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:
Activity Kits for Kids with Supplies Included
Color a Doghouse Kit
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
How cute is this craft activity kit! Make your own necklaces with beads and characters!
Race Car Craft Kit
From Melissa & Doug, crafty kids can paint their car then put it together.
Creativity for Kids Rainbow Sandland
Isn’t it adorable!? Create a magical world with colorful sand, glitter, playful stickers and an adorable mini unicorn!
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
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
Create a unicorn, dragon and phoenix sculptures with this colorful clay set!
Love magical fairies? Now you can design your own skirts, tops, flower crowns, and fairy wings for your fairy dolls!
My daughter makes erasers from this kit like crazy — little monsters, animals, you name it. It’s not just creative, it’s useful.
Rock Pets – FOX
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
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
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
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
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?
Klutz Mini Bake Shop
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.
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.
Shrink Fun Deluxe
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.
Butterfly Garden by Insect Lore
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.
Grown N’ Glow Terrarium
Craft, plant, water, and grow your own terrarium!
Rainbow Gummy Candy Lab
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
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.
Alien Slime Lab
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
Learn about the solar system by making your own planet model.
ALEX Spa Fun Mix and Makeup Lip Shimmer
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
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.
Klutz Circuit Clay
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.
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. Includes storage tins and accessories and a 16-page guide. Non-toxic.
Creative Cosmetics Lab
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
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!
National Geographic Rock Tumbler
Get your kids into geology! Start polishing your own gems with the included half lbs of gemstones, rock information, and jewelry fastenings.
Crystals, Rocks & Minerals by Thames & Kosmos, National Geographic
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
Sew your own garden plants — using the book of colorful, step-by-step instructions and the provided materials like felt and stuffing. Darling.
littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit
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
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
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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