This gift guide for crafty kids includes items my kids have and enjoy. From friendship bracelets to wood burning, this gift guide includes something for all ages.
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I like gifts that spark creativity and keep a child busy for awhile. This gift guide for crafty kids includes items that will be pulled out time and again to be used or played with.
Gift Guide for Crafty Kids
- Tempera Paint Sticks – These paint sticks are a great way for young children to paint. However, older kids and even adults will enjoy them too. The colors are vibrant and they dry quickly.
- Water Wow -These are a mess-free way for little children to color. Simply add water to the pen and let them paint the pages to see the colors appear.
- Paint by Sticker – This is a great on-the-go activity as it only requires the book. Use the stickers inside to “paint” the pictures.
- Watercolors – If your child likes to paint, this watercolor set has vibrant colors and is great for on the go.
- Friendship Bracelet Maker – While you can just use a clip board or safety pin to make friendship bracelets, this bracelet maker makes it easier. The bracelet maker separates all the strings so they don’t get tangled up. It also helps you remember what your pattern is by moving strings from peg to peg.
- Light Box – This is a great tool to have around as your artist will find many uses for it.
- Diamond Painting – These remind me of perler beads but with less of a mess. In my experience, perler beads can cause frustration in a child as it seems the beads inevitably get bumped just as the project is finished causing the whole thing to wreck. However, with diamond painting, using a stylus you place the little diamonds onto the sticky paper. I would suggest also getting this accessory kit with it to organize the diamonds by color.
- Wood Burning Kit – This kit comes with an assortment of tips for your crafty kid to try many wood burning projects.
- Wikki Stix – Bend and twist this waxed yarn to make your own creation. The Wikki Stix are great for any age. You can take them on the go or use them as a fidget-type toy while sitting quietly and listening.
- Colored Pencils – These may cost a little more than you would want to pay for colored pencils but the quality is great. My kids love them, and we are on our second box of them.
- Coloring Pages – One thing that I can’t go without mentioning but isn’t in the above picture is coloring pages, specifically Kody Stewart coloring pages. We have a lot of her coloring sheets and paper dolls, and my kids have spent hours coloring them. The coloring pages are a downloadable PDF. Therefore, you can print the pages and color/paint them over and over again.