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Creative Gifts for Kids Who Love DIY

Have a young DIYer on your hands? Help children learn valuable skills with these DIY Christmas gifts for kids.

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Woodworking Building Kit for Kids

Get your little one into woodworking early with this DIY carpentry set for kids. This kit includes 80 wood pieces, pencils, nails, a ruler, sandpaper, glue, storage bag and hammer. This kit works best with children ages eight and older.

One Amazon reviewer writes: “Good value, quality material and easy to assemble.”

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DIY Miniature Model Greenhouse Kit

Bring the greenhouse inside with this DIY miniature model.  It’s 7-1/2-in. x 7-in. x 7-in. and includes a working light. There are lots of learning opportunities with this kit, both in how to build it and the science behind greenhouses. It’s for children 14 and older.

“This is well worth the money if you are looking for a good, long project,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “This will keep you engaged for awhile. Not the type of project that will take a day or two.”

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Outdoor Gear Project Book

Kids will learn outdoor survival tips from this Paracord Outdoor Gear projects book. It includes practical tips for camping and hiking along with 12 projects they can make with parachute cord. It’s recommended for ages nine and older.

“Wonderful and easy-to-follow book on paracord that our 10-year-old grandson has used constantly to make really complicated duck call holders, bracelets and other paracord items,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “I have adults asking to buy his items and his friends want them, too.”

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Birdhouse Wood Kit

Birdhouses are a gift that keep on giving. This kit, available online at The Home Depot, is great for all ages and will teach kids about building and natudre. It’s made from unstained wood so you and your children can decorate it to your liking.

“The birdhouse was a perfect beginner project for my grandson,” a Home Depot reviewer writes. “It was easy to assemble and ensure he would have success in the wood shop.”

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Robot Soldering Project Kit

More advanced young DIYers will love this robot soldering project kit. It helps teach the basics of mechanical structure, sensors, basic electronic skills and soldering skills. Due to its complexity, this kit is better suited for older children.

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DIY Slime Making Kit

This slime kits include everything you need to make homemade slime via easy-to-follow written and video instructions. All ingredients included in this kit have been lab tested for safety, so it’s perfect for little kids.

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Construction Tool Kit

Young kids will love this 90-piece project kit which includes imitation foam wood of various sizes and tools to help them learn basic skills. Kids can use the project guide or their imagination to come up with designs.

One Amazon reviewer writes: “It is perfect for kids because the tools work […] but are safe.”

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Sewing Machine for Kids

Sewing is a great life skill to pick up, and this sewing machine for kids ensures they learn how at an early age. The finger guard and safety light make it safe for kids to use. This machine is for children eight and older.

One Amazon reviewer writes: “My 10-year-old loves arts and crafts, sewing was a new adventure for her and this was the perfect introduction! She’s obsessed now!”

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DIY Pinball Machine Kit

Give this pinball machine crate from Kiwi Co. to your favorite kid DIYer for hours of fun. Better yet, give them a subscription to receive a new DIY project crate each month for fun that keeps going and going throughout the year.

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45-Piece Toddler Tool Set

What better way is there to teach your future little DIYer about tools than with their own toddler tool set? The 45 pieces include a drill, hammer, screwdriver, wrenches goggle, mask and several small parts. It’s a perfect gift for children three years old and up.

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Alex Shoemaker
Alex is an avid DIYer but had little experience before purchasing his first home in 2019. A Family Handyman subscription was one of his first purchases after becoming a homeowner, and he's been hooked ever since. When he’s not working, he can be found fixing up his 1940s Florida home or relaxing on the beach with his family.