Gift Guide 2020: 10 Creative Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids Who Love Arts & Crafts

Having an aspiring artist on your holiday shopping list is a bit of a double-edged sword.

On the upside, there are tons of art supplies and craft kits out there for you to choose from!

On the downside… there are tons of art supplies and craft kits out there for you to choose from.

To make things easier on you, we’ve gone through the 100s of items in our arts & crafts section and curated a list of the top 10 holiday gifts for kids who love arts and crafts.

The Best Arts & Crafts Gifts of 2020

Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel

GRAMMY’S GOLD STAR | $89.99 | Ages 3+ | Buy It Now!

This easel is the perfect springboard for all kinds of creative activities! A chalkboard, dry erase board, paper roll, child-safe paper cutter, and four easy-grip clips offer kiddos of all ages the opportunity to let their imagination lead the way.

kid's easel

Adjustable legs allow it to grow with your child, which is great because they’ll be using it for years to come!

Stanley Jr. DIY Bird Feeder Kit

$29.99 | Ages 5+ | Buy It Now!

Construction meets crafting in the DIY kit from Stanley (you know, the folks who make the tools).

This is a craft kit with grit. Your young crafter will learn practical real-life skills and create something they can be proud of.

diy bird feeder kit for kids

This kit includes all the wood and hardware to complete the project, but you’ll need some basic tools to put it all together. Don’t have a toolkit handy? Why not add on the Stanley Jr. Toolbox, with real tools designed for little hands? Buy It Now for $44.99!

Chroma Blends Watercolors

BUDGET BUY | $12.99 | Ages 6+ | Buy It Now!

chromablends neon and pearlescent watercolor paint sets for kids

These are hands down our favorite watercolor paints. There’s a lot to love about Chroma Blends, but here are the top three reasons why we think they’re a must-have for the young painter in your life this holiday season.

  1. These. Paints. Are. BEAUTIFUL. There are two different colorways – Pearlescent and Neon – and both feature twelve highly pigmented and blendable shades.
  2. The cover doubles as a paint palette and a paintbrush is included – it’s ready to go right out of the box! All you need is a splash of water and some watercolor paper and your young artist will be on their way to painting their next masterpiece.
  3. Chroma Blends are pigmented enough to paint on black paper. How cool is that?!

Make it extra-special: Add a pad of Chroma Blends watercolor paper so they can get started right away! Available in rectangular or super unique round pads.

LEGO DOTS Desk Organizer

BUDGET BUY | $19.99 | Ages 6+ | Buy It Now!

Bring a little personality and a whole lot of fun to your child’s remote learning space with the LEGO DOTS Desk Organizer.

lego dots lego craft set

LEGO DOTS are new for 2020, and it would be fair to say that we’re obsessed with them. We love that this gift combines function – it’s a real desk organizer with two sections for holding supplies, a working drawer, and a photo holder – with fun! Kids have the freedom to decorate their desk organizer however they want and redesign it as often as they’d like.

Make it extra-special: Snag a package of Extra DOTS to give the gift of even more possibilities. Buy It Now for $3.99!

Chameleon Kidz! Art Portfolio

Budget Buy | $19.99 | Ages 6+ | Buy It Now!

The rockstar of the Chameleon Kidz! Art Portfolio is Blendy Pens, and they’re like no marker we’ve ever seen before! Young artists can create hundreds of unique color blends by combining the markers in the included mixing chambers. We can’t get over how cool the effect is!

color blending markers

The Art Portfolio includes 14 Chameleon Kidz markers and 7 mixing chambers for almost limitless color blending capabilities. It also includes 2 stencils, 8 magic reveal posters, and an airbrush so kids can turn their color creations into airbrushed art!

Kid Made Modern Arts and Crafts Library

GRAMMY’S GOLD STAR | $39.99 | Ages 8+ | Buy It Now!

arts and crafts supply library

Here is a list of words that could be used to describe the amount of stuff packed into this craft supply library.

  1. Large
  2. Sizeable
  3. Substantial
  4. Considerable
  5. Immense
  6. Enormous
  7. Mammoth
  8. Colossal
  9. Massive

In summation: it’s a whole heck of a lot! Over 1000 pieces – from supplies like craft sticks and felt to tools like scissors and glue – are included. That’s more than enough to inspire hours of crafty fun!

Loopdedoo Spinning Loom

$30.99 | Ages 8+ | Buy It Now!

With the Loopdedoo, making friendship bracelets has never been easier (or more fun)! This unique spinning loom – which comes with 18 skeins of high quality 100% cotton embroidery thread – will give your creative kiddo the freedom to design jewelry that fits their personality and style.

friendship bracelet maker

Bonus: Making and sending friendship bracelets through the mail is a great way to keep your child connected to the people they might be missing during this time of social distancing.

Lantern Lands – Forest Festival

$24.99 | Ages 8-15 | Buy It Now!

A craft project and a super cute room decoration all in one? Yes, please!

paper lantern making kit

This DIY paper lantern kit comes with everything crafty tweens and teens need to build and decorate a whimsical forest-themed lantern. The included LED tea light adds a magical glow that will bring ambiance to any space.

Klutz Mini Clay World Pet Adoption Truck

$21.99 | Ages 8+ | Buy It Now!

clay animal adoption truck craft set

Everything’s cuter when it’s tiny.

Teacup pigs? Yes, please!

Mini-muffins? We’ll take two!

These adorable miniature clay pets? Absolutely!

This kit includes everything the pet-loving kiddo in your life needs to craft 15 adoptable friends plus an adoption truck to display them in.

Soapstone Carving Kits

$29.99 – $49.99 | Ages 8+ | Buy It Now!

You read that right: soapstone carving.

We know. It’s different. It’s a bit of a wild card. And maybe that’s why we think it’s so cool.

Sure, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

But the kid…

Who loves rocks.
Who’s always asking to carve or whittle something.
Who likes to work with their hands.
Who’s inspired by the beauty of the natural world.

This is the perfect gift for that kid.

Holiday Gifts for Artistic Kids

And that’s a wrap! We’ve given you our top 10 picks for the kids in your life who love arts and crafts. Hopefully, this gift guide has inspired you to get a jump on your holiday shopping!

Need even more gift recommendations? We love playing personal shopper! Visit one of our stores in Yarmouth, Freeport, or Bath, or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram.


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