The Best Craft Kits for Kids

These awesome craft kits for kids are a great way to inspire their creativity without having to plan and arrange a whole craft yourself. It’s a great way to introduce kids to new art techniques and spark interest in new hobbies!

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Included are craft projects with lots of different themes and age ranges so there’s sure to be something here for everyone. While younger kids may need help with a few of them, craft kits are a great way to spend time together and make something they will always have.

Craft Kits for Kids

7-Piece Dinosaur Painting Kit

This kit comes with four large dinosaurs and three small ones for the kids to paint their own Jurassic pets. The dinosaurs are made from durable plastic rather than ceramic so they’ll be fine to play with once they’re dry. You’ll also get two sets of paints and three brushes so that multiple kids can paint at once.

Create Your Own Bead Pets

This kit sure brings back memories from summer camp. I didn’t know these kinds of kits were still around, but I’m sure glad they are. The kit comes with over 600 beads and everything your kids need to make 10 different bead pets. Attach them to the included key rings and lanyard clips to make fun backpack accessories.

Ultimate Weaving Loom & Loops

Learn the art of weaving the easy way with this loop and loom kit. In the box, you’ll find the loom and hook, easy-start instructions, and a few hundred bright-colored loops to make your own fun fabrics. Reviewers say that the plastic is strong and durable and their kids love to sit down and play with this kit. Loops refills are also available from the same company if you need to get more of the same colors.

Friendship Bracelet Maker

Friendship bracelets are a fun and inexpensive craft that kids love to make and wear. But managing the different threads and knots can be difficult for smaller hands. The friendship bracelet maker board can hold up to 10 threads at once. It also comes with 20 pre-cut threads to get started.

Fairy Lantern Craft Kit

Children ages six and up will love making their own fairy-themed mason jar lantern to carry around in the backyard at night or even use for a night light for their bedroom. It’s got lots of stickers and flowers to decorate. Finish it off with a fairy silhouette inside and enjoy the magic. This kit comes with everything needed to make two fairy lanterns.

Foam Sticker Art Kit

This arts and crafts kit comes with 20 individually wrapped art projects. Each piece has a background printed with line art so the kids can match up the foam pieces by shape and have fun trying to figure out how each piece fits together to make the picture.

Melissa and Doug No Sew Blanket Kit

You knew Melissa and Doug made beautiful high-quality baby toys but did you know they make some stuff for older kids as well? The fringe edges are precut, so no need for scissors! The kit comes with everything needed to make a 3.5’ x 5’ no-sew fleece blanket that your child can cuddle up with once it’s finished.

Minnie Mouse Necklace Activity Set

This Minnie Mouse necklace set if perfect for those little girls just learning how to make their own necklaces. It makes five necklaces featuring charms of Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Daisy Duck, Donald Duck and Pluto. The kit is available in sixteen different character combinations including Blues Clues, Frozen, Peppa Pig, and Spirit.

Under The Sea Water Globe Kit

This kit comes with everything needed to create three water globes with different underwater scenes. It includes a mermaid, seahorse, and octopus figurine with clay to make accessories for each globe. Waterproof glue keeps everything water-tight once finished – younger kids may need help with this part.

Felt Animal Sewing Kit

Have your child practice a good life skill by hand sewing five different animal crafts. They can choose from a koala, kangaroo, bat, dolphin, and peacock – or make all five! The kit comes with everything needed for the projects, including the scissors, needles, and matching threads. Reviewers loved that this came with both plastic needles and metal ones so it was great for beginners and for older kids ready to practice with the real thing.

Clay Charms Craft Kit

This kit makes polymer clay easier than ever with printed diagrams to show your child exactly how to put together more than thirty-five adorable clay charms. The set comes with nine colors of clay and a sixty-page instructional book, as well as everything needed to turn the mini creations into a fun and colorful charm bracelet. There’s also a glitter charm kit available from the same brand!

DIY Super Bouncy Ball Kit

One of the more unconventional craft kits for kids, this bouncy ball set could be just the thing. Kids can use the included powders and glitters to design and mold their own custom ball. There’s even a glow-in-the-dark option. The kit comes with five regular molds and one extra-large one so your child can make multiple bouncy balls without having to wait for the first to dry.

Ultra Light Magic Clay

Air dry modeling clay is always a hit with the kids. This one is even better because it comes with twenty-four different colors of clay, three shaping tools, and a few dozen animal accessories for decorating. Also included is a clay modeling guide to give the little ones a helping hand. Clay comes individually packaged so the colors don’t mix before playtime.

Diamond Painting Sticker Kit

For older kids who like doing detailed crafts, here’s a miniature diamond painting kit. It comes with forty-six different preprinted designs and individual color packets of the “diamonds” needed to complete the designs.

DIY Slime Kit

And last, but certainly not least is this DIY slime-making kit. Everything the kids need to make custom slimes is included, from the hypoallergenic detergent and non-toxic glue to the pigments, glitters, and fun extras to mix in. They can even make a batch that glows in the dark!

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