Keeping your kids entertained can be hard enough especially when you've got added lockdowns, school holidays and bank holidays. Prising them away from the TV do something educational or creative can be tricky but that's where we come in! We've collected over 40 craft kits for kids in a range of ages and skill levels for you to choose from. We've collected a huge range of craft kits so if you know what your kids love most (sewing, cross-stitch, pom poms etc) you can jump straight to that section and find the perfect craft kit for your kids. Buying all the materials separately for these projects can be costly which is why we think these craft kits for kids are a great value for money. Plus many of the kits have multiple projects inside keeping them entertained for longer!

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So whether you're buying one for a stocking filler, a playdate activity or just a summer holiday distraction, scroll on to find your perfect craft kit for kids. For more kids craft round-up make sure you check out our egg box crafts and our popsicle stick crafts which use materials you might have around your home, or try finger knitting for kids. Looking for more ways to keep your children busy? Check out our favourite art sets for kids.

49 craft kits for kids

If you enjoy these craft kits for kids make sure you head to our 50 craft kits for adults to pick yourself up a passion project!

Cross stitch kits for kids

For some adult, cross stitch patterns head to our free cross stitch patterns roundup and our collection of free baby cross stitch patterns.

1. 6-in-1 cross stitch craft kits for kids

cross stitch kits for kids

The Kreative Kids Store sells plenty of craft kit for kids but this one is a great price. It comes with six assorted embroidery boards and a range of different designs for your kids to stitch. We love that the kit includes 36 different coloured yarns as you'll have plenty of yarn leftover to make other crafts with! Inside there's a dog, cat butterfly, heart, flower and whale design for your little ones to make.

2. Butterfly cross stitch craft kit for kids

Butterfly cross stitch keyring craft kit for kids

This super cute cross stitch keyring kit will be a hit with your kids. It comes with the pre-punched butterfly templates attached to keychains and seven colourful threads. This is a fab activity for your kids because you can attach their creations to their schoolbags and pencil cases once they're finished.

3. Lovely Llama cross stitch kits for kids

Lovely Llama Colour-in Cross Stitch Kits

This cross stitch craft kit for kids is ideal for young children. Get them to colour in the llama and then help them cross stitch through the holes. It comes with thread and a plastic needle making is both fun and safe!

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4. Wooden bookmark craft kits for kids

Wooden bookmark craft kits for kids

URATOT has designed these craft kits for kids at a really affordable price. The kit comes with six pre-punched bookmarks, eight ribbons to add to the top, four needles and bunches of different coloured cross-stitch threads. This craft kit for kids is for older children though as the needles are not plastic. This is a craft for supervised teens!

5. Wooden door hanger craft kit for kids

Wooden door hanger craft kit for kids

Baker Ross is the place to go for craft kits for kids and we think your little ones will love making these door hangers for their bedrooms. The kit comes with everything they'll need, you'll just need to help them stitch their names or the words GET OUT!

Weaving craft kits for kids

Want to take up weaving? We have a beginners guide to weaving techniques right here on Gathered alongside loads of free weaving projects like our woven bookmarks.

6. Melissa & Doug Weaving Loom craft kit for kids

weaving craft kit for kids

We absolutely love this weaving loom by Melissa & Doug. It's just like the adult looms you can buy so your little ones will truly feel like mini crafters. The craft kit comes with an adjustable wooden loom, giant wooden needle, craft materials, an informative booklet and most importantly 83 metres of rainbow yarn! Everything you need to get them weaving.

7. Children’s rainbow weaving craft kit

weaving craft kits for kids

More rainbow craft kits for kids! This mini weaving kit comes with the yarn, needle and cardboard loom all ready for them to start weaving. Once they're finished you can cut their creation off the cardboard and turn it into a cute coaster! For more fun kids crafts head over to our how to make balloon animals for beginners guide here on Gathered.

8. 4M mini weaving loom craft kit for kids

Easy to do weaving craft kit for kids

This weaving craft kit for kids will allow your child to make their own mini coasters just like the professionals. It comes with detailed instructions and would be a lovely project for a parent and child to do together.

9. Round loom weaving kit for kids

Round weaving loom craft kits for kids

Quirky craft kits for kids are even more fun and this round loom weaving project is an example. If your kids want to try something different to the standard square/paper weaving then pick up this round loom craft kit from Amazon.

Basket weaving kits for kids

If you fancy trying this craft yourself then check out our beginners guide to basket weaving written by expert Tabara from La Basketry.

10. Unicorn basket weaving craft kits for kids

unicorn basket weaving craft kits for kids

We love these basket weaving craft kit for kids because they make a great party activity! Buy a pack from Baker Ross, let your kids and their friends craft their own unicorn baskets then set up a magical treasure hunt for them. They can find all the goods and place them in their newly made baskets. A fab alternative to party bags!

11. Flower basket weaving craft kit for kids

basket weaving kits for kids

NUOBESTY have created a 10 piece basket weaving kit for kids that's reusable and tons of fun to play with! The craft kit comes with 10 different coloured baskets which you can weave together in different formations using the coloured rope provided. This kit will have your kids creativity flowing as they work out how to attach different baskets together.

12. Basket weaving craft kit for kids

basket weaving craft kits for kids

Kids will love this basket weaving kit because they can use it after! Baker Ross is great for craft kits for kids because each kit comes with absolutely everything you need. Colourful raffia and precut basket template are included and kids could use it after to store toys, treats or even give to gran and grandpa as a gift.

12. Wooden basket weaving kit for kids

basket weaving kits for kids Baker Ross

Help your kids to sew their own cute wooden baskets with Baker Ross's basket weaving kit for kids. There's everything you need to construct the baskets in the kit and then you can teach your little ones how to weave paper through the spokes to create the finished basket. Then they can store all their treasures inside!

13. Weaving Wonders's basket weaving kit for kids

This basket weaving craft kit for kids will allow your child to make a funky basket by weaving different coloured raffia around the base. It's super easy and fun for the kids and you get a practical storage solution out of it!

Paper weaving for kids

14. Rainbowfish paper weaving craft kit

Paper weaving is the easiest form of weaving for kids. This rainbow fish craft kit for kids is great for all ages and comes with pre-cut fish templates and rainbow ribbon so you can just leave them to it.

15. Folia braiding and paper weaving kit for kids

Folia braiding and paper weaving kit for kids

This craft kit for kids by Foila, a brand that specialises in foil and paper crafts. This kit is perfect for kids ages 3+ and comes with 16 different fun motifs and 190 coloured papers for your kids to get creative with. Help them to weave the papers in and out of the friendly animals and improve their motor skills in the process.

16. Colourful animal paper weaving kit for kids

paper weaving craft kits for kids

This animal paper weaving craft kit has 96 colourful strips of origami paper inside along with instructions on how to thread them through four different animals. It's the ideal paper weaving kit for toddlers and will get them to practice their threading and colour recognition.

17. Hot air balloon paper weaving kit for kids

baker ross paper weaving kit for kids

One of the reasons we love Baker Ross's craft kits for kids is because each one comes with everything you need for a rainy day activity. No last-minute supplies forgotten! This sweet hot air balloon kit will teach your kids how to weave and then can be hung in their room or window for decoration.

18. HOWAF's paper weaving kit for kids

paper weaving kits for kids

This adorable eight pack weaving kit is as fun as it is sparkly. Inside the kit, there's 6 DIY felt fabric shapes, ribbons to thread, googly eyes and two sheets of stickers self-adhesive. Not only will your little ones learn how to paper weave (well ok ribbon weave!) but they'll also be able to create and decorate their characters with the extras provided.

Diamond painting kits for kids

We have a whole guide to diamond painting here on Gathered including some diamond painting projects for adults!

19. Animal gem art craft kit

Diamond painting craft kits for kids

Help your kids make their own sparkling mini masterpieces with these gem art packs. They're self-adhesive so glue is required just a lot of imagination.

20. Fox diamond painting craft kit for kids

Fox Diamond painting craft kit for kids

Kids can make their own foxy friend with this colourful diamond painting kit. Amazon sells several different diamond painting craft kits for kids so have a browse through their different animals. There's everything from Pandas and dogs to unicorns and racoons.

21. Diamond craft kit for kids

Turn their diamond painting creations into a wearable bracelet with this craft kit for kids. There's two sparkly bracelets to make along with 2 pictures, 2 stickers and the Diamond Dotz they'll need. The hardest part will be for them to choose which design they want to create.

22. Magical diamond painting craft kit for kids

Magical diamond painting craft kit for kids

This craft kit for kids is a mega one for a really affordable price! Your kids can make 12 magical diamond painting designs all with added sparkle and shine. They can then add their designs to their notebooks because each design is actually a sticker!

23. Owl diamond painting craft kit for kids

owl diamond painting craft kit for kids

Diamond paint some feathered friends with your tweens and teens with this affordable craft kit for kids. It comes with 5 owl keychains, diamond dotz and the glue they'll need to secure their design. Add to their school bags once they've finished so they can show all their friends!

Papercraft kits for kids

24. Shrink art craft kits for kids

shrink art craft kits for kids

There's tons of shrink art craft kits for kids online and we guarantee your kids will love them. This craft kit for kids by Purple Ladybug has everything you need inside including these cute templates. Your kids will be able to make mini dinosaurs, flames, unicorns and more.

25. Paper hat craft kit for kids

paper hat craft kits for kids

This craft kit for kids is perfect party entertainment! Get your kids to use the stickers, feathers, pom poms and more to decorate their own colourful party hats. It's a fail-safe kids activity that they can wear when the birthday cake comes out.

26. Paper daffodil craft kit for kids

Paper daffodil craft kit for kids

This is the ideal spring craft kit for kids. Help your little ones craft two of their own daffodils using the tissue paper, foam pieces, pipe cleaners and instructions included in the kit. These flowers will never die and would make a cute Easter gift for their grandparents.

27. Origami craft kit for kids

Origami craft kit for kids

Fold up some paper animals with your tweens using this bumper craft kit for kids. It includes 10 kinds of animal origami which they can colour in then help you to fold.

28. Dinosaur scratch art craft kit for kids

dinosaur magnets craft kits for kids

Scratch-art is a fun activity for kids of all ages. There's lots of different types of craft kits for kids available but this dinosaur kit is great for smaller children. They can scratch fun rainbow patterns and learn the different names of dinosaurs at the same time.

Jewellery making craft kits for kids

For some adult jewellery making projects check out our tassel earrings tutorial, seed bead bracelets and top DIY jewellery kits round up.

29. Snap-on bracelet craft kit for kids

snap on bracelets craft kits for kids

Lots of jewellery making craft kits for kids aren't suitable for very young children due to choking hazards. This one though is great because they're entirely made from foam! Help your kids make their own snap bracelets with this craft kit which includes lots of different sized hearts for them to decorate with.

30. Bead craft kit for kids

Jewellery craft kits for kids

Galt Toys are back with another fab craft kit for kids. This one includes tons of colourful and shiny beads for your kids to thread and make their own bracelets and necklaces. We especially love this craft kit because your kids will also be able to make their own hair clips, rings and clip-on earrings.

31. Necklace pendant craft kit for kids

DIY Necklace Pendant craft kit for kids

Teens can make their own necklaces with this craft kit for kids. It comes with everything you need to make easy and fun pendant necklaces. Lots of pictures are included but you could always print your own photos, characters and designs to pop into their necklaces too. We have a similar project here on Gathered for adults which shows you how to make resin jewellery.

32. Paracord bracelet craft kit for kids

paracord bracelet craft kit for kids

Ideal for testing teens knotting ability, this craft kit for kids will teach them how to make their own paracord bracelets. It comes with colourful cords with which to make the bracelet and we love these easy to attach clasps.

33. Jewellery box craft kit for kids

jewellery box craft kit for kdis

Now they've got lots of handmade jewellery they'll need somewhere to keep it! This sparkly jewellery box craft kit allows your kids to match the 450 gems to the pattern to create a lovely jewellery box.

Pom pom craft kits for kids

If you're completely new to the world of pom poms head to our how to make a pom pom tutorial. how to make resin jewellery

34. Kandytoys pom pom craft kits for kids

pom pom craft kit for kids

These mini pom pom craft kits for kids make fab gifts and come in a range of animals. It comes with everything you need to make either a chick, bunny, ladybird and owl. Just beware that you purchase one kit for £3.95 and one kit will be randomly sent, you can't choose your animal.

35. Flower pom pom craft kits for kids

Flower pom pom craft kits for kids

This is a pom pom craft for really young kids that will welcome spring into your home. It comes with seven assorted pom pom colours and 5 flower templates. The best part? The flowers have peel-off sticky surfaces so no glue is required, just get your kids to press the pom poms on and they're done.

36. Farmyard pom pom craft kits for kits

Let your kids make these fun little farmyard animals with Hobbycrafts pom pom craft kits for kids. They have a range of animals but we loved the happy faces of these animals. These nifty kits would make great stocking fillers too!

37. Klutz pom-pom backpack clips kit

Klutz pom-pom backpack clips kit

Older kids will love making these pom pom keychains for their school bags using this craft kit for kids. It comes with a 32-page book of instructions which makes crafting them really easy. Alongside the fluffy pom poms, the kit comes with precut foam animal heads, keychains, glue, glitter foam sheets and much more!

38. Caterpillar pom pom craft kit

Caterpillar pom pom craft kits for kids

We absolutely love this pom pom caterpillar craft kit for kids. It reminds us of The Very Hungry Caterpillar so would make a great project for your kids to make alongside reading the book. It's super simple and comes with pom poms, googly eyes and pipe cleaners. You just need to provide glue!

Sand craft kits for kids

39. Cupcake sand

cupcake sand craft kits for kids

Make some delicious looking cupcakes with Baker Ross' cupcake sand art kit. Help them to pour sand, glitter, or coloured water into these cute cupcakes to make different designs. You can keep pouring them out and refilling too for endless fun.

40. Glow in the dark sand craft kits for kids

Glow In The Dark kinetic sand craft kits for kids

This sand craft kit for kids is a step up from your normal sand because it's glow in the dark! There's six sand projects inside as well as all the different colours, glowing sand, funnel and design tool.

41. Sand & glitter art picture kits

Sand craft kits for kids

Sand art is an easy and fun way for kids to get creative. It comes with eight sticky designs so they can pour their sand on and create a picture. This kit doesn't come with the sand but you can also buy this through Baker Ross.

42. Kinetic sand craft kit for kids

kinetic sand craft kits for kids

Kinetic sand is always a winner with kids and this craft kit will go down a treat. The kit comes with six tools they can use to mix, squish and mould the rainbow colours. Plus the sand is made from entirely natural products so it's ok for little hands!

43. So Sand DIY craft kit

sand craft kit for kids

This sand craft kit for kids is as satisfying as it is pretty. Suitable for 10+ it's the ideal gift for teens who can shape, slice, cut, squish & crush sand in one tidy place!

Wood craft kits for kids

44. Bird feeder craft kit for kids

wooden-bird-feeder craft kits for kids

Bring nature into your garden with Baker Ross's cute bird feeder craft kits for kids. They're really simple to construct (no glue needed) and your kids can go wild with the decoration. We also have a DIY birdhouse project for adults right here on Gathered too!

45. Flower craft kit for kids

Baker Ross' craft kits for kids are super pretty and perfect for younger kids who want to construct and paint. You'll receive three different flowers to construct and paint and paintbrushes to decorate with.

46. Photo frame craft kit for kids

photo frame craft kit for kids

Frame your little ones favourite memories with this cute craft kit for kids. Assemble the frame after your kids have coloured in the flowers then pop in a photo or drawing your kids have done.

47. Coin bank craft kit for kids

Coin bank craft kit for kids

Money boxes help teach your kids about saving, adding and money control which is why this craft kit for kids is so great! Get them to decorate with pens, glitter and gems then assemble. Plus it will be so easy for your kids to get their coins out when they want to spend.

48. Glider plane craft kits for kids

Glider planes craft kit for kids

Ok so this craft kit for kids is technically foam, not wood but we loved it too much not to include it. Get your kids to colour in these four foam planes using the fibre pens included then test them out in the garden.

We hope you've enjoyed our craft kits for kids and have found the perfect one for your little ones. For some free kids projects make sure you check out our easter crafts for kids and our paper crafts for kids round ups.

Make sure you check out our free how to make loom band bracelets video and our how to do finger knitting video, too!

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Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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