What are some amazing gift ideas for kids who love art? We have kids who love arts and crafts, so I’ve done a lot of shopping for artsy gifts that will spur their creativity.
The best art gifts for kids are supplies like Acrylic Markers, Sketch Sets, Scented Markers, Drawing Books, Craft Kits, Perler Beads, Loom Bands, Rainbow Scratch Paper Art, Paint by Sticker Books, Gem Diamond Painting Kits, Easels, String Art, Dot Markers, Oil Pastels, and Model Magic.
Below you’ll find an epic list of art gifts for toddlers, little girls, and kids who love to draw and make crafts.
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BEST ARTS & CRAFT GIFTS FOR KIDS
Let’s start with seven super cool art gifts for kids.
1. PERLER BEADS
Perler beads are one of the best gift ideas for kids who love arts and crafts. The Bulk Set of 22,000 pieces is an awesome starter set or addition. Add peg boards, storage containers, and a book of ideas and they’ll be set for hours of creative fun!
2. RAINBOW LOOM BAND SET
Rainbow Loom Band Bracelets are a hit among those who like making new creations. The Authentic Rainbow Loom MEGA Combo Set features 7,000+ rubber bands in 21 different colors, a rainbow Loom, a metal hook, 300 colored c-clips, 12 gift bags, instructions for two bracelet designs all in a convenient storage case. This is an awesome gift for creative girls and boys ages six and older.
3. SCRATCH PAPER ART SET
Scratch paper is so fun and this Variety Pack of Scratch Paper has a mix of rainbow, gold foil, and silver glitter backgrounds underneath! This set includes 36 full-sized sheets of scratch off paper, four stylus scratchers, a bonus set of two stencils, and a free pack of stickers!
4. PAINT BY STICKER
Paint by Sticker Books are an awesome artsy gift for kids of all ages. Create amazing pictures by focusing on just one sticker at a time with any of these popular Paint By Sticker books:
- Paint by Sticker CATS
- Paint by Sticker DOGS
- Paint by Sticker BIRDS
- Paint by Sticker KIDS: UNICORNS & MAGIC
- Paint by Sticker KIDS: DINOSAURS
- Paint by Sticker KIDS: ZOO ANIMALS
- Paint by Sticker KIDS: BUGS
- Paint by Sticker KIDS: UNDER THE SEA
- Paint by Sticker KIDS: ORIGINAL
5. BIG GEM DIAMOND PAINTING KIT
The Creativity for Kids Big Gem Diamond Painting Kit is a super fun art gift idea for girls who love sparkles, unicorns, rainbows, and crafty activities. Using a stylus and 1,000+ dot gems, girls can create 2 suncatchers and 12 holographic stickers.
6. KIDS SEWING KIT
Build self-confidence by encouraging kids to get creative with sewing. The Kids Woodland Animal Sewing Kit is a perfect craft kit gift for beginner sewers, both boys or girls.
7. STRING ART CRAFT KIT
String Art Kits are a popular gift for girls who love crafting. These are good for older girls, tweens, and teens. This best-selling Bird String Art Kit features 3 designs: a bird, a starburst, and the word “fun” that are fun to make and pretty enough to display!
More Craft-tastic String Art Sets worth checking out are:
ART SUPPLIES THAT MAKE GREAT GIFTS
8. DELUXE ART EASEL
Does your little artist have an easel yet? If not, this Deluxe Learn + Play Art Easel is a terrific gift idea. This particular art easel stands out because:
- dry erase board is magnetic (most kid’s easels are not magnetic, which is a bummer)
- two shelves and bins underneath keep supplies organized
- made with real wood
- art tray and cup holders to hold markers and paint cups
- clips for drying wet projects or displaying a finished masterpiece
9. SCENTED MARKERS
You might remember these special markers from when you were a kid. Our kids got them for Christmas, and I’m happy to report the Juicy Scented Mr. Sketch Chisel Tip Markers are just as awesome today as they were years ago! These are a fun art gift for kids ages 3 and up.
More Mr. Sketch Scented Marker Ideas:
- Washable Chisel Tip Markers
- Washable Mr. Sketch Stix
- Washable Ice Cream Markers
- Washable Holiday Scented Stix
10. ACRYLIC PAINT PENS
For kids who want something beyond the standard Crayola markers, Acrylic Paint Pens are a treasured gift among craftsy kids. Perfect for painting rocks, glass jars, wood, fabric, canvas, ceramic mugs, and more. These are also fun for making cards and scrapbooking.
11. MODEL MAGIC
Modeling clay is so fun for kids who like art and sculpting. The authentic Crayola Modeling Clay Magic 2 lb Bucket is our preference for a gift because kids can make a lot more compared to the tiny little packages, and the tub is resealable so there’s a place to store unused clay.
In addition to Primary Colors, there’s also:
12. ARTS & CRAFTS LIBRARY CASE
The Modern Arts & Craft Library Kit is the ultimate arts & craft gift set perfect for girls and boys who love art. This best-selling arts & craft case includes over 1,000 pieces to create one-of-a-kind creations, featuring everything from felt, fuzzy sticks, pom poms, wooden beads, craft sticks, sequins, googly eyes, scissors, glue, and more.
- A smaller and less expensive alternative is the FunzBo Arts and Craft Jar.
BEST ART GIFTS FOR TODDLERS
13. DOT MARKERS
Dot Markers are one of the first arts and craft supplies our daughter fell in love with. If you’re looking for an art gift for toddlers or preschoolers, these Dot Markers with a Coloring Book are an excellent choice.
- 8 pack of brightly colored dot markers
- Jumbo size is easy for little hands to control
- Less messy than painting
- Develops creativity and fine motor skills
- Includes 30-page dot coloring book (most markers don’t include these!)
14. SCRIBBLE SCRUBBIE ANIMALS
Want a gift that they can color over and over? The Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Animals are perfect for toddlers and little kids! Sets include cute little animals, washable markers, bathtub, and brushes for washing the animals clean.
15. WINDOW PAINT MARKERS
To add some variety to a child’s art canvases, get these Paint Markers for Windows, which also work on Mirrors, Ceramics, Whiteboards, Blackboards, and Glass. They’re safe for toddlers and little kids to use, but they’re also fun for older kids (and adults) too! Paint washes clean with a damp cloth.
BEST ART GIFTS FOR KIDS WHO LOVE TO DRAW
16. SKETCH AND DRAWING SET
The Norberg & Linden Drawing Set is a highly-reviewed kit for artists of all skill levels. This set includes a variety of premium graphite pencils, sketch pad, ultra-soft all-graphite specialist pencil, sharpeners, charcoal pencils and sticks, and erasers. This is an excellent gift for kids who love to draw.
17. OIL PASTELS
Oil pastels are fun and easy to use for artists of all ages. The Pentel Arts Oil Pastels 50-Pack is our favorite for a kids’ art gift because its the best value, Pentel is well-known for its high-quality art supplies, and kids can never have enough colors!
18. DRAWING BOOKS
Kids who love to draw probably appreciate drawing tools and books to learn how to draw better more than any other present! The Art for Kids Drawing book is “the only drawing book you’ll need to be the artist you’ve always wanted to be.” A few more kids’ drawing books that would make great gifts are:
- How to Draw 101 Animals
- The Drawing Book for Kids: 365 Daily Things to Draw, Step by Step
- Portrait Drawing for Kids: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Faces
BEST CRAFT KITS FOR LITTLE GIRLS
19. PAINTING UNICORN KIT
Paint Your Own Unicorn Painting Kit is an awesome craft kit for little girls. This kit includes 6 unicorns for painting, 12 paints, 6 glitter power, 2 palettes, and one play mat for a fun at-home art project that can be used as toys and decorations after.
20. 3D CRYSTAL GROWING UNICORN CRAFT KIT
Arts and crafts and science and unicorns all in one spectacular 3D Crystal Growing Unicorn Science Craft Kit. Our daughter received this gift for Christmas and it really grew crystals overnight!
We loved that it was a two-day process and that it was educational. The trickiest part was getting the right sized container to hold the water. Our daughter loved that she could paint it however she wanted–plus add the included glitter!
21. UNICORN LETTER WRITING SET
So many crafty girls love making pictures and sending letters to their loved ones. This Unicorn Stationery Set is a perfect gift that’s fun, crafty, and educational too! Inside the beautiful unicorn box is stickers, writing sheets, note cards, envelopes, washi tape, eraser, pom pom pen, ink stamps, and pencil.
22. HAIR CHALK
Finally, hair chalk is popular with girls who love creative colors. The GirlZone Hair Chalk Set includes 10 temporary hair chalks (5 vibrant colors and 5 metallic colors). This is a cool crafty gift idea for girls of all ages, from little girls to teens.