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23 Generation Z Crafting Innovations

From Customizable Sneaker Kits to Tween Sewing Studios

— December 16, 2015 — Life-Stages
These Generation Z crafting innovations range from customizable sneaker kits to tween sewing classes that let kids play a fashion designer role. Inspired by their parents' appreciation for maker culture, today's kids are more expressive than past generations.

Encouraged to participate in creative and hands-on activities, kids and tweens are no longer just playing with traditional toys but are instead creating their own. When they aren't designing papercraft figurines or sewing, they are likely to be at a canvas coloring party or at a graffiti tutorial that promises to teach them an array of street art techniques.

Some other Generation Z crafting innovations include various craft kits like those used to create gummy candies or eco-friendly art projects along with more traditional coloring books that boast a pop culture inspiration.
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Activity
Freshness
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Child Chef Camps
Child Chef Camps
This SoFAB Cooking Camp Teaches Kids to Prepare Healthy Meals
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22
Customizable Cartoon Snacks
Customizable Cartoon Snacks
These Twinkie Minion Treats Celebrate Valentine's Day Festivities
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21
Tween Sewing Studios
Tween Sewing Studios
Sew Be It Studio's Sewing Workshops Encourage Kids to Get Creative
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20
Tubular Japanese Papercrafts
Tubular Japanese Papercrafts
These Quirky Piperoid Characters are Made From Cut Paper Rolls
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19
Papercraft Bird Costumes
Papercraft Bird Costumes
This DIY Costume is Made Using Sheets of Bright Colored Paper
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18
Wintry Papercraft Dolls
Wintry Papercraft Dolls
This Festive DIY Doll Craft Creates Cone-Shaped Playtoys
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17
DIY Kids Specs
DIY Kids Specs
The Martha Stewart Fancy Shades Project Applies Crafting to Fashion
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16
Gummy-Making Kits
Gummy-Making Kits
This Set Allows Children to Create Their Own Homemade Sweets from Scratch
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15
8-Bit Block Playsets
8-Bit Block Playsets
This Paper Minecraft Toy Set Takes the Game's Best Elements Offline
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14
Spin Art Activity Kits
Spin Art Activity Kits
Toys R Us' Creates an Imaginative Toy for Hands-On Play
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13
Hybrid Coloring Notebooks
Hybrid Coloring Notebooks
This Notebook Has Pages for Taking Notes and Coloring Illustrations
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12
Customizable Superhero Sets
Customizable Superhero Sets
The DIY 6" Action Figure Kits Encourage Kids to Personalize Their Toys
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11
Eco-Friendly Hobby Subscriptions
Eco-Friendly Hobby Subscriptions
Green Kid Crafts Playfully Teaches Children About the Environment
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10
Customizable Sneaker Kits
Customizable Sneaker Kits
Fayvel's Sneaker Stickers Let Kids Play a Designer Role
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9
Marbled Paper DIYs
Marbled Paper DIYs
Honestly WTF's Latest Craft Project Creates Beautiful Stationary Sets
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8
Kid-Friendly Graffiti Classes
Kid-Friendly Graffiti Classes
4CATS' 'Express Yo Self' Seminars Teach Children Street Art Tricks
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7
Kid-Friendly Airline Kits
Kid-Friendly Airline Kits
This On-Board Activity Kit Features Games, Puzzles and Art Supplies
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6
Bathtub Artist Kits
Bathtub Artist Kits
ALEX Toy's Paint in the Tub Playset Makes for an Easy Clean Up
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5
Paper Animation Kits
Paper Animation Kits
These Rob Ives Sets Make Charmingly Animated Paper Playthings
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4
Haute Couture Coloring Books
Haute Couture Coloring Books
This Book Features Hand-Drawn Fashion Sketches from the 1950s
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3
DIY Rainbow Putty
DIY Rainbow Putty
This Kid-Friendly Craft is Made Using Simple Household Ingredients
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2
Cardboard Spaceship Kits
Cardboard Spaceship Kits
The Makedo Space Pod Launch Kit Provides Interactive and Imaginative Play
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1
DIY Bracelet Kits
DIY Bracelet Kits
These Elegant Homemade Beaded Cuffs Incorporate Color and Craftmanship
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