Holiday Craft Kits for Kids

With all the holiday activities, parties and new toys around our kids should never get bored during winter break, right? Yeah right! Help keep your stress levels low and your kids occupied by keeping a craft kit on hand. Craft kits are a great way to keep your kids busy and away from the TV while you get things done around the house. And, they keep you from running from store to store for all the supplies. Kits usually contain everything needed to complete the craft project so all you should have to do is add the fun and creativity. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

A blast from the past, Shrinky Dinks and charm bracelets! These Nature Doodles critters shrink into such cute charms – pair with the colorful beads for hours of jewelry making fun! This kit comes with everything you will need for a terrific, creative activity.

Shrinky Dinks Doodle Charm Bracelet

• Nature Doodles poster (16″ x 20″)
• 40+ Nature Doodles line art images for tracing
• 4 sheets of Shrinky Dinks shrinkable plastic (makes approx 80 bracelet-size charms)
• 200+ translucent beads in various colors
• 36 Jump Rings to attach charms to bracelet
• 5 feet of stretch elastic string
• detailed instructions

Size – 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″

More fun than a barrel of monkeys and no sock or sewing required, these easy to make monkey puppets will provide endless fun! Kit makes 5 assorted monkeys.

PS Monkey Puppet Kit

Kit includes: paper bags • pre-cut shapes • assorted papers • templates • embellishments

Tools needed: glue stick • scissors • pencil • marker • 1/4″ hole punch • pva white glue

Create two adorable stuffed owls – one for you and one for your American Girl (or other) doll! Kit contains all the colorful felt and string, along with needle to sew two owls. For kids with adult supervision.

American Girl Crafts: Owl Sew & Stuff Kit

Decorate-Your-Own Piggy Bank

Saving money is fun with this appealing little piggy. Kit includes a piggy bank, glitter glue, stickers, 4 pots of paint and a brush. A rubber stopper on its belly means you never have to “break the bank”! A perfect activity for parties or rainy days!

Dimensions: 4.5″ x 3.25″ x 6.5″ Packaged

Recommended Ages: 8+ years

Textured Stencils – Dinosaurs. Bring the past to life with a #2 pencil, 3 non-roll crayons and 4 awesome dinosaur stencil/rubbing plates. The directions make it easy to create dramatic scenes of the days when dinosaurs ruled! You can add dino-rific details using your own imagination (and there’s an eraser included, in case something should “go extinct”!).

Dimensions: 11.5″ x 11″ x 1.25″ Packaged

Recommended Ages: 5+ years

Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Train. Insert the axles, attach the wheels and decorate this wooden train engine. The convenient tray contains everything to design a one-of-a-kind train: glue, paints, brush and stickers. When complete, the engine is ready to roll!

Dimensions: 2.5″ x 6.5″ x 8.25″ Packaged

Recommended Ages: 4+ years

Set of 12 wooden photo frame ornaments 3 3/8 in diameter. Includes latch backing and clear photo protector. Decorate with paint markers pencil beads crayon glitter and more (not included).

Wooden Photo Frame Ornaments - Set of 12

Canvas Placemats – Set of 12. Decorate these sturdy canvas placemats with your own unique designs! Placemats measure 18L x 13W. Plate and utensils not included.

Canvas Placemats - Set of 12


  1. It looks like the kits will not only offer loads of fun to kids but also help them develop some innovative thinking. Love the ideas:)

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