My daughter always has some project on the go, she can craft and create for hours on end! Some of her favorite craft supplies are open-ended ones that let her creativity shine through so that she can make her own creations. She helped me make this list of crafty gifts for kids and we both hope that you find some inspiration below for the crafty kids in your life.
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10 Awesome Crafty Gifts for Kids under $20
1. Washi tape
Kids love tape. All ages, all kinds of tape, add in cute designs and colors and you really can’t go wrong! Both my kids go crazy for washi tape. My daughter loves to put washi tape on her drawings, she makes cards and postcards with washi tape and uses it for making cardboard sculptures.
This mermaid and unicorn washi tape looks so fun!
This set is just adorable! How can you go wrong with unicorns, foxes, and succulents?
2. Stamps and ink
Stamping is so fun for kids of all ages! Sometimes I roll out paper over our dining room table, put out different stamps and ink colors and let them create and have fun. This will keep both my kids busy while I start dinner (and sometimes even finish making it!).
I love Melissa & Doug stamp sets. They are always great quality, come in handy storage containers and have the cutest designs. Plus they come with washable ink so you don’t need to buy any separately.
This adorable set comes with everything you need to create fairy garden scenes.
3. Watercolor pencils
If your kids have never tried watercolor pencils (or crayons) before, they are a must try! You draw a picture with the pencil crayons and then using a brush and water, paint your picture. The results are pretty cool and it is a lot less messy than traditional painting, great for those times when your kids want to paint but you don’t want to set it up or deal with the mess.
This set comes with watercolor paper and a brush.
Watercolor crayons are also fun to try!
Don’t forget to get a pad of real watercolor paper! It really makes a difference in how their paintings will turn out, the colors are brighter and the watercolors soak into the paper creating beautiful designs.
You can also get blank watercolor paper cards & envelopes for your kids to make their own cards for any occasion.
4. Colorful gel pens
Give my daughter a set of colorful gel pens and off she goes to draw and create! They are always a hit and make a great stocking stuffer.
5. Decorative edged scissors
It’s always fun to experiment with fancy scissors!
6. Glitter glue
I think my son’s most favorite craft supply is glitter glue! He thinks it’s just the most fun thing to use, he wants to put it on everything. You can’t go wrong with glitter glue, in my son’s opinion.
7. Beads and string
There is just something about stringing beads that really keeps my kids calm and focused! Both my kids love stringing beads, my 7-year-old daughter especially loves making necklaces and bracelets and will sit down in an afternoon and make jewelry for everyone and anyone that she can think of. My son loves to string beads on pipe cleaners, which is nice because when he is finished I just take off the beads and put them away, so we can reuse them again.
9. Paper punches
Both my kids love using paper punches! There are so many possibilities with paper punches, you could punch out fun shapes in your pictures and also use the paper that has been punched out to glue onto your artwork. I love these type of punches with a handle, they are much easier for kids to use.
Stencils are so fun for kids to use and draw with! I find that simple stencils work the best, if they are too complicated my kids get frustrated.
I love this simple wooden set from Melissa & Doug, so many fun stencils to draw with!
And there you go, my list of 10 awesome crafty gifts for kids under $20. I truly hope that you found it useful and that you and your kids have fun creating with some of these suggestions!
Make sure to follow my Gift Ideas for Kids board on Pinterest for more great ideas.
If you are looking for some handmade gift ideas these clay jewelry dishes stamped with spices are easy for kids to make and look beautiful! These unique watercolor bookmarks turn out amazing everytime and kids will love making them! Follow my Handmade Gift Ideas board on Pinterest for more great ideas.
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