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.

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Below you’ll find:

  1. Arts Kits and Crafts Kits
  2. STEM Kits

Activity Kits for Kids with Supplies Included

Craft Kits

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 Kit
LEGO 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 adorable!? Create a magical world with colorful sand, glitter, playful stickers and an adorable mini unicorn!

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.

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.

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.

Flashy Fish & Silly Swimmers 3D Puzzle Kit

ages 8+
Put together a fish with paper pieces and LED lights.

Mermaid Potions

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

Woobles Beginning Crochet Kit: Pierre the Penguin

Step-by-step crochet kit including yarn, eyes, a needle, crochet hook, stuffing, and 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 all the tiny things so this is perfect 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.

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.

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.

activity kits for kids
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!


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 kit, kids mix their own colors and flavors of lip shimmers then mold them into 5 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.

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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.


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 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.

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!

Craft and STEM Kits for Kids

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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!