Today I am sharing the Best Crafty Toys that my 7 year old and I approve. All of these toys encourage learning, are fun and nothing costs more than $20.
I am sure your family and kids have a favorite crafty toy too- did it make my Best Crafty Toys list? If not do share it with me in the comments below!
Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. All of these toys have actually been purchased by us over the last year. We have enjoyed playing with these toys and hence this blog post was born.
1. Weaving Loom
This Weaving Loom that we bought last week has been such a super hit! My daughter literally picked this up at the grocery store and wouldn’t let go of it till I bought it for her. It was spring break and I thought we could use a new toy around here. But this loom turned out to be a great buy! It is pretty cool actually- Every morning my daughter would sit by herself and work on the loom till her sister woke up. She only needed help when she had to bind off the stitches for the first time. After that it was her independent craft. And she finished the entire kit in that week. I would recommend buying it online because it is an add on item and ridiculously cheap here!
This Weaving Loom that we bought last week has been such a hit! My daughter literally picked this up at the grocery store and wouldn’t let go of it till I bought it for her. It was spring break and I thought we could use a new toy around here. But this loom turned out to be a great buy! It is pretty cool actually- Every morning my daughter would sit by herself and work on the loom till her sister woke up. She only needed help when she had to bind off the stitches for the first time. After that it was her independent craft. And she finished the entire kit in that week. I would recommend buying it online because it is an add on item and ridiculously cheap here!
2. Marker Maker Kit
The Marker Maker Kit seen above is a fun way to create your own color of markers. It comes with various different whacky tips for the markers. We made 2 sets with 8 markers each from this kit- with neat little packaging for each kid. This one is also fun for the adults- the mixing of colors and the way the marker tip gets colored by osmosis is pretty neat. I also see that there is a refill kit that I might buy sometime down the lane. There is also a Pink Marker Maker set (that my girl would absolutely squeal over!) that would be perfect for a girl.
3. Tegu Magnetic Block Set
These Tegu blocks are basically a 3 dimensional tanagram and are magnetic. I love the high quality of the blocks and the neat little pouch you get to store it in. We have taken this on multiple plane trips now, it’s small and easy to carry around and there are endless way to arrange and create shapes with it. These Tegu blocks have been a big hit with my girls. They are a bit spendy, but I got ours as a Prime deal, so keep an eye for those. They also come in various other colors and shapes too.
4. Needlepoint Kit
A Needlepoint kit is a great way to teach your kid some basic sewing stitches. I actually have had my 5 year old do a simpler needlepoint than this one and she too has enjoyed it! I like getting a kit- it comes with everything you need: a plastic needle, yarn to sew with, the mat with design imprinted on it and a frame for when your project is completed. You will also need a pair of kid friendly scissors. I will say though- this was more of a Mommy and me project- my daughter would need help with it multiple times and generally I would sit beside her while she would stitch. And that actually turned out to be a great time for the both of us to just talk about our day. We have this Flower Needlepoint (which my daughter has since finished and gifted to her grandma) but it also comes in a Butterfly pattern.
5. Excavation Kit
This Excavation kit is perfect for a dinosaur lover. We LOVE this! The kit comes with fossils hidden in a clay block and you need to excavate them by chipping away at the block. It is pretty cool but dusty. We have worked on it a couple of times and have excavated about 4 bones till now. It is a great kit to get the kids to learn how to use the mallet and how to control the pressure they apply.
6. Science Experiment Kit
Next one is this Science Experiment kit– this one comes with everything you need and clear instructions for each experiment. There are items like cabbage powder, citric acid and all the measuring items required. I would not have thought of doing many of these experiments with the kids if not for this kit. This has become a standard Family night activity for us- all of us love watching these science experiments come to life!
7. Perler Fuse Beads
If you are thinking of a crafty kid- they surely need some Perler Fuse beads. We have many pink beads, peach, pink stripe etc we also have this Bear/Monkey boards set. We love the circle template and have used it to make Pokemon balls and fruit coasters too. Until today, I never knew that they also have a Perler bead tweezer set, that would make things so much more easier! It’s an inexpensive item and it’s been added to my cart now. I would recommend you start with a big set like this one which comes with many boards and beads to get more bang for your buck.
8. Art and Coloring Set
Finally, a basic all to do art kit like this Crayola Super Art Coloring Kit might be the best gifts for a 7 year old. Give them some crayons, paper and glue and my kid is her craftiest best. We have actually bought many of these art sets over the years, but I especially love this one- it comes with all kids of mediums (crayon, watercolor, chalk, marker, pencil), glue, paper etc. As a mom I especially love the organizer it comes with, it is the perfect size to place in the center of the table when the kids are doing homework. It also comes in a super cute plastic bin that is handy to store everything in.
So there it is! These are my top 7 crafty toys for a 7 year old. There are a few science things thrown in there too, because that is how we roll around here. Clickable links to everything I talked about in this post can be found below. All of them are affiliate links, which means I make a small commission that runs this blog if you actually purchase an item