Top 10 Arts and Crafts Toys 2016-2017

in Educational Toys and Games, Specialty Toys for Kids

2016-2017 Best Kids’ Arts & Crafts Toys and Kits

Little girl with fingerpaint on handsThere may be nothing like arts and crafts toys to allow kids to unleash their creativity and imagination. Again, this year has brought along a wonderful variety of picks that encourage boys and girls of all ages to do just that — unleash!

What’s here: On this page is a list of the top 10 kids’ arts and crafts toys for the Christmas holidays of 2016 and into 2017 – the ones that are getting the most positive attention, with the highest level of popularity by sales and overall higher ratings from consumers. Toys for a variety of ages are included in the list.

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What’s Here:

1. Craft-tastic String Art Kit
2. ALEX Toys Super Window Sticker Art
3. Project Mc2 Create Your Own Lip Balm Lab
4. Just My Style Designer Scrapbook
5. Crayola Play ‘N Fold 2-in-1 Art Studio
6. ALEX Toys Little Hands Button Art
7. ALEX Spa Hair Chalk Salon
8. 4M Magnetic Mini Tile Art
9. Klutz Nail Art
10. ALEX Toys Giant Art Jar

1. Craft-tastic String Art Kit

Price: $13.97
You save: $6.02 (30 %)
16 new from $13.612 used from $11.46

Ages: 10 and up

To introduce the 2016-2017 list of the top 10 arts and crafts toys for kids, here is the Craft-tastic String Art Kit.

String art has been around for quite some time, but we used peg boards and yarn. So this setup is a bit more advanced. There are 3 canvases with pins that push into stencil templates. Or, kiddos create their own.

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Craft-tastic 3d String Art Kit

$21.85
End Date: Saturday Apr-22-2017 21:01:59 PDT
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Craft-tastic 3D String Art Kit

$20.27
End Date: Monday Apr-3-2017 19:01:10 PDT
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Craft-tastic String Art II Kit

$20.96
End Date: Thursday Apr-20-2017 21:18:57 PDT
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2. ALEX Toys Super Window Sticker Art

Price: $16.08
You save: $3.42 (18 %)
11 new from $16.082 used from $11.37

Ages: 6-10

Marking the second spot among this year’s best arts and crafts toys is from one of my favorite toy companies – ALEX Toys Super Window Sticker Art.

I bought this for my much-younger sister a few months ago and she absolutely loved how artsy and creative it allowed her to be. There are 6 tubes of colorful, quick-drying gels to make loads of beautiful, crafty window clings.

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ALEX Toys Craft Super Window Sticker Art 1 NEW

$19.20
End Date: Tuesday Apr-4-2017 10:43:31 PDT
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ALEX Toys Craft Super Window Sticker Art

$22.98
End Date: Saturday Apr-22-2017 12:05:21 PDT
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ALEX Toys Craft Super Window Sticker Art

$20.09
End Date: Tuesday Apr-18-2017 10:55:03 PDT
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3. Project Mc2 Create Your Own Lip Balm Lab

Price: $10.32
91 new from $10.326 used from $8.98

Ages: 6-15

How creative and fun! Third up on the list is Project Mc2 Create Your Own Lip Balm Lab.

With winter right around the corner (at this writing), lip balm is a must-have for youngsters prone to dried, cracked, chapped lips. This DIY kit lets kiddos create their own lip balms in four delicious flavors, like vanilla, strawberry, watermelon, and tropical punch.

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Project Mc2 Create Your Own Lip Balm Lab Kit New

$12.05
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 15:54:40 PDT
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Project Mc2 Create Your Own Lip Balm Lab Kit

$12.44
End Date: Wednesday Apr-19-2017 11:18:44 PDT
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Lip Balm Lab Kit Project Mc2 Create Your Own 4 Flavors New Toy Gift Party Girls

$13.44
End Date: Friday Apr-14-2017 10:20:50 PDT
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4. Just My Style Designer Scrapbook

Price: $29.99
3 new from $29.850 used

Ages: 6 and up

Also managing a spot among the best arts & crafts toys for 2016 and into 2017 is Just My Style Designer Scrapbook.

For little girls who love capturing memories in pictures, drawings, and handwritten pages, this Designer Scrapbook is perfection. Kids use stickers and colorful markers to design their own scrapbook. Then they fill that awesome scrapbook with mementoes and awesome memories.

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Just My Style Designer Scrapbook kit ~New~ Design A 40-Page Hardcover Scrapbook

$10.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-6-2017 10:52:48 PDT
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NEW Just My Style Designer Scrapbook Craft Kit 6+yrs

$15.00
End Date: Friday Apr-14-2017 18:34:34 PDT
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Just My Style Designer Personalized Scrapbook Kit By Horizon Group USA

$21.10
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 23:50:12 PDT
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5. Crayola Play ‘N Fold 2-in-1 Art Studio

Price: $35.00
13 new from $35.000 used

Ages: 3 and up

The Crayola Play ‘N Fold 2-in-1 Art Studio also makes its own place among this year’s top kids’ arts and crafts toys and kits.

Lovin’ this Art Studio—mostly because storage is super-simple, since the easel folds away in a few quick, easy snaps. It also goes from a nifty desk for all kinds of artistic mediums, to a chalkboard easel with an eraser.

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Crayola Play 'N Fold 2-in-1 Art Studio Desk To Easel 5013 -02

$24.00
End Date: Thursday Apr-6-2017 12:42:40 PDT
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Crayola Play 'N Fold 2-In-1 Art Studio + PAPER + ERASER ~ BRAND NEW, NEW IN BOX

$36.99
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 6:42:36 PDT
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Crayola Art Studio Play & Fold 2 in 1 Kids Easel for Drawing Coloring & Painting

$64.31
End Date: Saturday Apr-1-2017 23:06:51 PDT
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6. ALEX Toys Little Hands Button Art

Price: $11.21
You save: $15.29 (58 %)
47 new from $11.210 used

Ages: 2 and up

Hitting the next position on the list — ALEX Toys Little Hands Button Art.

Button Art is a fun, colorful way for toddlers to hone their hand-eye coordination and creative skills. Kids have a board, complete with several pictures templates, like a dinosaur, ladybug, and truck. Using buttons, they finish up the different pictures.

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ALEX Toys Little Hands Button Art - Out of Box - Pre-Owned

$7.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-5-2017 17:08:12 PDT
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ALEX Toys Little Hands Button Art Educational Preschool Kids

$14.99
End Date: Monday Apr-17-2017 20:09:37 PDT
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ALEX Toys Little Hands Button Art

$13.49
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 21:27:12 PDT
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7. ALEX Spa Hair Chalk Salon

Price: $7.33
You save: $7.66 (51 %)
48 new from $2.306 used from $5.95

Ages: 8 and up

Another great pick among the 2016-2017 favorite arts and crafts toys from this super-creative toy company – ALEX Spa Hair Chalk Salon.

For crafty girls with love for color-changing strands, Hair Chalk is a temporary, DIY box of washable, safe color pens. Youngsters use the chalks to color their long locks in vibrant hues, like pink and blue. Washes out with shampoo.

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ALEX Toys Spa Hair Chalk Salon Craft Kit

$8.54
End Date: Monday Apr-17-2017 8:58:47 PDT
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ALEX Spa Hair Chalk Salon Toys For Kids NEW

$9.33
End Date: Wednesday Apr-5-2017 14:25:39 PDT
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ALEX Spa Hair Chalk Salon

$8.17
End Date: Monday Apr-24-2017 6:01:09 PDT
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8. 4M Magnetic Mini Tile Art

Price: $9.95
You save: $1.16 (10 %)
32 new from $9.930 used

Ages: 8 and up

And 8th in line of this year’s best arts and crafts kits for kids is 4M Magnetic Mini Tile Art.

I love mosaics, so Mini Tile Art is totally up my alley. This art kit comes with tiles that kids attach their pictures to, then make those pictures magnetic for fridge display. These make awesome gifts for family and friends.

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4M 4563AM Magnetic Mini Tile Art

$12.01
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 22:42:05 PDT
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4M 4563AM Magnetic Mini Tile Art

$12.99
End Date: Wednesday Apr-19-2017 16:52:44 PDT
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4M 4563AM Magnetic Mini Tile Art

$12.84
End Date: Tuesday Apr-11-2017 10:01:50 PDT
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9. Klutz Nail Art

Price: $19.81
You save: $2.18 (10 %)
39 new from $14.991 used from $24.86

Ages: 6 and up

Klutz Nail Art arrives at #9 on the list.

Nail Art is all the rage with fashionable girls, especially with all of the YouTube videos about DIY, at-home manicures. In this kit, kids will find 35 cool designs for their fingernails, like watermelons, Minnie Mouse polka-dots, and cow patterns.

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Nail Art by Klutz Editors (2015, Mixed Media)

$18.77
End Date: Monday Mar-27-2017 17:17:55 PDT
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100% Klutz Certified Nail Art Sherri Haab 100s Designs Hardcover Book+6 Polishes

$15.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-5-2017 21:55:39 PDT
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Nail Art by Editors of Klutz Book & Merchandise Book (English)

$18.05
End Date: Monday Apr-3-2017 21:12:29 PDT
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10. ALEX Toys Giant Art Jar

Price: $17.80
You save: $12.85 (42 %)
19 new from $17.800 used

Ages: 3-10

Perhaps my favorite comes in as the final pick of the top ten children’s arts and crafts toys, yet another from the ALEX toy company with their Giant Art Jar.

The Giant Art Jar is exactly what it sounds like. A ginormous, packed-to-full, plastic jar of art supplies. There are pom-poms in all kinds of sparkly colors, crepe paper with fringes, feathers, pipe cleaners, and anything your little artist needs.

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ALEX Toys Giant Art Jar Free Shipping, New

$21.00
End Date: Wednesday Apr-26-2017 3:34:03 PDT
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ALEX Toys Craft Giant Art Jar, New, Free Shipping

$20.05
End Date: Thursday Mar-30-2017 16:00:19 PDT
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ALEX Toys Craft Giant Art Jar , New, Free Shipping

$21.61
End Date: Tuesday Mar-28-2017 15:52:10 PDT
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 10/25/16.

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