Best Craft KitsKids & Baby
Melissa & Doug on the Go Water Wow! Fairy Tale
Why we like it: This one is basically a water doodle mat. The kit comes with a water pen and a painting pad. The painting pad has various pictures on them which your kids can color and paint on using the water pen. There are different kits available that differ in the theme of the painting pad and the color of the pen. What you do with it is essentially fill the pen with water, normal tap water, and let your kids doodle, color, and paint on the water pad. This is ideal for toddlers just learning to hold a pen and start coloring. Since the pen is filled with only water, you don’t really have to worry about the child making a mess writing on clothes and walls. It is also safe to use since there is no harmful ink involved. The pad is reusable as the paint vanishes once the water is dry. This particular one is a fairy tale themed coloring pad. It also includes a search and find activity within its pages.
Spin Master – Kinetic Sand – 1.5lb – Brown
Why we like it: This one is recommended for children over the age of 3 years. It is the wacky fun that all children love. Kinetic sand is just that, sand. But it sticks together like clay. SO your child can mold it, pull and stretch it, throw it around like foam balls, and it is not going to mess anything up. Kinetic sand is an ultimate craft kit for young toddlers who are learning to play with textures and love the way things squeeze between their palms. They can make things out of it or just squish it around. This is said to last long as it does not dry out. A pack has about 680 grams or 1.5 pounds of Kinetic sand. The stuff is made of sand and polymers that help stick together.
Melissa & Doug Rainbow Mini Scratch Art Notes
Why we like it: This is another pen activity. This one is again simple; it includes scratch notes and a wooden pen. What your child does is scratch on the scratch notes with the pen to reveal luminous colors while creating beautiful designs. The notes though, are one time use only. You cannot reuse it once it has been scratched. The notes come with a black coating that gets scratched off in the pattern of the doodle that your child draws using the wooden pen. Once scratched, the pattern reveals glowing colors underneath. There is nothing more a kid enjoys than scratching on surfaces. This is a great way to do it and get creative out of it.
Play-Doh 24-Pack of Colors
Why we like it: This is most basic craft kit available. It is common and is a best seller. The reason why it is commonly used and a best seller, is because it is basic. Just like simple is brilliant. This particular pack comes with 24 colors, 3 ounce cans of each color. The colors range from the generic to pastels to neon colors. The things your child can make from this are endless. You can team it up with some Play-doh gear to make it even more interesting or just give it to them to go crazy. The children love to mold various shapes and stuff out these clays. The Play-Doh is suggested for toddlers over the age of 2 years. This however, can be used by your child for a very long time, since your child’s imagination will grow and so will his skills with molding the Doh into various shapes.
Spirograph Deluxe Design Set
Why we like it: This craft kit is addictively hypnotic. It comes with Spiro graphs that allow you to draw exclusive patterns. You can use this Spiro graphs for either doodling or trace out some pretty good designs for a craft activity, frames or cards. The kit includes 19 Spiro graphs, a Spiro putty, a rack, pens, design paper, and all this comes in a carry along case for easy portability and an ideal travel partner.
Shimmer and Shine Sparkle Mosaics
Why we like it: This is recommended for children over the age of 4 years. It comes with pictures of fantasy characters and pieces of glitter foam and gems. These are used by children to decorate the picture and turn it into a shiny affair. You can even give your children some fabric and watch them glitter it up in their creative fashion. The kit includes four pictures with sticking instructions and guides that help your child navigate through the decorating process.
ALEX Toys DIY Wear I Heart Charm Bracelets
Why we like it: This is a great way to occupy your preteen. They love dressing up and glam up things. You can help them achieve their ultimate accessory by letting them fashion one from the DIY charm bracelet kit. It comes with 24 beads, metal and designer ones to get creative and imaginative while making the charm bracelet. It also includes air dry clay for your girl to be able to mold a charm that is close to her heart for her bracelet or one she might be making to gift to a friend. This kit is recommended for children over the age of 8 years.