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My family and I really enjoy arts and crafts. We appreciate learning a new skill and using it to make gifts for others (and ourselves). With the holidays approaching, I wanted to share some of the craft kits that have proven to be a big hit in our house. Craft kits make great gifts for tweens and teens and can help foster creativity.
Craft Kit Gift Ideas
Note that prices are current at the time of this post, but are subject to change at any time.
We R Memory Keepers Wick Candle Kit – $67.44 (reg. $100)
While this kit is a little pricey, it provides a super safe way for kids to make candles. There is no need for wax pouring or use of the stove or microwave. This kit includes 3 lbs of Paraffin Wax, 72 inches of cotton wick, 3 candle rubber stoppers, pigment (red, yellow, blue, white), 3 candle molds with base, and a color mixing chart.
VENCINK Bookbinding Kit – $20.99 (reg. $30)
This kit has everything you need to get started on your first bookbinding project. My mother-in-law gave this to one of my girls when she was 13, and she learned a skill that she still uses! She loves to make little journals and books for friends. There’s nothing quite like watching your child find joy in making gifts for others!
Thrilez Resin Kit for Beginners – $26.99 (reg. $30)
This resin kit was a huge hit with my 17 year old last Christmas. She’s made numerous earrings, keychains and more! Resin crafts also sell great at local craft fairs, so your future entrepreneur can even get a head start on that resume!
CraftZee Soap Making Kit – $59.50
This is another kit that a teenager got a few years ago and still uses to make gifts for people! It includes everything you need to get started, from making soap bars to wrapping and labeling them. Enjoy the added benefits of fragrance oils while you work!
Intermediate Screen Printing Kit – $54.99
Bring your artwork to life with screenprinting. Easily print custom t-shirts and home decor. This kit is for those ready to tackle both the Drawing Fluid/Screen Filler and the Photo Emulsion methods of screen printing. If you prefer vinyl, this beginner screenprinting kit can be used with any vinyl cutting machine.
Transform your handwriting into a modern work of art. This set includes four beautifully crafted fountain pens, each with a unique nib size. It also includes 16 ink cartridges in black and a variety of vibrant colors. Beginners can quickly master the art of calligraphy.
Wood Burning Kit – $35.99
Wood burning is another great skill that produces beautiful gifts. Christmas ornaments, cutting boards and wooden spoons are great ideas for beginners. If you grab a calligraphy kit with it, you can combine both skills.
CULETCRAFT Macrame Kit for Beginners – $29.99
Macrame is a great stress-relieving hobby! This kit comes with everything you need to create 15 basic macrame projects, including an adorable hanging owl, Christmas tree wall decor and plant hangers. Follow the step-by-step printed booklet to take you from beginner to pro!
MY CREATIVE CAMP Beginner Quilling Kit – $29.99 (reg. $35)
Quilling produces beautiful designs that can be displayed on greeting cards and frames. This is such a fun and creative skill that even younger kids can pick up easily. This kit includes all the materials you need to make 10 projects, a storage box, and an easy-to-follow colorful instruction booklet.
MODDA Crochet Kit for Beginners – $47.90
This kit includes everything necessary to start making your own crochet creations. The shoulder bag makes it easy to take with you wherever you go. Watch the free video course to become a pro in no time. Patterns and instructions for making the sweetest little animal friends are included. Kids love hanging these crochet buddies on their bookbags, so you can easily attach a snap hook or keychain to them.