Crafting Fun for Every Age — The Purple Ladybug 2021 Christmas Gift Guide

Crafting Fun for Every Age — The Purple Ladybug 2021 Christmas Gift Guide

When you gift a craft, you’re giving so much more than a toy. The children in your life can spend time creating art with their new kit, and then they can continue enjoying their new water bottles, bags, or lip balms for months, or even years, to come.

If you want to bring big smiles this December, check out our gift guide to find the perfect presents for all the kids on your list. Craft kits are a great choice for family gifts or stocking stuffers. And no matter their age, we have you covered!

Toddler gifts (ages 2 to 4)

Fun art options for your youngest kiddos.

Free Printables!!! 

Add some extra fun to your gifts and print out a few of our favorite activity sheets! Toss these in a festive gift bag with some crayons or markers and your child can enjoy hours of coloring fun. 

Be sure to check out our Advent countdown printables and watch your child’s excitement build all December long. It’s the perfect activity to keep them busy and entertained while you make dinner or finish with the gift wrapping.


Our sticker packs are delightful stocking stuffers for the littles in your life! Choose from puffy stickers or scratch and sniff, or buy several packs to mix and match. It’s amazing the amount of fun stickers can bring. 

Scratch paper

Kids love our colorful and glittery scratch paper! This is another great addition to any gift, or check out the mini-notes for a stocking surprise. Scratch paper is a great way to mix up art time, encouraging your child to create something new.

Early Elementary gifts (ages 5 to 9)

Simple crafts that promote creativity and independence.

Wax craft sticks

Best for ages 4 and up, our Wax Craft Sticks are the perfect gift for creative kiddos. These crafting sticks are made with colorful yarn and wax. Kids can lay them flat to create 2D designs, or bend and twist them together to build three-dimensional masterpieces. These are a great addition to your craft drawer for both your pre-K and big kids! 

Color-in fun

Let your little ones express themselves with our awesome variety of color-in products! Your child can customize water bottles, tumblers, messenger bags, and puzzles with their own colorful flair. 

Each color-in craft kit comes with the brightly colored markers needed to make the gift their own. Your child will love creating and showing off their unique art to friends and family. 

Unicorn piggy bank

Give your early elementary kiddo a place to store all their tooth fairy cash! Everything they need to customize their new bank is included — from shiny foil transfers to sparkly glitter. It’s the perfect gift to get your child excited about saving.

Glow in the dark room decor

Fairies, unicorns, stars, and hearts can light up your kid’s room all night long. If your child is fearing the dark, encourage them to sleep more soundly with this beautiful room decor. It’s mess-free and can be repositioned as much as your child likes. This is a great way to brighten up any room.

More Gifts for your elementary child that require some parental supervision

These are great for older kids too!

Grow your own crystals

Bring a little science home this Christmas! Kids are loving our colorful crystal growing kits. With a little help from mom and dad, your child can mix up their crystal solution and then watch them grow. Each kit comes with everything you need to make two colorful crystals.

Lip balm kits

This STEM activity is one of our newest favorites! By mixing the included all-natural ingredients, your child can create their very own lip balm. Add in a little flavoring (also included!) to customize.

Choose the kit that best suits your child’s style. They’ll love the colorful cases, and there are enough included to share with friends and family!

Shrink craft art kit

Kids love creating! Gift them this craft kit and watch their creativity flow!

This kit comes with everything you need to create shrink art keychains and barrettes. Your child designs and colors the shrinky sheets, then mom and dad help bake their new artwork. The kids will be thrilled to watch it shrink down and harden. From dinosaurs to rainbows, your little one can create whatever they love!

Upper Elementary and Middle Schoolers (ages 10 and up) 

More complex crafts for pre-teens. Even teens and adults will enjoy these cool and creative crafts!

Photo frames

Your older kiddo loves spending time with their friends. Help them share their most memorable moments with a new, unique picture frame. 

Our photo frame craft kits make a beautiful addition to your child’s room. Choose between the Mosaic photo frame craft kit or the glittery classic kit. Your child can design their frame, then display it for years to come. It’s the perfect gift for pre-teens!

Decorate your own water bottles

Water bottles have become their own fashion accessories. Now your child can show off their style with one of our new water bottle kits. 

Do they love glitter and glam? Check out the glittering Gem Stone Water Bottle! Or if they are constantly changing up their style, they need our new Shrink Wrap Water Bottle kit. Both sets are perfect for looking cute while staying hydrated. 

Drawstring bag

If your child is running back and forth from school to soccer practice, check out this unique bag perfect for hauling their gear. They can customize it with sparkly foil transfers using stencils or their very own designs. It’s a great way to show off their personality and style.

Resin photo charms kit

Your child can keep their friends and family close with these amazing photo charms! Everything is included, even the safety goggles! Just add their favorite pictures and create.

These glittery charms are perfect for hanging on their backpacks or can be used as a unique keychain. Your child can keep them for themselves, or gift their creations to friends and family. This is hours of creative fun in one kit! 

Beeswax food wraps kit

The eco-conscious kids in your life will love our new Craft Your Own Beeswax Wraps kit! These easy-to-make food wraps make it simple to reduce plastic waste and go green!

The kit includes four cotton wraps in two different sizes with beautiful patterns. Your teen can sprinkle on the included beeswax then use an iron to melt the wax and create the wraps. They can easily reduce their waste and reuse the wraps for up to a year. This is a thoughtful gift your older child will love.

Mark those names off your list with these crafty gifts for kids!

No matter their ages, we have gifts everyone on your list can enjoy. From STEM to coloring, our kits are designed to promote creativity and fun!

Extra bonus — everything in our Amazon shop is available with fast two-day shipping. Have a look around and wrap up your shopping today. 

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Have a very Happy Holidays! 

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