If you've got a crafty kid, I found an awesome deal at Amazon Canada. Regularly $116, the Alex Toys - Sew Fun Kit is now on sale for only $41.18. Because you are spending over $35, this kit will ship for free as well.
You get a lot in this kit! It includes an actual sewing machine, a reusable storage case, all the little things you need for sewing (like needles and bobbins) and two yards of fabric and trim. Sewing is almost a lost art these days.
Before you wonder if a sewing machine will be safe for your child, it has some features that ensure your children don't get their fingers caught and it is recommended for ages eight and up.