The 8 Best Craft Kits for Teens in 2020

Help them explore their creative side

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Our Top Picks
"This kit makes it easy and simple to create cool designs to display in rooms or lockers or give as gifts."
"Sew and decorate a cute, llama-shaped throw pillow for your bedroom from scratch with this kit."
"Comes with everything you need to make your own pretty, yummy smelling bath bombs for the most luxurious soaking."
"Mix gardening and crafting together with this fun terrarium kit that comes with everything you need to get started—even seeds!"
"They'll have enough nylon to make up to eight bracelets so they can make them for their friends."
"Lets you assemble a dream board to display all the things that are special to you in one cool piece of art."
"This kit comes with everything you need to make a floral-accented initial that would look great hung on your bedroom wall."
"For something easy and stress-relieving, give this 64-piece set—which includes markers, colored pencils, and coloring books—a try."

 

Best String Art: Craft-tastic String Art Kit

String art is one of those simple, satisfying activities that are fun for girls and boys no matter how old they get. This kit makes it easy and simple to create cool designs to display in rooms or lockers or give as gifts.

It comes with everything you need, including brightly colored string and pretty pushpins. No hammer or nails are necessary, you simply push the pins into the foam canvases (three 8.5-inch square canvases are included) to create cool designs. There are patterns included to make a heart, peace sign or “hi” message, but you can also let your creativity loose and create anything you can dream up. It’s recommended for ages 10 and up.

Best Sewing: Klutz Sew Your Own Furry Llama Pillow

For those who like to sew or are interested in learning, this kit comes with everything you need to sew and decorate a furry llama that you can use to decorate your bedroom or as a throw pillow for your bed. The kit includes accessories like tassels, a flower crown, hats, and a saddle, plus different eyes so you can personalize your llama's expression.

Reviewers say this kit is fun and high-quality, though it helps if you have a little bit of a background in sewing before you start.

Best Beauty: STMT DIY Bath Bombs

This craft kit is the bomb… bath bombs that is. It comes with everything you need to make your own pretty, yummy smelling bath bombs for the most luxurious soaking. The kit includes all the ingredients, instructions and molds to create custom scents and designs. There’s even glitter and dried flowers to make them extra special.

Enough ingredients are included to make five bath bombs in all —enough to keep some for yourself and share with others too. Bombs away!

Best Home Decor: Creativity for Kids Tropical Terrarium Kit

Not only are terrariums a fun way to get into gardening, they can also be a great introduction to crafting, too! This terrarium kit comes with everything you need (including seeds) to build your own plant habitat from scratch. Lay out your colorful sand, add in some cute accessories, and then plant your seeds. Add a little bit of water, and watch your plant grow!

Best for Boys: Creativity for Kids Make Your Own Paracord Wristbands

Finding a craft kit for teenage boys can be quite challenging since they might not be interested in the more girly and beauty oriented sets out there. This Paracord kit works for outdoorsy girls and boys who can make the ever popular bracelets. Paracord bracelets get their name from the suspension lines in parachutes, the cords were then turned into survival bracelets where the cord can be unraveled and used with life-saving tactics. With the kit, they'll have enough nylon to make up to eight bracelets so they can make them for their friends. They'll learn the unique weaving technique and add a clasp to their own personalized bracelet. 

Best Collage: Craftivity Dare to Dream Board Craft Kit

This craft is as inspirational as it is fun. It lets you assemble a dream board to display all the things that are special to you in one cool piece of art. It comes with everything you need except the pictures and other personal touches you want to add. The kit includes wooden planks, support boards and nuts and bolts to assemble it. To make it your own, there are wooden embellishments, clothespins, paint, paint brushes, paper flowers, decoupage art and glue. How you put it all together is up to you.

When finished, the board measures 11 ¾ inches. A hanging cord is included, so you can display it right away and proudly show off what inspires you.

Best Embroidery Kit: TataSol Floral Letter Embroidery

Add a little bit of personalization to your bedroom decor with this fun embroidery kit for beginners. Let the Etsy seller know what letter you would like featured, and they'll create a kit for you with everything you need to make it yourself—including an embroidery hoop, thread, a needle, and a pre-printed pattern to work from. If you've never embroidered before, the seller also has YouTube videos to help walk you through new stitches.

Best for Coloring: Cra-Z-Art Timeless Creations The Art of Coloring, Coloring Studio with Case

If you just want to relax and do something creative, this coloring set is the perfect thing to help you do that. It comes with pencils and markers in a variety of colors to color in the pages of the two coloring books that are included in the set. You can even color the outside of the kit to personalize however you want! Coloring is stress relieving and fun—and you don't need to concentrate very hard to do it, so you can even watch TV or listen to music while you color.

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