Looking for ways to keep the kids busy? Here are 20 arts and craft kits for kids that will spark creativity and have them playing for hours. These make great gifts!
Keeping kids busy on days off can be quite a challenge! That is why I have shared so many individual craft ideas for kids and lists like this one full of boredom busters. However, sometimes you don’t have the time to spend working on a craft with your child or you just can’t come up with a creative idea. That is where craft kits come in handy!
Best Craft Kits for Kids
If you start searching, there are tons of craft kits out there for you to purchase. How do you know which one is best? Well, there are reviews, and these can definitely help.
I suggest reading the reviews to see what similar parents felt about the kit. These don’t always give you an idea of how one kit is better than another. For me, a craft kit is perfect if it meets all of the following criteria:
- Includes everything needed right in the box
- Is age appropriate
- Gives some guidance but also allows creativity
- Has kids work towards a goal or finished product
- Can be used more than once or takes multiple days to complete
- Is reasonably priced
With these things in mind, I’ve compiled a list of the 20 best craft kits for kids. Just scroll down to see the list and let me know which one you like best.
Craft Kits for Kids
Looking for ways to keep the kids busy? Here are 20 arts and craft kits for kids that will spark creativity and have them playing for hours.
Create Your Own Window Art
You can make 20 window art creations with this craft kit. Twelve suncatchers are included and ready to paint. You can also design your own images or trace illustrations from the included design boo
Glitter Dots Sparkle Station Craft Kit
Glitter with less mess. Glitter dots keep glitter in place instead of all over your home! Squish the dots to create designs and 3D figures.
Decorate Your Own Water Bottle
Create the prettiest water bottle in school with seven sheets of sparkly rhinestone stickers and a 20 ounce water bottle.
Rainbow Loom Combo with Loomi-Pals Charms
An organized case includes all you need to make your own bracelets using bands, cute charms, letters, a loom and more!
Rainbow Scratch Paper
Create super cool art without all of the messy art supplies! Rainbow scratch paper and included wooden styluses are all you need. Create your own designs or trace the included stencils.
Marbling Paint Art Kit
Create amazing artwork on water! Kit includes 5 paint colors that can be dripped and swirled in water and then transferred to the included paper.
Light-Up Terrarium Kit
Kids can make their own miniature garden that grows during the day and glows at night. Educational and fun!
Rock Painting Kit
This premium kit includes 10 smooth river rocks, paints, transfer images, googly eyes and more.
Paint & Plant Flower Growing Kit
This kit supplies hours of fun! Design and paint the included planter. Plant the seeds, water and watch the flowers grow.
Colorful Friendship Loom Refill Kit
Hours of bracelet making fun in this kit! With 28 band colors, beads, stickers, charms (and more) kids will never grow bored.
All-in-One Arts & Crafts Jar
All-in-one is right! This craft kit has so much in it I can't list it all—you need to check it out. I love that everything fits in the jar to carry around.
Kids love kinetic sand. This kit comes with 10 tools and two pounds of kinetic sand to create hours of fun making shapes and designs.
Make Your Own Unicorn Night Light
Unicorn anything is always a big hit! Have your kids create a night light they will want to display in their room.
Unicorn String Art
This is unicorn fun for the older kids. Create two complex looking string art designs that are actually easy to create with detailed instructions.
Big Gem Diamond Painting Kit
This winter/holiday themed kit includes colored gems to create two sparkly sun catchers and 12 holographic stickers.
Make Your Own GEM Keychains
Use diamond painting to create 5 colorful keychains using the provided rhinestones and stylus. Perfect for hanging on bookbags!
Dinosaur Soap Lab
Dino fans will love making and using these dinosaur shaped soaps! Enough materials included to make 6 soaps in 3 different shapes.
Paint Your Own Bird House
Kids can build and then creatively paint their own bird house! Hang in the backyard to see if it attracts the birds.
Spin & Splatter Paint Machine
The whole family can have fun with this paint machine! Create artwork, cards and more with 5 different paint colors.
Paint Your Own Squishies
This craft kit includes 4 blank squishies including a unicorn! Kids can decorate them with provided paints, stickers and sparkles—then squish all day.
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