It’s now easier than ever to spark your creativity through arts and crafts. You can take online classes on nearly any subject and wade through countless inspiring blogs. But if you’re looking for a tactile way to learn and enjoy a new skill, try a DIY kit. They come in nearly every craft and are convenient—many all-inclusive packs have everything you need to get started. Just grab basic supplies like scissors and you’ll be on the path to making something great.
DIY kits allow you to “test drive” an art or craft before you fully commit to it, making it a safe way to try something out of your comfort zone. If you’re curious about crafting your own paper flowers, for instance, the Van Gogh Irises kit is one to explore. Its creator Sarah Yakawonis modeled the flowers after the iconic painter’s artwork. When you’re done, you’ll have a set of Irises to decorate your home. Afterward, you can evaluate what you thought of crafting your own florals and even build on your skills with books like Tiffany Turner’s The Fine Art of Paper Flowers.
We’ve taken the guesswork out of finding a DIY kit. Check out our recommendations below.
Spark your creativity with easy DIY crafts. We've found 20 kits to try!
Stuffed Fox Felt Animal Kit
Make a fox that isn’t sly enough to run… because it’s made of felt. When complete, it’ll fit in the palm of your hand.
Awesome Gig Poster Screen Printing Kit
Screen printing has a lot of necessary tools, but this kit has everything you need to create your own prints from start to finish. You’ll have an “awesome gig poster” in no time!
Stag Beetle Kit
The Stag Beetle Kit comes complete with precision cut paper and cardboard parts. When fully assembled, you can admire the fascinating world of insects.
Van Gogh Irises Paper Flower Kit
Recreate the beauty of Van Gogh’s Irises painting with paper. The florals were developed from the real painting and actual iris flowers.
Silver Tabby Paper Toy Kit
This cute, fully-posable tabby cat can be assembled by simply folding. All you need is a pair of scissors.
Racoon Doll Embroidery Kit
Sew your own raccoon plush doll when you stitch together this embroidery kit.
Felt Succulents Kit
Get crafty with succulents and felt. The pack features everything you need to make 18 plants—including chalk to add ombre edges to the succulent's leaves.
Organic Soap Kit
Have you ever wanted to make your own soap? This handy kit gives you a place to start. It’s great for beginners and makes six soaps and one body scrub. Try different recipes—all of them are preservatives and toxins free.
Bees and Wildflowers Embroidery Kit
You'll be buzzing with excitement to stitch this all-inclusive kit.
Walking T.Rex Toy Kit
Build a tiny dino out of plywood with this kit by Magnote. Everything is ready to assemble, and there are no tools necessary to make the T.Rex walk and talk across your desk.
Hanging Planter Kit
Macrame is officially back in style. Make your own hanging macrame hanger in one handy package.
Earring Painting Kit
This kit includes two pairs of wood hoops and eight paint colors to decorate your own earrings. Opt for crazy colors and patterns or go for a more subdued look. The choice is yours!
Punch Needle Beginner Kit
If you've tried embroidery, here's a new facet of the craft to learn—punch needle. In this all-inclusive kit, you'll make a rainbow to hang on your wall or decorate a cushion or tote bag.
Thinking about warm weather fashion? Create your own espadrille shoes. Tipu and Tapu has included everything you'll need from the fabric to the curved sewing needle.
Leaf Flower Press Kit
Dried flowers are beautiful, and now you can immortalize your favorite blooms with this press kit.
Flower Collage Kit
Create your own floral arrangement in a floating frame that you hang almost anywhere.
Chunky Yarn for Arm Knitting
Made from merino wool, this super chunky yarn is great for giant knitting on your arm.
Felt Succulent Kit
You don't have to have a green thumb to “grow” all of these pretty succulents. Create a batch of these felt plants and arrange them in a wood frame for a unique piece of home decor.
Sew Your Own Whale Cushion
You'll have a whale of a good time making this sweet cushion!
DIY Plant It Yourself KitThis kit is great as a gift because you can choose a quote to include on the pot. You definitely won't appear prickly!
This article has been edited and updated.
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