Crafts for Kids

Felting, knitting, kumihimo braiding, toy making and other crafting projects for children


Homeschooling and crafts Teaching your children (or yourself!) the hand-eye coordination skills involved in crafts has so many benefits. Besides the satisfaction of actually creating something new, it increases our interaction and understanding of the world on a number of levels (see article on curriculum). It has been shown to increase intelligence in seemingly unrelated areas. Recent brain research has shown that knitting and crocheting actually produce much of the same beneficial stress reductions physiologically in the body as meditation or yoga practice. Wow!

a child working on a felting project
It doesn't have to be hard to start. On this page, we've compiled in one spot what we offer for kids and beginners.

I'd recommend starting with the felting kit. By second grade age, your child is probably ready to knit and do simple sewing projects. The braiding disk and plate set is for a slightly older child, probably 3-4th grade.

Easy Felting Kit

Needle Felted Friends Felting Book and Kit

Klutz-Felted Friends Book Kit and felkting materials set.

Author: Kaitlyn Nichols. Softcover, 52 pages.
This book contains five projects, six colors of natural 100% wool (45g/1-1/2
oz), custom needle felting tool and foam work surface.

.Ages 10 and up.

Item # - 952A - $19.99

Kumihimo Braiding Sets

Braiding Disk Starter Set

  • Braiding disk
  • 8 EZ bobs to keep threads from tangling
  • 25 plastic bobbins to keep threads from tangling
  • counterweight
  • 4 skeins cotton craft thread (colors will vary)
  • Braided Disk Instructions
Item # - 1141 - $12.95

Braiding Plate Starter Set

  • Braiding PLATE
  • 8 EZ bobs to keep threads from tangling
  • 25 plastic bobbins to keep threads from tangling
  • counterweight
  • 4 skeins cotton craft thread (colors will vary)
  • Braided Plate Instructions
Item # - 1142 - $13.95

Learn to Knit kit

Learn to Knit: Pouch Pals Kit

Makes two simple dolls and a carrying pouch.

Coupon code kit sale:

20% off this kit.
PLEASE ENTER coupon code: 20OFFKNITKITS on shopping cart page during checkout.
The discount will NOT be applied unless the coupon code is entered when ordering.

Item # - 993 - $12.95