Ultimate Gift Guide: 7 Art Kits Your Creative Kids Will Love

needlepoint kit

Art kits are a seriously easy, effective way to get kids creating. I have always been smitten with art kits and even now I find myself lingering around the art kits area in stores to see what sorts of cool things companies have put together.

They’re brilliant for busy families or parents who aren’t quite ready to splurge on a ton of art supplies, because everything you need comes in the kit, and usually you can make several projects from those materials.

Awesome art kits for kids

They’re also a great way to try your hand at something new in a basically commitment-free way.

So. Now that I’ve sung the praises of art kits, I have several to present to you as AWESOME gift ideas. You know, in case you happen to be looking for gifts for anyone anytime soon.

base_border imageRemember my post about Stubby Pencil Studio? I still love them. And they sell these adorable dinosaur fingerprint art sets. And looky! The kit includes little dino-part stamps. Stocking stuffer!


World Discovery Art Kit

I’m sure you’re aware of all the cool monthly art kit programs out there, but did you know that Green Kid Crafts has individual art kits you can buy? This one focuses on crafts from around the world and even includes a passport with stickers!

Projects include making Diwali Candles from India, designing an African Mask, making Japanese Lanterns, creating a Chinese Hand Kite that really flies, Aboriginal Rock Art from Australia, and Guatemalan Worry Dolls and a Worry Box from South America.

Be sure to check out all of their holiday specials, and you can of course choose from their different subscription plans as well.

Felt jewelry kit

So maybe your kids are a little excited about felt after making some felt coffee cup cozies. Or maybe they’re yearning to try their hands at it, but whatever the case, Artterro makes a wonderful Felt jewelry kit. This is one of those things moms buy for their daughters and secretly can’t wait to try their hand at.



mixed media drawing supplies

This may look sort of boring, but to older kids who are already way into drawing, this Mixed Media drawing kit is a little slice of heaven. I’m going to go ahead and scream stocking stuffer! again for this one.


mosaic art kit

How cool and easy is this Mosaic Kit from Land of Nod? You can use the pre-printed backgrounds and hundreds of stickers to make marvelous mosaics! I’m completely digging this, and I haven’t seen any kits quite like this before.

needlepoint kit

I just have to include this Needlepoint Kit, too. I have such warm, fuzzy feelings about the awesome rug-hooking projects I did in the late 70’s/early 80’s (including a portrait of Grover). I imagine this kit would suck kids in and tap right into their brain’s creative center.

mini books kitKids are inevitably drawn to making their own books, and this Bitty Books Kit gives them 3 hard-cover blank books as well as markers and stickers to go to town. I love this because it’s simplicity makes it the perfect gift to inspire open-ended creativity.

So…… are you ready to be completely inundated with gift ideas? I have joined up with over 50 other bloggers who have compiled their own theme-based gift guides. That’s a lot of great gift ideas!

How do you find all of these gift guides? Visit Gifts for Kids: 50+ Gift Guides and our Pinterest board, both of which will include all of the gift guides for your perusal.

2013 Holiday Gift Guides

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Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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  1. These are SO great! I would have been all over the needlepoint kit, and the sticker mosaics as a kid! I can’t wait for my baby to be big enough to create!

  2. These do look fun. I think my daughter would like the felt jewelry and I am a sucker for anything that comes in a tin.

  3. I love art kits! The easiest way for self-contained creating and no art supply shopping! Great ideas – I’d love to try the Artterro kits, and I think my daughter would love the Bitty Books.

    • It’s funny- I feel like needlepoint will make some sort of resurgence amongst kids at some point, and then every kid will be clamoring for a needlepoint kit! It’s so much fun.

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