Learn to sew -- and learn about the creatures that live in our forests -- all in one with this kit from Craftster's Sewing Kits! Kids will sew a fox, owl, bear, rabbit, and chickadee, and along the way they'll learn basic sewing techniques and interesting information about the animals themselves. Five needles are included, making this set ideal for both individuals and groups. Fans of this set can also check out the Wild Friends Safari Sewing and Craft Kit from Four Seasons Crafting.
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!
Inspire your budding painter with this massive set of painting tools! This 133-piece set from US Art Supply includes both aluminum and wood easels; acrylic, oil, and watercolor paints; several high-quality brush sets; a sketch pad and painting pads; several professional-quality stretched canvases; and much more. Together, they provide just about everything she'll need to paint and create for hours!
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.
Imagine your child's face when she or he sees their own story and drawings made into a full-color, professionally typeset, 7 x 9 hardbound book! Your child writes and illustrates their story using the materials supplied in the kit, which are then mailed in (in the pre-paid envelope provided) for publication. You'll soon receive a beautiful hardcover book, complete with an about the author page for your proud storyteller! (Please note: completed books can only ship within the US.)
Build and paint your own bird house to entice birds to your yard with this set from Toysmith! This great kit includes everything you need to complete and decorate a sweet bird house. No hardware is necessary to put these pre-cut pieces together, making it a great rainy- or snowy-day activity to brighten up the day. She'll be proud to say, "I made that!"
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!
There's creativity and magic under the surface of the sheets in Melissa and Doug's scratch art kit! This deluxe set includes four sheets each of Scratch and Sparkle, Rainbow Black, Rainbow White, and Scratch-Lite translucent styles. Add a stencil, two styluses, and some hanging materials, and you have everything you need to make unique and beautiful scratch art!
Making your own quilt has never been so easy with this kit from Alex DIY! Kids can quickly and simply knot the fringed squares together — no cutting or sewing required. Forty-eight 11.5" squares come in colorful coordinating designs 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.
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.
Spark their imaginations with this cardboard castle playhouse that they get to decorate themselves! This castle from Easy Playhouse is reversible, so kids can experiment with different colors and designs. Sturdy and durable, with a 32" square floor and two doors, four large windows, and four turrets, it's sure to spark plenty of imaginative pretend play -- and plenty of artistic creativity.
With this unique set of static-cling stickers from Craft-Tastic, girls can imagine all sorts of empowering scenarios! 250 stickers include doctors, superheroes, businesswomen, athletes, and more, as well as text stickers that encourage her to see herself as smart, adventurous, focused, and powerful. The book includes multiple scenes, including a dreamscape, a mountain top, and a global map. All of the pieces are reusable, so she can create empowering stories again and again!
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!
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 allow syou to create colorful light effects, and you can even add audience sounds! Performance-loving kids will have hours of fun with this machine.
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.
Kids (of any age) will love building their own praxinoscope, the successor to the zoetrope in the development of motion pictures. The finished product stands approx 5-1/4" tall with a 5" diameter platform holding one of six included pattern sheets which let her create her own animation. She'll love exploring the history of the moving picture with this great kit!
This best-selling five-piece band will get all the little ones involved in the fun of making music! Made by Hohner, a trusted brand, it includes three musical sound shapes, a mini-wave drum, and a toddler glockenspiel with safe mallet. All pieces are easy to hold and play, and materials are BPA-, lead-, and phthalate-free. Everything tucks away into the attractive storage box until you're ready for another musical day!
Create beautiful sand art inspired by Tibetan mandalas with this kit from Djeco! Take out the desired pattern, use the peeling tool to reveal the location where you'll apply your first color of sand, and gently tap enough to cover. The whole activity can be done inside the box, making cleanup a breeze. You'll be creating extraordinary art in no time!
Every great artist needs the perfect place to work! Step2's plastic art desk provides tons of storage, plus a large, easy-to-clean work surface with molded compartments, plus a hinged dry-erase section that opens for even more places to tuck art supplies. A push-button light makes sure she can see every detail. It's the perfect place to create a masterpiece!
Music-loving kids will love trying out an accordion made in just their size! This child's sized accordion from Woodstock Percussion is a real instrument with a 2-octave range. Playing instructions and eight simple songs are included with the instrument, all tucked neatly into a four-color gift box. It's the perfect way to inspire a musical child!
Your whole family can have hours of creative fun with the amazing Spirograph Deluxe Set. Simply choose from the gears and wheels, put your paper in place, and create whirling, spiraling, mix and match patterns for a totally awesome image. Use the design guide to try out tried and true designs, or get creative and create cool and colorful graphics of your own.
Everything your little artist needs in one handy box! This set from US Art Supply includes 24 color pencils, 24 oil pastels, 24 watercolor cakes, 2 paint brushes, 2 drawing pencils, and all the accessories you need for some serious creative art. 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!
Science and art can go hand in hand, like they do in this set from Faber and Castell. Paint the growing dish and the toadstool accessories, then plant the seeds and beans and watch what happens as they germinate! Fun accessories, like the fairy and her house, purple gravel, and small gems make this a fun project to put together, and inquisitive little botanists will enjoy watching their fairy garden grow.
You can have all sorts of artistic fun with this all-in-one easel from Hape! With a magnetic whiteboard on one side, a chalkboard on the other side, and a paper roll with clamps to hold the paper flat, kids can try different art activities quickly and easily. Color coded, sealable paint pots ensure that you've always got paint at the ready, while the height adjustment makes sure she can reach the whole area easily. Plus, it folds flat for easy storage -- until she's ready to draw or paint again!
Learn the basics of sewing as you create some colorful, funny, friendly monsters! This set comes with everything you need to create five monster crafts, including a phone case/wallet. Pre-cut and pre-perforated pieces make it simple for kids to assemble the pieces and build sewing skills. It's a monstrously fun way to start fabric crafting!
Get hands-on with movie making with this great kit from Klutz and LEGO! Kids will learn the basics of stop-motion animation as they follow the beginner-friendly guide. The included LEGO pieces provide fun elements to include in your own movies, and six backgrounds give you some variety for your sets. Lights, camera, action!
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.
Learn some sewing basics with the goodies inside this collectible tin from ALEX DIY! This cute tin holds 125 sewing essentials, including four ready-to-make projects with pre-cut pieces: a hedgehog, an owl, a fox, and an elephant wallet! Once you've learned the basics, use the rest of the items in the kit to create your own projects — there are buttons, rickrack, ribbon, and more! It's an excellent introduction to the art of hand sewing.
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!
Turn your windows into works of art with this window art activity set from Made By Me! The set includes 12 sun catcher shapes to paint, plus an acetate sheet that allows you to create personalized window clings. An easy to follow instruction book takes you step by step through creating your projects and mounting them on the window with the suction cups and cording, so you can bring some color to even the greyest day!
Kids can create a beautiful string art unicorn with this kit from Craft-tastic! Inside they'll find everything they need to make two designs on 8.5" canvases — plus fun additional components like glitter paper so they can really make the design their own. Using the easy to follow directions, kids push pins into the bases and wrap string to create a unicorn and a heart design. When they're done, they can display their canvases with pride!
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.
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!
Who doesn't love pop-up books? The newest edition to the Create Your Own Books series from Faber and Castell includes two high-quality hardcover pop-up books, stickers, eight markers and pop-up designs. Just add drawings, photographs and your own imagination! Illustrated instructions include story starter ideas and step-by-step pop-up ideas to spark your little author's creativity.
With the KidiStudio, kids can explore their own music -- by recording it, adding effects, and playing it back! They can try a variety of sounds with the keyboard, whammy bar, scratch disc, and voice-changing microphone. They'll learn about rhythm, tempo, and melody as they follow along with the light cues for over 40 songs and effects. Get ready to have a rock star in the family!
Kids are born storytellers, and now they can show off their stories with this bitty book kit from Faber-Castell's Creativity for Kids line. Three blank 12-page, hardcover Bitty Books are ready for your child's special touches, which they can add with the included mini markers, bookplates, and color-in stickers. Then, tuck them into a customized book holder for your very own collected works!
Explore different kinds of weaving with this kit from Melissa and Doug! Included instructions guide kids on how to make a scarf, a tasseled coaster, a drawstring pouch, or a carry-all, but they also provide enough information about the fundamentals for kids to come up with their own design! The set also comes with instructions for three different picture tapestries. She'll love seeing how simple yarn can create so many beautiful things.
Get kids into the world of embroidery with this starter kit from Alex Kids! Learn 12 easy stitches and start combining them into patterns right away. The set includes 10 different colors of embroidery thread as well as lots of other embroidery essentials, and the guide also provides step-by-step instructions for a headband project. After that, she can start exploring other patterns or even designing her own.
Color the world of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice with this adult coloring book! Each page includes a quote from the novel and beautiful, intricate designs or iconic, highly detailed scenes to color however you please. This book also features a foiled cover and a guide to the Victorian language of flowers. It's the perfect choice for any fan of this classic novel.
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.
You'll have hours of molding, modeling, squishy fun with this 36-pack of Play-Doh cans -- each one a unique color! Each container holds 3 ounces of Play-Doh, perfect to roll, stretch, and shape. Bring them out a few at a time, or take them all out at once for a rainbow of possibilities. With so many colors to choose from, her imagination can really soar!
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!
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.
Let the beloved forest spirit Totoro inspire you with this beautiful gift set from Guritta! The hardcover, spiral-bound book has 78 blank pages, perfect for writing, bullet journaling, sketching, and more; the cover features an image of Totoro's silhouette, just as he appears in the Studio Ghibli logo. Also included is a Totoro ballpoint pen with one refill. Together, they're the perfect option for Totoro fans young and old!
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?
With this kit from the ALEX Toys Little Hands series, preschoolers can make creative mosaic pictures with hundreds of colorful shape and photo stickers! As kids match the stickers to the right spot on the picture boards, they'll develop their matching and fine-motor skills — but what they'll really enjoy is watching the cheerful pictures come to life, particularly with the photorealistic details provided by the photo stickers. Five pictures are included: a lion, a house, a birthday cake, a cereal bowl, and flowers.
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.
The Kidizoom Camera from VTech allows your child to become an instant photographer and movie director with the press of a button. Take and edit photos with wacky effects, shoot video movies, or play 4 cool games right on the camera. With built in memory, a MicroSD expansion slot and the ability to connect to a computer, your child can easily keep all of their creations so they can be treasured forever.
This Woodburning Kit includes everything needed to begin a new hobby: a hot tool with 4 Points, basswood plaques, colored pencils, patterns, transfer paper, and complete instructions. Wood burning is a unique craft that allows the artist to draw with heat on a wood surface, creating interesting, unforgettable etchings. This kit provides an excellent introduction, and after that the only limitation is their imagination!
When inspiration strikes, this art case from Crayola provides plenty of opportunity to get creative! Over 140 pieces, including paper, scissors, crayons, colored pencils, and markers, will help you experiment with color, texture, and line to get just the right look for your art projects. When you're done, tuck everything away in the tray and it turns into a convenient carrying case.
Now you can make string art in almost any shape you can imagine with this kit from Klutz! From cute critters to elegant script, the instruction manual teaches you how to set up the included pins in just about any shape, then wind the different colored string in a variety to ways to create unique artwork. A unique pi-pushing tool makes it easy for kids to set up their pins at exactly the right height every time. With over 500 pins and 80 yards of string, she'll be amazed at what she can create!
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.
This unicorn is just waiting for a touch of magic — provided by your imagination! This kit from Creative Roots comes with a polyresin unicorn figurine that's just waiting for you to add the colorful touches it needs. Use the four paints on their own, or blend them to create even more shades. When you're done, you'll have a figure you'll be proud to say you painted yourself.
Turn items from nature into works of art with this flower press from Alex! Kids can paint this 7" wooden flower press, then put it to work as they save their favorite flowers and leaves. The resulting pressed flowers are perfect for handmade cards, bookmarks, scrapbook pages, and tons of other projects. Everything she needs to try a variety of different crafts is included.
Children of all ages can create their own stop motion films minutes after first installing Hue Animation Studio. The innovative, versatile design of the plug-and-play USB camera allows limitless positioning options, perfect for filming your animated movie. The included software, which is compatible with both PC and Mac, allows you to record or import sound, add text effects, use a green screen, and more. Lights, camera, action!
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.)
This set from Gammon Percussion contains everything you need to start playing -- five drums, hi-hat and cymbal, stands, drum throne, bass drum pedal, and even a set of sticks! This is a real percussion kit, not a toy, but it's sized for kids, so it's manageable even for younger drummers. It's a great way to encourage a budding rock star!
If you haven't tried Kinetic Sand yet, you're in for a treat! This unique play sand flow in your hand, and easily sticks for building sand castles and other play structures, then slowly slides back to flat. It makes no dust and it never dries out, so playtime can be anytime! Plus, cleanup is a breeze -- it gathers together easily so you can toss it right back in. This non-toxic, gluten-free play sand is a unique option for sensory play.
Breyer horses are a favorite of many horse-loving kids, and now they can paint their own to look just like their dream horse! This set comes with two realistic 6" horse models, paints, and brushes, as well as an instruction manual that includes reference photos of a wide variety of horse markings for inspiration. Whatever horse she dreams of, this craft kit will help her duplicate it for display, or to join her other Breyer horses in the playroom.
Everything you need to make fun paper bag puppet characters! Alex Toys' Early Learning sets are designed for preschooler crafters. This set includes colorful paper bags, punch-outs and stickers, plus a glue stick to get it all together. When you're done, you'll have a lineup for a great puppet show!
Create miniature works of art that you can display on any magnetic surface with this kit from 4M! Kids will decorate ten 2" by 2" tiles any way they please, then attach adhesive magnetic pieces to turn them into artwork for fridges, locker doors, or magnetic boards. It's perfect to use to decorate their own space or to create handmade art to give to family and friends.
Turn loose wool into fuzzy friends with this fun set from Klutz! Felting is simple: just use the felting tool to poke the wool into the cuddly shapes you need. This set comes with six colors of 100% natural wool, perfect for making five felted animals. It also includes a felting tool, a foam block, and an instruction booklet that teaches the basics of felting -- and provides plenty of inspiration for future projects!
Get creative any time with this inspiring art desk for kids! The kid-safe tilting desk surface makes it more comfortable to draw, and since the surface is made of chalkboard material, you can draw even when you're all out of paper. Four recessed cups hold supplies close to hand, and it even comes with a paper holder - and a 75 foot roll of paper to get you started. The included seat offers even more storage, too!
Fans of Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty will love the chance to mix their very own, custom putty with this kit! Pull out your mixing mat and your five small tins of clear putty, and get mixing. Add a combination of the three color-concentrated putties to get just the right shade, then mix in a special effects putty to make it sparkle, glow, or shimmer! Name your unique creation, and then start enjoying some sensory fun.
Combine crafting with a lesson in feminist icons with this book of cross-stitch patterns by Anna Fleiss and Lauren Mancuso! It 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. This fun book features patterns for embroidering twenty iconic women — like Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, suffragist Susan B. Anthony, author Virginia Woolf, and pop superstar Beyonce — and ten empowering feminist sayings.
Erasers have never been so adorable! With this kit from Klutz, kids will learn how to shape mini erasers out of a moldable, bakeable clay that actually erases once you're done. The 48-page illustrated guide shows you how to create 35 different cute designs using the included sculpting tool, or you can invent your own once you've got the knack. There are also some punch-out paper accessories for the perfect finishing touch — and, of course, a pencil to pop your eraser on!
Learn to play the drums with this compact electronic kit from Alesis! The CompactKit 4 is a tabletop electronic drumset that lets you play through the speakers or through a pair of headphones. Each of the pads can play 80 different percussion and effect sounds, and they offer a realistic feel for beginning drummers. Use the interactive game and coach modes to teach you; feedback on the LCD screen helps you learn techniques and then play along with dozens of included songs. It even comes with a pair of drumsticks, so you'll have everything you need to get started!
Centripetal force creates beautiful art with this kit from Alex Toys! Squeeze the handle to bring the spinner plate up to speed -- no batteries required -- then drip your paint to create fascinating art pieces. The set includes four bottles of paint and 20 spin paper cards to get you started. The set also includes precut colored cards so you can make fun cards for your friends.
A hand-made card is truly special! With this kit from Made by Hands, you can make a wide variety of cards for all occasions. With 20 eco-friendly blank cards in 7 different colors and over 500 pop-out shapes, you can create invitations, thank you notes, and cards for special occasions. 20 envelopes are included to send your cards out when they're done.
Learn to play the steel drum quickly and easily with this high quality set from Panyard! This drum comes with a height-adjustable, collapsible stand, so kids and adults of any size can play. With labelled notes and a play-along song book, you'll be playing tunes in no time! The high quality sound will make kids want to return to this instrument again and again. Available in steel or blue finishes.
Create your own yarn art with ease with this set from Creativity for Kids! It's simple to use a knit loom: just wind the yarn around the loom and then flip the loops. In no time, you'll be making hats, scarves, pouches, and other fun and useful projects. This set comes with both a double-sided hand loom and a circle loom, plus 90 yards of yarn to get things started, as well as buttons and a tassel maker for some finishing touches.
You'll be amazed at what you can create with the help of stencils! This set from Klutz has everything that you need to start learning the basics of stenciling, including stencils in a variety of kid friendly shapes (everything from animals to aliens!) and some abstract stencils you can put together to create your own images. Eight colored inks and eight dabbers are included as well, plus 14 sheets of fun stickers for the perfect finishing touches.
Make cute little clay charms in no time with this set from Klutz! In Make Clay Charms, you'll use the nine included clay colors to make a variety of items, from adorable fruit to tiny sweet treats, then bake them and glaze them so they're ready for display or wearing on a bracelet. A 60 page instructional booklet provides solid instruction on clay basics, as well as inspiration for future projects.
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.
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.
With this set from Klutz, kids can quickly sew adorable teeny-weeny felt food with cheerful faces! Inside the box are instructions, patterns, and materials for more than 18 itty-bitty food items, plus suggestions for coming up with your own designs. Because each treat is so little, they sew up quickly, making them a great option for quick craft time — and no prior sewing experience is necessary. It's a recipe for crafting fun that kids will love!
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.
There's a reason ukuleles are a classic of kids' music programs! Easy to handle and played with techniques that can be transferred to other stringed instruments like guitar and mandolin, they are a great introduction to music. This entry-level wood ukulele from Kala has a pleasant sound and an elegant appearance -- perfect to encourage your budding musician!
Rock and learn with this fun electronic drum kit from VTech! Four different play modes let your child drum freestyle, tap along to nine pre-set songs, or learn letters or numbers as they play. Three drums and a cymbal each play unique sounds, so she'll get hours of play experimenting with rhythm, tempo, and sound! Nine pre-set songs in a variety of musical styles are available to get her drumming away.
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.
Everything you need to draw and sketching is packed into this handy travel case from Castle Art Supplies! A vast selection of drawing and sketching pencils, charcoals, blenders, erasers, and more are tucked inside. Thanks to the handy pop-up design of the case, it's easy to select exactly the tool you need, whether you're dashing off a quick sketch or putting polished details on your work.
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!
Transform egg cartons into six barnyard animals with this kit from Klutz Jr.! The specially made egg cartons in this sit tear apart and glue easily Then, paint the cartons and add googly eyes, cotton balls, and pre-cut accessories to make your very own farm animal friends. Fun animal facts throughout the book give an added giggle as kids work! An included idea book provides inspiration for a wide variety of barnyard animals kids can choose from.
Strike up the band with this set of instruments from Hape! Learn to play the ukulele, tambourine, clapper, rattle and rainmaker yourself — then bring your friends together and start a band. All of these instruments are optimized for toddlers and preschoolers to play, but they're still real instruments, perfect for young music fans. Plus, parents will love that Hape toys are made with real wood and child-safe water-based paints.
Make your own cuddly owl friends with this craft kit from American Girl! There are enough materials included to make one for you and a mini owl for your doll friend. Sew the felt pieces, then embellish with embroidery floss, sequins, and a little imagination. The result will be a one-of-a-kind stuffed animal you can be proud to display. For another option, check out the Sew and Stuff Monkeys kit.
My Giant Busy Box from Alex Toys is 6 great projects in one giant box of fun! Make dough animals, a farm collage, and sticker art. Create paper bag puppets and tissue art pictures. The set includes two plastic frames, four animal punch outs, and ten colors of dough, two peel and stick tissue art pictures, tons of tissue paper, glue, and easy instructions.
The classic pounding toy gets a musical update with this version from Hape! Hit the balls on the Pound and Tap Bench and they go tinkling over the xylophone. Pull out the keyboard and the xylophone can be played solo. Durable child safe paint finish and solid wood construction are hallmarks of Hape toys, but what kids will love is the fun play and the bright colors. Let the music begin!
Have hours of big musical fun with this giant vinyl keyboard from Alex Toys! This toy features 8 instrument sounds and 4 different play modes including a demo mode. Choose from piano, saxophone, violin, accordion, trumpet, harp, xylophone, and guitar sounds to create your musical masterpiece. Test the sounds in play mode then record your tune and use the playback feature to share it with family and friends.
Even little kids can enjoy some hero play with this cape from Seedling Littles that they can customize over and over! The soft cotton cape features a unicorn design and includes easy-to-attach felt pieces including a rainbow, clouds, stars, and more. A pair of felt armbands completes the look! And for a little extra fun, download the Seedling Littles app to bring part of your cape to life in augmented reality.
With Crayola's Color Wonder Art Desk, you can have mess-free coloring fun anywhere! This portable art desk comes with Color Wonder markers and ink pad that only mark on Color Wonder paper. Five jungle-themed stamps give kids an easy way to add animal characters to their drawings. When you're done, pack everything up in the self-contained storage. And don't forget to grab some extra Color Wonder paper!
Learn the basics of sewing, crocheting, and embroidering in this easy to use kit from Alex Toys! You'll find everything you need to create nine projects, including a stuffed dog, a coin purse, a wall hanging, and more, plus some materials for working on your own. Everything tucks neatly into the included storage case with lid, so you'll always know where your tools are when inspiration strikes.
If you've ever dreamed of writing your own music but didn't know where to start, this game is for you! Designed by Philip Sheppard, a world-famous composer and cellist, these transparent cards can be mixed, matched, flipped, and moved. Then, register online to hear your composition played back by a full orchestra. As Sheppard says, "We all talk about playing music, but it's even more fun to play with music!"
Fans of Pete's Dragon can design their own dragon friend with this craft kit from Seedling and Disney! Paint the wooden dragon and wings to your taste, then add faux fur, felt, and more to make it your own. When you're done, you can display your dragon with pride! Everything you need is included inside the box, so all you have to do is pop it open and get crafting.
Color and re-color twelve adorable pets with this giant set from Crayola! The Scribble Scrubbie pets are little flocked figures that kids can color with the included Crayola markers. Decorate them however you please — and when you want to change them up, give them a quick clean in the Scrubbie tub and you can start over! This set includes five dogs, four cats, one hamster, and two rabbits, plus twelve markers, the Scrubbie tub, and two scrub brushes to get your Scribble Scrubbies gleaming.
Some girls don't want a mermaid blanket — they want a shark! With this kit from Alex, you can knot your very own shark blanket. Stitch the shark's face together (an easy task thanks to the pre-cut, pre-punched felt pieces) and then knot the sides together to create a snuggly fleece blanket that you can crawl into for sleepovers, TV watching, and more. She'll be proud to say she really made it herself!
Make super fun to wear rubber band bracelets and more with the Rainbow Loom 2.0, now including a metal hook! This craft kit has spawned a craze that can keep kids busy for hours as they try new designs. The starter set comes with lots of bands, or you can buy refill bands in dozens of great colors and patterns! Perfect for any Mighty Girl who loves being able to show off what she made herself.
Doodle in 3D with this easy to use pen-style 3D printer! The 3Doodler melts plastic that cools and hardens quickly, making it both kid-safe and easy to create sculptures in mid-air. The starter kit includes a pen, a micro USB cable, and two mixed packs of 3Doodler plastic, as well as a project booklet to get you started. Additional packs of the biodegradable, non-toxic and BPA-free plastic are available, so there's no limit to what you can make!
Play music like never before with this unique new game from Hasbro! Place DropMix cards onto the board, and a song starts to play; add more cards to mix songs in unexpected ways. Sixty cards are included, featuring hit artists like Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino, Disturbed, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Sam Hunt, Sia, The Weeknd, and more, and booster packs are available to add even more songs to your list. Up to four players can participate in three different modes so the music keeps playing all day long!
Aquarelle is a watercolor craft that allows you to get perfect works of art, every time! This canvas with a picture of a horse is embossed with a thin white wax outline, which acts as a guide for the picture, but within the borders, you still get the beautiful blending watercolors are famous for! In addition to the canvases, this set includes paints, brush, a pipette, and a mixing palette.