Allowing our creativity to shine allows us to feel alive! It sparks joy within us. The benefits are endless! However, when our creativity is inhibited, we become reluctant to share our gifts and ideas. I know that I personally start to feel miserable inside when I stop creating. It’s so important that we encourage our children’s creativity. This doesn’t mean that each of our children will become the best artists in the world or that each will become world-famous in some manner. It simply means that our children will become increasingly confident in their creativity and in sharing this confidence with others. Not only that, but our children learn to embrace mistakes and learn from them. This is why I’ve put together this gift guide of unique gifts for creative tweens. Each idea is sure to spark your tween’s creativity!
On a side note, if you’ve ever worried that your creativity has run out, please stop! Sit with your tween as they enjoy these gifts and you will most likely find that your creativity will also be sparked!
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”Maya Angelou
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”Albert Einstein
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If your child enjoys drawing and creating, this 3D pen is sure to be a hit! The 7TECH 3D pen comes with a 280 design eBook, 18 colors of filament, and 180 feet of PLA filament. The pen itself is compatible for PLA and ABS filament. The company also offers ongoing customer service via email should you need it. If you decide to purchase this kit, you may also find it beneficial to add this silicone design mat to your order.
Finish This Book by Keri Smith
Finish this Book by Keri Smith is a fun way to spark your child’s creativity as it becomes your tween’s mission to become the new author of the book. This interactive story has clues to solve along the way. To top it off, it can be a great way to engage with your child as they may benefit from a bit of help at times.
Your child may also enjoy working through Wreck this Journal by Keri Smith. It’s especially great for those creatives that have a need for perfection. As they work through the journal, they realize that creativity does not equal perfection, but that it’s great to let their imagination soar and just have fun.
GeoSmart is the perfect gift for the tween that loves to build. These blocks are high quality and stick together with magnets. Let your child’s imagination run wild as what they decide to build is completely up to them.
The Klutz Lego Make Your Own Movie kit is perfect for any tween interested in creating their own stop motion animation videos. The kit includes a 78-page book filled with ideas and inspiration for your budding filmmaker as well as props and Lego mini figures.
If your child already has all of the props and Lego you need, you may wish to purchase this 216 page Lego Animation book instead as it delves even deeper into the making of movies using Lego figures.
Looking for a carry and go table with storage for all of that Lego? Check out this one!
Are you familiar with Darci Lynne Farmer, the winner of AGT in 2017? She found her voice and overcame her shyness when gifted a puppet from her parents. This fun ventriloquist style puppet may be just what your child needs to find their voice as well!
Does your tween love to sing? If so, this karaoke microphone may be the perfect gift! This microphone comes in your choice of 3 colors with everything your singing enthusiast needs, including a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts anywhere between 4 to 10 hours of continuous use!
Code Your Own Games!: 20 Games to Create with Scratch by Max Wainewright
Coding is a great skill to have today! If your child has any interest at all in coding, but doesn’t know where to start, this book will help! In Code Your Own Games, our creative tweens learn to code 20 popular games. A natural progression takes place from the first game to the last, so it’s recommended that your child create the games in the order that the book has them in.
If the tween in your life has any interest in sketching, this XL Drawing Set is likely to be the perfect gift! It comes with absolutely everything the budding artist needs to get started including a sketch pad and travel case. The quality is excellent as well. Please note that there is an X-ACTO knife in the set. I would suggest simply removing it from the kit if proper handling of it is of any concern.
How about you?
What do you think of these gifts for creative tweens? Do you see how they can light that creative spark? Do you have any other favorites gifts for creative tweens that have been a hit in your household? What does feeling creative mean to you? Let us know in the comments below!