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Hello all. I am allergic to crafting but my kids love it and my husband likes to knit with our eldest dd who is 9. I would like to buy her some Christmas gifts online that are in a "kit" form. After doing some searches I haven't found anything. Can you give me some direction to companies and suggestions?<br><br>
She loves to draw and make anything. She loves sewing and knitting so crafts of all kinds would be great. Same for 6 yr old dd, although she obviously needs something less complicated.<br><br>
Many thanks from a Craft-challenged mom
 

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not sure if this is the type of thing you are looking for but my DD, 8, really enjoys making potholders with <a href="http://www.mindwareonline.com/MWESTORE/ProductDetails/ProductDetails.aspx?pid={315f617f-07fa-44cd-9892-a2c7b18e448c}" target="_blank">this loom kit</a>. We found extra loops at the local hobby store for much cheaper than midware's price.<br><br>
Another idea is jewelry making kits, if she is interested in that. My DD likes to make bracelets and neclaces. <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%2Fref%3Dnb_ss_1_7%3Furl%3Dsearch-alias%253Dtoys-and-games%26field-keywords%3Djewelry%2Bmaking%2Bkit%26sprefix%3Djewelry" target="_blank">Like these kits</a>.<br><br>
ETA: I'm craft challenged, too. My DD taught me how to knit.
 

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The Klutz kits are really awesome -- Chicken Sox is their brand for younger kids, probably best for the six-year-old. Alex Toys also does some good kits.<br><br>
If your older DD likes to sew, does she do embroidery yet? There are some really neat "teach yourself embroidery" kits for kids. Also, I do counted cross-stitch, and nine is a great age for that -- especially if she's already comfortable with a needle.<br><br>
The Dimensions Daydreams kits are pretty small (and come with a big mat so they look more impressive while framed -- I think with the frame, they're 8 X 8, but the stitched area is much smaller). I like the blue poppy and butterfly, or one of the seashell designs:<br><br><a href="http://www.123stitch.com/CrossStitchDimensionsDaydreamsCollection.html" target="_blank">http://www.123stitch.com/CrossStitch...ollection.html</a><br><br>
Embroidery kits:<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FSimple-Embroidery-Klutz-Marilyn-Green%2Fdp%2F1570549575%2Fref%3Dpd_cp_b_3" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Embroid.../ref=pd_cp_b_3</a><br><br>
Stitch-it kit (hipper designs, not specifically for kids but sounds like your daughter can handle it): <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FStitch-Kit-Jenny-Hart%2Fdp%2F0811843211%2Fref%3Dsip_rech_dp_3" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Stitch-Kit-Jen...=sip_rech_dp_3</a><br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FDimensions-Thing-Embroidery-Boxed-Kits-Assorted%2Fdp%2FB001DEJSFU%2Fref%3Dsr_1_3%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dhome-garden%26qid%3D1258478392%26sr%3D8-3" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Dimensions-Thi...8478392&sr=8-3</a><br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FAlex-Toys-Super-Embroidery-Kit%2Fdp%2FB000F3O1I4%2Fref%3Dpd_sbs_hg_2" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Alex-Toys-Supe...ef=pd_sbs_hg_2</a>
 
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