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Children's Craft Ideas -- Needlework Kits

Updated on July 6, 2013

Craft Kits for Kids

Grade school age kids love doing crafts. These children's craft ideas -- needlework kits include beginning sewing kits, potholder loom kits, knitting and crochet kits, and more.

When you need a gift for those kids around the ages of 7 to 12 years old, give or take, consider a craft kit. Those tough to buy for children, be it your own child, nieces and nephews, or neighbors or friends of your children, might really enjoy a quiet craft instead the latest battery-operated whatever.

When you buy a craft kit, nearly everything the child will need is provided so there's no guessing about how much you need or what color to get or whether it's the right size. Kids can start crafting right away!

I made this crewel needlework wall hanging from a kit when I was a kid. I received it as a Christmas gift and really enjoyed working on it.

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

Children's Craft Ideas - Think About What You Enjoyed Doing!

Think of children's craft ideas from your childhood. Did you enjoy sewing with your mom? How about knitting or crocheting? Did you make simple scarves or granny squares on winter evenings?

If you're like me, you made more than a few of those potholders using a metal loom and hook. Re-create this fun with a child you know.

Sewing Kits for Kids

Many children between 7 and 12 years old are mature enough to be able to handle a beginner kids sewing kit.

Sewing School ®: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make
Sewing School ®: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make

Making simple sewing projects will give kids the confidence to be "sew" successful!

ALEX Toys Craft My First Sewing Kit
ALEX Toys Craft My First Sewing Kit

A little sewing kit perfect for beginning seamstresses.


Knitting and Crocheting - Kids Projects That Are Easy and Fun!

Start with a simple knitting kit or how to crochet kit for a child who has expressed an interest in this fun craft. Some simple projects like making a scarf for dish clothes are quick and easy.

Making jewelry, purses, and other fun wearables will be a reason to keep learning! Then when kids master the techniques, they can move on to progressively more difficult needlework projects

Make Potholders on a Loom and Embroidery Projects

I still like making potholders on an old metal loom. If your loom is long gone, get a new one in a craft kit complete with loops to make not just potholders, but purses and pencil holders, too.

An easy to make embroidery project like counted cross stitch or simple embroidery stitches on a bookmark is a great way to introduce kids to needle and embroidery thread crafts.

Harrisville Designs Traditional 7" Potholder Loom Kit, Makes 2 Potholders
Harrisville Designs Traditional 7" Potholder Loom Kit, Makes 2 Potholders

Every child should have the fun of making loomed potholders!

ALEX Toys Craft Loop 'N Loom
ALEX Toys Craft Loop 'N Loom

Looms and potholder loops aren't just for potholders! Make a loomed purse!

ALEX Toys Craft Super Embroidery Kit
ALEX Toys Craft Super Embroidery Kit

An easy to do embroidery kit makes a great gift for a child.


Foam Flower Craft - for kids

Childrens Arts & Crafts Kit:

Make Your Own Teddy Bear

Alex Chunky and Funky Scarf Beginner's Knitting Kit in Box

Alex Flower Crochet Jewelry Kit

Alex Native America Bead Loom

Affiliate Disclosure

This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

What crafts did you enjoy as a child?

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      6 years ago

      cool crafts you have here. I tried many, from knitting, sewing, drawings ...etc.. but it was ugly. ;i

    • belinda342 profile image


      6 years ago

      Anything and everything, though I never was very good at art. It didn't stop me from trying, though! I did make a lot of my own clothes in high school...

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      6 years ago

      I learned how to knit when I was young and had a hard time at the beginning, but then suddently it became easier. And that's when the fun of knitting began.


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