Crafty gifts for kids are the perfect solution for parents, grandparents, aunts, or uncles who don’t want do buy another toy. Spark creativity and imagination with a thoughtful creative gift that will provide hours of entertainment.
Crafty Gifts for Kids
Today, I’ve gathered up some of my favorite creative and crafty gifts for kids of all ages – as well as a few ideas for parents of crafty kids.
You will be the favorite aunt/uncle/grandparent and earn the eternal thanks of any child’s parent if you give a gift that : 1. is engaging, 2. is fun, and 3. (this is important, people) doesn’t run on batteries, make loud noises, or have bright flashing lights. Just trust me on this.
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Kids Crafting Books (for all ages)
Here are some of my personal favorites, as well as Amazon’s top-rated crafty books for kids:
Creative Gifts for Little Kids:
This is the perfect gift for even the youngest of crafty kids. The classic Etch-a-Sketch of our childhood has a colorful new update.
All of the fun of painting, without all of the mess. These are definitely a fan favorite in my house.
Use this giant poster as a wall or a floor color activity. Either way, this will keep crafty kids of all ages entertained for HOURS.
Because you know you’re going to need new coloring supplies to go with that giant poster. Keep every color under the sun organized and handy in a carry case. Why Crayola – we are total Crayola snobs in my house. The crayon colors are more vibrant and they wash better. This is definitely not a place to cut corners.
Let your little ones design and paint their own toys, and get a craft and a toy for the price of one!
P.S. If your littles love painting these wooden figurines, be sure to check out the kids’ seasonal crafting section at the craft store (Joann or Michaels) for seasonal wooden ornaments and masks for the kiddies to paint.
I was obsessed with scratch art boards as a little girl. Scratch away the black top coat to reveal colorful designs. This spiral bound book is also a perfect solution to keep little ones entertained during the holiday travel season.
A great option for any child over 3. I dare you to find me a child who does not like stickers. I dare you. I really like the Melissa and Doug ones, because the stickers can be used and re-used. They were a total life-saver on a long road trip when my twins were about 3.5 years old. They could stick the reusable stickers on their books and on the windows. A total hit!
Some of my other top picks for sticker books:
Favorite Craft Kits for (Bigger) Kids:
Recommended for ages 6 and up, this is the perfect starter kit for a budding crafter. Filled with all of the essential supplies – pipe cleaners, poms, beads, googly eyes, and more – Kids can spend hours creating, only limited by their imagination.
This is the perfect way to introduce kids to sewing. Pre-cut animal shapes and plastic needles set little ones up for success as they create their own cute woodland creatures.
This kit contains absolutely everything your kids need to make their own pottery creations – clay, paint, and even a drop cloth and apron to help contain the mess.
Origami is a great option for older kids (or even tweens). I love these paper plane kits, since the final origami product doubles as a toy that will keep kiddos entertained for (hopefully) hours. P.S. I gave my son a Star Wars origami book last year, and it was a TOTAL hit 🙂
This kit actually comes in various styles – castles, cottage playhouses, and more. Perfect for keeping the kids entertained on their next snow day! We have gone through two now, and my kids LOVE them 🙂
Gifts for Crafty Parents:
This book has single-handedly turned me into a superhero in my home. Yes, I have super powers in the eyes of my children. Why? Because I can draw any animal on demand, thanks to this book. It’s filled with a little over 100 pages of easy to follow step-by-step illustrations.
Do you know a parent who loves pinterest, but maybe struggles bringing all of those ideas and inspiration to life? This is the book for them. It is filled with 100 ideas to help bring parents and children together through crafting.