35 Best Craft and STEM Activity Kits for Kids

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Arts and crafts kits and STEM activity kids for your kids with supplies can be really helpful for time spent at home. (For summer or anytime.)

These kits provide opportunities for learning and creativity. Even better, kids think they’re lots of fun.

So if you need blocks of time to work at home, these kits can keep your kids engaged in projects for chunks of time.

Below you’ll find:

  1. Arts Kits and Crafts Kits
  2. STEM Kits

Activity Kits for Kids with Supplies Included

Craft Kits

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Color a Doghouse Kit
ages 4+
Whether a real dog or your plush toys live in this house, your kids will be able to create their own colorful, creative dog/pet house!


Tara Toy Disney Princess Necklace Activity Set

ages 3+
How cute is this craft activity kit! Make your own necklaces with beads and characters!


Race Car Craft Kit

ages 4+
From Melissa & Doug, crafty kids can paint their car then put it together.


Creativity for Kids Rainbow Sandland
age 6+
Isn’t it adorable!? Create a magical world with colorful sand, glitter, playful stickers and an adorable mini unicorn!

Craft and STEM Activity Kits for Kids (Supplies Included)
Stuck on Fun! Play with Patterns, Sticker Tape, & More!
by Jannie Ho
ages 5 – 8
An activity book that kids can decorate with tape and patterns! Punch out the sturdy cardboard animal characters in this activity book then use the provided stencils, sticker tape, and patterned paper to make outfits designed especially for the animals.

 
Magical Scratch Street Art
ages 8 – 11
This is a arts and crafts book of super cool drawing ideas plus 20 sheets of colorful scratch paper.


Klutz Sew Your Own Unicorn Cake Pillow

ages 6 – 10
Cuteness alert! Give this craft activity kit to kids who would like 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, they’ll have tons of options for decorations. Add a rainbow mane, a flower crown, rock Star fringe, wings or adorable Meringue dollops.


Fashion Angels Mini Clay Tiny Food Kit

age 8+
Do you have a craft-loving kid who loves making tiny things? (I do!) With this kit, you’ll get the air-dry clay and directions to make pancakes, cake, candy, donuts, and cupcakes.


Create with Clay Mythical Creatures

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


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

DIY Eraser Kit Arts and Crafts
DIY Erasers
ages 7+
My daughter makes erasers from this kit like crazy —  little monsters, animals, you name it. It’s not just creative, it’s useful.

Craft and STEM Activity Kits for Kids (Supplies Included)
Rock Pets – FOX

ages 6+
This rock pet line from Alex Toys is a creative craft and decorative feature for your child’s bedroom.


Fashion Angels Fashion Design Sketch Portfolio

ages 7+
My kids LOVE these design books — they’re stencils and sketch pages for you to design your own fashions and color in with colored pencils. And they’ll keep your kids busy forEVER.


I Love Llamas 
ages 7+
If your child loves llamas, they’ll love these 6 llama projects including a bracelet, headband, charm, and garland. This kit includes all the materials and step-by-step directions.


Paint Your Own Porcelain Bowls and Vases
ages 8+
I like these craft kits because kids can use them to make presents. Get 3 bowls and 3 vases to decorate with paint; paints are included.


Kid Made Modern Studio in a Box

ages 3+
We regularly by the Kid Made Modern art supplies at Target. Here’s an incredible art and craft kit filled with paints, brushes, pencils, markers, four canvas boards, and two quality paper pads. I love that this kit gives kids supplies to allow them open-ended imaginative creation, don’t you?

Craft and STEM Activity Kits for Kids (Supplies Included)
Klutz Mini Bake Shop

ages 8+
Create and decorate your own mini clay cakes, cookies, and pies with this craft kit. Helpful, step-by-step directions in a full-color 48-page book plus all the materials you’ll need.

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Watercolor Crush 
ages 6+
I know the cover looks like a paint by numbers but don’t worry — it isn’t. In fact, it’s actually a helpful, 54-page art book about basic watercolor skills that comes with paints and 18 pages of watercolor paper.

Shrinky Dinks Deluxe activity kits for kids
Shrink Fun Deluxe
ages 7+
This activity kit includes all the supplies you need: 10 sheets of Shrink film plus charm bracelets, beads, greeting cards, gift tags, hair clips and more!


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.

STEM Kits

Butterfly Garden
Butterfly Garden by Insect Lore
ages 4+
Observe five real caterpillars eat and grow to form their chrysalis and then emerge as Painted Lady butterflies. We’ve done these three times so far and my kids LOVE it. Yours will, too.

activity kits for kids
Grown N’ Glow Terrarium

ages 7+
Craft, plant, water, and grow your own terrarium!


Rainbow Gummy Candy Lab

ages 6+
Learn about polymers and color mixing in a yummy activity making delicious gummies — unicorn, cloud, and rainbow-shaped in a spectrum of flavors and colors.


My First Rock and Gem Collection

ages 4+
Learn about rocks with these rock samples, field guide, and mystery rock excavation kit. Also included are rocks you can decorate with paint and googly eyes.

STEM activity kits for kids
Alien Slime Lab

ages 6+
Get messy as you mix up batches of unidentified “alien” slime and conduct tests on them to analyze and investigate their special properties. Real science and playful science fiction come together in this wacky, activity-filled kit! For example, conduct viscosity tests on the slime, dissect it with tweezers and a plastic scalpel, cut out a brain shape, Stamp it with an alien head, and add eyes to your Alien slime! (Non-toxic.)


Solar System Planetarium

ages 8+
Learn about the solar system by making your own planet model.

STEM activity kits for kids
ALEX Spa Fun Mix and Makeup Lip Shimmer
ages 8+
In this STEM activity kit, kids mix their own colors and flavors of lip shimmers then mold them into 5 fun ice pop containers.


Gumball Machine Maker

ages 8+
Build a gumball machine that’s part marble run, part roller coaster, part pinball machine! The directions were a bit confusing for us — but maybe you’ll have better luck than us.

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Klutz Circuit Clay

ages 8+
Winner of lots of awards, this STEM activity kit teaches kids how to build electrical circuits with instructions for 15 projects like a dragon, cupcake, and a UFO.

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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. Includes storage tins and accessories and a 16-page guide. Non-toxic.


Creative Cosmetics Lab
ages 8+
Mix personalized soaps, bath bombs, salt scrubs, and more. A 32-page guide shows the science, history and step-by-step directions. Don’t worry, only safe chemicals and substances are included.


Klutz Make Your Own Soap 

ages 6+
Learn soap making basics (chemistry) from melting to molding, adding fragrance and glitter, in designs like a cat, a fish, a cupcake, a star, and more. Talk about STEM activity fun!

STEM kit for kids
National Geographic Rock Tumbler
ages 8+
Get your kids into geology! Start polishing your own gems with the included half lbs of gemstones, rock information, and jewelry fastenings.

Crystals, Rocks, and Minerals
Crystals, Rocks & Minerals
by Thames & Kosmos, National Geographic
ages 10+
18 hands-on projects and investigations about crystals, minerals, and rocks. This STEM activity kit for kids looks will provide hours of investigation and learning.


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.

STEM kit for kids
littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit
ages 8+
Marvel fans, make your own gauntlet! Snap together the electronics to build circuits the customize your gauntlet. Videos for over 18 in-app activities, wearable Tech sensors, in-app block coding, customizable LED Matrix light design, and authentic Marvel Avengers sound effects.



LEGO Chain Reactions Design & Build Amazing Moving Machines

ages 8+
Make machines that spin, swing, pivot, roll, lift, and drop and do these functions IN CHAIN REACTIONS! You’ll receive a 78 page book, 33 LEGO elements, 6 LEGO balls, 6 feet of string, 8 paper ramps, 2 paper pop-up signs, 1 paper funnel ramp, 1 paper flag, 1 paper bucket, and 1 platform.

 


Creative Cosmetics Lab
ages 8+
Mix personalized soaps, bath bombs, salt scrubs, and more. A 32-page guide shows the science, history and step-by-step directions. Safe chemicals and substances, jars and stickers included.

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One Response

  1. TechyKids Canada says:

    STEM activities like these are perfect for kids to enhance and develop essential skills. Thanks for sharing these ideas, it can make learning fun for kids!

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