Stave off boredom in your tweens with craft kits! We know the tween ages are not an easy time. They’re wanting to discover independence and socialize with their friends, which can make it difficult to keep them happy at home and content with family time. Craft kits can offer some assistance on both fronts.
A fun surprise to find in the mail each month, art kits and craft projects are a great way to keep hands and minds occupied and engaged. In fact, arts & crafts provide an opportunity to support their independence or create some bonding time by crafting together.
The Cratejoy marketplace is full of craft kits that are perfect for tweens. We’ve gone ahead and put together a list of 15 of our favorite hands-on monthly subscriptions that are packed with DIY crafts and plenty of crafty fun!
Price: Starts at $30.00
What's Included: Promoting creativity for kids and tweens isn’t always easy, but each monthly box from Terra Create is designed to do just that. Each box comes packed with all that’s needed to craft 1 trendy, gender-neutral project, including natural materials, full-color printed instructions and illustrative step-by-steps, along with high-quality tools that are both project specific and great for future use. Unbox the goodies to craft everything from dream catchers to tie-dyed shirts.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. around the 20th of the month
Price: Starts at $29.99
What's Included: Girls-That-Make is a clever monthly subscription for tween girls that delivers a progressive curriculum of learning projects, where each project builds on the one that came before it. Great for 12 year olds and up, each box includes coordinating materials and easy-to-follow instructions to create 1 project with the intention to teach girls all about circuits, electronics and programming through wearable tech projects, including bracelets, bags and more.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from Canada every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month
Price: Starts at $43.95
What's Included: Together Unplugged provides the perfect opportunity to put away all the screens and spend some quality time as a family. Craft and play together with a monthly box that’s packed with interactive games for kids 6 and up. Filled with lesser-known board games, silly holiday fun, conversation starters, MadLibs, jigsaw puzzles and more, each box is designed to strengthen family bonds and connections.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $24.00
What's Included: Perfect for any tween with an aptitude for drawing and creating, ArtSnacks is a monthly art set that's all about delivering the latest and greatest art tools and teaching new fun techniques for any creative musings. Bringing 4-5 full-size tried-and-tested premium art products in every box, exploring new supplies, different brushes and tools, and new mediums and methods has never been easier.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the last business day of the month
Price: Starts at $24.95
What's Included: Groovy Lab in a Box is a science kit that mixes arts and crafts with STEM subjects to help kids ages 8+ to develop science, technology, engineering and math skills through hands-on experiments. Intentionally created to blend scientific inquiry with the engineering design process, each box comes with the necessary supplies your tweens need to create 1 project that's all about problem solving and invention.
Shipping: Ship to select countries from the U.S. around the 30th of the month
Price: Starts at $22.00
What's Included: Promote spending quality time with friends or siblings with a monthly subscription to The Clay Box. The brainchild of a professional art teacher, each box is specifically designed to help kids develop their fine motor skills, while getting creative and having hands-on fun. Each box brings a new clay project, along with all that's needed to create a one-of-a-kind sculpture, including a photographic step-by-step guide.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 15th of every month