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2020 STEM, STEAM, Art & Craft Gift Guide
Art Classes for Kids has released their Winter ART BOXES! Whether you’re looking for some winter fun or the perfect gift, our WINTER ART BOXES are here to bring your holidays some extra cheer and make the perfect gift for kids of any age! Each box includes ALL SUPPLIES and video instruction from Kim Bavington for 3 amazing art projects! There are three winter art options: a Christmas ART BOX, a Winter ART BOX, and a Hanukkah ART BOX. Unwrap an amazing gift that’s also an experience that kids will love, and artwork you’ll cherish for a lifetime!
If you choose the Christmas Art Box (as pictured) it provides amazing art instruction to complete THREE COOL PROJECTS for you to make and gift or use as awesome decorations around the house! Unwrap an amazing gift that’s also an experience that kids will love, and artwork you’ll cherish for a lifetime
In every Christmas ART BOX you’ll make:
Cubist Christmas Tree. Learn about cubism and use bright oil pastels for this unique Christmas tree! Using tape to create boundaries to make these shapes, we’ll saturate our drawing with bright colors that reflect ornaments and decoration we see at Christmas time.
Poinsettia Watercolor Painting. This is a beautiful painting you’re sure to frame and save for years to come! This beautiful watercolor focuses on the detail of this seasonal flower.
Clay Sculpture inspired by the Grinch! This is a REALLY fun project! Inspired by the original animation of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” we’ll mix clay colors to find the perfect Grinch green and create a bust of this sly charLearn More
The Boolean Box is a build-it-yourself computer designed by girls for everyone. Girls and boys can learn, through play, to code and build electronics with this self-contained computer and engineering kit. The Boolean Box contains everything needed — from a processor to preloaded software — to code in Scratch or Python and complete simple circuitry tasks. For parents, Boolean Box leverages the weight of at-home education and holiday gift-giving. The kit teaches at a beginner-level how to engineer everything from a music player to a robot. The Boolean Box is supported by online learning, opening up an ecosystem of STEM opportunities with the community of Boolean Girls, camps, and classes. A purchase of the Boolean Box is, essentially, an investment in the futures of girls and likely the most rewarding gift to be unwrapped this holiday season.Learn More
Crafty Croc Watercolor Paint Brush Pens are like watercolor paints but better! This set comes with 24 vibrant colored pens you have just the right amount of brush pens to cover the full spectrum and have the right color for every occasion. Use one of the two blending brushes to dilute the vibrant colors with water and create a gradient from dark to light. Colors are easily bendable to create as many colors as your heart desires. Create a sfumato effect easily. This Crafty Croc watercolor brush set is a must have addition to your painting supplies.Learn More
I can’t wait to give this to our art loving daughter! The Crayola Imagination Art Set features plenty of art tools to get kids creativity flowing! This inspiring art set contains 115 pieces in a colorful carrying case. The set includes 14 Super Tips Markers, 15 Short Colored Pencils, 14 Pip Squeaks Skinnies Markers, 56 Crayons, 15 Large Sheets of Paper. Also built into the case are 3 Rubbing Plates to create cool textured effects. It’s the perfect birthday or holiday present for girls and boys ages 4 and up.Learn More
With Crayola Pets, you can colorfully celebrate your pets! Light the way to paw-some art and draw cool scenes with your pet using the Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad. Place a photo or other likeness of your pet on the Drawing Pad and cover it with a blank sheet. The bright light from the Tracing Pad lets you easily trace the image, then you can add funny props and backgrounds. Try photos, magazine covers, and much more! Includes the Light Up Tracing Pad Unit, 12 Short Colored Pencils, 10 Tracing Sheets, 10 Blank Paper Sheets, 1 Graphite Pencil, and 6 Page How-To Guide.Learn More
‘Tis the season to be crocheting! Crochet Your Own Merry and Bright Baubles includes all the materials and instructions you need to make a vintage-style crocheted ornament in a day.
Each kit in the Crochet in a Day series is a crafter’s dream, including everything needed to make an adorable crochet project from start to finish—no need to hunt down materials or stock up on more than you need. The removable, illustrated instruction book leads you through the pattern, step by step. With a foolproof pattern and matching materials, your perfect crocheted creation will look just like the image in the book. Whatever your skill level, you will be able to complete the project with ease and display it in your home the same day you start.
Inside you’ll find:Learn More
6 skeins of yarn
32-page color instruction book
Crochet Your Own Reindeer Ornaments includes all the materials and instructions you need to make two sweet crocheted deer ornaments.
Each kit in the Crochet in a Day series is a crafter’s dream, including everything needed to make an adorable crochet project from start to finish—no need to hunt down materials or stock up on more than you need. The removable, illustrated instruction book leads you through the pattern, step by step. With a foolproof pattern and matching materials, your perfect amigurumi creation will look just like the image in the book. Whatever your skill level, you will be able to complete the project with ease and display it in your home the same day you start.
Spread holiday cheer and add homemade warmth to your Christmas tree or holiday wreath with these darling deer ornaments. They also make great hostess gifts for holiday parties.
Inside you’ll find:
5 colors of yarnLearn More
32-page color instruction book
Like a combination of cross-stitch and paint-by-numbers, diamond painting is the new creative hobby that’s taking the crafting world by storm. You simply apply colorful resin rhinestones to richly pigmented canvas paintings. The result? Visually dazzling, mosaic diamond artworks that sparkle, shimmer and shine. Distinctively spotted, the Dalmatian is poised, alert, muscular and active. Capable of great endurance combined with high speed, this expressive best friend is intelligent by nature & loyal to the bone. Everything you need to complete this kit is in the box!Learn More
Bring to life your own cozy corner of the world! Beautifully designed and filled with amazingly intricate details that warm the heart and fascinate the imagination, this unique model of a charming little greenhouse will bring nothing but joy to any bookshelf or desktop. But… Building it is not going to be easy… Extreme concentration, immense attention to detail, untiring patience… It’s going to take all of that and more to perfectly complete each and every detail, from the shelves overflowing with greenery to the sweet little pictures on the walls. But don’t throw in the towel just yet! – It’s going to be a challenge, but rest assured, nothing compares to the sheer sense of accomplishment you’ll feel once it’s finished! Test your skills and find out if you have what it takes to become a true master of the miniature with the DIY Miniature Model Kit: Gracie’s Greenhouse.Learn More
The GoCube is an Award-Winning app-enabled Rubik’s Cube that allows ANYONE to learn how to solve the (unsolvable) classic Rubik’s Cube in a fun and interactive way. The GoCube will improve your skills, track your progress, play different games that fit all ages and capabilities, and compete with friends online. It is an innovative tool to teach problem-solving and practice memorization skills and helps to build self-esteem and confidence. It is a high quality, newly designed speed cube that is equipped with advanced sensors that track and measure activity, as well as an inertial measurement unit (IMU) that tracks the cube’s orientation. The GoCube connects through Bluetooth 5.0 to its companion app.Learn More
With this new and improved GoldiBlox Cloud Dream Lamp, you can create a beautiful glowing light that will bring sweet dreams to anyone who sleeps underneath it. With the remote control for the LED lights, you can change the colors to fit your décor…. and your mood. Learn how clouds are made and all different types of clouds while you build your new favorite room decoration.Learn More
Combining chemistry and art together for the perfect activity, in this DIY project you grow your own crystals and build customized geometric terrariums with sparkling LED lights to show off your crystals in style. Discover how crystals are made as you learn about chemistry, math and geometry and spark your creativity in this GoldiBlox Crystal Growing Kit!Learn More
Kids will have endless fun with this new GoldieBlox Watermelon Purse building kit. They can finally build what they pictured in their head curves and all and it wont break apart! So, get them off the screen and start building again! This is the perfect birthday or holiday gift for kids 8+ who will have hours of creative fun bringing their designs to life. This kit is a terrific value! It has 732 pieces and includes an easy to follow, step-by-step instructional guide showing how to build the purse. It even comes in a cute reusable storage bag.Learn More
CALLING ALL DREAMERS AND DESIGNERS! Kids will have endless fun with this GoldieBlox Friendship Bracelet Set. This GoldieBlox Friendship Bracelet Set teaches you how to build functional and adorable friendship bracelets and shows you other DIY possibilities like a flower crown, necklace or cookie collectibles! Our construction toys are the perfect introduction to STEM concepts and other learning as they improve creative thinking, spatial skills, problem-solving skills and construction planning! This is the perfect gift for anyone wanting to create jewelry with a fun DIY set!Learn More
This is the gift that keeps on giving! Green Kids Crafts is the perfect gift for any child who is looking for activities to do and for any parent who wants their child to learn through playing! Green Kids Crafts have been developing nature-themed Science and Art boxes for 10 years – and that means their subscribers are rarely bored! Each kit includes 4-6 educator-designed STEAM projects. The materials are green & eco-friendly materials and each kit comes with a 12-page magazine that supports learning and connection! Past boxes include: Rainforest Science, Robot Workshop Lab, Interesting Insects, Soaring into Flight, Transportation, Arctic Science, Art Lab, Volcanoes, Weather Science, Desert Science, Amphibians, and so many more! You can purchase a 12 month, 6 month, 3 month subscription or individual boxes.Learn More
Nurture your kid’s curiosity with Green Kids Crafts’ Ultimate Discovery Gift 5-Pack! We love Green Kids Craft Kits because they have projects that your child can do on their own (if they are of the age that they can read the easy-to-follow instructions). Along with the projects comes learning materials, extras and more! This special, limited edition pack includes Alternative Energy, Human Body Lab, Art Lab, Chemistry Lab, and Rocket Science. It is full of Science, Creativity, Crafts, and a whole lot of Fun. The Ultimate Discovery Gift 5-Pack is designed for kids ages 4-10, but enjoyed by families of all ages. **Right now it’s $26 off!!Learn More
Future scientists and artists agree that this kit is explosive! This STEAM kit is the perfect mix of science and art for all creative kids. More than 20 science and arts activities including Bath Bombs, Ornaments, Baking Soda Volcano and so much more! This transformative kit will discover chemical reactions, states of matter, and alkaline. This kits is for 8+Learn More
introduce natural scientific reactions in a curious and colorful way Included in this science and art kit for 1 or more players (ages 5+) are the materials needed to create your own natural science experiments at home. Learn a brief introduction to surface tension and experiment with at-home ingredients such as food coloring, soda pop and vinegar to watch what happens when you just add milk!Learn More
Study of Organic Chemistry! This Bio-Organic STEAM kit will inspire the artist and scientist alike! Make your own rock candy, sugar cubes and the clean up with your own homemade soaps.Learn More
This GoldieBlox Light Up Unicorn Pillow DIY activity is the perfect gift for the girl that wants to learn about STEM while sewing a new beautiful light up pillow! This project inspires creativity as you get to customize the look and feel of your unicorn, and don’t forget to name her! You will learn how LED lights change color and why they’re eco-friendly while uncovering what makes a circuit work!Learn More
A professional-quality mosaic made easy! What makes this Make A Real Mosaic Kit so amazing is that all of the real, natural stones have already been perfectly cut by a real mosaic artist from Tunisia. All you have to do is fit them together like a jigsaw puzzle. Just follow the template and glue the stones in place, frame them with the wooden frame, and then seal them with the included plaster. The finished product is a majestic fox design that you’ll be proud to display! (And not just because it was made by your child.) Discover just how easy and fun mosaics can be with the Make A Real Mosaic Fox kit.Learn More
Create hundreds of unique spiral designs with Neon Spiral Art’s customizable gears and neon pens. The 32-page instruction book contains tips and tricks for creating vibrant designs as well as fun facts about the geometry of spiral art. This kit comes with 29 customizable gears. The individual plastic pieces snap together to create over 50 unique combinations to spin colorful neon designs. Place a large gear on the page and trace the smaller gear’s path around it to create curves and spirals in all shapes and sizes, making hundreds of beautiful patterns. The included neon pens inject a special radiance into each project.Learn More
A neon set of ooly Chunkies Paint Sticks in a travel-friendly pack of 6! These bright neon paint sticks are easy to hold and come in 6 outstanding neon quick drying colors. You twist up the barrels for long-lasting, mess-free fun that kids and adults will love.Learn More
Fold it. Design it. Play with it. This amazing Origami City, with 75 fold-by-number origami models, is yours! Do you want an ice-cream shop right next to school? Or a limo waiting outside your driveway, ready to take you anywhere? Go for it! Created by certified origami genius, Taro Yaguchi––who has not only mastered the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, but now introduces his own innovation called Fold-by-Number––Origami City will have you building every part of a paper-folded city: an eleven-story apartment building, a town airport complete with a plane, cars, a train, an ice cream truck, trees, cats, dogs, a rabbit, and even little chipmunks that play in the park. And you’re in charge. It’s like being an architect, an engineer, a builder, an urban planner, and a mayor all in one. The kit includes 75 models to fold (with step-by-step instructions), 104 sheets of specially printed origami paper with numbers and lines for folding, and a full-color foldout play mat with roads and more.Learn More
Painting by Shadows is everything paint-by-numbers is…and everything paint-by-numbers isn’t. It is relatively easy-yes. It gives as good or better results. But you are painting, not coloring with paint! Short, but high quality written instructions are included along with accompanying videos. When you finish, you will have your versions of beautiful licensed works of art from working artists!Learn More
Everything you need to paint beautiful art, even if you are a beginner! Choose from Multi-Canvas Kits or Masterpiece Kits. Either way, you can have fun, produce art you are proud of, and learn a bit about the basics of acrylic painting. Each kit includes 6 canvas shadows, 6 guide images, 24 tubes of acrylic paint, 3 brushes, written and video instructions, and an optional patented TwoStick frame.
This Paint with Crystals 3D Clock Kit is an easy to craft and assemble clock. It is the perfect craft kit for kids that combines creativity and educational opportunities! This kit comes with colorful crystal rhinestone beads and DIY crystal painting tools. This craft kit promotes problem-solving skills, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. Choose from many different designs like football, mermaid and butterflies!Learn More
Have your children create meaningful gifts with Presently Baking Chocolate Chip Cookie Kits! These kits have everything you need to bake delicious treats to share with people you love. This 2 in 1 activity box is perfect for kids that helps promote giving back to others while learning to bake. The kit has all the dry ingredients you need to make 3-4 dozen delicious chocolate chip cookies, made from scratch and based on the classic Nestle Tollhouse recipe. AND, to give back, the box includes enough baking gift craft supplies so that you can share the treats you make with up to 5 different people. What if you could make 5 people smile today by delivering them some homemade treats made with love by you? You can! With a Presently Baking Kit!Learn More
Quarto Kids has launched an online STEAM community for kids, parents, educators and STEAM lovers! To join, sign up for the club and you will receive book and toy recommendations, discount coupons, and activity downloads. They sent me this fall’s books and toy STEAM picks! Their fall picks are the books Encyclopedia of Insects, The Kitchen Pantry Scientist’s Guide to Chemistry, Copycat Science, Adventures in Engineering, Animal Exploration Lab for Kids and the STEAM toy Storm Watcher Weather Lab.Learn More
3 crafts in 1 amazing GoldieBlox Rainbow Paper Craft Kit! Easy to put together, this DIY kit is great if you enjoy art and want to create something fun and colorful for your space. A great kit for anyone who is looking for cool, creative projects, but also the perfect kit to share with friends! Along with tapping into art, this project will teach kids about math and engineering while learning about levers and pulleys and how paper is made.Learn More
Embark on a fascinating adventure in engineering and construction! The 1,188 stainless steel pieces screw together easily and securely to build an amazingly detailed model of a powerful battleship, complete with big turrets and radar equipment. Set it out as an amazing display of your engineering skills. Use it as the focal point of an imaginative-play adventure. Or, if you want a real challenge, take it apart and try transforming it into a model of your own design. The possibilities are as vast as the ocean! Chart a course for effective STEM learning with the Real Engineering/Real Construction Battleship set.Learn More
Star Wars Origami 2: 34 More Projects from a Galaxy Far, Far Away…. A paper-folding adventure in a galaxy far, far away! Make Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, BB-8, ships, droids, and more! Combining the mythic power of Star Wars with the fun of origami, here is everything you need to create a collection of characters, creatures, Jedi starfighters, and those very special objects––like Kylo Ren and Rey’s lightsabers––imbued with a galaxy of meaning. Ingeniously designed by origamic master Chris Alexander, each of the 34 projects includes illustrated step-by-step instructions and a photograph of the finished model.
A primer on origami definitions, symbols, and how to make the basic folds
72 sheets of specially printed folding paper, plus step-by-step folding directions for 34 projects to fold
Everything you need to make lovable porgs, the unfathomably evil Supreme Leader Snoke, Lando Calrissian’s Millennium Falcon with its graceful lines, and so much more
I am so excited about this gift idea! We love “paint by sticker” books so enlarging the idea to a poster will be so fun for our family! We have a Panda poster for my daughter who is obsessed with pandas and a Tiger post for my son who loves lions and tigers! Some of the most popular activities this past March were doing traditional jigsaw puzzles and baking bread and other homemade goodies. But fast forward months later and we are all ready to try new activities! StickTogether is a unique, hands-on activity that is similar to paint by number, where the person completing the puzzle uses a coded poster board and a color key code that tells them where each sticker goes on the board. Once all the stickers have been placed, a fun pixelated image forms. There are over 40 StickTogether kits to choose from or you can create a custom puzzle with your favorite family or pet photo!Learn More
The Grown-Up’s Guide to Crafting with Kids is perfect for parents, caregivers, grandparents, teachers, and anyone else who wants to spend creative time with the kids in their lives. Through crafting kids can improve their fine motor and visual processing skills and strengthen their memory – but they’ll also simply have lots of fun creating projects like clay robots, wax-resist bookmarks, pom-pom ice cream cones, and much more!Learn More
The Grown-Up’s Guide to Painting with Kids introduces paint pouring – also known as fluid art – into your creative time! It’s messy, experimental, and oh-so-much fun. Kids will love the tactile nature of paint pouring, while at the same time exercising their creative and artistic playful side. You’ll all be creating exciting and affordable art in no time!Learn More
This Treemendous Ornament Decorating Kit is such a fun kit for the holidays! This kit is from the creators of the original EggMazing Egg Decorator! It is the perfect DIY craft to embrace the holiday season. Place one of the ornaments included with the kit into the tree-shaped decorator and let the fun begin! The machine holds and spins the ornament while the markers are used to create stripes, line and other designs!Learn More
We love projects like this! Now that I’m homeschooling, any type of art kit is a winner in my book. My son will love this as he loves anything truck, army and paint related 🙂 This Army Tank Wood Craft & Paint Kit is made of real wood, and includes everything you need to create a beautiful work of art! The Army Tank Wood Craft & Paint Kit is the perfect gift for every art loving kid! It includes 1 wood U.S. Army® Tank, 1 sticker sheet, 1 stencil sheet, 6 non-toxic acrylic paint tubs, 2 artist-quality paintbrushes, and 1 instruction sheet with painting guide.Learn More
Wishbeads are inspirational jewelry designed to keep you on track towards manifesting your goals. With Wishbeads, you are wearing a daily reminder to take action. You write down your intentions, tuck it inside your bracelet, and wear it on your wrist! The Wishbeads paper bracelet kit has everything you need to make your very own Wishbeads bracelet. There is step-by-step how-to videos that make creating your Wishbeads an easy, fun, and fulfilling experience.Learn More
This Nutcracker Santa Wood Craft & Paint Kit is made of real wood, and includes everything you need to create a beautiful work of art! The Nutcracker Santa Wood Craft & Paint Kit is the perfect gift for every art loving kid! It includes 1 wood Santa Claus, 12 gem stones, White fur, 1 white pom pom, 1 sticker sheet, 1 non-toxic glitter glaze, 5 non-toxic acrylic paint tubs, 2 artist-quality paintbrushes, and 1 instruction sheet with painting guide. A FREE Bonus App is included with this purchase! Download the Works of Ahhh app to paint and decorate digitally, too!Learn More