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Get Crafty After School With These Art Activity Kits

Bring a little bit of art class home — no smocks required. (Unless you just really like wearing a smock.)

Margo Gothelf · about 1 month ago

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It's 3 o'clock, so you know what that means! School's out and it's time to craft — once all the homework is done, of course. Keep busy after school with any of these art-based activity kits. Practice your painting, mold clay, or pick up a new skill on the loom. These art kits are filled with detailed instructions to keep you busy all night long — or until bedtime!

Open the Joy Air Dry Clay Activity Kit

Need a few new decorations around the house? The Open the Joy Air Dry Clay Activity Kit has got you covered. The kit comes with all of the supplies needed to make over 25 creations. Learn how to craft animals and cars that can be used as paperweights, or stick to the classics and make a bunch of pinch pots. The best part about this DIY kit is that no heat source is required to dry the clay. Simply leave it out and let it air dry for a few days and your creation will be ready for display! 

Klutz Sew Mini Treats

A quick word of advice: don't craft the Klutz Sew Mini Treats on an empty stomach. The mini treats are so realistic, they'll have you craving a snack — or five! The kit comes with everything you'll need to create over 18 different adorable pieces of felt food. Just keep them out of the kitchen, as that's one mixup you won't want to make!

Kid Made Modern Painting Essentials

Move over, Picasso! There's a new artist in town. The Kid Made Modern Painting Essentials kit has everything you need to take art class home with you. Experiment with landscapes, go crazy with different watercolor techniques, or paint portraits of your whole family to hang up on the fridge. It won't be long until your art is hanging up in the Met!

Klutz Make Your Own Mini Erasers

Messing up has never been so fun, thanks to the Klutz Make Your Own Mini Erasers kit. Use the kit to personalize your pencils and give them a one-of-a-kind look with DIY erasers in all shapes and sizes. Stick to a theme and top your pencils with emojis or switch it up and make little animals hang off the top of your pencils while you write away.

Gift Republic Origami Napkins

After-school snacks can get a bit messy — Gift Republic Origami Napkins to the rescue! Don't worry if you're new to the art of paper folding. These napkins have instructions directly on the fabric, making it easier than ever to create new origami shapes. Plus, the napkin material is thicker than traditional origami paper, so you don't have to worry about ripping your creations. 

Ooly Creatibles DIY Window Cling Art Kit

Usually, drawing on the windows isn't the best idea, but with the Ooly Creatibles DIY Window Cling Art Kit it's very much encouraged. The kit comes with five different colors and 14 premade designs to quickly turn around the vibe in any room. You can even go rogue and use the paint to make freestyle creations. Make sure to pick a window where the sunshine is extra strong, so the paint can sparkle to its full potential. 

Klutz Punch Yarn Pillow

Unwinding after a long day of math, science, and ELA has never been easier, thanks to the Klutz Punch Yarn Pillow. With this kit, not only is the finished pillow the perfect lounge-assistant, the craft itself is wonderfully soothing. Working with the punch yarn needle in a repetitive motion to press your yarn into cute patterns is a recipe for after-school zen.

Klutz Jr. My Simple Sewing

Love arts and crafts, but need a new challenge? Switch it up and teach yourself how to sew with the Klutz Jr. My Simple Sewing kit. Don't worry if you've never picked up a needle and thread before. This kit starts with the very basics and has cardstock for you to practice with. Plus, they give you a plastic needle to start with, so you can concentrate on the pattern instead of all of that finger pricking. When you're ready for the main event, move on to the precut felt and stitch away!

Kid Made Modern Arts and Crafts Supply Library

With the Kid Made Modern Arts and Crafts Supply Library, you'll basically have a full crafts store at your own disposal. We're talking about an endless amount of beads, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, and more. Seriously, the craft kit has 1,250 crafty items to choose from. Not sure where to start? Create your own line of jewelry with pipe cleaner rings and beaded necklaces, build a family of pipe cleaner bugs, or design a popsicle stick mansion.

Ann Williams Loopdeloom Weaving Loom Kit

The Loopdeloom is the activity kit you never knew you needed. Want to make a homemade scarf? You can make one on the Loopdeloom in a flash. How about a potholder? It does that too. A cell phone case? Yup. Even a blanket? Even a big blanket! The Loopdeloom can do it all...with a little help from you, of course.

Klutz My Fairy Wands & Wings Jr. Craft Kit

Kids who are always bringing home books about fairies from the library at school will love the Klutz My Fairy Wands & Wings Jr. Craft Kit. The kit comes with everything you'll need to make all of your fairy dreams come true. Design your own giant fairy wand that will shimmer and shine, and a fairy flower crown to show off as you fly around in your customized fairy wings. 

Klutz My Little Night Light

You don't have to be afraid of the dark to want to put a Klutz My Little Night Light in your room. The kit takes the average night light and upgrades it to the next level. We're talking background customizations, personalized landscape designs, and picking out your favorite punchout characters to feature in the spotlight. With this personalized night light, you might even want to bump up bedtime to admire your one-of-a-kind creation. 

Kid Made Modern Studio in a Box

Every budding artist needs a good foundation of tools. At school, the art room is full of endless supplies to explore and experiment with. But what happens at the end of the day when you want to channel that creativity at home? That's where the Kid Made Modern Studio in a Box kit comes into play. The kit has everything you need to keep the creative juices flowing. Plus, it comes with a portable carrying case so you can keep everything nice and organized, even on the go.