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18 Creative Gifts for Kids Who Love DIY

Have a young DIYer on your hands? Help children learn valuable skills with these 18 DIY Christmas gifts for kids.

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Have a young DIYer on your hands? Help children learn valuable skills with these 18 DIY Christmas gifts for kids.

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Soapstone Carving and Whittling Craft Kit

Kids will learn how to carve a soapstone sculpture in about 90 minutes. This kit includes easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and everything needed to complete this project: two hand-cut soapstone shapes, kid-safe carving file, two grades of sandpaper, polishing wax for a quality finish and buffing cloth. Plus, check out these 13 DIY projects your whole family can do together.

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Construction Tool Kit

Young kids will love this 90-piece project kit which includes imitation foam wood of various sizes and tools to help them learn basic skills. Kids can use the project guide or their imagination to come up with designs. Kids will dig these 12 DIY gifts, too!

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Paint-By-Number DIY Kit

This creative, educational paint-by-number kit helps instill good habits in children like patience, concentration, determination and artistry. Along with easy-to-follow instructions, kids will enjoy bringing this magnificent picture to life on their numbered canvas. This kit includes pre-printed texture canvas (without frame), three paintbrushes and one set of acrylic paint. Check out these kid-friendly projects to do at home for under $10.

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DIY Pinball Machine Kit

Gift this pinball machine crate from Kiwi Co. to your favorite DIYer for hours of fun. Better yet, give them a subscription to receive a new DIY project crate each month for fun that keeps going and going throughout the year!

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Energy Conversion Kit Project

Kids will gain valuable STEM skills with this intro to engineering project. It contains five sets that utilize solar, electric, mechanical, chemical and light energies, all while learning about engineering. Get this kit for $19.99.

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DIY Slime Making Kit

This slime kits include everything you need to make homemade slime via easy-to-follow written and video instructions. All ingredients included in this kit have been lab tested for safety, so it’s perfect for little kids. Get this DIY slime kit for $23.99.

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DIYJr. Tool Kit

Great for little helpers, this beginner set offers 11 tools to get kids started with helping out around the house. The tools feature smaller handles, making it easier for tiny hands to operate. And all-important safety glasses are also included. Get this DIY tool kit for $59.99. Learn which tool myths you’ve believed for way too long.

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Kids DIY Stained Glass Kit

This easy-to-make stained glass craft kit is perfect for any age. Children ages 10 and older can do this project independently; younger children will need help with reading instructions and minimal supervision as they complete the project. It’s open-ended with much room for personal creativity in layout, color choice and style.

Plus, turn your time together with family into fun, interactive projects that prioritize learning and keep kids engaged.

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Boredom Buster Book

Bust boredom and inspire creativity with these 131 ideas for kids. Great for children and tweens, there are fun and inexpensive activities to keep them busy for hours. Get this book for $8.97. Check out these 14 fun DIYs for a rainy day.

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Subscription Box for Lego-Maniacs

For kids who love all things Lego, a Brick Loot Box subscription offers a monthly haul of Lego and Lego-compatible Brick Loot bricks and components, custom building kits and the newest bricks and models before they hit the market. There’s also a surprise in every box. It’s Lego nirvana! Get this subscription for $27 per box; cheaper if you pre-pay for several months.

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Wood Whittling Kit

When it comes to DIY gifts for older kids, check out this wood whittling kit. Young DIYers can learn basic wood carving skills which may lead to a life-long love of this relaxing hobby. The kit includes two whittling tools and basswood carving blocks. Get this book for $29.95. Try these surprisingly easy woodworking projects for beginners.

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Robot Soldering Project Kit

More advanced kid DIYers will love this robot soldering project kit. The kit will help teach the basics of mechanical structure, sensors, basic electronic skills and soldering skills. Get this project kit for $9.99. Check out these smart gift ideas for young DIYers.

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Candle Making Kit

This candle making kit will make a great gift for young DIYers. It includes easy-to-follow instructions with enough supplies to make four candles. Get this project kit for $59.00. Learn how to make beeswax candles in glass yogurt jars.

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Jewelry Stamp Kit

A great gift for kids, this jewelry stamp making kit will teach them techniques in metal stamping. Perfect for a rainy day project, young DIYers will also use some hand tools to create their custom pieces. Get this jewelry kit for $24.99. Here are perfect projects to do with kids.

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Craft Project Book

A great gift for kids, Project Kid is encourages children to get excited about DIY projects. The book offers step-by-step photos, tips and easy-to-follow instructions to help kids gain confidence in various craft projects. Get this craft project book for $12.99. Organize school supplies with these tips.

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Beginner Sewing Machine

This beginner sewing machine will help young DIYers build confidence with multiple simple sewing projects. Its smaller size is less intimidating than traditional models and makes a great gift for kids. Get this sewing machine for $35.99.

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Outdoor Gear Project Book

Kids will learn outdoor survival tips in this Paracord Outdoor Gear projects book. It includes practical tips for camping and hiking along with 12 projects they can make with parachute cord. Get this book for $8.99. These are the camping hacks you’ll wish you knew earlier.

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DIY Birdhouse Kit

You’ll attract all kinds of birds to your yard with this DIY birdhouse kit. A great gift for kids, it includes easy-to-follow instructions that won’t be intimidating to even young DIYers. Get this DIY birdhouse kit for $28.50. And this is one for kids to do with a grownup! Build a modern style birdhouse with this easy-to-follow plan.

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