Do you need gift ideas for creative kids? Here are the top gifts for kids who love arts and crafts!
Do you have a budding artist in your home or know another child who loves art?
My 2 little girls LOVE art projects – they will use anything from crayons, paints, to glitter and pompoms.
My fridge is constantly full of art projects (and my shoes of glitter and paper bits!)
If you have a child who loves art projects, or know someone who does, here is the ultimate list of gifts for kids who love arts and crafts!
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Basic Art Supplies for Kids who Love Arts and Crafts
This paper roll is a must-have for any art table. Easy to store and keep paper on hand.
No art room is complete without crayons! These triangular ones are great for little fingers (and to prevent them rolling around!). My oldest daughter loves these twistable crayons. These new Colors of the World crayons look great to promote diversity!
We have these large paint brushes for little hands. They were great when my girls were toddlers.
All artists need scissors. (My girls think cutting paper into tiny bits is the best thing ever!). These blunt safety scissors are great for every day use. For extra fun, if you want to have a fancy cut, try these decorative scissors.
If you’ve never tried oil pastels, you must! They can be a bit messy, but have a vibrant color and are fun to work with! We have the Crayola Oil Pastels.
Painting smocks make clean up easier and keep your kids clothes cleaner!
This Giant Art Jar has tons of accessories including various papers (crepe, crinkly, etc.), straws, wooden shapes (beads, buttons, etc.), pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and more! So much fun in a jar!
This stencil set has 300 patterns and 21 stencils with a zipper case to keep it all together.
My brother bought my girls this giant coloring poster! We loved laying it on the ground and coloring together.
Scratch-art is unique because you don’t need any crayons or colored pencils – just scratch off the top layer to create a design!
We have this National Geographic Play Sand and my girls LOVE it!
I’ve never met a kid that didn’t love making their own slime. This DIY Slime Kit would be an awesome creative gift!
Paint-by-numbers are great for helping kids learn how to color within the lines.
An alternative to the paint-by-number is the Paint-By-Sticker! Kids use stickers to fill up the blanks and make a picture.
I remember using Spirographs when I was a kid. They’re great for making fun designs!
I have little girls and jewelry making kits are always a hit!
For tactile artists, these simple pottery kits are lovely.
Spin and Paint Art Kits offer lots of creative options and colorful designs.
Kids can make their own souvenirs with Non-Toxic Air Dry Modeling Clay.
Classic Play-Doh is always a winner! This Play-Doh set has several colors and shape cutters for hours of fun! I love getting these party packs for my girls because the amount in each container is small (only give them a few at a time!).
Someone gifted us a retro Lite-Brite and my kids have lots of fun with it.
Glowing art designs are fun to make on this Crayola Ultimate Light Board.
Ways to Encourage Creativity in Kids who Love Arts and Crafts
- have a designated art space
- provide creative materials for your kids to work with
- let them get messy and make messes!
- take them to art museums and other creative venues
- let them experiment