From the time she was little Kora has loved arts & crafts. She’s always coloring, drawing, playing with clay, covered in paint, and making amazing creations. Just the other day I watched as she taught Logan how to do a craft. She was incredibly patient and it wasn’t long before he was doing it himself. They were both all smiles. I was so impressed asked her then if she ever considered being at art teacher. You should have seen her eyes light up! She had never considered it and now she is thrilled to think that she could have a job teaching kids arts and crafts.
Klutz items pictured here received.
That’s why I was excited about these 5 fun gift ideas for kids who love arts and crafts. That’s why I’m excited about Klutz Handmade for the Holidays line was like Christmas for Kora opening up the box!
She received the kits at the end of last week and she dove right in and spent the weekend happily working on her arts and crafts projects. She ended up with an impressive display of finished items that would make wonderful holiday gift ideas!
She excitedly started off with Finger Knitting. I did a bit of crocheting last winter and she was very interested in it so she couldn’t wait to give Finger Knitting a try. We were all amazed when in minutes she had a length of yarn as long as her arm knitted! I didn’t have to help her out at all, she just jumped in and under 30 minutes had a very cute scarf knitted. She decided to knit up the rest of the yarn as well and now she has a pile of colorful handmade scarves to choose from.
She even gave Logan a ball of the yarn and taught him how to make a scarf. We were happy to read that she can use any yarn, so now she has added lots of balls of yarn to her Christmas list! The scarves are adorable and she can’t wait to make more and to try the other projects in the book as well including:
- Ear Warmers
- Sporty Headbands
- Boot Toppers
- …and more.
Next up Kora decided to work do some String Art. Kora loved this kit because she could choose and set up her own backgrounds, trace her string art, put the pins in, and then wind the string around the pins. It kept her busy for about an hour and the only thing she needed help with was the knots at the beginning and end. She did a fantastic job and she made an adorable owl.
She was very happy with how it turned out and said she was going to make some other string art animals for her cousins (shhh, don’t tell them!). Some of the other projects in the kit include:
- Ice Cream
- …and more.
After String Art, she moved on to the Make Glitter Clay Charms kit. She couldn’t wait to start on this kit because she received the Klutz Make Clay Charms kit last year for Christmas and loved it. Kora paged through the book admiring all the new charms and decided to make a unicorn and a snow cone.
How adorable are they?!
The instructions in this kit were very easy to follow. She did everything herself (except putting the charms in the oven and taking them out) and they came out beautifully. She put rings in them so she can wear them on as a necklace or bracelet. She is looking forward to trying some of the other charms including:
- …and more.
Next up was Shrink & Link Jewelry. I was surprised to learn Kora had never heard of Shrinky Dinks. It’s amazing when you discover that your kids don’t automatically know about some of the really cool things that we played with when we were kids! As soon as she got started I knew she was going to love this kit. She decided to make the raccoon and worked hard on it.
Following the instructions, she traced it, colored it, and then cut it out. I put it on the piece of cardboard and baked in it the oven for her. I wish I would have captured her reaction on video when I pulled the raccoon out of the oven! She was shocked by how much it had shrunk! Even though there is an example in the book showing how small it would get, she couldn’t believe it!
She is hooked and now can’t wait to make more Shrink & Link Jewelry. There are lots of designs to choose from including:
- Floating Pendants
- Secret Lockets
- Fancy Frames
- Dancing Danglers
- …and more.
Finally, she did a project from the Pop Collage kit. There are lots of projects to choose from in this kit and the designs are as varied as the child’s imagination. She decided to make a photo frame. She used one of the mini square art boards and then layered various Pop Papers (provided in the kit) on to the board to make a darling photo frame for a picture of Yoshi.
It’s so sweet and I love that it is full of pieces she selected herself. She did this project all on her own and can’t wait to do more. There are many ideas in this kit including:
- Collage Bowls
- Owl Art
- Gift Boxes
- Glitter Silhouettes
- Accessory Trays
- …and more.
These kits were perfect for Kora. She loved every minute of her arts and crafts weekend and can’t wait to start on new projects soon. I’m very impressed with the easy to follow directions and how she was able to do every project almost completely on her own. This gives her an immense sense of pride and even more reason for her to be excited to make some of the ideas in the kits to give away as gifts for the holidays!
Kora & I recommend these Klutz Handmade for the Holidays kits to anyone looking for gifts for kids who love arts and crafts. They are gifts that encourage imagination, creativity, independence and they provide inspiration for kids to make their very own handmade holiday gifts.
One reader of 2 Wired 2 Tired will win a Klutz Handmade for the Holidays Prize Pack!
The prize pack includes the following Klutz kits:
- Finger Knitting
- String Art
- Make Glitter Clay Charms
- Shrink & Link Jewelry
- Pop Collage
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