A Mighty Girl's top arts & crafts toys for creative Mighty Girls all ages!
As many kids — and adults — know, there are few things as satisfying as expressing your creativity! Whether you're painting a picture, playing a song, or making something beautiful, arts and crafts inspire the maker as much as those who see them. And there's no better way to keep hands and minds busy if the weather is bad than with a fun new project!
If you'd like to give the gift of creative play this holiday, we've collected our favorite arts and crafts toys and kits in this blog post. In the first section, we've featured toys and kits for drawing, painting, and sculpting; in the second part, we've shared our favorite fabric craft kits; and in the final section, we've showcased a variety of real and pretend play musical instruments for all ages. So take a look, and see what things your Mighty Girl could make by hand!
For more girl-empowering toys of all varieties, check out our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide.
Arts and Crafts Toys for Mighty Girls
Hape's Penguin Music Wobbler is the perfect musical toy for the littlest Mighty Girls! This roly-poly penguin toy "waddles" with every bump, wobble, and spin, as the built-in bell gently tinkles away. The penguin's arms even move as it does! Kids can sit or stand with this penguin toy and play as long as they please; the moderate volume is easy on sensitive young ears. Kids will love the bright colors and fun sounds — and learn a little about cause and effect along the way.
She can make beautiful music with this wooden piano from Hape and Baby Einstein! This toy uses "magic touch" technology — there are no buttons or keys necessary. Kids can choose from two play modes: one that lets her play along with classic melodies, and one that lets her explore music on her own. Three included sheets of music get kids matching the color of the notes to the colored keys on the piano. Plus, parents will love that there are two volume settings, both gentle on little ears.
This set of five easy-to-use musical instruments from Hohner is perfect for the littlest musicians! Three sound shapes, a wave drum, and a mini glockenspiel with a baby-safe mallet provide lots of potential to explore rhythm and pitch. All the pieces are lead, BPA, and phthalate-free, so you don't have to worry if an instrument becomes a teething toy! It's a great way to get kids into music from the beginning.
Create beautiful art while taking care of the planet with these 100% beeswax crayons from Honeysticks! Honeysticks crayons are one of the few on the market that don't incorporate any paraffin or other fillers. Their wax is a natural byproduct of honey production, so it has nearly no impact on the environment — and it smells wonderful! Plus, their unique short and chubby design makes them easy for young kids to hold but almost impossible to break. This set of 12 comes with purple, blue, black, ocher, pink, white, red, light green, dark green, orange, brown, and yellow crayons.
Rock out and learn with this drum set from VTech! Four different electronic learning drums let kids play freestyle or drum along to 9 pre-set songs. Or, for more structured learning play, follow the lights on the drums to learn about letters and numbers. Each drum and cymbal has a different sound, so she's sure to get hours of play out of this fun set.
Move and groove with the Hape Early Melodies Mighty Band! This all-inclusive 5-in-1 percussion section includes a wooden drum, a cymbal, a guiro, a xylophone, a clapper, and a pair of drumsticks, perfect for young kids to start exploring rhythm and melody. Everything stores neatly together so you can find your instruments at a moment's notice when inspiration strikes! Plus, parents will feel good knowing that it's made from wood from environmentally sourced forests.
This terrific child-sized desk from Step2 provides plenty of storage for the budding artist! Molded-in compartments make it easy to keep different art supplies separate, and kids will love the push-button light that ensures they can see easily as they work. A hinged dry-erase writing surface conceals even more storage underneath! Plus, parents will love the durable construction — and the easy-clean surfaces for when art gets a bit messy.
You need a space to save all of your child's amazing artwork! This colorful storage case will hold sheets up to 12 by 18 inches in size. Nine expandable accordion pockets allow you to sort the artwork so it's easy to find the piece you're looking for. The front even includes a space for your child's name or for a 4" x 6" photograph of your budding artist. For kids on the go, there's also a kid-size portable desk, the Desk to Go.
Make beautiful flower arrangements out of play dough with this handy set from Green Toys! Kids can create petunias, daisies, zinnias, hydrangeas, and roses using the cutters and stamps, then add fun touches using the leaf molds, butterfly cutter, and more. There are 21 pieces in this set, including three tubs of colorful dough that's made from organic flour and mineral-based colorant.
Who doesn't love a bunch of Play-Doh in fun and inspiring colors! This set includes 24 3-ounce cans of Play-Doh, each in a unique color, for hours of modeling fun. This set comes in frustration free packaging, so it's easy to get your Play-Doh out and molding in minutes. It's perfect for a preschool or play group, or for plenty of choice at home.
Even preschoolers can be rock stars with this recording studio from VTech! This toy lets you sing, record, and play back — and even add effects. Play along with more than 40 songs in styles including jazz, rock, and techno, or come up with your own tune. Simple versions of a whammy bar, a scratch disc, and a drumset let kids explore different instrument sounds, too. It's perfect for the budding recording artist or sound engineer!
Enjoy water doodling on a big scale with this aqua magic mat from Toyk! This 40 by 60 inch is big enough for more than one child to draw and doodle at once. Fill the magic pen with water and you can make designs on the magic drawing mat that fade as the water dries, so you can start fresh! This set comes with the drawing mat, six magic pens, a roller stamp set, and several drawing templates and stencils.
Get ready to rock and learn with this musical octopus from Fisher Price! The Rocktopus comes with 15 different musical instruments that kids can add or remove, changing the sound quality until it's just right for their creation. Kids can experiment with patterning in the Math play mode, play a musical game in Game mode, or compose their own masterpiece in Music mode. Then, download the free Rocktopus app so your little maestro can create their own music video!
Budding photographers will love this sturdy 1.3 megapixel camera that takes both stills and video! The camera includes a 4X zoom and wacky photo effects, and you can also connect it to a computer to download their shots. Store over 800 pictures on the camera itself, or expand the storage capacity with a standard microSD card. It's a fun way to get your child into the art of photography.
Create a one-of-a-kind best friend with the Deluxe Color 'N Plush Unicorn! This adorable unicorn plush is 11" tall and comes with light grey designs on a white fabric, perfect for giving your Mighty Girl a blank canvas to work on. Four washable markers are included, but kids can use any Crayola Washable or Ultra-Clean Washable markers to color. When they're ready to change things up, wash your plush and she can color again!
Give her a space to create with this wooden art table from KidKraft! Everything they need to create their next masterpiece is accounted for on this table, from the paper roll stored under the tabletop to the two paint cups with lids. Storage space on both sides keeps all their supplies organized and close to hand, and the drying rack keeps artwork safe until it's ready to display. Budding artists will love having their own mini art space.
Get your feet moving, not to the music, but making music! This giant vinyl keyboard features 8 instrument sounds and 4 different play modes. You can even records your tunes and play them back! And if the adults in the family just can't resist testing it out, don't worry; it can hold up to some grown-ups playing around too.
This craft kit from Creativity for Kids encourages kids to imagine themselves as authors! Two blank hardcover books are included; the 11" by 8.75" book is perfect for storytelling, with page spreads featuring room for both illustrations and text, while the 8.25" x 6.25" book features a die-cut photo frame, great for an "all about me" book! Kids can use the included markers and stickers or their own art supplies and photographs to create books that's uniquely them.
Create your favorite characters from Frozen movie with this set from Aquabeads! Aquabeads are easy to use: just place the beads on the tray, spritz them with water, and in about ten minutes, you can peel your creation. No iron or heat is required! This set includes over 600 jewel and solid beads, a layout tray, a sprayer, template sheets for characters like Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and Kristoff, and instructions.
With the 500 pop beads in this jar from Toysmith, you can create (and recreate) amazing jewelry in no time! A variety of different colors, shapes, and textures, all of which pop together and apart quickly and easily, it's simple to create unique necklaces, bracelets, and more. Then, when you want to restyle them, just pop and go! Projects like this are great for building fine motor skills, but what she'll really love is the chance to let her creativity loose.
Kids love books that are sized to their hands — but they'll love them even more when they get to be the author! This set includes three 4 by 5 inch bitty books, each with 12 double-sided pages, that kids can write in with the included markers and decorate with stickers. As a bonus, the set includes a book holder they can decorate to store their books. It's the perfect way to let kids experience the excitement of being an author.
Create and recreate fun mythical creatures with this set from Creativity for Kids! Skeletons of a dragon, phoenix, and unicorn provide the base for your creatures, and five bright colors of clay are included. As kid layer the clay onto the skeletons, they'll learn how to work with it and shape it to create exactly the shape they want — without having to worry about physically supporting their designs. The clay doesn't dry out in the air, so you can change up your creations any time!
Kids will love making their own "stained glass" nightlight with this craft kit from Smartstoy! Use the four vibrant window paints to decorate the acetate sheet, which has a sunflower garden design. When it's just right, you can add the circuit and base to create a nightlight! The battery-powered circuit allows you to place it anywhere you please, so you have a cheerful glow wherever you need it. Kids will be proud to show off the light they made themselves!
Create and grow your own miniature fairy world with this set from Faber and Castell! Paint the pot, ornament it with fun accessories like a flower fairy, a fairy house, gems, and more, then plant the wheatgrass and bean mixture and watch your garden grow. Kids will be proud to say that they made the cheerful green garden on the windowsill — no fairy magic required! There is also a companion dinosaur-themed set, the Grow n'Glow Dinosaur Habitat.
It's easy to make a work of "stained glass" art with this kit from Melissa and Doug! Each spot on the clear plastic frame is just the right size for a translucent sticker, which features vibrant colors and realistic textures like bubbles and swirls. Once all the stickers are in place, you can use the included cord and suction cup to hang your artwork in a sunny window for all to see! Kids will love seeing their vibrant dragon shimmer to life. Kids ages 8 and up can create stained glass-style creations with the Color-In Stained Glass Kit from Klutz.
She can build and paint her own toolbox with this kit from Stanley Jr.! Precut wood pieces with guide holes make assembling this child-sized toolbox quick and easy, but kids will still have the satisfaction of knowing they really built it themselves. Then, use the included paints — or your own — to decorate it just the way you want. The end result is a piece she'll be proud of for years to come. Please note: tools and glue not included; to get her a kid-sized set of tools, check out the Stanley Jr. tool set.
With this kids' karaoke machine from VTech, you can take center stage! The Kidi Star Karaoke Machine has a Music Magic mode that turns down the main vocal track from any song from the MP3 player or mobile device — or you can sing along to the eight included original songs. A disco light on the machine allows you to create colorful light effects, and you can even add audience sounds! Performance-loving kids will have hours of fun with this machine.
Inside this book from Craft-Tastic, there's a magic portal to a wizarding world! This set includes 106 pieces so that kids can enjoy seven different activities, from making a magic wand to mixing potions. The secret is that the adults in their lives make new components "appear" in the book when it's time for the next magic lesson! With plenty of surprise to discover, clues to untangle, and fun crafts to make, it's sure to make magic feel very real!
Kids can learn to draw all their favorite Frozen characters with this game for the Osmo learning system! Osmo is a system that takes tablet play into real life with projections that she can really interact with, thanks to the Osmo reflector that attaches over your tablet's camera. In this set, she'll learn to draw Anna, Elsa, and more and explore a variety of activities along the way. She can even save her drawings to the tablet's photo roll! This set is compatible with versions of Osmo that work on iPads and Fire tablets.
Reveal designs with spectacular holographic effects with this scratch art kit from Melissa and Doug! Sixteen scratch art boards are included, four each of Scratch and Sparkle, Rainbow Black, Rainbow White, and Scratch-Lite translucent styles. Kids can use the included stencils to scratch stenciled shapes, or just let their imagination go and scratch whatever pictures they please!
Create images with texture and depth by coloring with clay in this kit fro Faber-Castell's Do Art line! Everything you need to color in four jungle-themed design boards is included: 12 vibrantly colored sticks of clay, a rubber-tipped blending tool, and 3 double-sided clay tools. It even includes easel backs to display your work when you're done! Plus, parents will love that the modeling clay in this kit is non-toxic, never dries out, and won't stain little hands.
Imagine how exciting it will be when your child sees their own writing and artwork as a professionally published full-color 7 x 9 hardcover book! With this kit from IlluStory, kids get the materials to create their book, then send them off to be printed in a hardcover volume, complete with an "about the author" page. You can even order additional copies of the book as gifts for family members. (Please note: completed books can only ship within the US.)
Even kids as young as 5 can make their own stop motion films with this great set! The Hue HD camera, with its plug-and-play design and its adjustable neck, ensures that kids can get just the right angle for their shots, while the included software lets them add text or special effects, record sounds, import music and audio, and more. Both PC and Mac versions are available of this set, which will make kids appreciate the time and effort that goes into the movies they love on the big screen!
Everything your little artist needs in one handy box! This set from US Art Supply includes 24 colored pencils, 24 oil pastels, 24 watercolor cakes, 2 paint brushes, 2 drawing pencils, and all the accessories you need for some serious creative art. As a bonus, you'll also get 2 high-quality 9X12" sketch pads. The whole thing travels and stores in a wooden case that makes it easy to find exactly the tool you're looking for. This set will make your child feel like a real artist!
Get ready to sing your heart out with this karaoke microphone from Bonaok! This reachargeable wireless microphone connects to your smartphone or PC so that you can quickly and easily sing your favorite tunes. 48 colorful lights add a special effect as you sing; they flicker with the rhythm and the louder the song, the brighter the light. You can also use this microphone for recording, and it's got a built-in speaker so you can use it to listen and sing on the go, too.
Learn to play the classical guitar with this beautiful set from Yamaha! Everything you need to start playing immediately comes in one box, including a Yamaha CGS103A guitar, a lovely beginner's instrument with a solid spruce top that's available in full size for adults or 1/2 and 3/4 sizes for smaller adults and younger players; a gig bag; a clip-on tuner; spare strings and a stringwinder; a polishing cloth; and an instructional DVD. You'll be playing beautiful music in no time!
Create your own animated GIFs with the Gifeez Art Studio from Spin Master! With this craft kit, you'll create animated designs using double-sided paper disks, stickers, and markers. Draw and color them however you want, then put the disk onto the Gifeez spinner, dim the lights, and you'll see your artwork come to life! You can even share your GIFs with the free Gifeez app (available on iOS and Android devices.) It's a fun way to highlight how art and technology combine.
With this set from ALEX Toys, you'll have all the eco-friendly scrapbook supplies you need to make your own memory book. The set includes a 40 page 10 inch spiral bound hardcover scrapbook, 330 stickers, paper shapes and frames, 8 10 inch square printed papers, 6 eco pencils, 6 wooden buttons, 3 craft sticks, a glue stick, 3 ribbons, 2 twine cords, zig-zag scissors and easy instructions — all of which use as many recycled and earth-friendly materials as possible, including recycled paperboard and soy inks.
Kids can experiment with drawing elaborate scenes with this set from Crayola that features a light-up coloring board! Thanks to the light on the tracing pad, kids can easily see images from the 10 tracing sheets — over 100 images in all — and they can even color in the dark. Use the included graphite pencil to trace the shapes, then add your own flair with the included colored pencils! Hundreds more images are available online, too, so kids can create nearly anything they can imagine.
In addition to being a useful skill, sewing is a craft with tremendous potential! This kit from Alex Toys will get kids started right away with pre-cut pattern pieces for plenty of fun projects. Kids will work with embroidery floss, learn to attach notions like buttons and rick-rack, as well as learning sewing basics like pinning and using a thimble. It's a great way to get an eager little crafter started.
Build and paint your own bird house to entice birds to your yard with this set from Toysmith! This all-in-one kit includes everything you need to complete and decorate a sweet 6" bird house. The wood pieces are precut so you can easily nail them together. Once assembled, you can decorate your B&B with the four included paints, then attach it to the perfect tree with the included chain. The kit includes wood pieces, four paint pots, paint brush, nails, glue and instructions. It's a terrific rainy- or snowy-day activity to brighten up the day, and she'll be proud to say, "I made that myself!"
Make unique personalized cards for any occasion with this set from Alex Craft! This set includes everything you need to make homemade cards for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays or just to say hi. Inside, you'll find 12 printed cards and envelopes, 101 stickers, 47 paper shapes, 30 sticky gems, 40 adhesive foam squares, 3 stamps and a stamp pad, 2 rolls of washi tape, twine, a glue stick, and instructions.
With this world map pillow case from Eatsleepdoodle, kids can decorate their own pillowcase with fabric markers — and learn a little about geography along the way! The line drawing on this pillowcase features a world map full of interesting facts, major landmarks, and wild animals to color. As they color it in with the ten included double-ended fabric markers, they'll learn more about the incredible world around them! Plus, when they're done, this 100% cotton, 200 thread count pillow case is a great addition to their bed for a cozy night's sleep.
Add variety to your art with this beautiful set of gel pens from Fiskars! This giant set of gel pens includes a wide variety of colors as well as effect inks like neon, glitter, metallic, and even two colors swirled together for eye-catching style. The free-flowing, acid-free ink applies to both light and dark paper easily. All of them store neatly in a small storage case with a separate slot for each color. The fine 0.8 to 1.0 mm tips make it easy to get all the fine details for impressive artwork!
Making your own quilt has never been so easy! Kids can quickly and simply knot the fringed squares together — no cutting or sewing required. The forty-eight 12" squares come in colorful, coordinating patterns so that kids can lay them out however they'd like. The soft, cozy fleece is sure to keep her — or the lucky person she gives it to — warm and snuggly all winter long.
Kala is a premier maker of ukuleles, and this model shows the high quality they devote to even their entry-level instruments. Thanks to the agathis wood top and body, both the appearance and the sound quality of this ukulele are top-notch. A few strums will show why it's worth investing a little more in even a beginner instrument! Add a gig bag and she'll enjoy music wherever she goes!
This set from Cool Maker turns pottery upside down — instead of pulling the clay up with your hands, you let gravity help you do the work! Place a clay disc on one of the included forms, wet it with the spray bottle, and then spin the wheel and watch your piece take shape. Then, let it air dry and get ready to add your own personal touch with the sculpting tools and the bright metallic paints! Everything you need for six fun projects is included, making this the perfect kit to start her working with clay.
Learn the art of latch hooking while making a mini unicorn rug with this kit from Kahootz! Use the latch hook tool to loop yarn through the canvas; it's color coded so it's easy to keep track of what colors go where. The box comes with all of the yarn you'll need, pre-cut so it's easy to work with, and an illustrated guide to teach you the ropes. When you're done, you can attach the hanging loops to display it on a wall, or use it as a mini rug!
Remember how amazing it is to watch a print develop in the blink of an eye? With the Instax Mini 9 camera from Fujifilm, kids can snap a picture and have credit-card-sized prints in minutes! This easy-to-use point and shoot camera has an automatic exposure control feature that flashes an LED to suggest the best settings for a given picture. Kids will also love the macro lens adaptor for closeups and a high-key mode for a softer look for their pictures. Don't forget the extra film!
Decorate your space with adorable paper lantern animals — made by you! — with this set from Klutz. The plastic frames in these paper lanterns make them safe for even young crafters to use, while the punch-out papers make it easy to make your choice of 6 of 21 different designs! The 32-page manual provides plenty of inspiration for your young crafter so they can have a fleet of animal friends in no time.
With these app-enabled music rings from Sphero, you can play music anywhere by turning colors into sounds! Each of these rings includes an accelerometer, a light sensor, and Bluetooth connectivity, which you can use to connect the Specdrum MIX app or to other music software like GarageBand. Tap your clothes, drawings, or the included playing pad to experiment with sounds, beats, and loops! It's a flexible way to explore creativity and music that kids will love.
With this kit from Made By Me, you can create one-of-a-kind art using sparkling, colorful sand! Using the included funnel and design tool, kids will learn a variety of different layering techniques that let them experiment with the eight colors of sand. The set includes four interestingly-shaped sand bottles and two sand pendants for kids to fill, either for their own decorations or as gifts for family and friends.
Be a comic artist like you've always dreamed with this kit from Lulu Jr.! Write and illustrate your own comic on the included sheets, then send them off to Lulu Jr. and they'll print an 18-page comic book that looks just like the real thing! It even includes a professionally typeset title page. You can order additional copies online as well, so you can have your own mini comic run! (Please note: completed books can only ship within the US.)
These little treats from Klutz look good enough to eat! In this set, kids will roll out clay and shape it with a tool, just like fondant in a bakery, to create faux flowers, sprinkles, and other decorations. Then they'll add cheerful faces to their sweet treats! The clay is easy to work and air dries — no baking required. The end result are adorable clay goodies that she'll love to display. And if she ends up needing more clay, check out this Sculpey III clay sampler which includes 30 colors.
Traditional knitting is tricky because of working with needles; this knit loom makes it quick and easy! Wind the yarn around the tools provided and flip the yarn loops to create hats, scarves, bags, and more. This set includes a circle loom and a two-sided hand loom, plus 90 yards of yarn to get you started. For a finishing touch, use the tassel-maker to create your own custom details!
Pixelate any design — and build in two or three dimensions — with the smART Pixelator! You can create one of the 50 included designs, work free-form, or turn a picture you took yourself into a pixelated work of art. This set comes with the Pixelator board, 1,300 beads, and everything else you need to get started. To create even more designs, check out this smART Pixelator Organizer, which comes with an additional 3,200 beads, as well as pegs and sequins.
Kids can roll their own candles out of beeswax sheets with this unique craft kit! Honeycomb beeswax sheets are included in a beautiful array of colors — ivory, natural, pink, red, cranberry, blue, green, yellow, purple, and aqua. The set also includes instructions and 6 yards of cotton wick, enough to make up to 20 taper candles measuring 8" x 1". It's easy to handle and kids will love seeing the results of their candlemaking lit up!
Kids will be amazed at how versatile a seemingly simple loom can be! With this kit's 91 yards of rainbow yarn, kids can make a scarf, a tasseled coaster, a drawstring pouch, or something of their own invention. Then, switch over to tapestry making with the 42 picture strips that create 3 different picture tapestries. With its easy to use adjustable frame, this kit is the perfect introduction to this venerable art.
Learn to sew quickly and easily with this unicorn-themed sewing kit from Sew Simply! Unlike other kits that only offer a few pre-cut felts with a small amount of accessories, this kit teaches kids that learn to sew is as easy as 1, 2, 3: trace, cut, and sew. A wide selection of felt, buttons, embroidery floss, rickrack, and more, plus all the supplies you need to start sewing, are packed in a handy mini suitcase for storage. Kids will love creating unicorn project with this appealing kit.
You can paint beautiful and elaborate mandalas easily with this set of mandala dotting tools! This kit from Augshy includes 8 acrylic dotting rods, 4 rubber handled ball styluses, 5 stainless steel ball pens, a mandala stencil, and a pigment tray. They're perfect for working with paint on rocks, canvas, and more; for modeling with clay; and for embossing patterns. You'll be amazed at how many creative ways you can use this set!
Budding artists can carry everything they need to create on the go with this beautiful artist's pencil case from Youshares! This 11.5 by 8.5 case opens up to reveal slots for 192 pencils, narrow markers, or gel pens, plus a zippered mesh pouch for sharpeners, erasers, and more. On the outside, you'll find two narrow exterior pockets for larger items, plus a hand strap to make it easy to carry. The durable Oxford fabric exterior will hold up to plenty of travel, and she'll love the cheerful, colorful prints. For another option that's big enough to hold all your art supplies, check out the Easthill large capacity case.
Got a budding filmmaker to buy for? With this kit from Klutz she'll learn how to make stop-motion animated films using everyone's favorite building blocks! This beginner-friendly guide teaches kids the basics of stop-motion, and walks you through making ten "mini-movies" with your phone or tablet. Six included background settings and thirty-six LEGO elements — including mini figures and fun accessories like a pizza, a banana, and more — will get her started; then, she can use what she's learned to create her own masterpiece!
It's amazingly easy to make adorable stuffed animals with needle felting, and this kit will show you how! Klutz's needle felting tool is simple to use for beginners, and with a selection of 100% natural wool in six vibrant colors to create six different fuzzy friends, kids will quickly learn the basic techniques. A 52-page instructional booklet provides tips and tricks, as well as inspiration for future projects.
Remember being amazed at the complex designs you could make with a few spins of the Spirograph? The original Spirograph is back, and with this 45-piece set, it's better than ever. With wheels, rings, putty, and even a guidebook to get your started creating designs, it won't be long until you're spinning beautiful images. Best of all, everything fits in the included carrying case so you'll always know where your supplies are. For even more spiral design fun, check out the massive Super Spirograph 75-piece Jumbo Kit.
Kids can give their room a unique decoration with this Scratch-Art Starlight Projector from GoldieBlox. They can draw their own constellations or trace one of the stencils to light up their room! Use the wooden stylus to scratch designs into the films, add colored film and other touches, and attach it to the projector. You'll get to see your designs come to life on the walls! This kit also comes with Hack & Facts cards that teach kids what makes a star and how to identify major constellations. Fans of this set may also like the DIY Unicorn Headphones Kit, also for ages 8 to 12.
With this kit from American Girl, you can sew a friendly stuffed owl for you — plus a mini one for your doll! With 24 felt pieces, embroidery floss, and sequins, you can make these owls truly your own. The project and idea booklet include all the directions you need to make this fun project. Kids who like this set can also check out the Sew and Stuff: Raccoons Kit and the Sew and Stuff: Monkeys Kit.
It's amazingly easy to create beautiful marbled effects on paper, fabric, and other absorbent materials with this kit from Aitoh! Drip a combination of the six non-toxic marbling inks onto the water's surface, swirl it so the pattern is just right, then lay your material on top to pick up the gorgeous colors. Then, use your marbled material for cards, collages, and more. It’s an ancient art that can be used in all sorts of creative modern ways.
Tweens will be amazed at the effects you can create with stencil art! This kit from Klutz teaches kids the basics of stenciling with an instruction book full of tips, tricks, and inspiration. 72 different stencils — both kid-friendly shapes like flowers and aliens and abstract geometric shapes kids can use to create their own images — are included, as well as eight different ink colors and fourteen pages of stickers for that finishing touch.
It's easy to make adorable miniature clay charms with this fun kit from Klutz! By following the step-by-step instructions, kids can make 35 different designs, from friendly fruit to adorable animals. Once you've baked them dry and given them a coat of glaze, you can attach them to the included charm bracelet! This kit is a great way to get kids started sculpting with clay.
Wrap your own beautiful yarn tree with this kit from Craft-Tastic! An 18" tall bendable wire tree and plenty of colorful yarn allow you to create a tree that's uniquely yours. The instruction guide shows you how to properly wrap the yarn for a tight, seamless look. Then, bend the tree's branches into shape and use it to store jewelry or as a decorative accent. For another fun yarn-wrapping kit, check out the Yarn Giraffes Kit.
This kit from Creativity for Kids teaches kids the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, but gives it a new spin by showing kids ways to make their designs into works of art. In addition to the bright colored and boldly patterned paper, this kit includes sticker embellishments that turn traditional designs into modern-day wonders – and step-by-step instructions with photographs makes it easy!
If she admired Queen Iduna's scarf in Frozen 2, this kit will let her learn to make one just like it! This set from Make It Real teaches kids how to use a round loom to quickly and easily knit a scarf. After making their scarf, they can attach the printed, pre-perforated patches as the finishing touch! This set, which includes four skeins of yarn, 17 plastic beads, a crochet hook, a plastic loom and needle, patches, and instructions, will build fine motor skills and give girls a wearable project to be proud of.
Celebrate everything that makes you special with this empowering poster kit! Kids will layer tissue paper on the 9.75"X 14.75" poster base, then choose words that describe them from a wide selection included in the kit. From brave to silly to adventurous to kind, you can choose the empowering words that describe you. It's a wonderful way to encourage tweens and teens to see their value and power. Kids will also enjoy Craft-Tastic's Inspire Poster Kit, also for 8 and up, or for a whole-family project, check out the Family Bowl Kit for ages 6 and up.
Practice your drumming anywhere with this electronic drum pad that has all the features of a professional drum kit! This set from PAXCESS is powered by a rechargeable battery that gives up to 8 hours of play time, and it can be rolled up so it's easily portable. The 9 touch-sensitive pads give you three toms, two hi-hats, a kick, a snare, a ride cymbal, and a crash cymbal; two foot pedals allow you to add bass drum sounds, too. There's a built-in speaker for when you want to jam with your friends, but for quiet practice, you can plug headphones into the port and drum away as loud as you please!
Put a new spin on weaving with the Loopdeloom! This ingenious loom design incorporates spinning pegs so the weaving process is super fast and easy to learn. Kids can start with a basic potholder and work their way up to more complex items using the patterns and instructions in the kit — with only one loom, you can make items of any length and up to 7" wide, or you can connect multiple looms to make wider items with no seams. This set even includes 120 years of yarn to get her started.
Create your own colorful soaps with this complete kit from Klutz! Everything you need for melting and molding soaps is included: twenty blocks of clear soap base, a soap mold with six shapes, a coconut-papaya scent, twenty color tablets, costmetic grade glitter, seven skin-safe soap stickers, and other accessories. Plus, while you are waiting for soap to harden, you will enjoy the added soap-based science experiments! Who knew there was so much to soap?
Turn ordinary stones into beautiful polished gems! This high quality rock tumbler features a rubber barrel that's quieter than many other tumblers, so nothing has to interrupt your polishing. An automatic shutoff timer let you get just the right finish for beautiful results. Plus, it's sturdy enough to last for years! Get started with the 0.5 lb of mixed rough gemstones included in the set, then go rockhounding and polish your own finds.
With this kit from Klutz, you can stitch and stuff a furry friend with a touch of personality! This set includes everything you need to make a personalized llama pillow for your bedroom or other cozy space. Set the pillow out of precut faux fur, then add its expression and accessories by cutting designs out of the included felt and decorating them with pom-poms, sequins, and more. It's a fun project that encourages kids to develop their skills and their creative flair!
Doodling is even more fun in 3D! The 3Doodler Start is a kid-safe 3D pen; by melting plastic that rapidly cools and hardens, allowing kids to "draw" in the air. The starter kit includes a pen, a project booklet, an exclusive DoodleBlock to help you draw shapes, and two packs of biodegradable, non-toxic, BPA-free plastic, but additional pens and additional plastic packs are available so the only limit is your imagination!
Y'Art is a unique craft technique that lets you make textile art as easily as coloring in a picture! Feed the yarn into the Y'Art pen and swirl, twirl, and draw across the Grip-N-Stick Y'Artboard. The yarn will stick easily, but if you make a mistake, you can just lift it up and try again! Each of these sets includes a pre-printed canvas, bundles of yarn, and a Y'Art pen so that you can create a frameable work of fabric art you'll love.
With this kit from MindWare, you can personalize your own all-weather stepping stone! This kit includes everything you need, including the stone — which is ready to paint right out of the box — twelve paints, a brush, and an instruction guide. Paint, mix, and blend to get the look just right, then bake it in your over for a weather-resistant finish. You can display just one, or make a whole series to create a path. This kit is available with a variety of different shapes, including a bee, a flower, a snail, and even a dinosaur footprint! You can add to your outdoor decorations with MindWare's Paint Your Own Stone Animal Kit, too!
It's amazing the things you can do with colored rubber bands! This updated version of the Rainbow Loom that kicked off the rubber band bracelet craze features a sturdier metal hook, designed to hold up to the hours and hours of crafting that these looms get. 600 latex free rubber bands are included, as well as 25 C clips, but be prepared to go hunting for refills. With plenty of fun colors — including metallics, tie-dye, and even glow in the dark — you'll even be tempted to give it a try yourself.
With this innovative paint set from Faber-Castell, kids learn the basics of color and color mixing while having fizzy fun! Add water to make the fizzy paints bubble, and paint it on like watercolors. Guided instructions provide tips for experimenting with new techniques. Plus, handy storage containers let you use your paints again and again. The kit even includes frames and hang tabs to display your work!
Combine crafting with a lesson in feminist icons with this book of cross-stitch patterns by Anna Fleiss and Lauren Mancuso! This book combines capsule biographies of each woman with a cross-stitch portrait. A section at the beginning teaches new cross-stitchers the basics, including how to select quality materials for your celebration of these inspiring women.
Art and math combine in innovative ways with this set! Instead of folding paper to create animals, flowers, and so on, kids will learn folds that allow them to create remarkably complex geometric shapes. A paper crane may be impressive — but so is a compass rose or a lightning bolt octahedron. The set comes with both a manual and a DVD, so kids can see the folds happen in real time. 120 pieces of origami paper are included, but plan on getting more for your eager folder.
Throw the ultimate bash with this awesome, all-inclusive kit from Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye! This party-sized kit contains 14 vibrant dye colors which activate with water only — no need to presoak fabrics with soda ash before dyeing. The dyes are also safe to machine-wash, so they'll stay bright and colorful, especially if you use them on 100% natural fabrics. With plenty of dye, gloves, rubber bands, and more to do up to 36 projects, it's a great choice for the classroom, summer camp, a party, and more!
Young manga and anime fans will love this 12 marker that's perfect for a budding manga artist! These markers are double-ended — chisel tip on one end, fine tip on the other — but use one ink reservoir, so you can be confident colors will match. The rich colors have been selected to match common colors from manga art, and their smooth application and durable tips will have her drawing happily for hours.
Create a board to inspire your dreams with this kit from Craftivity! This set comes with pre-cut wooden planks that you assemble with pegs into an 11 3/4" square inspiration board. Then, paint the board to your taste, and add clothespins and other embellishments. An included guide teaches you decoupage techniques so you can add even more personalized touches! The end result is a board that's unique to you which is sure to inspire you to stretch ever higher.
Create a friendly string-art Yeti friend with this kit from Craft-Tastic! This set is easy to use thanks to the sturdy, pre-printed foam canvases that let you make a yeti and a snowflake. Push in the pings, string the metallic thread according to the directions, and the designs will appear before your eyes. Then, add pom poms, glitter foam, and more for the perfect finishing touches. When she's finished, she'll have a gorgeous keepsake she'll enjoy putting on display! For two more Craft-Tastic string art kits, check out the String Art Babies Kit for ages 6 and up and the Unicorn String Art Kit for ages 10 and up.
Create gorgeous 3D sequin art with this craft kit from Klutz! This kit uses a variation of Klutz's cardboard-and-pins string art to add shimmering sequins to pattern boards. Kids pick their favorite designs, then use the customized tool to attach sequins to the boards with pins. There are enough sequins, pins, and boards included to create six shining works of art. When they're done, they can display two of their creations on the plastic display stands!
Celebrate one of the great English novels with this beautiful coloring book inspired by Pride and Prejudice! Each page features a quote from the novel, surrounded by intricate patterns and details to color. It also includes a fascinating guide to the Victorian language of flowers. Even the cover gets extra attention with its gold foil accents! It's the perfect choice for any Jane Austen fan.
You don't need paper to make art! Wood burning can create beautiful and detailed images, and with this kit, teens and adults can start learning this traditional craft. The set includes a hot tool with four different points, as well as several basswood plaques, colored pencils, patterns, and transfer paper. Follow the directions step by step (and with adult supervision) to make incredibly elaborate etchings in no time.
Build yourself a perfectly tiny bookshop with this DIY kit from Rolife! Putting together the kit is like assembling a 3D puzzle; all of the pieces are there but you'll cut, fold, and stick to get them just right. Lay out your shop with sections for novels, history, philosophy and more! Some of your miniature books can even open to reveal their pages, and LED lights let you turn on the lamps at night. When you're done, you'll have a beautiful piece to display!