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Nov 21, 2013
10:40 AM

Arts and Crafts Gift Ideas for Kids for the Holidays

Fire up those creative juices with ArtSkills open-ended materials like duct tape, glitter, all-in-one kits and jumbo-sized markers, colored pencils and stickers

Arts and Crafts Gift Ideas for Kids for the Holidays

When my nephew came for a visit a few weeks back, we often found ourselves enjoying craft time together. While I was worried I didn't have nearly enough Spider-Man washi tape or crazy crayon colors for his liking, he was perfectly content with a big stack of paper and a few markers. Offering your child creative art supplies and a blank canvas is a great gift anytime of the year, but especially during the holidays.

ArtSkills is an art supply company that creates everything your child could use to create an over-the-top poster for school. From glittery numbers to neon paints and lights (yes, lights!), their poster supplies have even the pickiest of artists satisfied. ArtSkills reached out to us with some ideas for craft-based gift pairings to give this holiday season. These ideas are just a few ways you can create an art-themed gift for your young crafter. What other art supplies would you include in a gift like this to personalize it?

Duct Tape DIY

It's a safe bet you probably know at one child in love with duct tape. For this set, ArtSkills offers two kits for older crafters: Duct Tape Sunglasses Kit and Duct Tape Bracelet and Ring Kit. Of course, they design their own duct tape – so choose from patterns including cupcakes and zebra stripes.

Glitter Lovers

If you ask me, everything is better with glitter. ArtSkills' Jumbo Glitter Glue and Rainbow Glitter Glue are great for adding a glitzy touch to an almost-finished painting. The Glitter Shakers (shown here in "Classic" colors) can be applied to most surfaces with any basic craft glue. And Foam Glitter Stars? Your child can never have enough stickers!

Hands-On

These all-in-one kits are great to start enjoying the day you give the gift. Their compact size makes them ideal for stocking stuffers or tucked in with another gift. Add a bit of mysterious crafting with the Scratch Off Letters and Scratch 'N See kits. With another glittery nod to crafting, the Sequin It Kit has just the right amount of flair. For younger crafters, Foam Critters and Foam Mosaics are great for matching practice. And while it might be cold in Michigan these days, the Sand Art kit is a good dose of summer during the holidays.

Creative 101

For crafters interested in letting their imaginations run wild, crafting basics are a great way to go. Jumbo Markers and Colored Pencils are a must-have for so many different projects. Continuing with the "jumbo" theme, Letter Pads and Alphabet Illusion Stickers can be used not only as stickers, but also as templates for tracing. Encourage children to experiment with some of the Light-Up Craft Accessories, like twinkling lights and flashing stars, for a whole new spin on paper projects.

If you're giving a personalized craft gift this year, make sure to share your idea with us once your gift has been given!

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