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Help! Craft stuff for a 12 year old?

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HatePaperDoll Sat 19-Nov-16 17:17:33

Hoping you can help.

My 12 year old niece loves making things. I was thinking of getting her a craft set - maybe a jewellery making kit or something like that? But all the things I can find seem aimed at younger kids. Has anyone seen anything that might suit a 12 year old, please?


GreenGinger2 Sat 19-Nov-16 17:27:30

Klutz books. Tiger do a button Xmas tree kit.

GreenGinger2 Sat 19-Nov-16 17:29:18

GreenGinger2 Sat 19-Nov-16 17:30:20

GreenGinger2 Sat 19-Nov-16 17:31:04

nancy75 Sat 19-Nov-16 17:32:29

What about a 3D pen? They seem to be a popular thing on xmas lists for my dds friends this year

GreenGinger2 Sat 19-Nov-16 17:34:32

imsorryiasked Sat 19-Nov-16 17:45:12

Have a look at The Works lots of choice

5moreminutes Sat 19-Nov-16 17:47:52

I'd go for stuff aimed at adults (I have a similar child and don't buy her children's kits any more).

Flisspaps Sat 19-Nov-16 17:49:51

Get a set of findings, beads and basic tools from eBay << like this>>

yumscrumfatbum Sat 19-Nov-16 17:51:37

Quilling is fun. How about an easel, canvas and some acrylics or watercolours and a pad of suitable paper x

PerspicaciaTick Sat 19-Nov-16 17:56:05

Lots of crafting kits in Hobbycraft - I like the look of some of the felting stuff.

17caterpillars1mouse Sat 19-Nov-16 18:03:04

Kirsty allsop craft kits are good and more mature (and kitsch)

HatePaperDoll Sat 19-Nov-16 18:06:55

Oooh, lots of ideas...thanks all! I'll sit down and check out all the options after DD goes to bed.

I'll have a look at some adult kits too but DN is very young for her age...she turned 12 recently and wanted Aquabeads for her birthday because she loves playing with my 4 year old's set.

ChippyMinton Sat 19-Nov-16 18:10:52

Latchhook kits are fun, and can be made into cushions

Or Decopatch - a pot of glue, some pretty papers and papier mache blanks to cover

WhatWouldDarylDixonDo Sat 19-Nov-16 18:16:40

I loved cross stitch when I was a tween/teen. Maybe something like that?

MeMyElfandI Sat 19-Nov-16 18:18:14

I also rate the decoupage from hobby craft. Also for my 13 year old I have ordered Djeco craft kits from Brightminds. Not cheap but lovely. Lots of different ones. Last year she had a silk scarf painting kit and this year I am getting her their embroidery kit.

Beaverlac Sat 19-Nov-16 18:21:30

Calligraphy? My daughter started younger than 12, taught herself, and the interest grew with her, with beautiful results. An interest to last a lifetime.

Tiggles Sat 19-Nov-16 18:50:06

How about a large amount of coloured paper pref cut to smallish rectangles and instructions on how to do 3D origami. (Google 3d paper origami to see some amazing creations!) example

HatePaperDoll Sat 19-Nov-16 20:30:42

More great ideas! I'm not at all crafty so some of these would never have occurred to me.

I absolutely love the Calligraphy idea, Beaverlac. I wish I'd learned to do it.

Cocochoco Sun 20-Nov-16 08:54:43

Djeco sand art kits are gorgeous. Also Fimo - blocks of coloured modelling clay. I bought dd a giant sketch pad from Tiger for a tenner last year and she's asked for that again.

Beaverlac Wed 30-Nov-16 23:51:19

Just seen a Prima magazine article on gifts for crafters, which mentions a calligraphy set from M&S. £25, in their 3 for 2 offer.

jaxxyj Wed 30-Nov-16 23:53:59

My daughter loved the candle making kit I got her last year

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