Discover the best arts and crafts gifts for creative kids that will provide hours of creativity and imaginative thinking! From the best of 2019 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 for 2019
Created by Me! Flower Magnets
Use the provided paint, stickers, glitter glue, and paintbrushes to decorate your wooden flower magnets.
eeBoo Space Scratch Papers
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
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
Make your own fox stuffie, clothes, and accessories with a few simple stitches through precut holes.
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
Create a unicorn, dragon and phoenix sculptures with this colorful clay set!
Art Out of the Box
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
Use the sheets of numbered geometric stickers to match the numbered shapes and make a sticker mosaic of a mermaid, castle, fairy, and more.
Love magical fairies? Now you can design your own skirts, tops, flower crowns, and fairy wings for your fairy dolls!
Creativity for Kids Rainbow Sandland
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!
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
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
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
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
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.
More Arts and Crafts Gifts That Never Go Out of Style
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.
Melissa & Doug ABC 123 Wild Animals Dot-to-Dot Coloring Pad
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
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!
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.
Crayola Scribble Scrubbie
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 Mini Treats
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
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?
Calafant Princess Castle
This is a cardboard castle you can color and make yourself — plus it’s great for pretend play when finished.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Melissa and Doug Created by Me Flower Fleece Quilt
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
Paint your own pet turtle with weatherproof paints.
Kids love these scented pencils!
Origami Chic: A Guide to Foldable Fashion by Sok Song
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
Mix your own colors and flavors of lip shimmers that you put into 5 fun ice pop containers.
Elmer’s Slime Variety Pack
Make lots of cool kinds of slime — confetti, glow in the dark, metallic, and crunchy.
Scented Glitter Gel Pens
Add some sparkle to your drawings!
My daughter makes erasers from this kit like crazy — little monsters, animals, you name it. It’s not just creative, it’s useful!
Doodle Games Activity Book by Joe Rhatigan, illustrations by Anthony Owsley
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
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
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!