Best Craft Kits for 8 to 12 Year Olds

Craft kits for 8 to 12 year olds
Looking for craft kits for 8 to 12 year olds?
Look no further. We have a selected a wide range of high quality craft kits which kids love and are fun. There are ideas for boys and girls. Make headbands, a catapult, jewelry, string art, night lights and lots more!
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Make Your Own Headband



This is simple and fun craft kit.

Make 10 different handbands with the accessories included.

The kit includes a rainbow array of satin headbands, rhinestones, flowers, feathers, a butterfly, yards of ribbon and more!

Decorate Your Own Water Bottle



This purple kids water bottle craft kit comes with 7 sheets of our sparkly rhinestone glitter gemstone stickers.

There are hundreds of sparkly glitter gem stickers to bling out the bottle!

In addition there’s a carabiner to hang the bottle and a bonus paracord bracelet kit.

String Art


String art is a great craft activity because girls can make something they can display in their bedroom after it's completed.

They're very simple to do but look brilliant once they're done.

Just push the push pins into the foam canvases, use the designs (heart, peace and hi) to get started or create your own.

Hang or lean them in your room to display.

Make a Unicorn Lamp


This set contains everything to make a unicorn night light

Once completed it will look amazing.

The battery for the LED lamp is replaceable so no wires and plugs are needed. Just replace the battery and the light will always be on when you need it.

Rock Painting Kit


The new kids craze at the moment encourages kids to paint rocks and then hide them for others to find.

Kids can find them and then post their finds online.

This intro to rock painting kit is great for beginners. Comes with everything you need to paint, decorate and hide 10 rocks.

Lots of fun and gets kids to be creative and then get outside to hide their rocks.

Paper Airplanes Book


This is a great book to get kids making paper airplanes

There are 10 different planes with a large variety of patterned papers

It comes with 40 sheets of custom-designed paper

It includes a 56 page instructional book with Klutz certified crystal-clear instructions

​Glitter Messenger bag


Put your own style on your own messenger bag.

Color in the bag with the 5 bright designer markers and decorate with the 20 peeland stick sparkling stones.

Once completed you will have your own unique messenger bag to carry your essentials.

Creatto: Starlight Kitty ​


This is is fun building kit. The Creatoo kitty kit consists of two primary building components.

They easily weave together into countless different creations.

Once your creation is complete, enjoy it as you play.

It can also be displayed as a piece of artwork. in your bed room

​The string of LED lights make it stand out!

Make your own soap


The make your own soap kit gives you everything you need to make up to 10 soaps.

There is a booklet 36-pages of step-by-step instructions to help you make what you need. ​

Make Your Own Clay Jewelry


There are lots of jewelry making kits that make fantastic gifts.

Why not create your own clay jewelry?

Use the polymer clay to create custom coloured beads and bracelets.

Then keep or share with family and friends.

Juicy Couture Absolutely Charming Bracelets


This friendship bracelet making kit has everything girls need to craft up to 4 Juicy Couture jewelry pieces!

​With chain bracelets, jump rings & lots of Juicy puffy sticker charms.

The perfect kit to encourage tween girls away form their phones.

Catapult Wars



Construct and put stickers on 2 catapults with the easy to read instructions.

Then have fun trying to knock down the ready made targets with the mini bean bags. As there are two catapults you can have a competition to see who knocks down the most.

Everything you need is included from all the precut wooden pieces, 8 mini bean bags and 2 rubber bands.

Fun to build and even more fun to play with.

Make your Own Lipbalm Kit


This lip balm kit comes all the essentials to make a lip balm in just 30 minutes!

There are pre-measured ingredients and a step-by-step guide.

Great for building on motor skills, creativity and introducing basic science skills.

This lip gloss making kit has Safflower, Beeswax, and Shea Butter, with natural flavors that are safe, gentle, and moisturizing!

Grow 'n Glow Terrarium


This is a really fun and easy to create kit with everything you need to create a Terrarium that could be displayed in a bedroom once completed.

Just assemble the kit (everything you need is included). The kit will need to be watered each day to watch the plants grown. The seeds will start to shoot up in 3 to 4 days as long as you remember to water them. There are 45 glow in the dark stickers with which you can decorate the jar so it will glow in the dark at night.

Bath Bomb Bonanza Science Activity


Make bath bombs with this set and learn about acid and base reactions, cool carbon dioxide & the science of fizz in a bathtub full of fun colorful eruptions.

The fact-filled colorful lab guide is full of pictures and information giving kids hours of fun in their own home made science lab!

It's easy to use and lots of fun ​

L.O.L. Surprise! Secret Message Jewelry


This is a fun jewelry kit.

Not only can you use the 400 beads and charms to create your own custom pieces of jewelry, you can also share secret messages through jewelry by adding stickers to charms and using the included decoder.

There are surprise charms featured inside and the set comes with easy to follow instructions.

Nail Designer Kit


The nail designer kit has everything she needs to create unique nail arts.

The pens can draw, brush and put dots on the nails

It’s great for improving fine motor skills and encouraging creativity .

It’s a great kit for kids to do independently or with friends.

3D String Art


This is a fun string art craft.

Make a DIY light-up string-art star lantern!

Inflate the star balloon, soak the string in the special glue, wrap it around the star, let it dry, remove the balloon, and you have a 3D string star lantern.

It will look fantastic in a tween girl’s bedroom once completed.

Dreamcatcher Kit

Tweens will love creating a dreamcatcher complete with fairy lights.

​It looks amazing when complete.

It’s easy to make and includes everything needed to create the dreamcatcher.

There is an instruction sheet to follow.

Beetle & Bee Build A Bird Bungalow

Build and paint aclassic 6" Tall bird house bungalow using the parts in this kit

Made using safe and high quality materials and FSC Certified wood products

Includes wood pieces, chain for hanging, 4 paint pots, paint brush, nails, glue and instructions

Creativity for Kids Learn to Knit

Learn to knit while creating a vibrant pocket scarf with this knitting kit for kids!

Step-by-step illustrated instructions and video, bulky yarn, and colored-coded knitting needles make learning this new skill fun and simple

Fashion Designer Kits

Be a Fashion Designer for beginners.

It includes step by step instructions to create & decorate many dresses, skirts, tops and pants in this sewing kit for kids ages 8-12

​DIY Charm Bracelet Making Kit


Why not get the 10 year old you know a kit where she can make her own charm bracelets.

The kit featured allows her to make 3 charm bracelets.

In the kids you will find Cinderella's glass sandals and castle, rabbit and clock in Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan's fairy, anchor and starfish in mermaid and many more.

There are 20 metal beads, 15 beads with dangle and 10 rainbow glass beads.

Doodle Pillowcase


Design your own pillowcase with the pens provided.

The ink will wash out during the washing cycle, so it's an activity she can do over and over again.

There's a notebook on one side and a picture frame on the other.

The pens are double ended. One end is thick, the other is thin for extra versatility.

Ultimate Weaving Loom

Learn the fun technique of weaving with this kit

With bright colors she can make endless creations.

Make Your Own Wall Collage

This is ideal as a craft gift for a tween who love to personalize their bedroom.

The kit includes 154 cutouts, 66 letter cutouts, 769 stickers, 41 quote stickers, 10 markers, paint-safe double-sided sticky tape, 6 yards of string, 90 foam squares, and instructions.

The finished collage measures roughly 5.5 x 3.5 feet. Ultimately the shape is up to you.

DIY Puffy Charm Palooza

Create 3 chain bracelets, a chain necklace, 16 elastic bracelets, 3 pins, 6 pencil toppers and more! Makes 249 charms in all!

Simply press the stickers together, add a connector and snap it on to create a personalized accessory.

Benefits of Crafts for Tweens

There are so many benefits for 8 to 11 year olds to do crafts.

  • Gets them away from their screens to create rather than consume.
  • Improves fine motor skills
  • Learn new life skills including sewing, following instructions, knitting, weaving and more.
  • Develops perseverance and patience
  • Sense of fulfilment once a craft has been completed.
  • Helps relieve stress
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