When I plan for Christmas gifts for my kids, I shop for learning games, STEM toys, something for pretend play, awesome books, as well as something creative and / or artistic. How about you? What are your must-have gift categories? Today I want to share my favorite 2015 arts and crafts holiday gifts for kids in hopes that it helps you find the perfect creative gift for your child.
Arts and Crafts Gifts for Kids
ALEX My First Scribble ages 2+
We love that the spirals are on the top because it’s so much easier little hands. My daughter carried her ALEX sketchpad around for years. (I, of course, saved it because her drawings are super cute.)
Super Dough DIY Modeling Set: Batman ages 3+
This fun do-it-yourself set comes with modeling material, tools, and instructions. Great for fans of the DC Comics Universe.
Adventure Design Activity Kit Melissa & Doug ages 5+
Make your own fashions with this cute plate-rubbing kit including 9 double-sided, textured plates. Creative and fun!
Puffy Sticker Activity Book Pet Place Melissa & Doug ages 3+
Pet stickers — what could be more fun!?
Craft-Tastic Yarn Tree ages 8+
Wrap colorful yarn around the tree and put it in your room. Store necklaces, bracelets and earrings on the branches.
Let’s Color America (Really Big Coloring Poster) ages 4+
My review of Really Big Coloring Poster
Take a tour of the USA with this map depicting the 50 states with all their splendor and diversity. Illustrated with fun and quirky charm, you can color America while charting its great historical landmarks, its glorious monuments of nature, and the specific foods and people that make every corner of the country so unique. Each poster measures 63” wide by 36” high and are available in four designs: Let’s Color America, the Big Apple (New York City), Food Fight and Funny Farm.
Quixels Design Creator ages 4+
My kids love these. Do yours? This craft kit comes with 7 silhouetted templates and a blank template for kids that want to experiment making their own creations.
Klutz Shrink & Link Jewelry ages 10+
We love making anything shrink — now my daughter can’t wait to try shrink-plastic jewelry. Comes with a 52 page instructional book.
Faber Castell Gel Sticks and Texture Art ages 6+
Super soft and easy- to-blend colorful sticks. Dilute them to create watercolor washes or fingertip blend and smudge them for richer color. Give for a holiday gift or any occasion.
Tag the Art Game ages 8+
Make art a family fun activity! Spin a wheel, flip cards, and roll dice to determine what to add to a group piece of art. The set includes pastels, paints, glitter, tissue paper, and more. Everyone is an artist in this game.
American Girl BeForever Sketch Portfolio ages 7+
Use the removable stencil sheets to create beautiful fashions for the BeForever Girls.
DIY Erasers ages 6+
My daughter makes erasers from this kit like crazy — little monsters, animals, you name it. It’s not just creative, it’s useful!
Nutcracker angel wood painting kit ages 4+
We keep these on hand for snowy days.
Dohdles! ages 10+
Fun family artistry game! Create a “Dohdle” by sculpting with the modeling clay. This is on our gift wish-list for Christmas.
Make Your Own Glitter Snow Globes ages 6+
I like this kit better than the others because you get sculpting clay for what goes inside the globe.
Boodle Box ages 6 – 11, 12+
For artsy fashionistas, this is a subscription box for girls and teens full of adorable accessories and beauty products.
Fashion Angels Upcycling ages 8+
Design stylish accessories out of garbage and grocery bags. Includes a design guide and all the essential materials for your one-of-kind creations!
Fashion Angels Zendoodles ages 8+
Draw outside the lines with double sided black pens, neon gel highlighters, drawing pages, stencils, and instructions. My kids want this for Christmas!
SCIENCE / MATH / TECH / ENGINEERING GIFT GUIDE:
STEAM / STEM Gifts for Kids
PRETEND PLAY GIFT GUIDE:
Pretend Play Gift Ideas for Kids
DIY / CRAFTS GIFT GUIDE:
Arts and Crafts Gifts for Kids
WRITING GIFT GUIDE:
Gifts for Young Writers
GAMES FOR KIDS:
Cool Educational Games for Kids 2015
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