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  • Writer's pictureLois Petren

Revisiting: Holiday Crafting Kits for Kids

This blog post originally appeared in September, 2019. It feels timely this year and all the items are still available.

According to my calendar, the holiday season is right around the corner - you know, the corner at the intersection of Labor Day and the day after Halloween? This is the time when our attention shifts to the important stuff – ensuring that all the lists are checked twice and everyone nice has a lovely gift waiting for them under the tree in December.

If you have children on your gift list and are a fan of needle crafts, then you may be thinking about gifts the kids would enjoy that will teach them a new skill and, preferably, one involving yarn!

Here are a few interesting ideas found on Amazon for teaching kids to knit and crochet.*


4M Easy to do Knitting Art Kit Knit your very own handbag with the 4M Knitting Art Kit. Learn the lifelong hobby of knitting to make gifts your family and friends will cherish for years to come with this beginner's kitting set. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

ALEX Toys Craft My Chunky and Funky Scarf Make a cool scarf that will keep you warm on cold days; Child Magazine's Best Toys of the Year Award and the Parents' Choice Approved Award winner; Recommended for children 7 years of age and older

American Girl Infinity Scarf Knitting Kit Knit this stylish accessory for you and your doll with the Infinity Scarf Knitting Kit by Fashion Angels! Recommended for ages 8 and up.

My First Knitting Book: Learn to Knit: Kids This fun book is the perfect introduction to knitting for all ages - with bright, modern and clear illustrations, children can quickly learn to knit, master new stitches and make a selection of super cool knitting projects.


4M Easy-to-Do Crochet Kit is a perfect beginner's set to teach children the fundamentals of crocheting. Recommended for ages 8 years and up.

Lion Brand Yarn 600-885 Beginner Crochet Scarf Kit, Dusty Rose Learn to crochet while making a fashionable scarf

ALEX Toys Craft Crochet A Rainbow Scarf lets you crochet the cutest rainbow scarf complete with smiling clouds! Recommended for children 7 years of age and older.

My First Crochet Book: Learn to Crochet: Kids is the perfect introduction to crochet for kids of all ages!With bright, modern, full colour illustrations, children can quickly learn to crochet, master new stitches and make a selection of cute and easy first crochet projects!

Happy knitting!


*I am not endorsing any of these ideas, but thought it might be helpful to gather together some examples of what's available to provide ideas for your gift list. LP

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