Best Arts and Crafts Gifts for Creative Kids

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Discover the best arts and crafts gifts for creative kids that will provide hours of creativity and imaginative thinking! From the best of 2020 ideas to classics that will never go out of style, here you’ll find gifts to make any child happy.

Arts and Crafts Gifts for Kids

LEGO DOTS Bag Tag Unicorn Craft Kit

ages 6+
Use your creativity to decorate the sturdy cube bag tag (keychain) with the titles.

Colors of the World Markers

These 24 new Crayola colors that represent people from around the world are essential for homes and classrooms.

Melissa & Doug Fairy Tale Stamp Set

ages 4+
Get creative with 30 fairy tale stamps. Use to tell stories or create art on cards, notebooks, and more!

Melissa & Doug Vehicles & Dinosaur Stamp Set

ages 4+
Get two stamp sets to develop creativity, hand-eye coordination, and storytelling.

Painting Essentials Gift Set

ages 4+
From Kids Made Modern, this is a 30+ piece set to get kids started painting including paint brushes, paints, watercolors, and a palette.

Paint Pour Art Set

ages 8+
Create beautiful works of art by pouring the provided different colors of paint into the provided tray.

Mermaid Potions

ages 8+
Mix up mermaid options with the included supplies and put them in potion bottles or necklaces.

KLUTZ Pet Adoption

ages 8+
Make and bake 15 cute clay animals using the step-by-step instructions in a 32-page book! You’ll find directions for animals like puppies, kitties, birds, and guinea pigs.

Invitation to Draw: 99 Drawing Prompts to Inspire Kids’ Creativity
by Jean Van’t Hul
ages 5 – 10
A beautiful, inviting book of drawing prompts in empty picture frames with a few lines of a drawing and a question or prompt.

Fashion Angels Fashion Design Sketch Portfolio with Stencils

ages 6+
My kids LOVE these! 40 sketch sheets with pre-printed models’ silhouettes to make fashion drawing easy for beginners or for anyone who wants to improve their drawing techniques. Use the removable stencils with over 50+ clothing and accessory shapes to help create different outfits and styles.

Give this Book a Cover: Spark Your Imagination with Over 100 Activities
by Jared Lerner and You
ages 6 – 10
Drawing and writing prompts will give kids fun activities to complete on their own. They’ll get to finish a comic panel story, write a story about a cactus, learn to draw in steps, and much more. Engaging, perfect for summer.

How to Draw a Bunny and Other Cute Creatures with Simple Shapes in 5 Steps
by Lulu Mayo
age 7+
Do you love Lulu Mayo as much as my kids and me? In this new how-to-draw book, you’ll learn how to draw so many CUTE animals including a guinea pig, bunny, and duckling, plus a sloth on an Easter egg, a llama bunny, and a unicorn. The directions are easy to follow and the book gives you plenty of space for your own drawings next to the directions.

Harry Potter Create by Sticker: Hogsmeade

ages 8 – 12
Use the stickers to complete the Hogsmeade-related mosaics starting with a Marauder’s Map and ending with a landscape of Hogsmeade Village. Cute cartoon illustrations and a brief narration take you on an adventurous experience. Harry Potter fans who like to puzzle together mosaics will enjoy these memorable sticker scenes. Also in the series: Create by Sticker: Hogwarts.

Fabulous Flowers (KLUTZ)

ages 8 – 12
Use the ready-to-punch-out paper sheets, the enclosed tools, stems, glitter, and step-by-step directions to create 20 beautiful paper flower blossoms! Then, keep them for your room or give your flower bouquets to a friend or parent to display in a vase. Doesn’t this look like a great craft kit for ages 8 and up?

KLUTZ Sew Squishy Cubes

ages 7+
Use the 24 page book to follow the directions to make 3 squishy felt creations: a unicorn, a phoenix, and a yeti with felt pieces precut with holes for extra-simple sewing.

Sew Mini Gardens

ages 10+
Sew your own garden plants — using the book of colorful, step-by-step instructions and the provided materials like felt and stuffing. Darling.

Button Art Toy for Toddlers
ages 1-3
Young children will love looking at the various illustrations on this toy and making fun patterns with their vibrant buttons!

Manhattan Toy Musical Chicken
ages 1+
This adorable wooden musical chicken, which contains a xylophone, a maraca tail, a washboard, and much more, will help young ones learn about music and basic motor skills, all while having a lot of fun!

Djeco Animambo
ages 3+
This gorgeous children’s piano plays songs on its own, and also allows kids to play it themselves with help from its color coded keys!

Elmer’s Galaxy Slime Starter Kit
ages 3+
This cool kit lets kids create their own mesmerizing slime using safe, nontoxic glitter glue and a child-friendly slime recipe!

Paper Bag Puppets
ages 3+
Use stickers to turn colorful paper bags into amazing creatures using this inventive craft activity for kids!


WikkiStix for Doodlers
ages 3+
This minimal mess craft is perfect for helping kids become imaginative by letting them experiment with 2D and 3D doodles through the use of the colorful WikkiStix!

uzzi Street Ice Cream Parlour
ages 4+
This ice cream parlor comes with its own cute ice-cream seller penguin and lots of accessories, all of which can be colored and re-colored with a quick rinse in warm water – perfect for unlimited fun!


ages 4+
Get creative with over 840 jewel and solid beads in 16 colors. Design on the layout table with the new flip tray.

My Egg Carton Animals Craft Kit
ages 4+
This inventive painting kit lets children take simple egg cartons and turn them into adorable animals using paint and other craft materials!

Space Scratch Art Paper for Kids
ages 5+
Use a bamboo stick to make fun drawings that reveal amazing space patterns and colors underneath!

Colorful Kids Origami Kit
ages 5+
Use beautifully colored, pattern-filled origami folding paper to create amazing and eye-catching designs, like a rocketship, creatures, or origami flowers!

Crayola Glitter Dots Keychains
ages 5+
This craft uses glitter but without the mess! Using its innovative glitter dots, children can put their imagination to use while making these fun keychains.


Aquarellum Dolphins Magic Canvas
ages 5+
These unique picture cards create beautiful illustrations as they are being painted with help from areas of embossing that repel paint, making it easy for children to have fun painting these magic canvas!

Spinning GIF Art Studio
ages 6+
Kids can create their very own animated GIFs with this art studio, all they have to do is put their art on the spinner and watch their drawings come to life!

Make Your Own Trading Card Kit
ages 6+
Kids can create their own custom trading cards with this imaginative kit that comes with blank cards, pens, foil sleeves, and a sticker sheet!

Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad
ages 6+
This pad comes with over 100 images that kids can trace by putting their blank sheets over the awesome light up pad and drawing away!

Color Your Own Water Bottle
ages 6+
Get creative coloring and decorating this water bottle! This is a great activity that keeps kids hydrated and imaginative!

Create Your Own Bead Pets
ages 6+
Kids will love making all sorts of beaded animals with this awesome set that comes with cool accessories, including key rings and lanyard clips!

Build & Paint Your Own Wooden Cars
ages 6+
Make three cool wooden race cars, each with their own vibrant designs and moving wheels!


Coloring Cute Book Kit
ages 6+
This coloring book makes art easy and fun for kids everywhere with its awesome double-tipped colored pencils and 72 pages of adorable drawings to fill in!

3D Sand Painting
ages 6+
Kids can create textured, 3D art pieces with this unique paint set that has sand set inside of it to form new, interesting effects!

Quick Knit Loom Kit
ages 7+
This beginner’s knitting loom provides easy instructions and vibrant yarn for kids to work with to complete their very own loom projects!

Ninja Kitties Coloring Book

ages 4+
Even my teenager loves this book — the illustrations are darling and the messages positive and encouraging. Aren’t these kitties cute?

Enchanted Fairy Garden Craft Kit
ages 7+
Kids can grow magical fairy gardens with this cute craft kit that comes with a paintable potting dish, a flower house for their very own fairy, plus a lot more!


Blank Comic Book – Draw Your Own!
ages 8+
Kids can come up with their own comic-book style stories with this exciting blank journal, where they can take their imagination to new heights!


Fairy Fashions – Create Your Own Doll
ages 8+
Love magical fairies? Now you can design your own skirts, tops, flower crowns, and fairy wings for your fairy dolls!

Spirograph Design Tin Set
ages 8+
Children can create impressive spiral designs using all of the many tools that come in this cool design tin set!

Gem Diamond Painting Kit
ages 8+
Use eye-catching diamonds to decorate stickers and sun catchers in this sparkly craft that puts a cute spin on painting!

Easy-To-Do Crochet Kit
ages 8+
This great beginner’s gift teaches any child the basics of crocheting and allows them to create awesome things like handbags, placemats, belts, etc.!

DIY Floating LED Cloud Light
ages 8+
Kids will be in awe when they make this incredible floating LED cloud light, which will also teach them about circuit functions and different types of clouds!

More Arts and Crafts Gifts That Never Go Out of Style

Created by Me! Flower Magnets
ages 4+
Use the provided paint, stickers, glitter glue, and paintbrushes to decorate your wooden flower magnets.

eeBoo Space Scratch Papers
ages 5+
We love the Scratch papers but this is THE COOLEST one yet! Draw with a bamboo stick to reveal the out-of-this-word space colors!

Djeco Kinoptik Robots 
ages 5+
Build the best robot, android or cyborg with the magnetic pieces on the special board. Then side the Kinoptik lens over your creation and it will come to life before your eyes. Robots include 1 board, 2 lenses, 60 magnetic creature pieces, and an easy to follow instruction book

Craft-tastic Make a Fox Friend
ages 5+
Make your own fox stuffie, clothes, and accessories with a few simple stitches through precut holes.

Playfoam Pluffle

ages 5+
You have to see this to understand how magically bizarre it is! Squeeze the soft fluff and watch it expand back out slooowly–it’s amazing!

Ready, Set, Draw! A Game of Creativity and Imagination
by Herve Tullet
ages 4+ (my teenager loves this game!)
In this creative drawing game, players pick WHAT and HOW to draw then add in the spinner for extra complexity — for how many cards to flip, for example.  WHAT might be rain. HOW might be weirdly. Everyone who tries gets to share their artwork with the other players.

Create with Clay Mythical Creatures
ages 5+
Create a unicorn, dragon and phoenix sculptures with this colorful clay set!

Art Out of the Box
ages 6+
Artists who love to draw will want this creative drawing game. Pick a subject card and a technique card then draw! For example, pick a subject like a curious contraption in your kitchen. Then pick a technique card that says to tape a couple of pens or pencils together and use them as if they were a single pen.

Paint By Stickers Unicorns & Magic
ages 7+
Use the sheets of numbered geometric stickers to match the numbered shapes and make a sticker mosaic of a mermaid, unicorn, castle, fairy, and more.

Creativity for Kids Rainbow Sandland
ages 6+
My 8-year-old self wants this toy for Christmas– isn’t it adorable!? Create a magical world with colorful sand, glitter, playful stickers and an adorable mini unicorn!

Chalkboard T-Shirt
Use water-based chalk markers to decorate your t-shirt. Wipe clean with a damp cloth and change your design. Machine washable. (Comes in many colors!)

World Map Coloring Tablecloth
Will your kids love this 100% cotton tablecloth is illustrated with hand-drawn countries, landmarks, and animals from around the globe?

Fashion Angels Mini Clay Tiny Food Kit
ages 8+
Do you have a crafter who loves making small things? (I do!) With this kit, you’ll get the air-dry clay and directions to make pancakes, cake, candy, donuts, and cupcakes.

Y’Art Yark Works of Art

ages 8+
Create AMAZING works of textured yarn art! Thread the Y’Art pen and color the numbered spaces; yarn magically clings to the Grip-N-Stick Y’Artboard. Frame your unique masterpiece when it’s finished!

Crayola Creations Art History Fashion Set

ages 8+
Design a collection of beautiful fashion inspired by famous artists. You’ll get 5 removable stencil pages with 100+ fashions and accessory shapes to help create your designs. Includes 4 instructional pages, great for those just learning or for someone who wants to improve their drawing techniques. My kids love these!

Klutz Sew Your Own Unicorn Cake Pillow
ages 10+
Cuteness alert! Learn to sew a soft decorative pillow using techniques like whip stitching, basting, and gathering. With plush faux fur, metallic gold lame, iridescent pom-poms, and pre-cut felt pieces, you’ll have tons of options to decorate your cake. Add a rainbow mane, a flower crown, rock Star fringe, wings or adorable Meringue dollops.

Descendants Fashion Design Sketchbook

Do your kids love the Descendants? If so, they’ll love this creative drawing kit to design outfits for their favorite characters.

Arts and Crafts Gifts for Creative Kids ALEX Toys
My First Scribble
ages 2+
This is a classic gift for young children who like to draw and write. My daughter carried this exact notebook around with her for a year until she filled it up. Of course, I saved it because it’s so precious! The spiral binding makes it so easy to use. LOVE!! Pair with jumbo crayons or jumbo colored pencils in a cute carrying case.


Arts and Crafts Gifts

Melissa & Doug ABC 123 Wild Animals Dot-to-Dot Coloring Pad
ages 3+
Follow the letters or numbers to complete the scenes. I love how this does double duty — it’s fun and educational!

Crayola Pip-Squeaks Washable Markers
ages 4+
This carrying case makes it easy to carry your markers anywhere. And washable markers are a must-buy arts and crafts gift for creative kids!

Arts and Crafts Gifts for Creative Kids
Crayola Art Studio Supply Case
ages 4+
Here you’ll have everything you need for your arts and crafts projects with 64 crayons, 20 short pencils, 40 washable markers, and 15 sheets of paper.


Arts and Crafts Gifts for Kids
Crayola Scribble Scrubbie
Ages 3+
Color your four pets (2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 rabbit) then give them a scrub bath so you can start over with new designs.


sew kit for kids 
Sew Mini Treats

ages 4+
We highly recommend this arts and crafts gift book because it shows you step by step how to sew 18 food plushies. The kit includes the materials: felt, needles, floss, stuffing, patterns, and felt eyes & cheeks. Perfect for arts and craft-loving kids and is on my daughter’s holiday wish list.


Girl Power Story Sticker Book
Ages 4+
Reusable stickers help girls decorate 3 different story scenes–a dreamscape scene, a mountaintop top, or a global map view. Stickers include doctors, super-heroines, businesswomen, athletes, and many more. What story will your child tell?


Playhouse Blank Castle

ages 4+
Customize your castle with stickers, markers, crayons, or paint!


Kawaii Doodle Class
by Pic Candle, illustrated by Zainab Khan
This is a learn to draw cute cartoons type of book — it appeals to my girls, especially my oldest who picked up a copy at our local bookstore.

Doodle Pillowcase
Color this beautiful world map illustration packed full of fun facts, wild animals and exotic sea creatures on a 100% Turkish cotton pillowcase complete. It comes with a set of 10 doodle color wash out pens; the ink washes out completely on a warm machine wash.


Magnetic Mini Tile Art
ages 8+
This DIY kit is a few years old. However, it’s a great pre-holiday gift because it gives kids the chance to make gifts for people in their families. Use this to create works of art that you can apply magnets to for fridge or locker decor.


Arts and Crafts Gifts
Watercolor Crush
ages 4+
I know the cover looks like a paint by numbers but don’t worry — it isn’t. This actually is a helpful 54-page book about basic watercolor skills accompanied with colorful paints and 18 pages of watercolor paper.


Super Cute Notebook Doodles
32 fun notebook doodle animal designs to color with watercolors, colored pencils, markers, crayons, or gel pens. I love that it has perforated pages.

Klutz Mini Bake Shop

Ages 7+
Create and decorate your own mini clay cakes, cookies, and pies. Helpful, step-by-step directions in a full-color 48-page book plus all the materials you’ll need.

Arts and Crafts Gifts for Creative Kids
Melissa and Doug Created by Me Flower Fleece Quilt
ages 6+
Knot together this soft and fuzzy quilt in any pattern design you like using the fleece squares provided. Talk about a fun and cozy arts and crafts project for your creative child.


ALEX Toys Rock Pets Turtle
ages 8+
Paint your own pet turtle with weatherproof paints.


Kids love these scented pencils!


creative artistic and craft gifts for kids
Origami Chic: A Guide to Foldable Fashion
 by Sok Song
ages 8+
We think this is the best origami book ever — the directions are very clear, the designs are amazing, and the oversized papers are gorgeous! My 11 year old already has used all the papers and made most of the designs. It’s a big hit in our house.


ALEX Spa Fun Mix and Makeup Lip Shimmer
ages 6+
Mix your own colors and flavors of lip shimmers that you put into 5 fun ice pop containers.


Elmer’s Slime Variety Pack
ages 8+
Make lots of cool kinds of slime — confetti, glow in the dark, metallic, and crunchy.


creative artistic and craft gifts for kids
Harry Potter Coloring Book
ages 8+
Intricate illustrations and elaborate designs let kids color in explorations of Hogwarts Castle, the Forbidden Forest, magical creatures, and iconic scenes from the films. Want more? Look for Harry Potter Magical Creatures and Magical Places.


Scented Glitter Gel Pens
Add some sparkle to your drawings!


DIY Eraser Kit Arts and Crafts Gifts for Kids
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!


creative artistic and craft gifts for kids
Doodle Games Activity Book by Joe Rhatigan, illustrations by Anthony Owsley
ages 7+
We’ve loved this book, particularly because it facilitates a fun parent-child time. JJ and dad so far love The Mutant Game (players give each other weird mutant animal combos to draw), Doodle Dare Circles (draw as many things as you can using only circles), and Squiggle Masterpieces (squiggles that become something wonderful).


Paint Your Own Porcelain Bowls and Vases
Ages 8+
I like these because if you give them early, kids can make other people presents. Get 3 bowls and 3 vases to decorate with paint; paints are included.


National Geographic Mega Slime & Putty Lab

Ages 8+
Do your kids love slime? This is a great starter kit for kids to make 8 types of slime and putty including magnetic putty, fluffy slime, and glow0in0the-dark putty. Not only is it great for crafters, but it’s also very helpful for children who need sensory play. Includes storage tins and accessories and a 16-page guide. Non-toxic.

One by Wacom Digital Drawing Tablet

The original Wacom tablets cost $500+ so this is a more affordable option at $60 for kids who want to get started with digital art. Plug into your computer and start drawing!


2020 Arts and Crafts Gifts for Creative Kids

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  1. We also bought our daughter Kawaii Doodle Class, she really liked it, now we are looking for something like this to buy, maybe you will advise?

    1. I’m so happy to hear that she liked it. The same author, Pic Candle, also has Mini Kawaii Doodle Class and Kawaii Doodle Cuties. My daughter also liked How to Draw a Unicorn and Other Cute Animals by Lulu Mayo. Hope that helps!

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