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 fun 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. (Not to mention, they make a truly epic gift idea.)
What types of craft kits are available for tweens?
The Cratejoy marketplace is chock-full of the best craft kits that are perfect for tweens. We put together a list of 15 of our favorite high-quality, hands-on monthly subscriptions that are packed with DIY crafts and craft supplies for tons of crafty fun!
What are the most popular craft kits for tweens?
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.
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 paint brushes and tools, and new mediums and methods has never been easier.
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 and templates your tweens need to create 1 project that's all about problem solving and invention.
Empower the strong woman within her with Make + Wonder, the subscription box that teaches tweens about strong women through creative play and artistic discovery. Each month’s box delivers idea cards, art supplies and an illustrated story to delight and enlighten growing minds.
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. Make craft-tastic pots for succulents or terrariums, or your own jewelry-making molds. 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.
Here’s a fun way to celebrate the seasons while enjoying some family fun...and maybe encouraging some sibling bonding, too. The Easy Artist Box delivers all the craft supplies and goodies for teens and tweens (or anyone, really) who want to create DIY wood signs and home decor. The best part is there’s no trekking to the local art supply store or amazon browsing needed. It’s foolproof fun that’s easy to do and sure to inspire artistic confidence!
Outside The Box Creation is more than just a one-and-done project subscription; it’s an art class in a box! Designed to send enough supplies for 2 children, or for your tween and you, each monthly box packs in plenty of fun with crafty art supplies and easy-to-follow instructions that ensure creative success and promote spending quality time with one another.
Help tweens say hello to the holidays and greet the seasons with stylish decor they’ve made themselves. Poppy’s Hobbies is a subscription box of craft projects, including all the supplies & materials to make Pinterest worthy projects they’ll love sharing and showing off to their friends. Think string art, dreamcatchers, window art, tie dye, and more!
Whether your tween’s a scrapbooker, sticker collector, or just a fun enthusiast, she’s going to love Mrs. Grossman's Sticker Club! This super cute subscription delivers up to 15 sheets of new releases, exclusive designs, and loads of fun for decorating homework, greeting cards, paper crafts, and more.
What’s better than a craft kit? A craft kit that also includes girl stuff galore! Find Your Wings subscription celebrates girlhood with all things colorful, fashionable, and fun. She’s just going to love making friendship bracelets, learning through activity kits, getting cool and colorful necklaces and other fashion jewelry, and way more!
Happy subscribers attest to the value that's packed into each monthly Bargain Bead Box. A perfect jewelry making kit for tweens who want to try their hand at crafting bracelets, necklaces and earrings, each month's themed delivery sends 12-16 packs and strands of top-quality beads and findings, along with detailed info on their materials and sizes. With themes like mermaids and owls, it's a great chance to create original adornments every month.
One of the best gifts for any tween who enjoys crafting stylish pieces, the Craft in Style Box arrives at the front door ready to roll, bringing all the materials, supplies, tools, step-by-steps and online tutorials needed to make a unique craft project. From beautiful wall hangings and handmade candles, to painted pottery and string art, creative fun awaits in every box!