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Craft Kits for Girls

Updated on December 3, 2013

The Best Craft Kits for Girls of All Ages

Looking for some fresh ideas of craft kits for girls? If you know a girl who likes making things there are hundreds of brilliant kits available so there will be one to suit here interests. They make great indoor activities for rainy day afternoons. They make good gifts for birthdays or Christmas. Or why not have them as a birthday party activity? Girls can do a craft activity during the party and take home what they have made afterwards.

There are several kits featured in this article. They include:

Crochet, knitting and yarn kits Jewelry making kits including bracelet making Making Books Fashion Design Kits Scrapbooking Shrink artMosaic KitsRead on for lots of top ideas of arts and craft kits for girls.

Fashion Headbands

Creativity for Kids Fashion Headbands Craft Kit, Makes 10 Unique Hair Accessories
Creativity for Kids Fashion Headbands Craft Kit, Makes 10 Unique Hair Accessories
Create 10 awesome accessories with this ultimate headband set. Includes a rainbow array of satin headbands, rhinestones, flowers, feathers, a butterfly, yards of ribbon and more. Would make a great activity for a birthday party, slumber party or rainy day activity.

Three Tips When Choosing Craft Kits and Doing Crafts

Start simple - It's best to choose a simple kit or craft to get started. As you improve your skills and creativity you can move onto more complicated ideas and kits.

Adults - let girls get on with it - It can be very tempting for adults to interfere with a craft and tell children they should be doing it a certain way or say it would be better if we did it like this. I am very guilty of this myself. Take a step back and let your children make mistakes and learn from them - this will help improve their creativity. Also they may have better ideas than you! Remember it doesn't have to be perfect. Craft kits are meant to be fun!

Give yourself enough time to complete you kit - Don't rush your craft. Take your time and have fun. Give yourself enough space to complete your project and enough time too.

Crochet, Yarn and Knitting Kits

Crochet and knitting kits are popular with slightly older girls. They can make all kind of different items such as crochet mats, bags and flowers which again can be used for by the girl or given as gifts.

These kind of craft kits teach skills that can be used in later life to preserve or create clothes and creations.

ALEX Toys Craft My Chunky and Funky Scarf
ALEX Toys Craft My Chunky and Funky Scarf
For ages 7 and up. It's the perfect kit for beginners to learn how to knit. Chunky wooden needles and fat yarn make it simple for kids to learn how to knit one long scarf (or a shorter scarf) and a matching hat. Includes yarn, needles and easy-to-follow instructions.

What to Do with Your Finished Crafts

Girls who like doing crafts may not be sure what to do with all their finished creations. Here are some ideas:

Give it as a gift - Grandparents, parents, teachers and friends love receiving crafts as gifts. So why not give your finished article away.

Display it in your home - Put your finished craft in pride of place in your bedroom or if Mom and Dad like it display it in the living room.

Sell it - If you get good at doing crafts, why not start your own business and sell your finished creations. Family and friends may be interested or start selling online!

Give it away to charity - Sometimes charities can make good use of finished crafts to sell or give away.

Fashion Design Kits

If you have a budding fashion designer there are lots of fashion design sets where she can practice her creativity in designing clothes. Check out the fashion design studio below.

Creativity for Kids Designed by You Fashion Studio, Fashion Design Kit For Kids
Creativity for Kids Designed by You Fashion Studio, Fashion Design Kit For Kids
Dream up your own designer originals and get ready for the runway. Ultimate set includes a dress mannequin, sewing essentials, sketch book, yards of fabric, swatch booklet, trims, embellishments, satin dress form, garment bag and a fashion design manual. Embellish the dress included in your kit or use the material provided to dream up your own creative couture. Aimed at children aged 9 and over

Sticky Mosaic Kits

Mosaic kits are great, educational no mess craft activity

You use the stickers to decorate the picture or object in the kit.

Place the stickers on their corresponding numbers.

There are all kinds of mosaic kits from jewelry boxes like the one below to pictures and other objects.

Orb Factory Sticky Mosaics: Jewelry Box
Orb Factory Sticky Mosaics: Jewelry Box
Encrust it with Gems. Adorn it with Glitter tiles. Sparkle it with holographic foil. Your beautiful Jewelry Box will be the perfect place to keep your most valued possessions! Assembled jewelry box dimensions are approximatly 8” x 6” x 4.25”. Contents: 1000+ sticky foil and gem pieces 1 mosaic jewelry box Recommended Ages: 5 years & up

Drawing Toys

Sometimes what kids like best is just drawing and making patterns with their pens and a piece of paper.

Often the simple, classic toys that facilitate this is the best which is why you can't go wrong with a spirograph kit that many adults will remember from their own days as a child.

Another great drawing toy is the Alex young artist studio which helps you do drawings like a pro.

Spirograph Design Tin Set
Spirograph Design Tin Set
This set features 15 pieces (including 7 wheels, 1 ring, 1 bar, 1 rack, 2 pens, spiro-putty) and a tin to keep it all in.
ALEX Art Draw Like A Pro
ALEX Art Draw Like A Pro
An easy and fun introduction to drawing. Just turn down the lights, switch on the projector, insert a printed slide and trace away. The Draw Like a Pro Machine includes a light projector and drawing table that holds all of the included accessories and folds up for travel and easy storage. It includes 124 preprinted slides that allow children to create 3 types of artwork. There are mix and match heads and bodies to create characters, tilt the light forwards and backwards to change the size of the projected image to make wacky proportions. Draw a scene by tracing different elements from the scene slides.

Create Your own 3 bitty books

Creativity for Kids Create Your Own 3 Bitty Books
Creativity for Kids Create Your Own 3 Bitty Books
I know my son loves creating his own books and he would love this kit. I think it is a great unisex kit for boys and girls. Create your own tiny tales with three hard cover blank books, markers and sticker accents. The 12 page books measure 4"X5". Add Photos, original works of art and your own captions. A bonus book holder is included.

Shrink Art

Shrink Art is sometimes also known as shrinkies or shrinky dinks are created on shrinkable plastic. The kits normally make jewelry, keychains and small charms.

They kits are inexpensive and the finished products can be given as gifts or kept to use on a day to day basis.

Creativity for Kids Shrink Fun Deluxe - Shrink Plastic Deluxe Activity Kit
Creativity for Kids Shrink Fun Deluxe - Shrink Plastic Deluxe Activity Kit
Includes 10 sheets of pre-printed Shrink film, charm bracelets, beads, greeting cards, gift tags, jewelry, cord, hair clips and keys chains Plus 8 color pencils, sharpener, and hole punch Color bake and watch them shrink

Life Skills Girls Develop from Doing Crafts

Doing crafts has so many benefits and these include developing lots of skills that can help in later life. They include:-

Creativity - crafts are an outlet to discover and develop are imagination and creative talents.

Confidence - you can build confidence as you teach yourself to do a wide range of different tasks and complete projects. Girls realize how much they can achieve, create and do.

Fine motor skills- It takes a lot of hand / eye co-ordination and fine motor skills to do certain crafts. Even in adults not everyone has the fine motor skills needed to easily thread a needle, draw an intricate drawing, paint and do other crafts.

Ability to follow written instructions - Many craft kits have written instructions that older girls will have to follow. This is useful skill to get good at in later life for doing things like building a piece of flatpack furniture, putting together a piece of equipment you may have bought or following a written recipe.

Craft Kits for Younger Girls

Very young girls will not be able to read and follow instructions and do intricate crafts. At this age, they like to explore and create without any expectations of what the end project would be like.

For my own children, I quite often used to put lots of craft supplies on the table and just let them glue, stick, color and draw to see what they ended up with. Alex toys make some nice craft kits with the option of doing just that or you can have a go at the suggested crafts in the box. Check out an idea below.

Alex Discover My Giant Busy Box Craft Kit Kids Art and Craft Activity
Alex Discover My Giant Busy Box Craft Kit Kids Art and Craft Activity
Lots of craft supplies in this giant busy box. Aimed at kids from 3 to 5 years old. The box contains 6 great projects in one giant box of fun. Make dough animals, collage a farm and sticker art. Create paper bag puppets and tissue art pictures. This includes two plastic frames, four animal punch outs, and ten colors of dough, two peel and stick tissue art pictures, tons of tissue paper, glue, and easy instructions. It comes in a reusable box with a woven handle.

Melissa and Doug DYO Kits

Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Princess Mirror
Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Princess Mirror
Melissa and Doug do a wide range of craft kits where you can decorate mirrors, jewelry boxes and more. Afterwards girls can either keep them ot use themselves or perhaps give them as a gift to family or friends. Excellent prices and a great activity for a rainy afternoon.

Jewelry Making

The great thing about jewelry crafts is that girls can enjoy making them afterwards too.

There's a couple of bracelet making ideas below.

Stick N' Style Blinglets
Stick N' Style Blinglets
Creating your own jewelry has never been easier. Stick 'n Style Blinglets are guaranteed to be a Blingtastic hit with crafters everywhere. Perfect for your next sleepover party. Includes 12 assorted ready to decorate Blinglets, plus over 700 sparkling jewel stickers. The award winning line of Sticky Mosaic craft kits will delight all ages and all skill levels.

Bracelet Making Kits

Bracelet making kits are popular with girls of all ages. They can make them for themselves or their friends. They make a great birthday party craft activity as girls will love to make a bracelet to take home.

Rainbow Loom Crafting Kit includes Loom, Metal Hook, Mini Rainbow Loom, 600 Rubber Bands + 24 Clips
Rainbow Loom Crafting Kit includes Loom, Metal Hook, Mini Rainbow Loom, 600 Rubber Bands + 24 Clips
Making bracelets from rubber bands is all the rage with girls at the moment. This Twistz bandz rainbow loom has been a suprize bestselling toy for months now and it looks set to continue. It has everything you need to make bracelets for yourself and your friends.

More Jewelry Making Kits

Artterro Wire and Bead Art Kit
Artterro Wire and Bead Art Kit
I love this kit so much I want one myself. It's made of wire and beads and you can use the materials to make a wide variety of items from mobiles, to jewelry to pictures. What you make is up to you although it does come with some ideas. See the video below for more ideas

Anterro Kits

This is a description of the Anterro kits (one of which is featured above).

Sewing and Embroidery Kits

Sewing kits help teach girls a skill they may need in day to day life. Being confident how to sew on a button for example is a skill that can come in useful in the future. More than that there are some sewing kits where you can make things such as stuffed animals. which will give girls a great sense of achievement once completed.

Embroidery kits can encourage girls to be creative by using different threads, colors and patterns.

Alex Craft My First Sewing Kit Kids Art and Craft Activity
Alex Craft My First Sewing Kit Kids Art and Craft Activity
This kit won Dr Toy's Best Classic Toys Award and Parents' Choice Approved Award This kit includes everything you need to make and decorate adorable stuffed felt animals and a notebook cover. Clear instructions guide you through each project--no sewing machine required. Comes with cool pre-cut patterns, 8 colors of embroidery floss, shapes to make felt animals

Crayola Art Toys

Crayola are well known for their pens, crayons and creative ideas of toys for kids.

Here are a couple of hot toys at the moment.

The marker maker (featured first) is set to be one of the hottest toys for Christmas 2013.

Crayola Marker Maker
Crayola Marker Maker
This is such a cool toy as you get to make markers in colors that you customize and you won't find anywhere else. You can experiment and make your own colors or keep things simple with the colors suggested. It makes up to 16 markers and so far reviews have been very positive.
Crayola Light Designer
Crayola Light Designer
The Crayola Digital Light Designer lets children express their artistic side, without the mess of traditional pens. The round dome responds to the touch of a stylus to display up to seven colors, providing unlimited imaginative fun. Kids can make their drawings move with animation options or even create short movies by combining drawings. The dome also features eight engaging activities and games to keep kids entertained.

Scrapbooking Kits

Scrapbooking can be great fun to keep memories and photos organised.

Scrapbooks often go well with a camera so kids can take their own photos to put in the scrapbook.

Creativity for Kids It's My Life Scrapbook Kit
Creativity for Kids It's My Life Scrapbook Kit
This kit is an award winner (the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award-Platinum). It includes everything you need to create a personalized 24-page scrapbook. There are 10 sheets of paper, over 50 stickers, decorative edge scissors, photo-cropping stencil, tiny treasure envelopes, journal pen, and photo-safe glue stick.

Duct Tape Kits

Still not found what you're looking for, here are some more craft kit ideas.

ALEX Toys DIY Wear All Duct Out
ALEX Toys DIY Wear All Duct Out
With the Alex All Duct Out kit, kids ages seven and older can create a variety of duct-tape creations. Kids will learn how to make creative objects using duct tape, including a belt, jewelry, and a pair of duct tape-wrapped glassless glasses. With the included fabric and plastic chain, kids can make a one-of-a-kind duct tape purse. The kit features eight rolls of tape in different colors and patterns, plus all the hardware and shape templates needed to create all eight projects described in the instructions.

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