Gift ideas for Creative Kids
Updated: Apr 4, 2021
Hey guys, It's Megan! In today's post, I'll be sharing 10 gift ideas for creative kids. Now, I don't have kids to shop for, so I picked out some things I'd have liked when I was younger for this list. There's a bit of overlap with some of these items, and many of them could work for teens as well!
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Not gonna lie, I might end up picking these up to test myself! Crayola Glitter Dots are basically balls of glitter glue that can be flattened and used to decorate a surface. Perfect for those who love glitter but hate the mess! There are a few kits available, I would probably go for the sticker kit, but there's also a keychain kit, a mosaic kit, and a sign kit. They also have a "sparkle station" kit that comes with even more glitter dots!
2.) GoldieBlox craft essentials kit
Started as a Kickstarter campaign in 2012, the Goldie Blox brand was created as a way to introduce young girls to STEM concepts. The line started with building sets, books, and dolls, but eventually the brand created a YouTube channel where they primarily post DIY "hack" videos. The videos are decent for a corporate run channel, it's definitely something I would have enjoyed as a kid. This kit includes all of the tools a creative kid would need, like pliers, scissors, screwdrivers, a sewing kit/pins, a measuring tape, sewing clips, and more! Seriously, where was this 10-15 years ago when my mom's craft tools kept mysteriously going missing?!
3.) Craft-tastic Learn to Sew Kit
This kit is perfect for people who are new to hand-sewing. It comes with everything you need to make a bracelet, headband, stuffed toy, bunny pouch, donut pin cushion, wallet, and phone case, plus instructions, all for under $20! If you're looking for something more gender-neutral, I had this kit from ALEX Toys growing up that I got quite a bit of use out of.
This Lego set is the perfect gift for any Frozen fan! Not only is it fun to build, but you get a cute jewelry box to use and display when you're done. I like that it has gears on top that make Elsa and her horse spin (kind of like a ballerina in a traditional jewelry box) and the locking mechanism is a cool touch. The best part though? It doesn't sing! 😅
5.) Perler Beads
I loved making Perler Bead creations as a kid, and have even found a few creative ways to use them as an adult (like making this shelf and these frames) Truthfully, I'd be tempted to go for this off-brand set that comes with the beads already separated next time. I spent a good 20 hours sorting a 22,000 bead bucket because I'm apparently insane, and trust me it's worth the extra money!
6.) Create This Book
Written by YouTuber Moriah Elizabeth, this drawing prompt book is perfect for all ages! It is kind of like "Wreck This Journal", but the prompts are more "artistic" in nature. I've posted a few videos showing how I filled out my Create this Book, which you can check out here. It is guaranteed to provide hours of entertainment! If you manage to fill out the first one, there is also a Create This Book 2!
7.) Klutz Lego Make your own Movie Activity kit
Animation has sure come a long way since I was a kid! With apps like "Stop Motion" anyone can make their favorite toy come to life. The book explains the basics of stop-motion, and offers a whole new way to play with Legos! It explains how to build a makeshift tripod with the included Legos, but I'd recommend including a small phone tripod for those who are really into videography (even without the Lego kit, a phone tripod/attachment is a great tool to have! They make iPad attachments as well.)
I flipped through this book at Target the other day, and I wish I would have bought it! Written by "Doodles by Sarah" on youtube, this book contains 100 easy step-by-step drawing tutorials. She has a second book called The Art of Doodle Words, perfect for those wanting to jump on the bullet journaling trend!
9.) Faber-Castel Do Art Travel Easel
This table top easel is a great storage solution for young artists. The set includes a double sided whiteboard/chalkboard easel that folds up for easy storage. It also comes with crayons, colored pencils, markers, chalk, a dry-erase marker, sharpener, sponge, and paper. I definitely would have had fun with this growing up. For something a bit less expensive, this Crayola Create n' Carry set looks nice as well. Perfect for the young artist on the go!
10.) Janome Arctic Crystal Easy to Use Sewing machine
My grandma taught me how to sew when I was 8 or 9 years old, it was one of my favorite things to do as a kid. You wouldn't know it by looking at my baggy sweatshirts and leggings now, but back then I dreamed of being a designer that makes "American Girl" doll clothes 😅. I like this machine because it's simple/cheap enough for beginners without sacrificing quality. It comes in a variety of bright colors, and has a metal frame, which should help it last a while (and makes it MUCH easier if it ever needs repaired!) . At around $90 it's fairly inexpensive, but nice enough to actually use without becoming frustrated.
So those were my top 10 gift ideas for kids! If you need ideas for older people on your list, check out my other gift guides!
Gift Ideas for Creative Teens/Adults
Gift Ideas for People Who Work From Home