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20 DIY Craft Kits for Kids [gift ideas]


Activities for kids which are fun things to do during snow days, rainy days, and even the holidays. These homemade diy craft kits include sewing kits, craft kits, slime kits, jewelry kits, painting kits, art kits, doll kits, as well as baking kits. Hopefully, these activities will engage your child’s imagination and be entertaining boredom busters or just something cool to do together!

DIY Craft Kits

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Mama Papa Bubba

DIY Craft Kits

1. Tackle Box Craft Kit ~ Grab a tackle box and fill it with children’s favorite craft supplies. You could even organize each shelf for different projects. Tutorial by Mama Papa Bubba.

Childhood 101

2. Puppet Making Kit ~ This would make such a sweet birthday gift for a toddler. Everything a child needs to create their own puppet is included in this kit. It includes wooden spoons, googly eyes, pom poms, fabric scraps, felt, sequins, feathers and glue. Use the free printable label to attach to the gift.

The Craft Nest

3. Finger Puppet Kit ~ Here is the perfect activity for preschool to elementary aged kids to make while being stuck inside these winter months! Thanks to this great tutorial by The Craft Nest all you need is gloves, paper, googley eyes, and embellishments. Let the kids go to town decorating their puppets then spend the afternoon putting on a puppet show! Easy, fun and a great way to exercise their imagination!

Ruffled Sunshine

Jewelry Kits

4.  Friendship Bracelet Kit ~ This kit by Ruffled Sunshine is quick and easy to put together, great to give as a birthday or Christmas gift. Don’’t forget to print out the free tag to add to your clipboard.

A Joyful Riot

Makeup Kits

5. DIY Pretend Makeup Kit ~ Don’t throw away those used up makeup containers anymore! Recycle them into pretend makeup for your girly girl to play dress up with! Follow this tutorial by A Joyful Riot and you’ll have some fun “new” toys for your little one!

This Mama Makes Stuff

Doll Kits

6. Fabric Scrap Paper Doll Kit ~ Looking for a fun project to create with or for your kiddos? This is a great tutorial by This Mama Makes Stuff on how to make fabric scrap paper dolls or whatever characters your kids are in to! Keep it secure in a little suitcase, which makes it fun for traveling.

Grey Luster Girl

7. Paper Doll Kit ~ Here’s a great paper craft idea for a kid’s craft by Grey Luster Girl. Use your die cut machine to cut out the doll shapes. They get to assemble their dolls using the fun embellishments like sequins, buttons, etc. Not only are these a great  boredom buster or gift idea, these homemade kits are also the perfect favors for a princess party!

Happy Go Lucky

Slime Kits 

8. DIY Slime Kit ~ This DIY Slime Kit by Happy Go Lucky makes a great gift idea. All of the ingredients including the recipe to make the slime are added to a pencil case. Brilliant idea! The kids will love mixing up this easy recipe.

The Gifty Girl

9. Slime Kit Gift ~ Slime kits are so clever we can hardly stand it. Since slime is all the rage these days why not make a gift out of the supplies? The kit idea by The Gifty Girl includes everything they’ll need to make regular, fluffy and jiggly slime.

Non-Toy Gifts

Food Kits

10. DIY Cupcake Kit ~ How cool is this Cupcake Kit by Non-Toy Gifts?! It’s the perfect birthday or Christmas gift for a child that loves to bake? The kit includes an apron, cupcake liners, sprinkles, and a book.

A Spoonful of Sugar

11. DIY Baking Kit ~ Grab a regular or holiday-shaped baking pan and add some supplies to bake with. Kids will love this! It makes a fun baking gift idea by A Spoonful of Sugar.

Fun 365

Painting Kits

12. DIY Painting Kit for Kids ~ Becky James says, “when I saw these painting kits, I fell in love. I knew that they was perfect! I decided to make a fun little gift with the painting kit, an apron and a canvas.”

Everyday is a Holiday

Art Kits

13. Traveling Art Kit ~ Everyday is a Holiday says, “We had this old metal suitcase which was just the perfect size and happened to have great compartments inside as well as a convenient elastic strap on the underside of the lid. We were thinking of changing up the picnic format a bit by replacing the food with art supplies and planning an artful day trip.”

Mama Papa Bubba

14. DIY Art Kits ~ Mama Papa Bubba based their art kits around the book Art Workshop for Children. They picked some craft ideas from the book and included the supplies to make them.

Lil Blue Boo

15. Art in a Box ~ Lil Blue Boo says, “You can always buy the “ready made” art kits at the store….but the custom filled art box will always be 1000% more fun!” She also includes the free artwork to download, print and add to your homemade art box.

16. How to organize the perfect art kit by Awestruck.

Flamingo Toes

Sewing Kits

17. Little Sewing Kit ~ The perfect practice kit for you aspiring seamstress by Flamingo Toe’s. Use the free template to create an adorable little sewing kit.

Smashed Peas and Carrots

18. DIY Beginner Sewing Kit ~ A homemade sewing kit is a fun and thoughtful gift for someone learning how to sew. And, what better way to gift it than in a mason jar. Some essentials to include are thread, straight pins, seam ripper, scissors, tape measure and ric rac or baker’s twine wrapped on clothes clips. The top of the jar doubles as a pin cushion. Tutorial by Smashed Peas and Carrots.

The Imagination Tree

19. Sewing Basket for Kids ~ A homemade sewing kit is a fun and thoughtful gift for a little one who loves to sew, or maybe just learning. Use a basket to hold their goodies and fill with fun things like buttons, bright threads and a couple embroidery hoops already stretched with fabric. Tutorial by The Imagination Tree.

Landsdowne Life

20. DIY Felt Banner Kit ~ Landsdowne Life says, “I started making these DIY craft kits for my daughter as an alternative to the pre-packaged kits from the craft store.” The entire kit only costs about $2 to put together.

20 DIY Craft Kits for Kids

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