If you’ve got a tween in your house that loves crafts, then you’re probably already familiar with the Klutz line of craft activity kits. If not, you should be!
Klutz kits come with detailed, colourful craft instruction books with lots of design ideas, plus all the supplies you need to create the projects. Most of them are designed for ages 8 and up, making them an ideal gift for creative tweens.
The crafts in these kits are a fun way to spend some quality time with your kids, and they’re the perfect way for tweens to create unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for their friends and family. Each kit contains enough supplies to make at least a few gifts and can keep kids busy for hours.
We recently had a chance to make some handmade gifts with some of the newest Klutz kits, thanks to Scholastic Canada, and can’t wait to make some more.
Charm Bracelet Studio
Create one-of-a-kind charm bracelets with hand painted charms with this kit. The book shows you how to paint over a hundred different designs, from categories such as good karma, spirit animals, sports, style statements, sweet treats, creative expression and emojis. Some designs are very simple while others definitely are more for the more advanced crafter with a steady hand. Once you paint a few of the designs from the book you’ll probably be inspired to create some of your own too!
What you get: 51 page book with detailed instructions and design ideas, 3 gold bangle bracelets, 15 large charms, 6 small charms, 5 enamel paints, painting tool, 21 jump rings, sheet of 5 different types of rhinestones and finishing gloss.
Design & Dye with No-Heat Batik
No-heat batik is crazy colourful fabric art that you draw with a Doodle Gel, then paint and wash to reveal the finished design. Traditionally, batik uses hot wax to create intricate designs on colourful fabric. This kit allows you to get a similar resist effect, but without using the hot wax (definitely a much more kid friendly method!) The kit includes 10 fabric squares to get you started, which make nice little gifts as wall art, and you can also use the technique to create one-of-a-kind tshirts, pillows, hats, scarves, tote bags and much, much more. These projects can be a little messy, but they’re definitely fun and unique.
What you get: 47 page full colour instruction book with dozens of design ideas and templates, 1 bottle of Doodle Gel, 3 fabric paints, foam brush, paint palette, plastic page protector and 10 fabric swatches.
Finger knitting is the fastest, easiest and funnest way to knit – no knitting needles required! Using just your fingers and yarn, this book shows you how to create over 15 different knitting projects, including scarves, hats, headbands, bracelets, necklaces and more. It also shows you how you can use the technique with an old t-shirt for something a little different.
What you get: 55 page instruction book with over 15 project ideas, four 50 yard skeins of yarn, lacing tool, stitch holder and beads and button.
Personalized Friendship Bracelets
This book teaches you how to make one-of-a-kind personalized friendship bracelets that are perfect for gift giving. Personalize your bracelets with names, initials, designs like hearts, flowers, emojis or even fun sayings like “LOL” or “YOLO” (you only live once). In addition to bracelets, you can also create gifts like hair barrettes, backpack or luggage tags or zipper pulls.
What you get: 51 page instruction book with over a dozen different types of bracelets to make, 50 yards of floss in 5 different colours, built-in bracelet board, 150 design tiles and 50 blank tiles to create custom designs.
#KlutzHandmade Craft Kits Giveaway
Thanks to Scholastic Canada, we are giving away 3 Klutz craft kits to one Tweenhood reader.
One lucky winner will receive:
- Klutz Charm Bracelet Studio (MSRP: $29.99)
- Klutz Design & Dye with No-Heat Batik (MSRP: $26.99)
- a third Klutz book of their choice from the Scholastic Canada website. – Let us know in the comments below which kit you’d pick if you win!
Enter below for your chance to win, and be sure to check out our other Tweenhood Holiday Gift Guide Giveaways!
The giveaway starts Friday, December 4th and ends Monday, December 14th at 11:00 p.m. ET.
This giveaway is open to Canadian residents 18+ only, excluding Quebec. A winner will be chosen at random and notified via email. Winner will receive a total of 3 Klutz kits. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of prize sponsor. There is no guarantee this prize will be received before the holidays. The winner will be required to answer a skill-testing question and have 48 hours to respond, otherwise another winner will be chosen.
I received Klutz kits from Scholastic Canada for the review purposes. All opinions are my own.
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Kathy is a blogger and freelance writer and mom of two teens who gave up her career as a financial advisor when her son was diagnosed with autism at age 3. When it comes to parenting, Kathy truly believes there is strength in numbers and knows that sharing stories and strategies with other parents has helped keep her sane (so far!)