Creative Art and Craft Gifts for Kids
Color a Doghouse Kit ages 4+
Whether a real dog or your plush toys live in this house, you’ll be able to design it exactly how you want for a colorful, creative home!
Sew Mini Treats KLUTZ ages 4+
This beautiful book will show 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 art and craft loving kids and is on my daughter’s holiday wish list.
Calafant Princess Castle ages 4+
This is a cardboard castle you can color and make yourself — plus it’s great for pretend play when finished.
Playhard Hero Factory by Once Kids ages 3+
Emoji Markers ages 6+
Who doesn’t love emojis? Kids can make 16 of their own emoji stamp markers with the provided 3 ink colors and supplies in this gift kit.
Yarn Tree Kit
Add some pizazz to your room with this tree. Simply wrap the wire tree with brightly colored yarn and bend into the desired tree shape. Great for organizing jewelery.
Unpainted Russian Nesting Dolls
Get crafty with your own nesting dolls.
Coloring Cute KLUTZ
Yes, these are dang cute, right!? A 72-page book with spiral binding and perforated pages and 5 double-tipped colored pencils in 10 colors. Great gift for travel!
Decorate Your Own Horse Figurines ages 8+
Two horse figurines are ready for you to paint. My kids love these DIY kits.
I know the cover looks like paint by numbers but don’t worry — it isn’t. This actually is a helpful, 54 page book about basic watercolor skills which comes with paints and 18 pages of watercolor paper.
Draw It 3D
Learn techniques to draw in 3D.
Origami Chic: A Guide to Foldable Fashion by Sok Song ages 8+
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.
Harry Potter Coloring Book ages 8+
New! These intricate illustrations and elaborate designs let kids color in explorations of Hogwarts Castle, the Forbidden Forest, magical creatures, and iconic scenes from the films. Check out: Harry Potter Magical Creatures and Magical Places.
Knot-a-Lion ages 8+
Make your own blanket and pillow with this no sewing required kit! Knot and stitch and you’ll have a super soft, double-sided fleece. Includes fleece pillow and blanket shapes, strips and tail pieces, felt shapes, stuffing, embroidery floss and needle and instructions.
Live for Today Coloring Book ages 8+
Positive sayings with affirming and empowering art activities of patterning, shading, and coloring.
Doodle Games Activity Book by Joe Rhatigan, illustrations by Anthony Owsley ages 7+
We’ve loved this book, particularly because it facilitates a fun parent-child time. JJ and dad so far love The Mutant Game (players give each other weird mutant animal combos to draw), Doodle Dare Circles (draw as many things as you can using only circles), and Squiggle Masterpieces (squiggles that become something wonderful).
The Disney Villains Collection features Ursula, Cruella De Vil, Queen of Hearts and Maleficent and includes 36 sketch pages, including 4 silhouettes & 12 hairstyles, 4 stencil sheets, storyline and inspiration sheets, more than 110 different stickers, sample pattern pages and color instructions.
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