8 Kids Science & Craft Kits Our Team Loves on Amazon – Starting at $7.21!

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Running out of ideas for the kiddos?

If you have kids, you’re more than likely in the same boat as us… we’re trying to stay afloat, keep the kids busy at home during quarantine (we’ve got 21 ways to do that), and some of us have even resorted to trying to make chores around the house more fun.

With the deadlines for re-openings of all the places we love getting extended on a daily basis, you might be running out of ideas for things to do without leaving home, so we put a list of some fun science and craft kits for kids that you can buy on Amazon. The best part?! Every one of them is loved by a member of our Hip2Save team!


Here’s our list of team favorite science and craft kits for kids:

1. The Orb Factory Plushcraft Pillows

Recommended for 3 years and older. 

kids hands holding colorful white pink purple dog head

Price | $12.94+

Ice cream and puppy lovers will have so much fun with these decorative pillows! The box includes over 360 pieces, one pillow, one tool, a variety of colored fabric pieces, and instructions to create these fluffy and super cute creations! The best part is that you can put it on display and keep it forever, once it’s complete. 😍

“My daughter loves these pillow projects. She’s 6 and can do them independently. Plus I love that you can buy so many different styles so the fun never stops!” – Jenna 


2. Paint by Sticker Kids: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time

Recommended for 5 years and older. 

Various sticker books laying on a black blanket in the grass

Price | $7.21

Masterpieces are just a few stickers away! Kids will love and learn new shapes with these fun sticker books to bring artwork to life! Each one includes everything you need to make ten sticker paintings on sturdy card stock. Plus, all the pages are perforated—making it easy to tear out each finished work to frame and share!

“Our whole family loves these books, and has so much fun with them! They even make them for adults, which can be a fun and soothing thing to do.” – Jenna


3. Kid Made Modern New Arts and Crafts Library Set

Recommended for 8 years and older. 

Price | $39.99

This huge box crafted by in-house designers contains over 1,000 innovative pieces that will be the cornerstone of any craft collection in your home – the options are endless! We especially love this company because each and every piece is painstakingly tested to ensure its safety and environmental friendliness. Plus, you can ensure you’ll be buying a product that’s great for the environment since they use corn-based materials and non-coated cardboard rather than harmful plastics.

“My daughter has one of these and it’s awesome! It includes so many pieces for crafts. We’ve had a lot of the Kid Made Modern kits and every single one has been great.” – Chelsey 


4. Magic School Bus activities

Recommended for 5 years and older. 

The Magic School Bus Human Body kit

You’ll never break tradition with these Magic School Bus STEM kits. You’ll feel like you’re the one back in elementary school! From discovered germs to learning about weather and chemistry, your child will have a great jump start on their science abilities.

“We love the Magic Schoolbus kits! I used them when we did homeschool for my daughter and I always felt like she was learning a lot while having so much fun with these kits! My favorites were the one about germs, the chemistry lab and the weather lab.” – Jami


5. DJECO Kioptik Kits

Price | $26.24

Make your photo come to life, literally! Kids will have such a blast with these sets that they construct themselves and when their masterpiece is done it has the illusion that it’s actually moving on paper! How cool is that?! If you want to explore all the other amazing toys that DJECO has to offer, they start at just under $10 with something for all ages.

“This is one brand that often gets pulled out at our house. My almost 11-year old just did a rubber-stamp making kit that was really fun and we love their Kinoptik sets which let you create a picture that has the illusion of moving.” – Stacy


6. Dig It Up Kits

Recommended for 4 years and older.

bones in clay science kit for kids with dig up tools

Price | $20.95+

Nice weather is a great excuse to get the kids outside and do some crafts. In fact, that’s probably the only place you’ll want to do this dino dig up! Kids can be their very own Paleontologist and it will be sure to keep them entertained for a good chunk of time.

“I loved buying these Dig It Up! kits for my boys – they always had so much fun with these when they were younger and super into dinosaurs. I actually think at 8 and 9 years old now, they would still have a lot of fun digging up a dino again.”  Sara


7. Spirograph Design Tin Set

Recommended for 8 years and older. 

girl coloring on white paper with spirograph kit on table

Price | $13.29

Another classic we couldn’t keep off this list, the spirograph is great for any kid (or adult) that loves to draw and get creative on paper. Included in each collectible metal tin are 7 wheels, 1 ring, 1 rack, spiro-putty, 2 pens, 10-page guide book, and design paper.

“This is a tried and true classic activity to get out at our house! I feel like you can never go wrong with a spirograph and all the creative fun they provide.” – Stacy 


8. Thames & Kosmos Stem Kits

Recommended ages range by kit (starting at 3 years up to 11+).

opening purple box full of colorful toy pieces to game

Price | $10.19+

Thames & Kosmos provides science for all ages – starting at just 3 years old! From STEM experiment kits to toys and board games and even magic kits, they’ll be learning and having endless amounts of fun!

Thames & Kosmos kits are great STEM-geared kits and although they can be a lot more costly than other activities, they’re really cool and totally worth it! They’re great quality and great for older kids.” – Stacy 


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  1. beth

    Can you post a list of craft kits for adults?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Great idea, Beth! Thanks for the request! I’ll be sure to pass this along to the team!

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