Working on art projects is a fun pastime for many boys and girls, but when it comes to crafts for 7 year olds, there are so many options, it can be difficult to find something they will truly love. There are so many different kits and sets out there, as well as thousands of ideas of crafts to make with household objects. It’s no wonder parents often need some extra help in finding the best crafts for girls and boys.
Here at Whooops-a-Daisy, we love arts and crafts and that’s why we have hand-picked the very best art sets for kids aged 7. These kits contain everything, or almost everything, needed to complete the project, so they make things easier for parents, who don’t have to take several trips to the craft store when they run out of supplies. Each kit also comes with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions so kids can work on many of these projects without too much help from mom or dad. First, we have a few tips to help ensure you pick out the best set for your child.
Considerations When Choosing Craft Ideas for 7 Year Olds
When shopping around for boys or girls crafts sets, there are a few factors to keep in mind in order to choose the kit they will enjoy the most. Let’s take a look at some of the main considerations.
Age & Gender
There are many different kits out there, each tailored to different age groups and some better suited to girls or to boys. At the age of 7, the type of kit they will be interested in is different from the craft sets for 5 year olds so you should choose according to their skill levels. Make sure the craft is not too challenging, yet also not so simple that it will bore them. Some kits are aimed towards one gender over the other, but really it depends on the child’s interests, so think about what they are in to and select accordingly.
Type of Craft
If your kid loves to paint, they will surely appreciate a kit that allows them to paint a figurine, a rock painting kit, or anything else they can use their painting skills on. Think about the types of creative activity they enjoy and choose a kit that allows them to use their talents. It can also be fun to choose something different that will challenge them to use or learn a new skill, such as learning to sew perhaps.
Craft supplies should be chosen from a reputable brand with good reviews from parents and children. This will help ensure the materials used are safe and non-toxic, which is very important when buying for children, of course. A well-known brand will also use high-quality materials in the manufacture of their products, so you can be sure they are durable and can withstand the force young children often exert!
Top 20 Craft for 7 Year Olds
We will now take a look at what we believe are 20 of the best seven years old boy and girl crafts. There is sure to be something here to appeal to every kid!
1. Koala String Art
Our first pick of the top art kits for 7 year olds is this fun string art activity. It comes with everything a child needs to make two cute koalas – a mommy and her baby! This craft might look a bit tricky at first, but it’s actually quite straightforward. There are instructions showing how to wrap the strings to create the faces, and the rest is made by layering up the body parts and adding glittery details. All the pieces are included in the pack – there is no need to buy any other additional supplies. The koalas are made up using self-adhesive foam pads, so no glue or pins are needed, unlike in some other string art kits.
2. Unicorn Pillow Craft
Anything to do with unicorns is sure to be one of the best crafts for 7 year old girls – they can’t get enough of unicorns! The finished pillow made with this set is 15″ tall, so it’s a great size for snuggling up with. No cutting or sewing is required to make the pillow, instead, it is fastened using knots along the strips of the mane. There are also glitter stickers to decorate the pillow with. Stuffing is included to fill the pillow too, to ensure it is comfortable and snuggly!
3. Crayola Sparkle Signs
Crayola is one of the top brands when it comes to kids crafts, and this set comes with everything they need to make five cute sparkly signs. It gives all the fun of using glitter but with less mess – parents will be delighted! The kit comes with five signs with pre-printed designs on them, 42 ‘glitter dots’, metallic strings to hang the signs, five washable markers, and instructions. The ‘glitter dots’ are simply pressed down onto the signs and the glitter will be released, rather than having to apply glue and sprinkle loose glitter over the top.
4. Klutz Paper Airplanes
With many art sets aimed more towards girls, it can be somewhat more difficult to find crafts for 7 year old boy. Thankfully, Klutz have some excellent picks, such as this book full of paper airplane templates. There are 40 sheets of high-quality paper included with loads of different colors and patterns to make the planes. In the kit, there are enough pieces to make ten different designs, and they are all easy to fold, so kids can make them with little help. There is a full instruction book included with tips on making the planes. Not only is making the planes a lot of fun, throwing them is even better!
5. Decorate Your Own Tumbler
If you are looking for a craft that is actually useful, this design your own tumbler set is an excellent choice. It comes with a blank tumbler with a straw, brightly-colored markers, glittery gem stickers, and liners with different designs to color in. The set also comes with a free pencil case for kids to color in. The tumbler holds 16 ounces and has a lid and a straw with a cap so it is easy to drink from. The liners are placed inside the tumbler after coloring whilst the glittery gems can be used to make a pattern on the top of it.
6. Make Your Own Water Globes
There are some slightly more unique and fun arts and crafts for 7 year olds out there, such as this water globes kit. It comes with everything a kid needs to make three of them, with an under the sea theme. To make the sea scenes, kids can use the included modeling clay. There are also figurines to add to each globe, as well as glitter to add to the water. The globes are made from plastic, so they are kid-safe! There are different designs available if your child isn’t interested in the sea theme – sweet treats and Christmas themes are also options.
7. Craft-Tastic Bracelet Kit
The next of our craft kits for 7 year olds is this fun charm bracelet kit which comes with everything necessary to make four adorable bracelets. The charms are made from puffy stickers – simply stick the two matching halves together and thread through one of the metal hoops before attaching them to the bracelets. It’s really easy to make and the designs are adorable! There are enough stickers to make 70 charms so kids will have hours of fun deciding which to use together on each bracelet. They are excellent for giving to friends as a special gift, or keep them all and wear a different one every day!
8. CraftLab Woodland Sewing Kit
If you are keen to introduce your child to learning to sew, this set is a great way to do so. The kit comes with everything needed to make five cute woodland animals – pre-cut body parts, different colors of embroidery thread, needles, pins, a pin cushion, scissors, stuffing, glue and even a carry case to keep everything in when the projects are not being worked on. The animal pieces have the holes pre-punched already, so kids can see exactly where to sew. The needles are also plastic as they don’t need to pierce the fabric, so it is safe for kids to do.
9. Dan Darci Plantpot Craft
Our next art set for 7 year old children is something a little different – this kit comes with everything they need to paint and decorate a plant pot, as well as grow three different types of flowers inside it. There are six colorful paints included, as well as a chart showing how to mix the colors to create different shades. The plant box is tin and is 12 inches long. The set also comes with soil, seed packets, plant labels, a shovel, a watering bottle, and a paint palette and brushes. Kids will have so much fun decorating the pot and will be thrilled when they see their flowers beginning to grow.
10. Hapinest Terrarium Craft
The next of our crafts for 7 yr old girl is another garden-themed activity. This one is a terrarium kit and it comes with everything a child needs to make their own ecosystem inside a jar! The set includes a jar with a night light inside, soil, sand, seeds, figurines, stickers, and a spray bottle for watering the seedlings. Kids will love decorating their terrarium inside and out and will enjoy taking care of their seeds as they start to grow. The lights inside are a nice touch and mean the terrarium can be used as a nightlight to soothe kids off to sleep.
11. Emoji Bracelet Craft
Here we have another jewelry craft kit, this time it’s an emoji bracelet making set! It comes with the beads and elastics to make five bracelets. So, it’s ideal for an activity to do at a party or a sleepover, or for kids to make and gift to their friends. Or, they can make and keep all the bracelets and choose one to wear depending on their mood! There are 70 beads and five different colors of elastic, so kids can get creative and come up with some exciting combinations. If you are looking for Christmas craft ideas, there is a holiday-themed set also available.
12. ALEX Toys Scrapbook Kit
Art for 7 year olds takes many different forms, and if they are interested in scrapbooking, this set is a great place to start. It comes with everything they need to make their very own scrapbook to fill with special memories – they just have to add their own pictures. Inside the kit, you can find the scrapbook, stickers, ribbons and twine, frames, buttons, pencils, glue, and more. Kids will have hours of fun looking through photos and thinking about special times to include in the book, and they will love looking back on it in the years to come.
13. Mermaids Craft Kit
This is perhaps one of the best craft kits for 7 year olds if they are mermaid lovers – it comes with everything they need to make six excellent projects! With this kit, kids can make a bracelet, a crown, a necklace, a wallet, a hair clip, and two adorable mermaid dolls. Everything that is needed for the various projects is included – felt, thread, beads, glitter, cardstock, and much more. Working through these projects is sure to keep kids busy for a while, and they will love the finished results.
14. Creativity for Kids Gem Painting
Painting is a favorite activity for many children, but it can be a bit messy. If you are looking for a nice alternative, how about this gem diamond painting kit instead? It comes with everything necessary to create 12 stickers and 2 suncatchers, and the finished stickers are perfect for decorating things like backpacks, diaries, and more. There are more than 1000 diamond gems included, and they can be used to make the stickers without the use of glue, so there is no mess! There are different themes to choose from including sea life, sweets, and woodland. So, there is something here for everyone.
15. Klutz Soap Making Kit
klutz make some excellent arts and crafts for 7 year old girls and boys, and this make your own soap kit is just one example. It has a full-color book with instructions as well as some information on the science behind soap and cleaning – perfect for curious kids! The set has enough supplies to make up to 10 bars of soap in different shapes. There are also colors, scents, packing materials for gifting the soaps, stickers, and glitter. Kids will have hours of fun choosing different colors and patterns, and the finished soaps make excellent, homemade gifts for friends and family.
16. Make Your Own Headbands Craft
If you are hosting a craft party, this is a great kit to share with all the guests. It comes with everything necessary to make 10 different headbands in a variety of colors and styles, so everyone can make something to take home. The set comes with 10 satin headbands, gems, flowers, ribbons, and much more, so kids can create any kind of hairband they like.
17. Made By Me Sand Art Kit
If you are looking for crafts for 7 year old boys, this sand art set might be appealing. It comes with eight colorful sands and six bottles to layer them up in. There are also hanging cords to hang up the smaller bottles. The set also comes with a funnel and a design tool to help get the sand into the bottles in different patterns. Kids will have hours of fun thinking about the different types of colors and patterns they can make, and when finished the sand bottles will look great on display in their room or for gifting to friends and family.
18. Melissa & Doug No-Sew Fleece Quilt Set
Melissa & Doug is one of the top brands when it comes to children’s crafts, and this set is no exception. This set is used to make a fleece quilt and no sewing is required so it is easy for beginners. The finished quilt measures 5′ x 4′, and each fabric square is 12″ x 12″. There are 48 pieces in total, and they are knotted together using the strands. There are two different designs to choose from – flowers or butterflies.
19. Made by Me Bead Pets Kit
Nearing the end of our guide to the top 7 year old arts and crafts we have another excellent set from Made By Me. This one is used to make cute bead animals that can be made into keychains to decorate kids’ schoolbags and ensure they stand out from the crowd! The set contains more than 600 beads in various colors, which is sufficient to make 10 different designs. There are patterns to copy, or kids can go freestyle and make their own one of a kind designs.
20. Craft-Tastic Unicorn Crafts
Our final pick is one for unicorn lovers – a kit that can be used to make six adorable unicorn crafts! With this box, kids can create a headband, a necklace, a unicorn tail, a rainbow garland, a rainbow charm, and a lovely stuffed unicorn. Working through these projects is sure to keep kids busy for hours, and they will love wearing, using and displaying the finished items. All the supplies are included – stuffing, threads, paper pieces, beads, and much more. Kids will love all the bright colors!
Best Buy Overall
After looking at 20 great options, it is now time to choose which is the best of all. We love the water globes making kit. It can be used to make three different globes, which are perfect for displaying in their room or for giving as gifts when finished. Kids will love the challenge of working with the modeling clay and will have hours of fun deciding how to lay out the figures and the clay inside the globes.
Best Budget Pick
If you are looking for a craft that won’t break the bank, we recommend the Klutz soap making kit. It is perfect for kids to make their own homemade gifts for special friends or family members and they will have hours of fun coming up with different designs. They will also enjoy packing their finished soaps in order to give them as gifts. The book with extra background information is a nice touch, too.
What are the Benefits of Arts for 7 Year Olds?
Children can learn so much from working on a craft project! Of course, it allows them to unleash their creativity and express themselves when they might otherwise find it difficult to do so. Making art is a great way to pass the time when it’s not possible to go outside – perfect for passing away rainy days! Kids can also learn different skills depending on the type of project they are working on. The can learn to follow instructions, work independently, practice their fine motor skills, and develop their hand-eye coordination. Craft has a wide range of benefits, and not to mention, it’s so much fun!
What are the Best Christmas Crafts for 7 Year Olds?
Christmas is the perfect time of year to get crafting! Everyone loves to receive a homemade card or gift from a child at this special time of year. There are thousands of great ideas online, but to make things simple, a kit can be bought. Here are some great picks.
Where to Buy these Craft Sets?
For simplicity, all the sets we have featured above can be bought on Amazon, using the button provided below the image of each product. If you prefer to shop physically, many toy stores, supermarkets, and craft stores will stock a range of kits like these.