These Kid-Friendly Craft Kits Are Here Just in Time for the Holidays
Make some fun ornaments and decorations and be creative with your family with these holiday craft kits from Etsy.
The holiday season is almost here and with that comes a flurry of activity. Once school lets out for winter break, you may find yourself with kids at home with a lot of time on their hands. It’s not always possible to head out to Christmas markets, holiday light shows, or Disneyland. But we have some ideas for keeping kids entertained. Enter craft kits with clear instructions to keep their focus, like painting ornaments or decorating a gingerbread house.
People have spent a lot more time building and creating with craft kits in the past few years. In fact, in September 2021, Etsy reported a more than 1,000% increase in people searching for easy DIY kits.
If you’ve tried them, you know they’re an easy-to-follow way to get creative and make something you may not normally have spent the time on. And if you haven’t tried them out yet, here’s your chance.
There are scores of craft kits available on Etsy, many of them made by independent artists and craftspeople right here in the West. And right now, many are holiday-themed, offering some festivity and holiday cheer. These kits are a great way to show off your creative side, crafting truly unique ornaments and decorations to be displayed for years to come.
Check out these holiday craft kits from Etsy creators across the West.
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Christmas Ornament Coloring Kit by FabricFaceCovers
A Christmas tree can never have too many personalized ornaments. With these cutouts, you get to paint your own takes on classic Christmas items and characters. By the end, you’ll have a collection of unique ornaments that are made even better by the experience of creating them together.
DIY Macrame Star Ornament Kit by CordPlusQuartz
This kit is ideal for those with older kids. It’s a fun way to introduce them to macrame or learn about it together thanks to detailed instructions. CordPlusQuartz’s kit comes in a variety of colors; you can choose one, or mix and match. Then, once you’re finished, the kit includes rings so you can hang your creations on a tree.
Christmas Tree and Cookie People Craft Kit by KidsMakeToo
With all the eyes, felt balls, stencils, and other fun items in this kit from KidsMakeToo, there are nearly endless ways to transform the included cutouts of a tree and a gingerbread man from plain paper to unique holiday creations. Plus, it includes cardboard tubes you can use to stand your masterpieces up and turn them into table decorations.
Christmas Card-Making Kit by EEJamesStationery
Tired of trying to corral the whole family together for a nice Christmas card picture? With this kit from EEJamesStationery on Etsy, you and your kids can work together, creating designs and writing messages to create your own Christmas cards that showcase your family’s creative side.
DIY Gingerbread House Ornament by MomentsGrove
Rather than having you decorate multiple ornaments, this kit from MomentsGrove lets you put all your creative energy into one. First, you get to assemble the gingerbread house and attach as many of the included decorations as you like. The final step is coloring the house and decorations to really make it all festive. This kit does not include any glue for assembly or coloring, so you’ll need to get your own.