Craft kits for kids

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  • With one of these craft kits for kids, you'll be able to keep them entertained for hours. From making sand art to sloth pom poms, we've got all the craft kits you'll need...

    Craft kits for kids are a great way to keep small ones entertained for an afternoon, as many of them don’t require too much adult supervision. So you can sit back and watch as they create their very own jewellery and room decorations, using all the materials provided in these handy kits.

    So whether you’re looking for craft activities for kids to keep them entertained over the weekend or a longer holiday, these craft kits are great for letting their imaginations run wild – while keeping their hands and minds busy.

    Looking for outdoor activities to keep them in the garden? We’ve got plenty of ideas for outdoor toys to buy this summer.

    These are the best craft kits for kids…

    Often for under £10, you can buy all of these brilliant craft kits online.

    The Make Arcade Dinosaur Banner Craft Kit, John Lewis

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    Suitable for young sewers and beginners, this kit from John Lewis provides everything you’ll need to make your own dinosaur banner. It’s a fun way to get small ones into crafting, while giving them the opportunity to make a new decorative piece for their bedroom.

    This set includes: yarn to make tassels, a tassel maker, hanging banner, wooden baton, twine, felt pieces, needle, thread and step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process.

    Ages: 8+

    Buy now: Dinosaur Banner Craft Kit

    Paint your own dog flower pot kit, Baker Ross

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    This paint your own dog flower pot kit is great for really little ones, as the kit provides you with the flower pot already made, so they can focus on splashing it with colour.

    This set includes: Ceramic dog-shaped flower pot

    Ages: 3+

    Buy now: Paint your own dog flower pot kit 

    Melissa & Doug Bead Bouquet Craft Set, John Lewis

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    This bead bouquet set from John Lewis is an ideal afternoon activity. It’s a craft kit for kids that will turn any little one into a jewellery designer, with plenty of colours, designs and shapes to choose from. The hardest decision will be what to make first!

     This set includes: wooden sorting tray, 8 multi-coloured cords that can be cut to make either a necklace, bracelet or anklet, 220 hand crafted heart, flower and butterfly heads in an array of designs.

    Ages: 5+

    Buy now: Bead bouquet set

    Flamingo Room Light Creative Craft Kit, John Lewis

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    This is the perfect craft kit for kids who like to decorate their own bedrooms. With this vibrant flamingo light, they’ll be able to bring a burst of creativity into the space. It’s a fun activity and doesn’t require too much assembling, so (with a bit of adult supervision) kids of any age can get involved.

    This set includes: A vibrant flamingo light for a calming ambience, patterned backgrounds, plain ones to decorate

    Ages: 4+

    Buy now: Flamingo room light creative kit

    Galt Slime Lab Craft Kit for Kids, John Lewis

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    Who doesn’t love slime? This set offers four unique experiments to get started, so it’s bound to keep little ones entertained for a while. Create colour-changing slime, metallic or glow-in-the-dark slime with this kit.

    This set includes: an information booklet, tools and materials to create four experiments – including a mix of glow-in-the-dark, colour-changing and metallic slime powder.

    Ages: 4+

    Buy now: Slime lab

    Animal Pottery Craft Kit, John Lewis

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     With this pottery crafting kit, you can make and paint six clay animals – including a puppy pot, a snail coil dish and a wacky bird. This kit will teach kids the basics of pottery using air-drying clay (so need need to worry about the oven!) and then offer ideas on how to decorate them.

    This set includes: Air-drying clay, paints, paint brushes, instructions

    Ages: 4+

    Buy now: Animal pottery craft kit

    Personalised Unicorn And Rainbow Bracelet Making Kit, Not On The High Street

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    Does your little one love unicorns and rainbows? Of course they do! Now with one of these fantastic craft kits for kids you can create 10 bracelets with a unicorn or rainbow theme. The kit includes everything they’ll need, and the box itself can be personalised to include their name. Perfect for a birthday gift as they can use the box for other fun craft projects afterwards!

    This set includes: Personalised box, wooden heart beads, wooden unicorn beads, wooden geometric beads, spherical wooden beads, 10 elastics with plastic ends for easy threading

    Ages: 3 – 8 years

    Buy now: Personalised unicorn and rainbow bracelet making kit

    The Gruffalo Painting By Numbers Set With Paints & Paintbrush, Amazon

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    Any fans of The Gruffalo story books will love this painting by numbers set. To create a masterpiece, all you need to do is match the numbers on the paints to the numbers on the picture. Easy!

    This set includes: 7 coloured paints, paintbrush, practice sheet included and a coloured template.

    Ages: 3+

    Buy now: The Gruffalo painting by numbers set

    Bottle Sand Art Craft Kit, Amazon

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    One of Amazon’s top wish list items, this is one of our favourite craft kits for kids as well. Use the multi-coloured sand in the set to create beautiful patterns in glass jars that you can then use to decorate spots around your home.

    This set includes: four bottles, four bags of colourful sand, bottle stoppers, all of the tools needed to create cool layers and swirls.

    Ages: 3+

    Buy now: Bottle sand art craft kit

    Rainbow Dream Catcher Craft kit, Baker Ross

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    Keep nightmares away with this colourful dream catcher craft from Baker Ross. Complete with everything you’ll need to make this decorative piece of art, all you’ll need to hand is some PVA glue.

    This set includes: A coloured card template, self-adhesive foam pieces, wool, feathers and ribbon to hang, two designs

    Ages: 4+

    Buy now: Rainbow dream catcher kit

    Sloth pom pom kit, Baker Ross

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    Another one of Baker Ross’ great craft kits for kids, this unique craft will make you three (or 15 if you opt for the bigger pack!) sloth pom pom animals to play with.

    This set includes: Three colours of wool to make the pom poms, sloth-shaped foam pieces, ribbons for hanging, instruction manuals

    Ages: 4+

    Buy now: Sloth pom pom kit

    With one of these craft kits for kits, you’ll be able to keep them entertained for hours!