Gift Guide for Artsy and Creative Kids

Are you looking for a unique gift for a child/tween in your life? Find unique creative gifts that kids interested in art will love. Your young artist will love these craft supplies, creative art kits, artistic books, and creative STEM toys.

unique gift ideas for creative young artists


Budding artists will love these interesting gift ideas. With these gifts, hey will be encouraged to use their imagination and be creative in new ways. Many of the items on this list I know are kid approved - my girls are 10 & 12 and we have quite a few of them already. We own a few of the crafting supplies, art kits, and STEM toys already and my girls use them constantly.


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Gift Guides for Artsy and Creative Kids


Craft Supply Gifts for Kids 

craft supply gifts for kids and tweens

Crayola Super Tip Markers (50 count) - These markers are great for coloring books or free drawing. We have these and my girls love to use them in their creative endeavors.

Crayola Stamper Markers - Kids will have fun decorating cards, wrapping paper, pictures, and notes with these 10 shapes markers.

Decorative Craft Scissors - Paper crafting just got more fun with these scissors. Kids will love the 18 different designs they can cut with these.

Giant Art Jar - Encourage imagination and creative learning with this jar filled with a massive amount of crafting supplies.

Glitter Glue Pens - Add some sparkle to projects with these 9 washable glitter pens.

Gel Pens - Smooth pens in lots of colors for drawing, sketching, doodling, and writing.

Drawing Pad - Drawing paper great for use of pencil, colored pencil, pens, and crayons. Two inspirations projects included on the inside cover.

Creative Art Kits for Kids

creative gift art kits kids and tweens will enjoy

Crayola Create & Carry - Do you have an artist who loves to create on the go? This carrying case filled with fun Crayola items is just what you need!

String Art Kit - Kids have 3 out-of-this-world fun string art projects to work on.

Quilling Creations: Flora and Fauna - All items needed to begin paper rolling art are included in this kit. There are step-by-step instructions to get you started creating your own paper masterpieces.

American Girl Crafts Foxes Sew and Stuff Kit - American Girl has a whole line of animal to sew (we have this fox kit & the elephants. I'm adding the hedgehogs for my oldest this year) that are easy for a beginner at sewing. The kits come with felt pieces cut, thread, a needle, and stuffing. Such a great gift!

Creativity for Kids Origami - Easy to follow instructions and brightly colored papers make this kit a good place to start for beginners. If you have a little Jedi, they can try this Star Wars kit too.

Craft-tastic Yarn Elephant Kits - Tweens will have fun making these colorful yarn wrapped elephants. There are also giraffes and a neat looking tree too.

Creative Books Kids Will Love

art and creative books for kids gifts

Epic Lego Adventures by Sarah Dees - Have amazing and imaginative adventures with the LEGO bricks you already own. You will find instructions to build dinosaurs on the loose, aliens on the moon, a mutant bug lab, and more! If your kids want to build a fantasy castle with a dragon, LEGO contraptions, and wild animals, you should buy Awesome Lego Creations by the same author.

Art Lab For Kids by Susan Schwake - 52 creative adventures in painting, drawing, paper, printmaking, mixed-media for budding artists of all ages

Adventures in Lettering by Dawn Nicole Warnaar - If your kids like to practice decorative and fun lettering, this is a great workbook that will help them practice their brush skills and new lettering styles.

Finger Knitting Fun - 28 cute, clever, and creative projects for kids. Yarn and hands are all that is needed to create these fun projects for around the house or everyday fashion.

Sewing School by Andria Lisle - 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make. Young crafters will enjoy making pillows, potholders, dolls, blankets, and more.

The Drawing Book for Kids by Woo! Jr. Kids Activities - 365 daily things to draw with step-by-step instructions. Animals, objects, food, plants, vehicles, sports, holidays and more.

STEM Toys for Kids

STEM or STEAM toys creative gifts for child

LEGO Chain Reactions - Kids will be able to design and build 10 amazing moving machines. Some bricks included!

Magformers Challenger Set - Hours of fun will be had with these magnetic geometric shapes. Can build a car, many sided magic ball, or anything their imagination can think up! To store the pieces, you can use this organizer.

Scientific Explorer Tasty Science Kit - Kids will have fun learning about science while in the kitchen. We bought this kit 2 years ago and my kids still talk about how much fun it was.

Tinker Box - 7 challenge cards are included with supplies to make things that float, fly, spin, roll, and more. Kids will use their imagination to create unique inventions.

Melissa and Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards - 120 wood shapes to use to make colorful patterns. Early math manipulation, color recognition, and good for hand-eye coordination.

I hope that you find something on this list that a child in your life who loves art will enjoy!

gift guide for artistic and creative kids or tweens craft supplies art kits creative books stem toys

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