Craft Kits for Girls
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Create Your own 3 bitty books
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.
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.
Melissa and Doug DYO Kits
The great thing about jewelry crafts is that girls can enjoy making them afterwards too.
There's a couple of bracelet making ideas below.
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.
More Jewelry Making 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.
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.
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.
Duct Tape Kits
Still not found what you're looking for, here are some more craft kit ideas.