This past year we have reviewed a lot of kids crafts books and craft kits. We have also used so many craft toys for free play and teaching kids over the years. We decided to create that gift guide kids will love. You’ll find links to our detailed posts with the breakdown of each of the gift ideas and / or the reviews and where to purchase the items.*for your convenience We love doing crafts in our family. What about yours? The thing that is great is there is a lot of learning through crafting.
Which is a great bonus when hand picking gifts that serve a dual purpose. From reading, manual dexterity, listening skills, patience, to making choices. All this and more will be part of the learning/fun experience with any of our favorite gifts for kids this year.
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Gift Guide Kids
So let’s get to our gift guide for kids!
Gift Guide Kids
Kids Craft Books and Kids Craft Kits;
By far one of my favorite kids crafts books we reviewed was Fun With Stitchables. It includes punch cards for the kids to use big plastic needles to sew with yarn or embroidery floss to learn with. (our review) The book doesn’t come with the supplies but, the supplies are inexpensive.
The next two books are awesome for toddlers to 10 years old. Toddlers will need help but, can glue and paint. Bigger kids will be able to do the projects. We had so much fun with the grand kids while their parents were on vacation. These activities kept them busy daily.
- 51 Things To Do With Egg Carton Crafts (Review) (Book)
- 51 Things To Do With Cardboard Rolls (Review) (Book)
A few of my grand kids are getting older and in school I’ve found they enjoy crafts and craft kits. My grand daughter not only loved the sewing book but, she loved the Ultimate Girls Night In it had so many fun ideas for sleep overs! She’s also hooked on her American Girl Dolls. So anything American Girl is a hit with the girls from age 5-12 years. And her brother who is 4 years old enjoys playing with her and helping her. Another thing they love is American Girl Baking (cookbook).
- 45 American Girl Kids Crafts & Craft Kits
- Ultimate Girls Night In (Review) (Book: The Ultimate Girls Night In )
One of the things I have always loved about kids craft kits is that you really get to try out various crafts. It’s nice as if you have a young family and haven’t invested in a lot of craft supplies the kits usually come with everything you’d. I’ve rounded up these craft kids that anyone can find something as a gift.
- 45 of The Best Kids Crafts & Activities Kits (KraftsKlutz Best of Crafts / Kits)
- 45 Kids Crafts Kits & Activities Kits (Craft & Activities Kits)
- Best Arts And Craft Supplies For Kids (this guide is by ages)
- Best Felt Craft Books
Shown in first image is Paper Dolls Fashion Workshop. We had a chance to review this book and it’s perfect for any kids age 8 up – pre teens interested in fashion design, still enjoys paper dolls and loves to draw. Learn how to create fashion illustration, techniques, tips, tools and instruction for getting started in drawing your own. Doll templates and cut outs. Along with blank ones for filling in with color and / or patterns.You can visit the link to preview excerpts from the book.
Sewing: (review) Teaching Kids to Sew Books: (Creative Kids Complete Guide To Sewing) ( Sewing School 21 Sewing Projects Your Kids Will Love)We own both of these. I taught Sammie how to sew and will be using these for my grand daughter now too.
Cooking/Baking With Kids or Teens: I’ve shared Teaching Kids To Cook/Bake Tips Books: (Cooking Class 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love) Also in the first image are a few more that caught our eye for gifting the grand kids this year. Click on the little squares on image to go to them.
Gift Guide Kids
Hands down this craft toy provided so much fun for the kids who made bracelets. It was both Sammie, her cousins and my granddaughter’s favorites. You don’t need batteries or electricity. Comes with everything but, scissors that you need to get started. This is probably best for ages 7 and up. LoopdeDoo
If your kids are getting to the age where molding clay isn’t fun that a craft book/kit like Make Clay Charms will have them excited about clay all over again. Great for ages 8 and up.
Gift Guide Kids
STEM learning activities for enjoying hours of fun with learning.
- How about Growing Crystals Kit perfect for ages 10+
- Kitchen Science ages 8+ uses common kitchen ingredients
- Glow In The Dark Solar System Mobile ages 8+
- Beginner Microscope Kit Comes with 52-piece accessory kit and hard-sided plastic ABS case
- 25 Prepared Microscope Slides
Any of these gift ideas would be great for wrapping up the kids holidays!