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Native American Craft Kits for Adults and Kids

Updated on October 6, 2014

Native American Crafts

Native American crafts hold such beauty. Now you can try your hand at making some of these wonderful crafts yourself.

Here you'll find a nice assortment of Indian craft kits that can be enjoyed by people of different ages.

Kits include basket making, jewelry, dream catchers and more.

Make alone or share with family and friends. Can make for a good school or church project as well. It's a great way to honor such a spiritual culture.

The image shown here of a Native American woman is by Uyvsdi at Wikimedia Commons.

Dreamcatchers are believed to keep bad dreams out and only allow good dreams in.

Dream Catcher Kits

Leather Factory Native Heritage 5-Inch Diameter Dream Catcher Kits, Wind Feather
Leather Factory Native Heritage 5-Inch Diameter Dream Catcher Kits, Wind Feather

Kit includes a 5 inch ring, suede lace, feathers, beads, sinew and embellishments. Keep your dreams sweet once you make this beautiful dream catcher and keep those bad dreams away.

 
Easy-to-Weave Dream Catcher Craft Kit (Makes 24)
Easy-to-Weave Dream Catcher Craft Kit (Makes 24)

This kits makes 24 dream catchers. Great for a social event. Prepunched holes allows you to create your own patterns.

 

Dreamcatcher poll

Have you ever used a dreamcatcher?

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The art of basket weaving has long been associated with Native American culture.

Basket Making Supplies

Traditional Coiled Basket Kit (Basic Version)
Traditional Coiled Basket Kit (Basic Version)

Traditional North American tribe design. Comes with an easy-to-follow instruction book.

 
Pomo Indian Style Canoe Basket Kit
Pomo Indian Style Canoe Basket Kit

White beads included .Fashioned after the Pomo Indians of Northern California.

 

Did you know that native Americans can weave baskets so tightly that they can carry water in them?

Traditional Coiled Basket Kit (Expanded Version)
Traditional Coiled Basket Kit (Expanded Version)

Choose from designs of 21 Native tribes. Contains everything you need to make one 4"-5" diameter basket.

 
Hopi Style Wicker Basket Kit
Hopi Style Wicker Basket Kit

Makes a decorative wall plaque in the style of the Hopi Indians. It's made with non-toxic dyed hemp twine so it's safe to use.

 

Each Native American tribe has its own distinctive style of jewelry. Ready to make some?

Native American Craft Supplies

Tandy Leather Headband Kit 44177-00
Tandy Leather Headband Kit 44177-00

You can make this beautiful leather headband. Fits children and adults.

 
Native American Bead Starter Set
Native American Bead Starter Set

Includes everything you need to create beautiful Native American jewelry. Can you imagine making something so pretty?

 

How about a bead kit?

Amav Indian Beads Kit
Amav Indian Beads Kit

Make beautiful Native American beadwork. This kit includes an assortment of beads, thread, needle and accessories, along with full instructions. It's a fun way to learn about Native American jewelry.

 
Native American Games Craft Kit (makes 25 projects)
Native American Games Craft Kit (makes 25 projects)

What's so fun about this is first, kids will have the fun of making them, then they will have more fun playing with them.

 

Craft Poll

Have you ever made a Native American craft before?

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Here are more cool Native American craft kits.

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Native American Headdress

Native American headdresses are also known as war bonnets. These stunning pieces of head wear are made from bird feathers with many of those feathers being that of eagles.

You now have the opportunity to make one for yourself. The kit is below.


Headdress Making Kit

Sioux Warbonnet Kit - Most Economical Kit! YOU MAKE IT!
Sioux Warbonnet Kit - Most Economical Kit! YOU MAKE IT!

Comes with eagle feathers, plumes, leather, ribbon, lace and everything else needed to make this exquisite piece. Illustrated instructions are included.

 
American Indian Needlepoint Designs: for Pillows, Belts, Handbags and other Projects
American Indian Needlepoint Designs: for Pillows, Belts, Handbags and other Projects

Includes 37 designs including mythical animals and maze patterns. Great for belts, handbags, pillows and more.

 

Moccasins are fun to make and very comfortable to wear.

Moccasin Kit

Cherokee/Southeastern Moccasin Kit
Cherokee/Southeastern Moccasin Kit

Lots of room to use your imagination here.

 

Made of leather.

Beautiful Teepee

I think teepees are beautiful. What a different lifestyle this would be. Would you spend a night in one of these?

They keep people shaded during the warm summer months and during the winter, fires can be built inside to keep families warm from the cold air.

Teepee image by blondieb38 at morgueFile.

Teepee Craft Kit

Tepees Craft Kit (Makes 24)
Tepees Craft Kit (Makes 24)

Comes with everything needed to create 24 teepees. Great for a group or class project.

 

What kind of crafts do you like to make?

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @anonymous: That must have been fun.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I'm not a very crafty person, but I helped someone make a dreamcatcher once with a hanger and some string. Interesting lens!

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @Gypzeerose: I am the same way. I want to do more crafts as they are so fun, but I also spend a lot of time on the computer.

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      Rose Jones 3 years ago

      These are wonderful, you have piqued my interest for sure! I need to make some crafts, I tend to spend too much time in front of the computer and not enough time creating.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @DANCING COWGIRL: Beading was also one of the first crafts I learned as a kid.

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 3 years ago from Texas

      I love making all types of crafts. Beading and weaving were some of the first things I learned.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @julieannbrady: Dreamcatchers are so beautiful.

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      julieannbrady 4 years ago

      Oh, I like all kinds -- but you have featured one that I really long to create. It's the Dreamcatcher! I've always dreamed of doing one.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @aesta1: I hope you find the time.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      The smile of the lady in your intro picture is very infectious. I have not done one in years now. I should really go back to it.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: Eatable crafts sounds like fun.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      I prefer eatable crafts, but these also look great. Just perfect for some rainy afternoons...

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @webmavern: Nice to have you return.

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      rdcbizz 4 years ago

      Nice lens. Will revisit

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      webmavern 4 years ago

      I am back to revisit your great lens and to wish you a Happy New Year!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @rdcbizz: I look forward to that.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Juliusdog: Thanks to you, too!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @takkhisa: I hope you can find something for her.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Jo-Jackson: I love dreamcatchers.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @DeborahDian: Yes, they have some beautiful, creative crafts.

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      Juliusdog 4 years ago

      great lens thank u

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      I am not sure but my granny recently wants to make something.

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      I went to a workshop to learn to make dreamcatchers and it was great fun.

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      Susan spencer 4 years ago from Texas

      The community where I grew up often held Native American (Choctaw) craft shows. I remember watching one of the ladies make a beautiful bead necklace. She encouraged me to try doing a little bead work and I learned how to make a few bracelets and rings. Thank you for reminding me of how much fun I had making my own jewelry.

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      Wow! So many Native Americans are very artistic. I never thought about creating any of these crafts myself. Great ideas!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @webmavern: You sound quite busy.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @VspaBotanicals: How special for your Mother.

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      webmavern 4 years ago

      I knit and I'm trying to learn to crochet at the moment. I would like to try lots of other crafts but can't seem to find the time! I love Native American crafts and culture. Thanks for the great ideas!

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      My grandfather was cherokee (something that I didn't know until recently) and my mother has a beautiful dreamcatcher, he left to her.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Lady Lorelei: How talented of you to be able to crochet a dishcloth and what a great money saver.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I used to do so very many crafts but have not done any for quite awhile. I occasionally crochet a dishcloth when our stash starts to go down though. I love the native crafts. Anything old country is so very heartwarming to this country girl.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @CruiseReady: I know. The pieces are so beautiful.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Tonto Murray: Thank you!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Tonto Murray: Thank you!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Sylvestermouse: It's a great way to make learning fun.

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      CruiseReady 4 years ago from East Central Florida

      I really admire the way Native Americans use American gemstones in the jewelry they make.

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      Tonto Murray 4 years ago

      Very cool lens with a lot of great ideas. Blessed.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      These are great kits! They would certainly be a great way to teach a bit of history too.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Michey LM: Crafts can be a great learning resource for kids.

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      Great idea because making craft, kids can learn a lot, and become more handy.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @LiteraryMind: It must be beautiful.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Camden1: Now you can. :-)

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I had the Native American bead loom kit as a kit (actually I still have it somewhere). I made a beautiful Native American beaded belt with it. It does take patience, but it is well worth it.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      I love the idea of a dreamcatcher, but I've never thought of making one!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @UKGhostwriter: The Native American culture is so beautiful.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Ajeet: Thank you for visiting.

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      UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

      Great lens, nice distraction and a lot of fun and culture!!

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      Ajeet 5 years ago

      I like origami. Thanks for this lens.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for your input.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      http://nonnativenativeart.blogspot.com/ You may want to make your reads aware of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Einar A: Wow. You really know how to make nature work for you.

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      Einar A 5 years ago

      I have tanned deer, elk and other hides, made moccasins, willow baskets and experimented with flint-knapping and primitive weapons such as the atlatl (dart thrower,) amongst other crafts. Great article!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @PoeticChristian: Thank you so much for blessing this lens. I used to do wood burning. It was so much fun.

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      PoeticChristian 5 years ago

      I do Wood burning (Pyrography), Whittling from branches, latch-hook, plastic canvas, cross-stitch, Leather tooling, Wood carving, painting, knitting, and Ceramics. I loooove the Native American and Celtic designs but for me, any design will get me excited. I found a craft page called PyrographyCraftworks that is interesting. Great lens, you got me excited, I wanted to buy them all,lol. Thanks! (plus, I am a writer as well. I forgot to tell you that) Angel blessed

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Kailua-KonaGirl: Lucky you!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Diana Wenzel: What a fun scout activity.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @anonymous: LOL. Yes, I do!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @flicker lm: Oh that sounds really cool. I love moccasins. Haven't had any for awhile.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @LouisaDembul: Bead crafts are one of my favorites.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Dmarieinspires: Glad you stopped by.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @LornsA178: That's so nice to hear.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @hsschulte: They're so beautiful.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @miaponzo: Oh thank you!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @Close2Art LM: It's pretty cool, isn't it?

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      @kislanyk: Glad you like them.

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      I love traditional Native American crafts. They are so beautiful! I have collected some awesome pieces from my travels across the US.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      I enjoy crafting with Native American designs and traditions. Thank you for these great project ideas for all ages. Several of these craft projects would be perfect for scouting activities. Appreciated!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love Native American crafts, you know me. Love your lens! :D

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      flicker lm 5 years ago

      I don't have time to do much with crafts right now, but would like to learn to make moccasins someday.

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      I like crafts with beads. These native American crafts are really nice.

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      Dana Marie 5 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      Great lens! I love anything having to do with Native American - AWESOME!

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      My daughter love all Native American things, she would love these crafts ideas. Thanks!

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      hsschulte 5 years ago

      I've never made a dream catcher. I'd love to try that.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      I love all Native American Crafts!!! Blessed!

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      great crafts, I like the arrowhead necklace!!!

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      Lovely crafts for any age!