Do you have any creative kids (or adults) on your Christmas shopping list? Then you’ll love this list of book gift ideas for creative kids of all ages.
My kids are crafty. Seriously, they’ll turn just about anything into a craft project.
I love watching their imaginations go wild as they think of all of the possibilities for the things that surround them. I want to encourage them to continue exploring their creative sides every day.
So, I put together a list of 8 book gift ideas for creative kids of all ages. After looking through them all, I just might keep some of these books for myself!
1. Slime Sorcery
Slime Sorcery features 100 creative, borax-free slime recipes. I love that since Borax is a huge irritant and I don’t like my kids using it. This book is packed with color photos and step-by-step instructions for making slime out of anything and everything. I know what we’ll be doing over Christmas break!
2. Kids Geology Lab
Kids Geology Lab features 52 simple, inexpensive and fun experiments that explore the Earth’s surface, structure and processes. I love how this family-friendly guide explores the wonders of geology, such as the formation of crystals and fossils, the layers of the Earth’s crust and how water shapes mountains, valleys and canyons. My girls have had so much fun looking through it!
3. Brush Pen Lettering
Beautiful handwriting is a lost art. Brush Pen Lettering teaches you how to write gorgeous letters, words and phrases with a brush pen – it doesn’t have to be difficult! Brush Pen Lettering will show you how to create your own unique style.
4. D. I. Y. Dollhouse
D. I. Y. Dollhouse is a beautifully illustrated guide that would make the perfect gift for budding architects, builders and designers. They’ll learn how to build and furnish their own eco-friendly dollhouse. The simple instructions cover everything you need to get started, from making rooms out of crate boxes and pieces of scrap fabric to crafting countless furniture and household items using recycled materials.
5. Christmas Paper Crafting
Christmas Paper Crafting is a holiday papercrafting kit in a book. Inside Christmas Papercrafting, you’ll find everything you need to celebrate the season with festive papercrafts, from greeting cards and mini cards to gift tags and bookmarks.
6. Origami Animals Super Paper Pack
Origami Animals includes everything origami lovers and paper crafters need to create their own paper menagerie! Tucked behind the cover is a fully illustrated, 32-page booklet with instructions for how to fold 10 bird and animal designs.The set includes an array of origami papers as well as the instructions.
7. Fold & Fly Butterflies, Birds, and Other Animals That Fly
Fold & Fly Butterflies, Birds, and Other Animals That Fly is a really cool book that is all about the miracle of natural flight. More than a book, this box set includes a full-color book, 140+ sheets of custom-printed paper and easy-to-follow instructions for creating 20 amazing winged creatures such as a pterodactyl, dragonfly, flying fish and even a stork.
8. Needle Felted Kittens: How to Create Cute and Lifelike Cats from Wool
One of my daughters absolutely adores cats, but is highly allergic. When I saw this book I instantly thought of her because she loves to knit, weave and create in general. Needle Felted Kittens, the last of our book gift ideas this year, reveals the secrets behind crafting super realistic looking cats of varied breeds. It includes detailed step-by-step instructions along with more than 300 full-color photographs and illustrations.