Bob Vila's Holiday Gift Guide: For the DIY Kid

From beginner's tool sets to building kits, we've gathered the best gifts to give young DIYers this holiday season.

Young Builder's Tool Set

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Young Builder's Tool Set

If your kid is looking for a little more authenticity than a plastic workshop playset, try this Young Builder's Tool Set—a functioning tool kit designed for kids. Inside the tool box you'll find safety goggles, a tape measure, level, hammer, sanding block, hand drill, and even a mini saw. ForSmallHands; $55.00

For Small Hands

Make a Playhouse

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Make a Playhouse

Don't buy a playhouse—have your kids build their own! With this MakeDo guided kit, all you'll need to provide is the cardboard; everything else is provided. MakeDo; $25.00

Makedo

Construction Dinnerware

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Construction Dinnerware

Sometimes dinnertime can get tough. But with construction-inspired dinnerware, like a forklift fork, a frontloader spoon, and a bulldozer pusher, your littlest builder can make eating and playing one and the same! The Grommet; $37.95

thegrommet.com

Build-It Book

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Build-It Book

The best way to instill a do-it-yourself spirit in your youngster is by getting started early. With this wildly popular Build-It Book: 12 Things You Can Make from Junk , your child will be upcycling and repurposing in no time! Barnes and Noble; $16.40

booksofwonder.com

KEVA Structures

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KEVA Structures

The newest rage in building toys are the highly versatile KEVA Structures. Stack them to create staircases, houses, monuments, or whatever your little architect desires—no glue or connectors required! Mindware; $49.95 and up.

Mindware

Gardening Kit

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Gardening Kit

Do you remember how exciting gardening was when you were little? How seeing a seedling you planted burst out of the ground seemed like magic? Give the gift of wonder to the budding gardening in your life with this Sunflower Kit. Amazon; $16.70

potterybarnkids.com

Build a Birdhouse

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Build a Birdhouse

Building a bird house is as American as apple pie—and one of the first woodworking projects that most kids tackle. With this Build A Birdhouse Kit, all you need to worry about is whether or not your child is old enough to hold a hammer. Amazon; $9.30

amazon

Solar Power Kit

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Solar Power Kit

By the time your children are grown up and living in the future, everything will be powered by corn and sunlight. Give your kid a head start with this 6-in-1 Solar Kit. They can snap together different parts to build a solar-powered puppy, car, windmill, or airboat—no tools required. Alternative energy made fun! Mindware; $22.95

mindware.com

Animal Pillows

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Animal Pillows

From gorillas to pandas, raccoons to dalmatians, Areaware is sure to have a pillow of your child or preteen's favorite animal. Turn their bedroom into a zoo or just give them a little flair. Areaware; $18.00+

areaware.com

Konexi

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Konexi

2D board games got you down? Go for this dimensional Konexi Gravity-Defying Word Game, stacking letters high into the air—an ideal gift for any budding bookworm. Take that, Scrabble. Amazon; $16.59

dailygrommet.com

For More...

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For More...

For more holiday gift guides, consider: 


For the Woodworker


For the DIY Mom


For the Gardener

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