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The Best Craft Kits for Kids That Love to Create

Let your little one's creativity shine through with these fun and entertaining craft kits for kids.

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S’mores Sandwich Cookies Kit

Kids love to experience the results of their own creativity, and there’s no craft like baking for that! Baketivity’s S’mores Sandwich Cookies Kit is part of the brand’s partnership with celebrity pastry chef, Duff Goldman. The kids’ cooking kit includes a recipe book and the ingredients necessary to make s’mores right at home. It’s the perfect at-home camping activity on a chilly night!

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Subscription Maker Crate

Give your crafty kid something to look forward to each and every month with the KiwiCo Maker Crate. It’s a subscription box designed for kids ages 14 and up, and each monthly crate delivers a new craft to try or skill to learn. Past craft kits for kids have included macrame planters, a terrazzo clay organizer and a punch-needle pillow.

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Create-Your-Own Window Art Kit

Whether you’re entertaining a house full of sick kids or are stuck inside due to uncooperative weather, reach for craft kits for kids that can be enjoyed in any season, indoor or out. This DIY sun catcher kit is fun for all ages and is educational as well. It comes with a variety of paint tubes and sun catcher shapes, leading to countless opportunities for custom creations.

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DIY Painting Kit

This painting kit is the kind of activity the whole family can enjoy together. The set of wooden mandala decorations can be customized in so many ways. Whether they rather paint (with included acrylic paints) or use crayons, it’s a good exercise in creativity and concentration. When they are done creating their mandala, they can find a fun place in their room to hang it!

Psst! They make great kids birthday party decorations and activities, too!

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Sushi Rolls Cook-Along Kit

Cooking can be a way of traveling without leaving home. It teaches kids about other cultures and the ingredients and tastes around the world. Making sushi can be a wonderful example of this, and Raddish’s cook-along sushi kit is a fun way to experience the art of sushi while learning about what goes into this craft. The kit includes a recipe guide, cooking tool and a shopping list.

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Wood Craft & Paint Kit

This princess carriage wood craft kit is a reminder that all children can build and create toys they will love. It includes a wood princess carriage, a variety of gemstones, a sticker sheet, glitter glaze and an assortment of acrylic paint tubes with an artist-quality paint brush. It’s everything they need to create a princess carriage that’s exactly their style.

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Yarn Unicorns Kit

Horses are cool, but unicorns are even cooler. Any rainbow-appreciating kid who loves a good fantasy will agree, and this Yarn Unicorns Kit comes with two adorable unicorns ready to be assembled and put on display. Add manes, glitter horns or anything else that feels like the right unicorn style for the occasion—especially when dressing it for a magical unicorn birthday party.

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Friendship Bracelet Craft Set

Exchanging friendship bracelets has always been a hallmark of a quality BFF relationship. The Melissa & Doug Friendship Bracelet Craft Set has enough materials for them to make bracelets for their whole squad. Included is 157.5 feet of colorful string, 9.8 feet of metallic string, six felt charms, a foam mini loom, eight beads and instructions. Friends can mix and match and come up with all sorts of stylish combinations.

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Origami Kit

Origami sounds complicated and advanced, but this kit breaks it down into simple steps that are kid-friendly. This kids origami kit comes with a big supply of sheets of practice papers, plus over a hundred double-sided vivid origami folding papers in dozens of beautiful patterns. Even the beginner will have no problem creating something beautiful, and there are tons of opportunity to practice as they follow along the step-by-step origami book.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Embroidery Kit

Women’s History Month (or Herstory month!) is a great time to teach a child about the fight for women’s empowerment through one of the nation’s greatest women trailblazers. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was known for her statement pieces, and that included the ornate collars she wore with her judge’s robe. Among our favorite craft kits for kids is this one, which features RBG in a clever way.

This RBG beginners embroidery kit includes an embroidery hoop, needle, thread, gems, fabric with the pattern already printed on it and an instruction booklet. Using this kit, any child can fashion a decorative collar just like RBG’s.

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World Travel Kit

This monthly subscription box is perfect for any kid that fantasizes about being a world traveler. Each month, Little Passports dedicates its box to a different country or region through creative crafts, stories and cultural activities. As the contents vary as much as the areas of the world do, each box is a new opportunity to learn and explore.

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Mini Treats Sewing Kit

So many of us have amazing memories of sitting with our parents or grandparents learning to sew. The Klutz Sew Mini Treats Craft Kit is a fun way to teach the craft to our own kids. It comes with instructions, patterns and materials for well over a dozen adorable fruit-shaped projects. It makes a great gift for quilters and sewists, even if they’re just starting out.

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Inventor’s Box

Kids are innovative and creative, and they’re always one step away from discovering something new and exciting. The Think Box Inventor’s Box nurtures intellectual curiosity and creativity by allowing them to design, build and create fun new inventions. The box comes with over 700 pieces and a guide booklet, allowing for endless creations.

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Paint Your Own Stepping Stone Kit

Kids have a lot of love to give, and this ceramic heart stepping stone comes ready to paint and share. They can make the heart their own, with their choice of color combinations and accents. Once their creation is complete, they get to decide where to showcase it, or who to give their heart to. It’s even safe to display outdoors!

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Modeling Clay Kit

There are few things as satisfying for a kid as building and molding their own unique creation. This modeling clay kit comes with 24 colors of clay, as well as shaping tools and accessories. They can add any features and accents they want, and then display their creation for the world to see.

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Aly Walansky
Aly Walansky is a lifestyles writer with over a decade of experience covering beauty, health, and travel for various esteemed publications. Her blog, A Little Alytude (www.alytude.com) was launched in 2006 and continues to be a strong voice in the lifestyles arena. Based in the ever-trendy Park Slope area of Brooklyn, she divides her time between her shih tsu Lily, her soap opera addiction, and scouting out fun new martini bars.