Finding the best craft kits and best craft toys for the kids in your life can be a difficult task. I've compiled this list to help make your life a little easier when you are shopping for the holidays or birthdays! From button art to sewing machines, you'll find the perfect gift for all of the kids in your life.
ALEX Toys Button Art lets your toddler create their own “mosaics” using big and chunky buttons. I love that this toy can be re-used over and over again!
Age Range: 2 to 4 years$16
Loopdedoo Spinning Loom is a new spinning loom that uses embroidery floss to create colorful bracelets in minutes. Kid-powered, no batteries or electricity required!
Loopdedoo Spinning Loom Kit
Age Range: 6 – 15 years$28
Make Your Own Cards by Made By Hands lets your child create their own cards for birthdays and special occasions. You get shapes to punch out and your child uses their imagination to make pictures with the shapes, card stock, and a glue stick!
Make Your Own Cards
Age Range: 4+ years$22
Plushcraft's Purr-Fect Pillow let's your child create their own cat pillow, with no sewing required! You'll get a small tool to apply the fabric pieces to the front of the pillow. A great introduction to fabric crafts! Age Range: 5+ years $15
The Sew Cool Machine let's your child sew without having to deal with thread, bobbins, or needles to thread. The needle is protected with a guard so your child won't get poked. Your child can create cute pillows, purses, pouches, and more!
Sew Cool Sewing Machine
Age Range: 6-11 years$40
Kinetic Sand is a cool, new sticky sand that your kids can play with inside or outside. The sand never dries out and clean up is easy. Hours of fun for your kids! Age Range: 6-11 years $25
The Fashion Angels Fashion Design Sketch Portfolio Artist Set let's your favorite girl “dress” their already drawn models using stencils and colored pencils. You get 40 drawing sheets, 7 colored pencils, 6 stencil sheets, 2 glitter pens, and stickers.
Fashion Design Sketch Portfolio Artist Set
Age Range: 6-12 years$25
MindWare Color Counts Animals is a color-by-number activity that let's your child color in beautiful illustrations. You can use your own colored pencils or fine tip markers. Great for rainy days and traveling. Age Range: 6-10 years $25
Color Counts Animals
This Harrisville Designs Potholder Deluxe Set lets your child create their own colorful potholders that can be used for gifts and decorations. The metal loom and vibrant colorful loops are sure to be a hit with your child! Age Range: 8-12 years $25
Make Your Own Potholders
This American Girl Crafts String Art Cards Kit lets you make 12 colorful cards by wrapping paper shapes with string to make geometric art. You'll also get chipboard shapes, stickers, adhesive, and an idea booklet. This looks like a fun way to create string art! Age Range: 8+ years $17
String Art Cards
Use the Yaylabs Ice Cream Ball, Green, Pint to make your own ice cream by putting ice, rock salt, and an ice cream mix in the ball. Roll the ball around for 25 minutes (a great activity the get your kids moving) and you'll have yummy ice cream for you and your kids! Age Range: 3+ years $28
Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball
Get the Spirograph Deluxe Design Set and re-live memories from your own childhood! You and your kids can use the interlocking gears and wheels to create distinct designs with colored gel pens. Age Range: 8-15 years $24
The Cool Baker Magic Mixer Maker let's your kids make their own cupcakes using the mixer and a refrigerator (no oven required). Aspiring bakers will love this and can also use it in imaginative play! Age Range: 6-11 years $33
Cool Baker Magic Mixer Maker
MindWare Imaginets lets your kids use their imagination or follow cards to copy using magnetic shapes. They can make vehicles, animals, and more! Age Range: 3+ years $27
With the Educational Insights Design & Drill Activity Center, your kids will get a reversible power drill, drill bits, and plastic bolts to make patterns by modeling patterned activity cards. Your child will improve on their fine motor skills and imagination by creating their own patterns. Age Range: 3-10 years $30
Design & Drill Activity Center
The Step2 Deluxe Art Master Desk holds plenty of art supplies so your child can draw, color, and paint to their hearts delight! The white board can be easily wiped and the desk is easily cleaned. This is a gift that can be used for several years. Age Range: 3-7 years $90
The Creativity For Kids Quick Knit Loom lets your kids “knit” their own hats and purses by winding the included yarn around the loom. Projects can be completed very quickly and your kids can use the end result! Age Range: 7-15 years $20
Quick Knit Loom
The ALEX Toys Knot A Quilt Kit let's your child create their own colorful quilt by knotting fringed fleece squares together. No cutting and no sewing required! This would be great for long car trips or rainy days. Age Range: 6+ years $20
Knot a Quilt Kit
With the Lumimo Light Board your child will push large pegs into a light board and will create their own pictures using 20 picture cards. This is another activity that will help your child exercise their fine motor skills. Age Range: 3-15 years $26
Lumino Light Board
With the Discovery Kids Motorized Pottery Wheel, your child can make their own pottery at home without having to use an oven. An easy way to make pottery gifts! Age Range: 8-12 years $30
Discovery Kids Pottery Wheel
With the POOF-Slinky Scientific Explorer Young Architect Building Set your child can lets your aspiring architect build their own 3D models using room templates, tracing paper, acrylic walls, and colored pencils. This kit can be used over and over again! Age Range: 10-14 years $50
Scientific Explorer Young Architect Building Set
The Melissa & Doug Multi-Craft Weaving Loom lets your child create their own tapestries, scarf, coaster, pouch or carrying kit. This is a great kit for a beginner and the loom comes fully assembled. Age Range: 6-15 years $30
Multi-Craft Weaving Loom
The Lauri Toys Primer Pak makes a great travel toy, allowing your child to lace, put together puzzles, and interlock foam shapes. This kit also encourages creativity and fine motor skills! Age Range: 3-7 years $12
Lauri Toys Primer Pak
With the Graphic Skinz Design Studio Motorized Vacuum Chamber your kids can apply “skins” to 3D models and decorate them however they wish! The vacuum sucks air out of the chamber, and makes your design stick to your model. Age Range: 8-15 years $30
Skinz Design Studio Motorized Vacuum Chamber
Your daughter can make her own barrettes that she can wear herself or give to friends with the Crorey Creations My Ribbon Barrette Maker Kit. Makes 16 barrettes and includes barrettes, ribbons, beads and organizer. Age Range: 7+ years $19 What do you think? Are there any other craft kits or craft toys that you would add to this list?
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