Top 10 Best Craft Books for 9-year-olds

Featuring plenty of fun and creative activities, kids will love these colourful craft books. Packed with projects that feature cutting, sticking, folding, sewing and more, they're guaranteed to help develop kids' creativity and dexterity skills. See below for the best craft books for 9-year-olds.

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1. I Made That: The Kids' Big Book of Craft Ideas

Susannah Blake

Perfect for seasoned crafters and complete beginners alike, this comprehensive craft book is full of fun projects to complete on your own or with friends. Perfect for parties, sleepovers and free time, it features lots of stunning inspiration, including natural beauty products, unique clothing accessories, and innovative ways to style your room and explore new looks! There's also lots of useful information on ethical fashion and cosmetics, sustainable shopping and fair trade.

2. The Brilliant Book of Easy Crafts

Anna-Marie D'Cruz & Rita Storey

Bursting with clever craft projects, from masks and musical instruments to toys and greetings cards, children will love this wonderful bumper book. Discover how to make a carnival jester mask, a Chinese dragon puppet, a kaleidoscope, an origami card and so much more. The simple, step-by-step instructions make these projects quick, easy and seriously fun, and as they use readily-available materials, kids can get stuck in straight away!

3. It's Sew Me!

This amazing activity book is full of quizzes and gives children the chance to write - and sew! - all about themselves. Its pretty cover contains six threads to sew, giving kids the chance to perfectly personalise the book. Great for creative youngsters who want to take up sewing, children can write about and sew depictions of all their favourite hobbies and interests. This interactive treat celebrates being unique.

4. Dolly Peg Pirates Craft Kit

This arrr-mazing book features a whole host of dastardly dolly pirate peg projects to work through. From peg-legged pirates to their parrot pals, it's packed with projects and plenty of accessories, and even includes colourful fabrics.

5. Made With Love

This book truly has been made with love. Complete with enough beads and threads to make two friendship bracelets, it's packed with activities that will delight children. The pages feature appealing, bright designs and are perfect for friends to complete together. The exciting activities include colouring in the letters of each other's names and taking turns to fill a page with beautiful hearts.

6. Make This Castle

Iain Ashman

Kids will be amazed at what they can create with one tube of glue and a pair of scissors! Armed with these crafty tools, they can follow simple instructions to transform this book into a superb model of a 12th-century castle, complete with castle walls, courtyard, stables and portcullis. The book also features 40 cut-out figures, including the Baron, his wife and children, knights, men-at-arms and servants. Children will love watching their castle creation come to life. Crammed with fascinating details, this engrossing book is sure to captivate history fans of all ages.

7. Out of the Box

Jemma Westing

Great for creative kids, this book is packed with 25 step-by-step cardboard box projects to complete, including creating castles and masks. Designed to broaden a child's imagination and develop their craft skills through interactive, creative play, every project includes step-by-step instructions, and children will be amazed at what they can create with the humble cardboard box. The book encourages kids to take a fresh, fun approach to recycling.

8. Origami for Children

Mari Ono

Kids will be engrossed by this fun and fascinating book as they learn the basics of the ancient Japanese art of origami: creating objects from a single sheet of folded paper. The projects cover a wide range of exciting themes, from classics like animals to party decorations and modern vehicles. Children will be amazed at what they can create with just a few simple folds, and every stage is carefully depicted with step-by-step photographs. The book also includes enough origami paper to complete all the projects, so you can get folding straight away!

9. Weave Art

Weave your way to wonderful art with this stunning book. The simple craft of weaving patterned paper is an easy way to produce gorgeous pieces. This book features double-sided pages for the patterns so that kids can either use them as they are, or add their own favourite colours. With patterned pages, pre-cut loom pages and a multi-coloured pen to add unique finishing touches, kids will love this brilliantly stimulating craft book.

10. Star Wars R2-D2's Droid Workshop: Make Your Own R2-D2

Young Jedi will love creating their very own R2-D2 with this space-tacular book, as well as completing lots of other exciting Star Wars-themed activities. The book follows R2-D2's secret mission to aid the rebels and also features little-known facts about this much-loved character.

  • ROID 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £10.00
    Have you ever dreamed of building your very own R2-D2? Now, that dream can come true!

    Especially designed for children aged 7 and over, not only does this book have a 'build-your-own droid' but there are also plenty more Star Wars-based activities to enjoy.

    The book follows R2-D2's secret mission to help the rebels and includes little-known facts about the much-loved characters from the Star Wars universe.

    Suitable for children aged 7 and over, this is a must for Jedi of all ages.
  • ACZKA
    Mari Ono
    (3)
    • £11.89
    • RRP £12.99
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    "Origami for Children" is the perfect introduction to origami, the fun Japanese papercraft for parents and children of all ages. Divided into six sections, the projects cover a fun range of themes, from classic origami designs such as animals to party decorations and modern vehicles. There's even a project showing how to create the classic Japanese arcade character Pacman. You'll be amazed at how much you can create with a few simple folds. Every stage is described in a series of clear step-by-step photographs, showing all the techniques you will need to complete each of these great designs. Also included is a specially designed pack of origami paper with enough pieces to complete all the projects, so you can start making your own amazing creations straight away.
  • WVAR 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £5.00
    Weave your way to wonderful art with this beautiful book!

    Weaving patterned paper is an easy way to make stunning art. This book has double-sided pages for the patterns so that you can either use them as they are or add your own colours.

    There are patterned pages, pre-cut loom pages and a multi-coloured pen to add your personal finishing touches after weaving the loom patterns through the eye-catching designs.
  • AQCJL 7 years +
    Rita Storey
    7 years +
    • £6.99
    Jampacked with children's craft projects, from masks and musical instruments to toys, puppets and greeting cards. There are ideas for school-related projects on subjects such as seasons, festivals, events and special days - children can broaden their creativity by learning to make a carnival jester mask, a Chinese dragon puppet, a kaleidoscope or an origami card, plus many more exciting ideas. The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions make these projects quick, easy and enjoyable to do. Using readily available materials, these crafts will appeal to boys and girls alike. What are you waiting for? Get crafting and get creating!
  • CT0675 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £7.00
    Yeargh! This craft kit from the popular Make & Create team has a whole host of dastardly dolly pirate peg projects to make.

    Containing a book full of projects and lots of accessories, it even includes colourful fabrics. From peg-legged wonders to pirates with parrots on their shoulders, there's something for every creative child to try their hand at.

    Ages 8 plus
    Folder size: 255 x 210mm. Book dimensions: 250 x 195mm, PB, 32 pages
  • APZJC 9 years +
    Susannah Blake
    9 years +
    • £12.99
    Girls, this is the only craft book you will ever need! Whether you are a seasoned crafter or an absolute beginner, you will find all kinds of fun, beautiful projects to make with your friends or on your own. Having a sleepover? Why not find out how to host a pamper party for your friends and make natural beauty products, too! Fancy giving your room a makeover? Discover how to transform your tired decor by upcycling and customising it! Feel like giving your wardrobe a fashion revamp? Grab your needle and thread and find out how to add some sparkle, glamour and personal flair to your clothes and accessories! This book offers simple step-by-step instructions, as well as an introduction to basic crafting techniques and ideas on how to style your room, host a pamper party and find your look. Plus, for the eco-conscious girl there is lots of information on ethical fashion and cosmetics, sustainable shopping and fair trade.
  • APOND 9 years +
    Iain Ashman
    9 years +
    • £6.89
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £1.10
    With only a tube of glue and a pair of scissors, this book becomes a superb model of a 12th century castle. With castle walls, a courtyard, stables, portcullis and the castle itself, as well as 40 cut-out figures including the Baron, his wife and children, knights, men-at-arms and servants, this makes a fantastic everyday scene of castle life. Crammed with intricate details, this book is guaranteed to keep children (and adults) entertained for hours. It includes full assembly details and instructions. It can be joined with other titles in the series: "Medieval Village", "Medieval Town" and "Medieval Cathedral" to make a fantastic medieval settlement.
  • MWLV 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £5.00
    Made with love, this book is full of activities for children to share and even comes with enough beads and thread for them to make two friendship bracelets.

    Perfect for tweens, the pages all feature appealing designs and the spreads are perfect for friends to complete together. Among the fun activities are the chance to colour the letters of each other's names and taking it in turn to fill a page with hearts.
  • SXME 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £5.00
    Full of quizzes, It's Sew Me! is an awesome activity book that gives children the chance to write all about themselves. It even has a cover with six threads to sew, making it perfectly personalised and unique.

    Perfect for creative tweens who want to start sewing, this is a write-in book that allows children to write down (and sew) all their favourite hobbies and interests. It's an interactive treat that celebrates being unique.
  • OUTB 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £12.99
    • Save £8.00
    Ideal for creative children, this book is bursting with 25 step-by-step cardboard box projects to complete - including masks and castles.

    Designed to broaden a child's imagination and develop their craft skills through interactive play and creativity, every project has step-by-step instructions and children will be astounded at what the humble cardboard box can be transformed into.

    Perfect for children aged between 7 and 12, this book provides a new, fun approach to recycling.