Each recipe is designed for kids to make with a grown-up assistant’s help and follows a magical theme. There are mermaid-themed pies, yeti donuts, an enchanted castle cake, magic pretzel wands, fairy-sized cheesecakes, and so much more.
The Personalized Chalkboard Tote Bag Kit is the perfect accessory for both kids (and adults) alike! It allows anyone to create custom messages in any language, make a reminder checklist, or draw creative pictures. But the best part is you can do it over and over again!
The possibilities for designs and creativity are endless! When you want something new, all creations come off easily when wiped with a wet wash cloth.
1 black tote (14.5" width x 15" height; 1 inch gusset & 22 inch handles)
Your child will adore making their very own jewelry styles with the help of Stephen Joseph Bead Boutiques! Available in several designs including: rainbow, llama, unicorn, and mermaid.
It's so easy to just grab a string and get creative making necklaces and bracelets for all your friends. With so many beads to choose from, the design options are as endless. Plus, the wooden bead box doubles as a jewelry box once your creations are complete.
Featuring 5 oz. of pre-made, pre-textured Mixy Squish colors — with crunchy, glittery add-ins — plus 14 sculpting tools and 3 double-sided molds, creative sensory fun takes on a whole new meaning for crafty kids.
Bring out the magic in your Mixy Squish by kneading it with your hands for a minute or two which will soften the clay and make it easier for kids to use! Then, jump right in and start creating!
It’s so easy to do—just match the extra-long yarn to the color-coded spaces to add super fluffy 3D effects within your design!
Everything you need is included: handy latch hook tool, 2 lengths of pre-cut yarn, and a color-coded, super easy-to-follow grid. The sturdy canvas features fabric-lined edges and hanging loops to create your very own soft and fuzzy llama design that’s ready to hang on your wall or use as a mini-rug—it’s a great anytime project!
Featuring a fun, spinning action, kids love creating dino eggs which can then be cracked open to reveal non-sticky slime AND a mystery dinosaur.
The eggs turn out beautifully every time and the included markers work well on the plastic eggs included with this set as well as hard boiled eggs (if you want to also use for future holiday decorating!)
The coolest thing about this kit is that the pieces inside are hand-glazed by local artisans. This means the cup is food safe and ready for ice cream anywhere there is ceramic fired glaze. The remainder of the cup is bare bisque pottery, allowing you to paint and decorate it freely with acrylic paints without the need to fire it in the kiln afterwards.
Included in each kit is:
AWESOME Ice Cream Cup & Spoon with a glazed and fired interior making it 100% safe for ice cream (3¼" Dia. x 3¼" H (8 Ounces)
Ice Cream Ornament (3 ⅞" L x 2 ⅛" W) (1) Ice Cream Tag-Along (2 ½" L x 1" W x ¼" Thick)
Color palette with acrylic paint including white, black, and other AWESOME colors
Kids paint brushes
1 oz container of brush-on sealer
Instruction card with QR codes that will direct you to painting tutorials and instructions for how to paint pottery and use brush-on sealer
Chalk isn't just for the outdoors anymore. Chalkola makes TONS of chalk markers in every color, tip size, and shape for any crafty kid (or adult!). Check out my favorite, the 40 pack of neon, pastel, and metallic colors in a 6 mm tip.
The sky is the limit for your creativity with these Chalkola markers.
I have 3 kids who all like crafts! I'm trying to come up with some summer craft ideas for them. I would love to try the Chalkola markers with my kids. We have tried chalk markers before!
Friday 19th of May 2023
My daughters absolutely love doing crafts, and it is something to keep them busy over the summer. My youngest daughter will be turning 8 years old at the end of the month and there are some great gift ideas here. I especially love all the Klutz clay kits for her.
Saturday 22nd of April 2023
Klutz: Pastel Studio Kit I like this and will be ordering them. Like finding different things to add to my craft room for great niece
Shannon Victoria Holmes
Tuesday 7th of February 2023
These are all great ideas, thanks for sharing.
Wednesday 1st of February 2023
My girls ended up asking for a lot of art related gifts this past Christmas. I actually bought my middle child the llama latch hook kit on here! She loves it & is just learning how to create with it. I love The DinoMazing Dino Decorator too! We have the Easter egg one and its a family favorite!