If you have a creative tween, you already know they love anything that has to do with arts and crafts.
Although there are a number of craft kits available, some of them can be either too easy or too advanced for them. Here is my list of the best arts and crafts kits that are sure to be enjoyed this holiday season and beyond.
American Girl Texters and Headband Knitting Kit
This fun Texters and Headband Knitting Kit from American Girl has everything she needs to make a pair of knitting texting gloves and a headband for both herself and her doll. Knitting loom, knitting hook, multi-colored yarn, needle and instructions are included.
American Girl Crafts Creative Room Pockets Kit
Create a fun and functional wall organizer with this Creative Room Pockets Kit from American Girl. The kit creates 4 storage pockets that can be assembled in a number of ways. The kit includes a project and idea book, 4 canvas panels, fabric stickers, adhesive rhinestones, 2 fabric markets and ribbon.
Macramé Purse Project Kit
Learn the art of macrame with this cool Macrame Cross Body Bag Project Kit. The set includes faux leather macrame cord, wooden beads, a pattern template, crafting pins and fabric liner.
CRAFTIVITY Jewelry Project Kit
She’ll love creating new jewelry for herself and her friends with this fun Craftivity Jewelry Jam Project Kit. The set includes assorted shrink shapes, metallic chain assortment, beads, earring wires, and more to create unique and creative necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.
Craft-tastic Empower Poster Kit
Learn the art of decoupage with this creative and Craft-tastic Empower Poster Kit. The cool part is that she can choose from a long list of inspirational words and arrange them on the poster in a way that describes who she really is. A fun and inspirational craft project!
Craft-tastic Yarn Tree Kit
This fun Craft-tastic Yarn Tree Kit is a unique and creative way for her to display and organize her jewelry. Simply wrap the wire tree with the included colorful yarn and bend the branches into the desired shape.
Klutz Brilliant Bead Rings Kit
Create beautiful and colorful beaded rings with this fun Klutz Brilliant Bead Rings Kit. Kit includes instruction book, seed beads, bugle beads, blossom beads and beading wire.
ALEX Toys Craft Knot-A-Quilt Pattern Kit
No sewing needed for this super-cute Knot-A Quilt Pattern Kit. The included 24 pre-cute fleece squares come in a variety of colors as well as polka dots and zig-zags. Just choose the order of how you want the squares to be arranged and simply knot them together. The finished quilt measures 38.5″ x 54″
Style Me Up Fashion Knitting Studio
This easy-to-use Style Me Up Knitting Studio includes 3 different knitting looms to create plenty of do-it-yourself craft projects. The set included colored wool, knitting hook, plastic needle and instructions.
Wonderart Cupcake Latch Hook Kit
This cute Cupcake Latch Hook Kit is a great way to introduce the fun craft of latch hooking. The kit includes pre-cut yarn, instructions, and an easy-to-follow chart. The hook tool is not included.
Paint By Numbers Kit
Creating a beautiful canvas painting with this fun paint-by-numbers kit. The kit includes a pre-printed art canvas, acrylic paints, and 3 paint brushes.
Crayola Air Marker Sprayer
Take those Crayola markers into spray art with this fun Crayola Air Marker Sprayer. The marker sprayer transforms the marker into a fine colorful spray to create beautiful airbrush art. The kit includes 5 washable markers, 2 stencil sheets and paper.
American Girl Ultimate Crafting Super Set
With the Ultimate Crafting Kit from American Girl, she can make matching jewelry for herself, her doll, or her friends. Plenty of beads and crafting supplies, as well as an inspiration guide full of crafting ideas, is sure to keep her busy until school starts in January!
Klutz Toolbox Jewelry Craft Kit
Create beautiful jewelry with common hardware like nuts, washers, and fasteners. The Klutz Toolbox Jewelry Kit includes a 60-page book along with nuts, washers, and fasteners, 3 colors of cord, earring wires, beads, ribbon, and a convenient slide-out work surface and storage trays.
Paint Your Own Vases
Create colorful vases for herself and her friends with the fun and easy Vase Painting Kit. The kit contains 3 vases, porcelain paint, and easy-to-follow instructions that teach different painting techniques.
SmartLab Toys All-Natural Soaps Science Kit
This fun All-Natural Spa Soaps Kit has everything she needs to create a variety of soaps for her and her friends. The kit includes soap molds, soap base, pigments, and a recipe booklet. The only equipment required is a microwave.
Cross Stitch Kit
Learn the timeless art of cross-stitching with this fun Cross Stitch Kit. The kit includes embroidery threads as well as patterns to create a butterfly bag or a colorful pen holder, as well as 4 coasters.
My Ribbon Barrette Maker Kit
She’ll love creating barrettes for herself and her friends with this fun Ribbon Barrette Maker. The kit includes the ribbon loom, 8 straight barrettes, 8 wave barrettes, ribbon, and beads as well as a convenient storage case.
Recycled Paper Beads Kit
Don’t throw those magazines away…recycle them into paper beads with this clever Recycled Paper Beads Kit! Simply insert strips of paper into the beading tool, turn the handle, and amazingly that plain piece of paper is transformed into a decorative paper bead.
ALEX Toys Craft Friends 4 Ever Scrapbook
Create a keepsake that she’ll treasure for years to come with this fun and creative Friends 4Ever Scrapbook Kit. Includes a 48-page hardcover book to decorate, stickers, gems, paper, glue, ribbons, and more.
LoopdeLoom Weaving Loom Kit
This easy-to-use Loopdeloom Weaving Loom Kit creates a variety of items including cell phone cases, texting gloves, scarves, baskets, purses, and more. The kit includes a spinning peg loom and 120 yards of yarn, instructions, and access to online instructional videos.