Great Gifts for Kids Who Love Art

Katie Mitchell
Katie Mitchell
October 04, 2021 4 min read

Ready to get your kids off their electronic devices? Instead of imposing time limits (that are often ignored), pick up one of our art kits, to pique their interest. They'll learn a thing or two, have some quality quiet time, and maybe even develop a lifelong passion!

Art and craft kits are available for kids of all ages and interests. At Beyond the Blackboard, you'll find options perfect for dipping toes into something new, or you can purchase a kit that gives them everything they need to really get into a new hobby!

Ready to start shopping? Here are some of our team's favorite new art and craft kits.

bracelets made with the Loopdedoo Kit from Beyond the Blackboard Loopdedoo Kit

Teach your kids the beautiful art of weaving with Loopdedoo, which can make it fun and incredibly easy to create stunning and sophisticated friendship bracelets, necklaces, belts, hair accessories, and more. Get your kids to try out their own patterns and techniques! The Loopdedoo Kit is perfect for those aged 8 and up, and comes with the Loopdedoo Spinning Loom and a starter set of embroidery floss.

Let's Learn to Sew kit Let's Learn to Sew

The Let's Learn to Sew is tailor-made for sewing fun and includes a comprehensive full-color instruction booklet kids will use for these projects—and again for reference on future projects. This set also includes items they’ll keep and use again like a measuring tape, pins, and needles. A lot of thought and time put into making an easy-to-follow, step-by-step booklet that teaches kids sewing basics and graduates through more advanced techniques, all while guiding them through fun and age appropriate projects along the way. Easy-to-make crafts that are "sew" much fun, all while learning a new life skill!

potholder loom kit Potholder Deluxe

With our Potholder Loom Kit, you get all of the tools that you need to create your own beautiful 6”x6” potholders. The kit contains 1 sturdy metal 7" x 7" potholder loom, 1 plastic hook, illustrated instructions, and enough cotton loops to create 2 of your own 6”x6” potholders (additional loops sold separately). This quiet-time activity is perfect for rainy days, play dates, or car trips. While having fun, your child is learning hand-eye coordination, patterning, and refining fine motor skills.

Watercolor Dreams Watercolor Dreams

Watercolor made easy - and dreamy! Paint 20 delightful watercolor designs, including cute woodland animal friends, magical mermaids, tropical birds, inspirational quotes, sweet treats, and more. Learn how to use watercolors in the basic skills section up front, then advance your skills as you learn different types of brushwork, blend colors, and create amazing special effects on high quality watercolor paper.

Ooly Silver Linings Outline Markers Silver Linings Outline Markers

These Silver Linings Outline Markers make art, script, and doodles look awesome! Create magical looking projects with these amazing self outline markers that feature colorful built-in silver strokes. Just draw with whatever color you like and a colored outline will magically appear!

Face Paint Studio Face Paint Studio

Featuring 7 water-based opaque face paints, 2 shimmer paints, and 3 fine point face paint crayons, you can create a wide variety of face paint looks with this studio kit. The quick drying face paint formula keeps from smudging and is excellent for layering!

Pottery Wheel for Beginners Pottery Wheel for Beginners

Young artists can make beautiful ceramics to give or keep with this foot pedal-operated, dual speed and dual direction pottery wheel. Our deluxe kit includes an AC adapter to power the wheel's multi-speed motor, 2 1/2 pounds of pre-mixed air-dry clay, sculpting and cutting tools, 12 paints, paint brush, splatter shield and guide book. It also includes an upright tool support that can be placed on either the left or right-hand side of the pottery wheel base. The tool support allows you to smoothly and evenly engrave or paint your pottery creation while it spins on the wheel.

Ann Williams Paper Bowls kit Paper Bowls

Baubles, smartphones, keys - keep all your favorite things organized in these three pretty bowls. You will amazed how easy they are to make! They’re the perfect size for adding just the right pop of color to a desk, dresser, a small side table or a counter. Using the colorful paper, you simply glue the patterned circles together using the bowl molds, let them dry, and then set them out.

paint by sticker kids dinosaur Paint by Sticker

An addictive all-ages activity for crafters and artists, Paint by Sticker includes everything you need to create vibrant images—the stickers, the templates, the simple directions. The Paint by Sticker series is perfect! Create gorgeous illustrations in low-poly (geometric polygon shapes) style, one sticker at a time. Images are divided into dozens of spaces, each with a number that corresponds to a particular sticker. Find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Add the next, and the next, and relish the joy of watching a “painting” emerge! The card stock pages are perforated for easy removal, making it easy to frame the completed images.

This holiday season (and during every season), we do all the digging for you, to find the best arts and crafts gifts to spur creativity and stoke imagination.

Need more ideas? Reach out to Team BtB! We'd love to help you find the perfect gift for your special person.


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