Best craft kits according to redditors

We found 366 Reddit comments discussing the best craft kits. We ranked the 194 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Paper craft kits for kids
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Sweing kits for kids
Tie-dye & fashion craft kits for kids
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Flower press kits for kids
Kids paint by number kits
Paint with water kits for kids
Jewelry making kits for kids
Felt craft kits for kids
Mosaic kits for kids

Top Reddit comments about Craft Kits:

u/cigr · 368 pointsr/interestingasfuck

When I was a kid they sold this stuff as a toy in a little genie bottle. It was a lot of fun to play with.

You can apparently get it on amazon.

u/MRR1911 · 117 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

I think it’s Kinetic Sand

u/kane2742 · 31 pointsr/PeopleFuckingDying

After some searching, I found a site where you can buy these ($10 US, plus shipping).

Edit: Same price on Amazon, but eligible for free Prime shipping.

u/Hanginon · 16 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

The "S" is made from multiple guide pieces from this kit, the cardboard is a (handmade?) guide for pinning the separate pieces.

u/revdon · 16 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

Shrinky Dinks available at craft stores.

u/HashSlinging_Flasher · 13 pointsr/DnD

Hey, you should try making these on shrinky dinks! I was about to do this for my party actually! Basically you draw/print whatever you want on this special paper, cut it out and put it in the oven.... and it shrinks and turns into this thick hard acrylic material!

u/Chezzik · 10 pointsr/Minecraft
u/aboutthednm · 10 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

Copying Medeco high security keys of course.
Just in case anyone thinks this is sarcasm. These will do.

u/DieEeneGast · 9 pointsr/BeAmazed

If you're interested or want to make/buy it yourself: It's the Mechanical Paper Toy by Haruki Nakamura. He also has a super fat one

u/MuffinPuff · 7 pointsr/ArtisanVideos

If the video would have referenced one of these I'd agree with you, the beginning of the video is on the cusp of parody.

u/timeywimeystuff1701 · 6 pointsr/Supernatural

The "Carry on my Wayward Son" part sort of looks like it may have been written on this type of shrinking plastic. If you want, you could pick some up on Amazon or at your local craft store and easily replace that charm.

u/LimitlessAdventures · 6 pointsr/DnD

For those who might not know:

Shrinkydinks was a popular children's toy in the 1970s and early 80s. Plastic sheets can be drawn on with colored pencils, pens, markers, cut out and baked in an oven. They shrink by about 50% and thicken, forming a heavy plastic. By drawing on them beforehand, the coloring gets more dense and vibrant, and the "blank" areas of the plastic become white. It's very durable once it shrinks.


u/StevenGannJr · 6 pointsr/DnDIY

They most certainly do.

However, you may find the off-brand stuff more economical.

u/frdcm1984 · 5 pointsr/Satisfyingasfuck
u/Allisonmac · 4 pointsr/aspergers

I don't like onesies; I prefer the feeling of a waistband.

I'll second the Tangle and add Downbeats earplugs. Kinetic sand is cool. I can't find the one I have but sensory chews like this or this are great.

u/SlippingAbout · 4 pointsr/origami
u/kerida1 · 4 pointsr/toddlers

When i did a trip with my kid at 18mths old (he is the same will not sleep unless in his bed usually) I had multiple items at the ready and would swap once i saw him loosing interest. Things other than the ipad that he loved, books ( he loves when you read to him), water wow books from Melissa and Doug, I got a monthly pill organizer and filled each little spot with a treat like puffs, cherrios, fruit snacks etc and he would work on opening and closing the little doors to find what was inside ( he was more excited to open and close than actually eat it). I also had his fav stuffed animal, a little bear he could work on buckles etc.
I travelled early in the morning because he is well behaved in the morning. He slept like crap the night before we returned and only the ipad would work ( i got him little headphones we practiced using so as not to annoy others) he watched the ipad for about 30 mins and i noticed he was drifting and i took him out his seat and held him as he slept all the way back ( i actually had him just sit in the airline seat and sent his carseat as baggage, i know having them in the carseat is safer so please don't judge it was what worked best for him)

Melissa & Doug On the Go Water Wow! Activity Book, 3-Pack - Animals, Alphabet, and Numbers

Melissa & Doug Soft Activity Baby Book - Dress Up Bear

Something like this to keep stuff from falling like oball attached to his carseat Baby Buddy Secure-A-Toy, Safety Strap Secures Toys, Teether, or Pacifiers to Strollers, Highchairs, Car Seats—Adjustable Length to Keep Toys Sanitary Clean Blue-Navy 2 Count

Also this was a hit Kidsthrill Doodle Magnetic Drawing Board – Colorful Kids Writing Sketching Pad – Assorted Colors

u/lula83 · 4 pointsr/blogsnark

We just drove from SF to LA with our almost 2 year old, and it was way less awful than I was prepared for. We got several of these (which were the BIGGEST hit) :

We also had several of the Melissa and Doug reusable sticker books and downloaded some sesame street on the tablet to use in a pinch. And lots of snacks.

Hope it's smooth travel for you!

u/victoryvines · 4 pointsr/Pathfinder_RPG

Color on a Shrinky Dink Sheet, using bold lines (I like Sharpie), and colored pencil, and cut it out.

Make sure you draw it big enough, they'll shrink to 1/3 of their size in area after you bake them, and will thicken up considerably.

u/El_Braineater · 3 pointsr/Parenting

I keep a stock of these. Work great for boy or girls for $15.

ALEX Toys Artist Studio Fantastic Spinner

u/jellosquare · 3 pointsr/MonsterHunterWorld

Just in case you feel like getting funky with it

Check some tutorials out on youtube if you needs some tips.
You could totally sell those though.

u/WillowPhoenix · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Kinetic sand

Backstory... I'm a bit of a geek. Seriously. I've also got Gallium And ferrofluid.

BEST april fools prank. I have one I just did, so not really april fools but still wonderful. My coworkers helped me saran wrap one of my employee's car. It was fantastic, yes I have photographic evidence if anyone is interested. Truly. Another is taping an airhorn to the underside of my GM's chair.

Fin or embarrassing fact or story... um... wow. Okay, this is fun and embarrassing. OK, here goes....

I like Zumba... Like REALLY like zumba... I would do it every day if I had time. Lots of panting and sweating with my wii controller strapped to my hip. So fun.

u/snarkymcsnarker · 3 pointsr/blogsnark

I keep seeing people sing the praises of these reusable water activity books. I'm planning on getting my niece and nephew them for Christmas.

u/HelpfullFerret · 3 pointsr/funny
u/unicorn_factory · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


Gift One This is under my "New House" WL, I am going to be moving in with 3 other people who also like to play table top and card games and we all need something we can play on.

Gift Two and a little something for me


Gift Two I never got to play with Shrinky Dinks as a kid, I want to see what all the fun is about. Also I am About to but the Paper Crane kit as a treat for myself.

u/timinim · 3 pointsr/interestingasfuck
u/ooomphlaa · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

If you aren't yet 18 I can't condone getting into vaping regardless of if you are using 0 nic or not. At the core of it you are inhaling substances that still has not been fully researched and the long term impact of using is not fully understood. I won't go into how you go from being a child to an adult overnight when you turn 18 but 18 is what we all are stuck with as being the age in which you can use these types of products.

That all being said if you suffer from severe anxiety and clinical level (or any for that matter) depression you need to seek professional help. I say this with all seriousness. These are diseases and need treatment. Whether that means cognitive or talk therapy or medication or herbal/alternative treatment. Please take it from someone who knows. You've taken an important first step in recognizing you have a problem so please take then next important step and ask for help.

I love vaping. It helped me quit cigarettes after my first vape. And currently I don't see myself stopping any time soon. However, would I vape if I had never smoked? Probably not, in fact most likely not.

All seriousness aside check out this stuff Kinetic Sand it is amazing and hours of fun to play with.

Things can get better, but unless you ask for help and take that step they will not get better on their own.

Please take care of yourself. There is only one of you and we'd hate to lose you.

Now, if you turn 18 and decide to try out vaping please feel free to come back here and we'll all be happy to help you to vaping nirvana.


u/excessively_diverted · 3 pointsr/autism

(Posted this on your r/christmas post, but sometimes they remove things with links, so I'm posting here too!)

I really like the Grimm's toys. They are kind of expensive, but super cool for kids to stack and build, organize by size/shape/color, and they are made out of wood which is a nice different texture than all the plastic toys kids have. My 4 year old son loves playing with all his Grimm's stuff. We have the large rainbow, some of the little peg people, the trees, fairy houses, and some blocks. I would also suggest kinetic sand, play silks and costumes, a rocker board, and water beads. All the above are great sensory toys and are big hits with kids with or without autism!

u/spook30 · 3 pointsr/BeAmazed

This is the adult toy of a version that I used to have as a kid.

u/gtsnoracer · 3 pointsr/boston

Plus all the kinetic sand being sold before Christmas

u/pixelcowboy · 3 pointsr/autism

Just bought him this.
Hopefully it'll get it out of his system.

u/tydugusa · 3 pointsr/GeometryIsNeat

You can use a spirograph such as this one to create this shape and many others with one continuous line.

u/Taddare · 3 pointsr/gifs
u/jembo888 · 3 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

That was my first thought, too! Nothing like a blister ya got from touching one of those right out of the oven And yes, you can still get Shriny Dinks.

u/nacho_cheezus · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Obviously he needs his own ballista

u/TomEThom · 3 pointsr/ofcoursethatsathing

You can get this exact one [here](Kamikara Penguin POP! Action Paper Craft kit by Haruki Nakamura

u/Keilantra · 3 pointsr/AnimalCrossing

You should print them on shrinky dink Inkjet paper and make them into little charms.

u/IamParticle1 · 3 pointsr/LSD

Here you go

This one is a simple and good one i found after testing out a few kits, just buy extra coloring pens because it only comes with 2 of them. Enjoy bro

u/sponge_welder · 3 pointsr/oddlysatisfying

Here's 10 sheets for less than $10

Also, you can just buy clear polystyrene sheets, but I don't know what thickness would work best

u/allcohol · 3 pointsr/humorousreviews

Link to product (but not review permalink since it's posted here via imgur).

u/Blacvelvetpengun · 2 pointsr/Minecraft

I just bought three 30 packs from
Amazon for $22 (usd).

u/frenchhhhhhhhhh · 2 pointsr/Parenting

I bought this spirograph set for a 5 year old cousin and my 6 year old daughter was super jelly, there are different set with varying prices too:

I also have this saved for in case my daughter is invited to a girl we dont know very well's b-day party:

u/Pan-Am323 · 2 pointsr/gifs

Magic Sand (Blue) by Educational Innovations
You're welcome!

u/MCubb · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

[Kinetic sand]( is some really weird and interesting stuff.

It feels so odd but pleasing lol.

Halloween Hijinxery

u/KarmaBotKiller · 2 pointsr/Unexpected

I googled it and found it on amazon:

There. You can plainly see where my link is taking you, and it's not some unknown "source" like several other links his this dude's history.

u/Skov · 2 pointsr/DIY

If you are still looking for it, it's called kinetic sand.

u/niiimmaa · 2 pointsr/Drugs

I love these lights so much. They change color at different speeds/ patterns depending what you select and they're super cheap.

Also I have a rain stick that I made which is super fun to use.

Also kinetic sand

u/wontpassme · 2 pointsr/careerguidance

One of these. People cut down the BS when you aim artillery at them.

u/redydg · 2 pointsr/Trichsters

I like to use kinetic sand. I have it in a container and when I'm on my computer or watching TV I just play with it absent-mindedly. Link for reference

u/iusedtohave · 2 pointsr/AskWomenOver30

i travel a lot with two young kids. i always bring books to read with complex pictures. the ones i use are perhaps not best for your purposes. melissa and doug have some really neat "colour with water" books
and then gold fish. friggin' gold fish, my kids never get them unless we're doing a road trip...i think they put cocaine in those things

u/nrxia · 2 pointsr/mylittlepony

Here's an idea: get crafty! With arts and crafts, that is, where you're only limited by your imagination (and money and time too I suppose...)

Buy a generic back pack and decorate it with pins and patches and iron-ons and dangly doo-hickies all that you can make (or order online) yourself! Seriously, it doesn't take much to get one of those button-makers. It'll come in handy later when your little filly gets a bit older and runs for student council, amiright?

You can buy iron-on stuff at almost any large retailer or hobby/crafts store. Try something compatible with your home printer and see how that works.

Patches are a little bit more complicated but still within reach. You can design your own and have them created by companies over the internet. Most of them offer iron-on backing for a little extra, and it doesn't take much to add a little extra stitching for added security. Most of the time all you need is a vector image and those are easy enough to find. Typically you're limited to a 3" x 3" square. Another catch too is you'll probably have to order a half dozen or so, which is okay too if your daughter has friends to share with.

If you're feeling adventurous, try stencil-making! Buy those little blind-bag toys and attach key ring loops on them. Search the internet for toys and trinkets to hang off of the bag. These are all fun creative learning experiences that you can share together. This is also her back pack and it can be a canvass for self-expression. I haven't met a girl yet that didn't want to express herself. Buy her a good quality pack and it'll last a lot longer than any average plastic Wal-Mart bag. It might not be an official product, but when has that been an issue for this community? If you need help, well, that's what we're here for. She can invest a little bit of herself into making it and maybe she'll care about it all that much more (or maybe I'm just being sickeningly optimistic. It's just a back pack after all...)

If I've learned anything from the DIY Channel, it's that all you need is a hot glue gun and a heaping helping of ambition! Good times. Now get out there and make an awesome back pack and report back with pictures!

Links - A Pink Backpack. Start here and apply ponies.

Printable Fabic for Inkjet Printers

Custom Patches

The EZ POP Button Maker

edit: spelling...

u/kiln · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We've done 6 flights over the past 4 weeks with our 19/20 mo old. Favorite things by far were Water Wow Melissa and Doug activities
and travel Aquadoodle.

u/dweeb_ · 2 pointsr/minipainting

It occurs to me that one might try using shrinky dink type material for these. It might allow for a little more detail.

u/N1NEFINGERS · 2 pointsr/starwarscollecting

Could be a painted version of this vinyl helmet. Seems to be the right size.

u/itsdavidjackson · 2 pointsr/spirograph

No, that's a more basic set. This one looks more like the one in the picture.

Edit: Also, this set is more intricate, and has smaller parts that are easier to lose, and are a choking hazard. It has track pieces for the outer ring that can snap together to make many shapes, but that means this one might be more delicate.

u/sheaness · 2 pointsr/bakedart

I want to get the super deluxe version now.

u/breetai3 · 2 pointsr/pics

These are different but fully paintable helmets on Amazon, got one for my son for Xmas:

u/Fmradiochick · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

But all the cool kids have one!

I always wanted a Furby but my mom thought they were a waste (especially after the recall). [This] ( is something I've been asking them to get me for the past 3 or 4 bdays/ Christmas and it still hasn't happened.

Thank you for the contest. I love this idea :)

u/abby89 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh man, this kinetic sand kept my 26-year-old husband enthralled for about two hours (along with everyone who was watching him). It'd be awesome for kids!

Kinetic sand is just sand mixed with polymer, so it is fun to form and it sticks to itself, so it doesn't get everywhere. It is mesmerizing...

u/Divergent99 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm not sure if you've ever seen this stuff before or if it is WTF worthy but it is still pretty fucking cool Magic sand. Here is a video of how it works... Always dry

u/risorius12 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Sticker books, magentic blocks/puzzles, if he's not in the middle seat, he might like playing with those window clings gel decorations! Good old snack cups with interesting treats that you can eat one by one. Music and my toddler also like the podcast Ear Snacks.

u/dlink · 1 pointr/shutupandtakemymoney

Or, for Half the price, make your own.

u/UWannaSeeADeadBody · 1 pointr/gifs

Just purchased enough to fill up my bathtub. You can too.

u/chrisms150 · 1 pointr/todayilearned

> some magic shrink plastic I don't know about?

Why yes, there is

(before people start saying how this wouldn't work to make this game - it's a joke, calm down)

u/mocotazo · 1 pointr/pics
u/MattieShoes · 1 pointr/oddlysatisfying

The resonance makes the pattern start and end with them in the same point every 8 earth years/13 venus years, after which it repeats. 8 years from today, Earth and Venus will be in the same spots relative to the sun as they are right now. If they weren't resonant, that wouldn't happen.

But they aren't exactly resonant, so if the simulation continued for another 8 year cycle, the next pattern would look the same but be a teensy bit offset from the previous one. If they were perfectly resonant, then the pattern would draw right on top of itself for the next cycle.

If that's not enough, I dunno man, buy a spirograph.

u/PairOfMonocles2 · 1 pointr/gifs

Nope, not for decent stuff. We've bought three times because we have a small sand table on our porch (so it lives outside uncovered) but after a couple months our three year old has lost half of it through the floor. Twice it's been perfect like this and doesn't change, one brand was crap but it was crap from day one. Oddly, he liked it at least as much, it just wouldn't hold shapes well. Anyway, all three were different brands from Amazon so if there's differences it seems to be more who made it than changes over time.

Btw, I'm pretty sure this is the one we bought last time and it's been great:

Waba Fun Kinetic Sand (2.2lbs/1000 gms)

u/_LeggoMyEggo_ · 1 pointr/jackrussellterrier

Interesting but 25 pounds of kinetic sand would cost $225+

Or, here at, 5kg for $85 so 3 packs w/shipping hit $250 for the best deal I could see ... or $988 for the worst deal :)

u/BeneGezzWitch · 1 pointr/spirograph

This is a good start, and any old ball point will do. If you really bug out and love it, Amazon has more sets and pen bundles. Have fun!

u/Paciphae · 1 pointr/interestingasfuck

If you decide you actually want to try, here you go:

u/Lathspell · 1 pointr/hearthstone
u/Discoverinq · 1 pointr/LSDTripLifeHacks

A couple suggestions, I might add:

Metal Puzzles:

Super Spirograph :

I've used these as well as other variations for fun. I also play with uv reactive paint or markers and a black light

u/Lapinet12 · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Maybe it's outdated where you live and for a 14 yo, but I bough a badge maker to my sister a couple years ago. And she loved it ! You can put whatever message or picture you want, offer them to your friends, etc.

You could offer her a mini tech lab (to do make up, or just cool stuffs).

u/Twoundertwotwo · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Check these out for your flight. No mess and you can reuse them :) good for the little ones before actual coloring.

u/Jaysn1234 · 1 pointr/DIY

Something like this?

u/meltedsquirrel · 1 pointr/HelpMeFind

Appears to be called Kamikara Penguin POP! Action Paper Craft kit by Haruki Nakamura

I found it on Amazon

u/Detective_Lindy · 1 pointr/r4r
u/ICreatedSomeClones · 1 pointr/gifs

Thanks, I've been looking for this stuff for the past 25 years or so. Had no idea what it was called.

u/the_answer_42 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This would be pretty cool for Adela.

I bet Isla would love playing with this

u/daryldickin · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yay! I love figuring out gifts for people.

For Adela:

u/Shekh_ma_shieraki_an · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My sister is 7 and pretty into learning so I got her things to try and keep that spirit alive. I bought her this telescope and a childrens book about celestial bodies. I also bought this for a girl about Isla's age for Christmas. I got to play with it in the store and it feels pretty awesome and never dries up.

Edit: Adela might be interested in the other things I got for my sister which were a Crayola crayon/marker maker, Bill Nye science books and this DohVinci thing

u/playhertwo · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My daughter is 6! She likes Legos and Lego video games. Does your daughter have any consoles? You said she is getting in to video games. I can recommend Lego Harry Potter and the Lego The Movie video game. Spring is coming. Does she like birds? She might like a set of binoculars and this bird book. My daughter has that book and loves trying to find all of the birds listed in our area. Peeler beads are something your two girls can do together. They might also like a spin art machine.

u/Ididntknowiwas · 1 pointr/RandomActsOfPolish

picked these out for landon this and this found this for noah dis found this cool ass toy site called fat brain toys there over priced but finding them else were cheaper lots of things landon will love he likes to build thing loves things like magnets what have you oh yes! :D

u/sweetlikecherrywine · 1 pointr/Parenting

I don't think we had any duds this year, but I was surprised by how much of a hit the "spiral paint kit" was. They would do it all day long.