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Skill-building craft kits for kids make great gifts!

One way I love to give gifts to kids without just giving more “stuff” is with craft kits. Not just kits where kits put together a pre-determined item that quickly gets junked. No, I mean real crafting kits that help children learn a particular skill set! Skill building craft kits for kids make great gift ideas! Here are a few of  my favorites for the 6 and up crowd!

Craft kits for kids make great gift ideas!

craft kits for kidsPaper Chain Craft Kit – eeBoo 

Ages 5+. This kit requires nothing but the papers inside. Each paper is notched and slit so the piece slot together with no glue or scissors needed. Detailed illustrations pattern each sturdy paper and the papers included can make a chain up to twenty-four feet long! Various themes are available: Animal, Valentine, Holiday, Birthday, and more! Perfect for party decor!

 

craft kits for kidsSoap and Sandstone Carving Kits 

These kids often come with precut shapes make a starting point for carving. Kids draw the animal on the front of the stone and begin to carve away and smooth the stone using several tools provided in the kit. Online videos provide how-to’s for beginning carvers. Definitely for ages 6+, or try a soap carving kit with a wooden “knife” for younger crafters.

Get kids a pack of 10 Ivory soap bars and a book on soap carving and let them chisel away over a bowl. Save the soap shavings for the bath later!

vBeeswax Candle Rolling Kit – HearthSong

Ages 5+. Simply roll up a candle with one sheet, then cut out designs from other colorful beeswax sheets and press onto the rolled candle. It doesn’t get much simpler. The beeswax sheets have a yummy sweet smell to them, and the materials provided can make between 12-24 candles depending on the size you make them. Hand-rolled beeswax candles are also perfect gifts for children to give to the grown-ups in their life!

craft kits for kidsFelting Treats Kit – Lab Rat Gifts

Ages 8+. I loved experimenting with this kit! Felting is going to be my new favorite calming activity! Provided are felting needles, thread, felting forms, decorations, and many colored balls of wool roving. A detailed instruction guide provides information about how and why wool fibers “felt” and how to create many sweet confections! Use these felted treats for play or to make hair-pieces or clothing clips and badges. Kids get to work with natural wool fibers, and this kit may just be the start of a lifetime of felting happiness! The felting needles are very sharp, so supervision and instruction will be needed before this can be an independent project.

craft kits for kidsMonster Sewing Kit – Lab Rat Gifts 

Ages 8+. Sewing is a skill for everyone! At some point, your kids may need to repair a rip, replace a button, or fix a hem. Learning sewing skills by crafting these crazy little monsters is a fun way to get started! Fabrics, thread, felt pieces, and other accessories are included, along with a detailed instruction guide. Scissors will have to be provided and therefore children should be highly supervised with this project. As with all the Lab Rat Gift projects, the box with cool rope handle makes a perfect storage container for works-in-progress.

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What are your favorite craft kits for kids? 

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Thanks to eeBoo, Magic Cabin, and Lab Rat Gifts for providing products for this post. All opinions are my own! 

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Dandi D

Monday 27th of February 2017

These are all really neat ideas and would be great for any of my nieces!

Ann Garcia

Wednesday 14th of December 2016

Would love to win <3 I also shared

Wendy Browne

Tuesday 13th of December 2016

My now adult girls always loved craft kits.

Lorieanne norman

Tuesday 13th of December 2016

We would love to win these craft kits for my grandaughter she loves doing things like this

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