35 Best Arts and Crafts for Kids and STEM Activity Kits

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

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

If you’re like me, you need blocks of time to work at home with kids. This is a great time to use these arts and crafts and STEM kits to keep your kids engaged in creative projects for long chunks of time. It’s an easy and simple way to get your children focused for sustained amounts of time. I always gift my kids a few kits for summer and the holidays.

Below you’ll find:

  1. Arts and Crafts Kits for Kids
  2. STEM Kits

Activity Kits for Kids (Supplies Included)

Arts and Crafts Kits for Kids

On the Farm: Color & Erase
age 3+
Color in this reusable activity pad of farm scenes with the included washable markers.

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 and then put it together.

Unicorn Terrarium Kit
age 5+
Design a unicorn garden with crystals, mini mushrooms, and a unicorn.

Lego Dots Bag Tag DIY Craft KitLEGO DOTS Bag Tag Panda Craft Kit
ages 6+
Use your creativity to decorate the sturdy cube bag tag (keychain) with the titles.

Make Your Own Dinosaur Lantern Night Light
ages 6+
Make a dinosaur lantern/night light with step-by-step directions. Choose where to place your dinosaurs on the vellum landscape.

Creativity for Kids Rainbow Sandland
age 6+
Isn’t it pretty? This arts and crafts kit for kids creates a magical world with colorful sand, glitter, playful stickers, and an adorable mini unicorn! How fun is this idea!?

Fashion Angels Fashion Design Sketch Portfolio with Stencils
ages 6+
My kids LOVE these drawing and design notebooks! 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.

KLUTZ Sew Squishy Cubes
ages 7+
Klutz has the best kits for arts and crafts for kids, don’t you think? Use the included 24-page book to follow the directions for making three squishy felt creations: a unicorn, a phoenix, and a yeti with felt pieces precut with holes for extra-simple sewing.

KLUTZ Pet Adoption
ages 8+
Another winning arts and crafts for kids kit 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.

Flashy Fish & Silly Swimmers 3D Puzzle Kit
ages 8+
Put together a fish with paper pieces and LED lights. Doesn’t this look like a cool and active day project?

Mermaid Potions
ages 8+
Learn how to make a potion bottle! Mix up mermaid potions with the included supplies and put them in potion bottles or necklaces.

Woobles Beginning Crochet Kit: Pierre the Penguin
In this arts and crafts for kids kit, follow the step-by-step crocheting directions to make a darling creature. The kit includes yarn, eyes, a needle, a crochet hook, stuffing, and a bag.

Clay World Cute Cafe
ages 8+
Make and bake 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 anything tiny, so this is the perfect arts and crafts kit for her.

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!

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.

arts and crafts for kids 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 drawing and 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 six llama projects, including a bracelet, headband, charm, and garland. This kit includes all the materials and step-by-step directions.

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+
In this arts and crafts for kids kit from Klutz, 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.

STEM Kits for Kids

First Robot Engineer Kit and Storybook
ages 3+
As you follow the 32-page illustrated storybook manual, you can build models of the ten robots featured in the story. Large, colorful plastic building pieces make it easy for small hands to put the models together.

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.

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.

Crayola Paper Flower Science Kit
ages 7+
Make 12 wicking flowers then customize your bouquet with this STEM craft kit.

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.)

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!

Educational Insights Circuit Explorer Space Station STEM Toy
ages 6+
Explore electricity & circuits! Build a Deluxe Base Station with towers, a planetarium with color-changing dome light, a communication station with a rotating radar dish, and more. Also includes astronaut and robot figures for pretend play and stickers for customization.

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 ki that’s also an arts and crafts for kids kit, children mix their own colors and flavors of lip shimmers and then mold them into five fun ice pop containers.

Thames & Kosmos Glow in the Dark T Rex Excavation Kit
ages 7+
Excavate your own glow-in-the-dark Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton model. This dangerous prehistoric giant comes to life when you excavate its bones with a hammer and chisel and assemble them into a skeleton. The skeleton lets you reenact prehistoric adventures or surprise your friends with its glowing effect when the lights are off. The kit includes 13 skeleton pieces buried in a plaster block, excavation tools, and a descriptive manual.

Bouncing Planets
ages 8+
Make five colorful, rubbery balls resembling planets using the included spherical mold and polymer granules.

STEM Kit for kids

National Geographic Mega Slime & Putty Lab
ages 8+
Do your kids love slime? This is a great starter kit for kids to make eight 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.

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.

Super Sphere STEM Experiment Kit

ages 8 – 14
Not only will you build a robotic sphere, but you’ll also get directions for six more robot models. Program the robot to do different things and use a remote control to make your models move.

The Best STEM Toys and Gifts for Kids
National Geographic Mega Fossil Dig Kit
ages 5+
Spend hours using paleontology tools like a chisel and a brush to dig up REAL dinosaur fossils!

STEM kit for kids
littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit
ages 8+
Marvel fans, make your own gauntlet! Snap together the electronics to build circuits that 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.

Crystal Growing Science Experimental Kit
Crystal Growing Experimental Kit
ages 10+
Put those science skills to use by growing these amazing, eye-catching crystals that come with their own display cases!

More Science Kits for Kids

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

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  1. 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!