Is your son or daughter always whipping up some wild creation or breaking into your craft supplies? My oldest daughter is terrible – she is forever taking my things, surfing pinterest for fresh inspiration, and deciding what her next project should be. So I set her up with her own stash of craft supplies! Now she (usually stays out of mine) and is free to create all day long – as long as she cleans up her mess! Here are some of the fabulous products, books, and kits that she has and loves!
Kids Crafts: Perfect Products to Build Their Creativity
Project Life: A pocket style scrapbooking system that makes it easy for kids to put together photos, journalling, and mementos into one cohesive album. Pick an album, coordinating journalling cards, and pocket pages, and have fun filling them up. I love the Confetti, Kiwi, and Desktop editions, but there are so many to choose from that you’re guaranteed to find something perfect (the images below are from the digital line, but the physical line kits contain the same card selections). I like the 8″ albums for small hands, but the 12″ albums are great too!
Finger Knitting: I have shared a few arm/finger knitting posts (like this infinity scarf and this cowl) but there are so many things out there you can knit without needles – and your kids can make them easily! You can grab one of these two books too, so it’s easy for them to follow along:
Pom Pom Maker: My daughter loves using my pom pom maker to create crafts and decorations for her room. You can also pick up a cute little instruction book with supplies and everything you need, like this one from Klutz.
Instagram Album: These are a lot like Project Life, but in Instagram size. The pages have 4″ and 2″ pockets that can be filled with photos or cards from their instagram kit line. Here’s a little tip: when you select a card kit, grab the matching paper pad as well. That way you can create tons of extra cards by using a paper trimmer to cut down to size! Check out the kits, which include journaling cards and a coordinating album, like the Shine kit, or the It Factor kit (shown below)
Perler Beads: Remember melting these things from when you were a kid? They’re back and better than ever. You can find so many cool patterns online for free, or you can buy fun kits like these (squeal!) minions buckets! My daughter would love making these guys! You can also find Sweet Shoppe, Mermaid, and so many other varieties of kits as well.
Duck Tape: You’ve probably seen the huge selection of tape patterns out there from Duck Brand, and there are so many things you can create, from bags to wallets, and flowers to pencil toppers. (Duck Brand also sponsors a contest every year where people can enter prom outfits created entirely with Duck Tape – you need to check these amazing designs out!) Surf pinterest for great ideas or pick up the official Duck Tape craft book. I’m partial to the glitter line, but that’s just the (glitter) addict in me.
Loopdedoo: A spinning loom that helps create friendship bracelets in no time!
Loopdeloom: A loom that helps weave yarn and wool by spinning pegs – super cute idea to introduce your kids to yarn art. Create scarves, bags, and much more!
Monster Tail: The cousin of the wildly popular Rainbow Loom, the Monster Tail helps create more complex bracelet designs easily. It’s a lot of fun, and another way to use up ALL those elastic bands you have stuck in every crack of the house.
So, how’s that for a great list? You’re guaranteed to find something fabulous here to spark your little one’s creativity – or if they’re like mine, something to keep them out of your craft stash and into their own! Which are you going to try first?
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