Discover the best arts and crafts gifts for creative kids that will provide hours of creativity and imaginative thinking!
From the best of 2021 ideas to classics that will never go out of style, here you’ll find arts and crafts gifts, kits, and supplies to make any child happy.
Arts and Crafts Gifts for Kids
My First Crayons
Build hand strength (which is important for handwriting) with these colorful crayons designed for toddlers.
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
Get creative with 30 fairy tale stamps. Use to tell stories or create art on cards, notebooks, and more!
Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe Cookie Creations
Make cookies out of Play-Doh using the cookie cutters and rolling pin!
Elmer’s Galaxy Slime Starter Kit
This cool kit lets kids create their own mesmerizing slime using safe, nontoxic glitter glue and a child-friendly slime recipe!
Painting Essentials Gift Set
From Kids Made Modern, this is a 30+ piece set to get kids started painting including paint brushes, paints, watercolors, and a palette.
Jumbo Coloring Pad
Invitation to Draw: 99 Drawing Prompts to Inspire Kids’ Creativity by Jean Van’t Hul
ages 5 +
A beautiful, inviting book of drawing prompts in empty picture frames with a few lines of a drawing and a question or prompt.
Cat Mermaid & Friends
Make a seahorse, narwhal, and cat mermaid using the directions and included supplies.
Craft-tastic DIY STring Art Sea Turtle & Hibiscus Flower Patterns
Use push pins and string to make a turtle and hibiscus flower.
Fashion Angels Fashion Design Sketch Portfolio with Stencils
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
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.
LEGO DOTS Panda Tray
Make a cute and useful panda tray with your LEGO DOTS.
Use the 10 washout fabric markers to color this crossbody bag — then wash out and start again with a different color scheme.
Make Your Own Dinosaur Lantern Night Light
Make a dinosaur lantern/night light with step-by-step directions. Choose where to place your dinosaurs on the vellum landscape.
Unicorn Terrarium Kit
Design a unicorn garden with crystals, mini mushrooms, and a unicorn.
I don’t want to give away this book of darling illustrations to watercolor– because I want it for myself. (That’s ok, right?) The 54-page book also has 18 pages of instructions plus 7 pretty colors of paint, a paint brush, and a mixing tray.
Paint Pour Art Set
Create beautiful works of art by pouring the provided different colors of paint into the provided tray.
Mix up mermaid options with the included supplies and put them in potion bottles or necklaces.
Clay World Cute Cafe
Make and bake a clay food, decor, and animals for your cafe using the step-by-step instructions in a 32-page book! You’ll find directions for cakes, roses, waffles, and kittens. My youngest daughter loves all the tiny things so this is perfect for her.
How to Draw a Bunny and Other Cute Creatures with Simple Shapes in 5 Steps by Lulu Mayo
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
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.
Sew Mini Gardens
Sew your own garden plants — using the book of colorful, step-by-step instructions and the provided materials like felt and stuffing. Darling.
The Ultimate Art Museum by Ferren Gipson
WOW — this is the MOST impressive, well-organized, and beautifully designed art history book for children that I’ve EVER read. It’s a curated book that takes children chronologically through 18 galleries from geographical regions and cultures such as the Far East, Ancient Egypt, Medieval Europe, and Byzantine period. Colorful borders and design, photographs and paintings with descriptions. Gorgeous — I highly recommend this incredible book!
WikkiStix for Doodlers
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!
Get creative with over 840 jewel and solid beads in 16 colors. Design on the layout table with the new flip tray.
Space Scratch Art Paper for Kids
Use a bamboo stick to make fun drawings that reveal amazing space patterns and colors underneath!
Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad
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
Get creative coloring and decorating this water bottle! This is a great activity that keeps kids hydrated and imaginative!
Create Your Own Bead Pets
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
Make three cool wooden race cars, each with their own vibrant designs and moving wheels!
Coloring Cute Book Kit
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
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
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
Even my teenager loves this book — the illustrations are darling and the messages positive and encouraging. Aren’t these kitties cute?
Spirograph Design Tin Set
Children can create impressive spiral designs using all of the many tools that come in this cool design tin set!
Gem Diamond Painting Kit
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
This great beginner’s gift teaches any child the basics of crocheting and allows them to create awesome things like handbags, placemats, belts, etc.!
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.
Playhouse Blank Castle
Customize your castle with stickers, markers, crayons, or paint!
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!
Button Art Toy for Toddlers
Young children will love looking at the various illustrations on this toy and making fun patterns with their vibrant buttons!
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.
Created by Me! Flower Magnets
Use the provided paint, stickers, glitter glue, and paintbrushes to decorate your wooden flower magnets.
Craft-tastic Make a Fox Friend
Make your own fox stuffie, clothes, and accessories with a few simple stitches through precut holes.
Create with Clay Mythical Creatures
Create a unicorn, dragon and phoenix sculptures with this colorful clay set!
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!)
Quick Knit Loom
Your child gets to make two knit hats using the provided loom and chunky yarn!
Enchanted Fairy Garden Craft Kit
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!