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Do you have any children who are creative? Whether it be arts and crafts, building, drawing, designing, or something else; creativity is such an amazing gift. Creative kids generally are able to have a fresh perspective on things and learn to see life from different angles. A creative child has self-confidence while showing flexibility, inventiveness, curiosity, and openness. Since the holidays are coming, we’ve rounded up some of the best gifts for creative kids to help you shop.
I have several kids who love to be creative in a variety of ways. So this year, if you’re shopping for a creative kid or if you’re just trying to inspire some creativity; check out these gift ideas. Because did you know, creativity is a skill that can be cultivated!
Ways To Boost Creativity In Your Family
Teach children to ask “what if” questions.
Ask your child open-ended questions.
When mistakes happen, try to find the positives.
Learn about and encourage your child’s interests.
Spend time outside.
Encourage free time and creative play.
Teach your child to try creative risk-taking.
General Gift Ideas For Creative Kids
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Whether you have a child who is crafty, a thinker, or just loves to be hands-on; we've rounded up some of the best gifts to help inspire their creativity! ***This post contains Amazon affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
I have found the cutest, most fun toy that is easy to send creativity with kids anywhere, the TekFun NanoDoodle™!
Available in three style options: green dino, blue dino, or pink unicorn; these doodle boards are perfect for clipping onto a backpack, lunchbox, or bag.
The best part is that kids can doodle with anything, including the attached stylus or even their fingernail. With the push of the dinosaur‘s mouth, the doodle board instantly clears itself so there are no erase marks or wiping needed!
I LOVE tangrams and most kids do too! Geared for ages 3-8, this colorful set is loads of fun. Kids can grab a card and work to replicate it with the included tangrams.
The wooden pattern blocks come in trapezoids, parallelograms, triangles, rhombuses, squares and hexagons as well as a variety of colors to aid in learning.
With 130 pieces of wooden blocks and 24 designs to choose, this set features plenty of shapes for kids to recreate a fun tangram design or use their imagination to build their own. Plus, moms love how the storage bag makes keeping up with all these pieces easy!
I love finding ways to encourage our youngest to be creative but I don't always love the mess that comes with it. That's where Scentco’s Water Magic mess-free color books come in!
These books come in a variety of themes and are a perfect activity to keep the kids busy, especially in the car.
These reusable activity pages fill with vibrant color when wet and erase when dry, and they come with scented markers. When you need a break, just give your child one of these and watch how happy they are!
There's no way I could offer up a gift guide of creative gifts and NOT include the classic gift of LEGO! All five of our older kids have played with LEGOs and these simple bricks have delivered so many hours of fun over the years.
Because this set also features the wonderful world of Minecraft, I know my kids will love this new set. Since we limit screen time to a short window on Saturdays, now they'll be able to enjoy Minecraft every day of the week!
Another really fun building toy option is Pix Brix!
Pix Brix is the revolutionary pixel art brick that allows artists (ages 6+) to create 2D and 3D pixel art builds with a patented 1-piece design. The Pix Brix pieces are reusable and compatible with other brick brands and sets.
With special characters, famous art puzzles like Bob Ross, and bulk sets, the creations are endless! Pix Brix even offers Photo Pixelator where you can turn your own photo into a personalized pixel art puzzle for the perfect gift!
My girls love all things that sparkle and glitter. So having a magnetic construction building set that features some glam is right up their alley!
This fun set allows kids to build 3D structures using magnets and sturdy plastic panels. It's a fantastic way to boost their spatial awareness, logical thinking, and fine motor skills. Play time, learning, and creating = all in one!
I'm truly obsessed with all the magnetic toys these days. Each one adds a different element of play and Connectix has hit it out of the park.
Designed to encourage hours of limitless creativity, fun and learning through hands on playtime, this Pastel Creative Pack features a variety of shapes in 8 beautiful pastel colors.
This open-ended magnetic building toy set allows children to create bigger castles and rockets, towers, coin drops, bridges and mandalas, explore patterns and shapes, create color sorting boxes, and so much more. The sky is the limit and this is one of those toys that will be enjoyed for years to come.
Active play is another great way for kids to be creative. My daughter and son both have creative ways to play with this Simplay3 Active Rocking Rider.
What I love most is that my 5-year-old daughter and my 1.5-year-old son can play with this toy. They both sit comfortably on the rocker. With the easy grip handles, foot runner rests, and a high seat back, it's easy for my kids to play on, outside or inside. The bumper stops allow kids to rock, but not too far for safe active play.
All of my kids have joined in the stuffie loving craze and these critters offer a creative spin on an original concept.
The Original TeeTurtle Reversible Octopus Plushies are the award-winning, #1 best seller as seen on TikTok!
These stuffies allow you to show your mood without saying a word as they are reversible octopus plushies that feature a different emotion on each side. Choose from a variety of designs and colors including fun options like ice cream cone and gingerbread. Over 44,000 5-star reviews!
My kids have had the eggmazing decorator for Easter time so I know this Gift Box Ornament Decorator will also be a hit!
We all love how easy it is to create truly amazing designs, mess free. Pop the blank ornament on the decorator, use the included markers, and get busy creating. The spinning effect delivers awesome results every single time.
M&J Games are unique because they make YOU the game piece — seriously, how creative is that!?
With this game, players have a chance to showcase their awesome personalities. The best part is that each round will feel different based on your opponents, so you’re never playing the same game twice.
M&J Games focus on inclusion for all players and these activities are designed to be accessible and amusing, so no task is out of reach or too strategic. To win this unique, life-sized board game, be the first player to reach the finish line by landing on, or passing, tile #24.
Creative and artistic kids tend to be movers so I'm a huge fan of the Stomp Rocket gift. My kids have had a Stomp Rocket for several years already and it still gets used every summer. They love creating different games and challenges to play with each other as well as friends.
This great version has a stomp and catch twist, adding even more fun to a classic. It's easy to launch, fun to catch, and 100% kid-powered! The set includes four rockets, a net for catching them, and a launch pad and stand, adding heightened excitement to this STEM-oriented game.
All of our five older kids have loved dig kits. I love how they come in a variety of themes as we've found rocks, little animals, dino kits, and more. With one kiddo still very much a dinosaur fan, this T-Rex dig kit is perfect.
One thing that makes me love the Gel Blaster brand is the fact that it's safe for the kids to play with.
First off, the no mess, no clean-up Gellets burst on impact and evaporate in no time. So that means we don't have to walk around the yard for cleanup.
Secondly, they provide just enough sting to make it exciting (especially for those tweens and teens)! It feels like getting hit with a rubber band—a quick, minor sting. You probably won't even notice because you'll be too busy laughing.
Unstable Unicorns is a fun little game with all new, gorgeous artwork that will delight even the littlest of gamers.
It's the perfect way to excite kids about the magical world of unicorns, this strategy game lets you have fun and get competitive with friends and family! Take turns collecting Unicorns and using Magic and then the first person to collect 7 Unicorns wins the game!
Unstable Unicorns won the 2019 People's Choice Award for Toy of the Year, was one of Kickstarter's top 100 most-backed projects of all time, and has sold over a million copies worldwide.
Have you heard of the Buddha Board? When it comes to having creative kids, you may already realize you go through a LOT of art supplies. This Christmas is the best time to introduce something new = Mini Buddha Board. A paint with water, reusable canvas!
This 5-inch square, portable Buddha Board actually folds into its own small easel stand so it fits well into backpacks. It's designed with a little trough for water and comes with a small paint brush.
The best part is that after the water dries, the canvas is blank so you can start all over!
A fun activity all of my kids have enjoyed over the years is rock painting. So when I found this kit, which contains everything you need to make your rock-tastic creations; I knew it was a winner.
Inside, you'll find: the rocks, glitter glue, googly eyes, gems, and waterproof paint. It's a fun activity that can be enjoyed all year round, but now you won't have to go hunting in the winter for rocks! (We've tried in Minnesota and it doesn't work as the ones we find are frozen in the ground! So this kit makes it simple, and affordable for me.)
My teen recently decided she wanted to learn how to crochet. While she first thought should could just buy the yarn and tools and figure it out, we quickly realized a kit would offer a better learning curve. And so we found this adorable penguin kit.
Their step-by-step video tutorial accompanies Pierre and is easy to follow; plus, a pre-started crochet piece comes included along with other beginner-friendly supplies!
Growing up, I didn't realize that science could be paired with creativity and fun. Well, this kit just proves it!
You'll be able to watch as crystals start to grow in just minutes from the branches of the included evergreen, cherry, bonsai, and dragon blood trees -- like magic! The 6 trees will be fully covered in crystals in as little as 6 hours.