A good Christmas present idea for kids is one that will keep them happily busy and creative. Kids naturally love making things, they love art, they love colours and scribbling with anything they can mark with, and they love making a mess! Artsy Christmas Gifts for Creative Kids are the kind of gifts that will last the whole year round and help kids explore new things.
Creativity is so important for little people and any kind of exploration with creative materials develops their own sense of colours and shapes. Art helps kids create and capture stories to tell and supports them in making sense of their world. Here’s our top Creative gifts for Kids who love making things.
If your kids like play dough, they’ll love Power Dough. Power Dough makes your own Magic Pet come to life before your eyes. Once you’ve created your animal, you take your pick from the 15 interchangeable accessories and connect them to the 4 Power Parts. When you’re ready to activate your Magic Pet push it in and bring your play dough to life!
The Story Box is a puzzle with a difference, it allows you to create a different story every time you play and encourages kids to imagine and create their own mini stories. This game contains 20 puzzle pieces printed on both sides, which can be interchanged to allow for all kinds of plots. A great present for mini writers in the making!
Aqua Beads are brilliant creative toys. You can design beautiful bead creations and now there’s a pretty Unicorn set! Just pick … design, place your beads on the layout tray, spray with water and the beads magically stick together! Aqua beads are a versatile gift for creative kids to design their own patterns and gifts.
I love the slogan for the ‘Make and Wonder Box’ – INSPIRING CHILDREN TO EXPLORE, DISRUPT AND CREATE. (My kids are very good at all of these things!) Make + Wonder boxes are designed for children aged 3-10 years old and they contain four fun ideas designed to spark your children’s imagination and creativity. Each Month they highlight a strong creative woman and share the story of her life and work. The box that we reviewed focused on Frida Kahlo and our kids had lots of fun making collages and headbands in her style.
Tinkerlab is a book for grown ups and contains tons of ideas for little inventors! It’s a treasure trove of ideas and contains 55 experiments and creative activities, my kiddos have wrestled each other over this book already and have asked to make or do nearly every single project that they have seen in it so far! It’s a book more about the process of creativity than it is about a finished project and is a must for family book shelves!
This is a really special and unique gift idea. My kids loved the very special envelope it came in, as well as the ‘founding member’ card and codes to crack. Detective Dot’s mission is to inspire the next generation of coders and the megapack is a fantastic gift for inspiring creative kids as it contains a personalised coding adventure, a Detective Dot book plus personalised membership to the Children’s Intelligence Agency. The whole pack has an authentic feel to it and will inspire kids to think creatively and develop problem skills.
There are lots of craft kits on the market and a bumper craft kit is a fantastic open ended present idea for kids. If you’re going to buy a craft kit, it’s worth choosing one that has a variety of different materials and this one is great because it has fabric as well as paper craft items. This craft kit is inspired by the hospital’s arts programme and 100% of profits go to supporting children at Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity which makes it a perfect gift for giving this Christmas. The GOSH shop is full of fabulous present ideas from clothes to gorgeous artist’s prints so make it a go to place to shop for gifts this Christmas.
For kids that love creating things – they’ll also love getting messy in the kitchen! A Little Cooks Company Subscription Box provides a lovely opportunity to create a healthy snack with your kids. All recipes are created by a nutritionist and come in the box as well as a tried and tested healthy family dinner recipe too! We had lots of fun creating our date flaxseed and nut snack – yum!
For kids who love making, a fun Christmas Craft Kit is a lovely idea. This pack contains Christmas paper, embellishments and a super cute pack of polymer stamps that cling to acrylic blocks so you can easily see where you’re stamping. There are even lovely stickers featuring adorable little penguins with mini candy canes included in the pack. Craftstash has a whole host different packs and craft materials for any little maker and from the 23rd-30th November there is a special Black Friday deal with up to 80% off all purchases!
Hope these Creative gifts for kids who like to explore and make is useful for your Christmas Pressie list!
If you’d like more advice for Christmas gifts, you can see our other gift lists here……
*The items in this gift guide were gifted items but all thoughts words and love of STEM toys are completely my own. I have only included toys that would make perfect gifts and that we genuinely love.*
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