What kid doesn’t love art and crafting? Sometimes I think they love it because they are making a big old mess but really, who can resist the allure of creating a colorful masterpiece? Let your child be creative and discover the wonderful world of artistic design with these educational gifts that encourage the artist in each of us.
ALEX® Toys – Early Learning Ready, Set, Cut! -Little Hands 1428 – My 3 year old nephew loves to “Cut! Cut! Cut!” so I immediately thought of him with this cutting set. It will be the perfect gift to stash for him. It is designed for Ages 4-6 but I think even those a little younger will benefit from practicing their cutting skills. Oh, and it has stickers. Magic!
ALEX® Toys – Artist Studio Fantastic Spinner -Art 161W – This kit looks like grand fun. I would totally be caught playing with it after the kids go to bed. I know my 9 year old would LOVE it. Actually, he just was looking over my shoulder and commented on how cool it is. Ages: 6-12
Create Your own 3 bitty books – As a writer I have to love this set. Let your child create their own book. You never know. It just might inspire them to become a writer when they grow up. Ages: 5-9
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Combo Scratch Art Set – My daughter can sit and do these for hours. I am definitely getting this set for her for Christmas. She will be excited that she doesn’t have to share this one with her brothers. Ages: 5-12
4M Magnetic Tile Art – Let your child or teen design their own magnets. I did this at an event once and it was so fun. Double purpose: Create fun magnet gifts for the grandparents. Ages: 8-15
Crayola Ultimate Art Case with Easel (Color May Vary), (04-5674) – Every budding artist needs an art kit and easel. This handy little set will start them out right and will keep all their art supplies together. Ages: 4+
Faber-Castell Creative Studio Getting Started Drawing & Sketching Set drawing & sketching set – I love Faber-Castell products. They are top quality and this art set is perfect for the child/teen who wants to get started drawing in more detail. It comes with a book of tips and graphite and charcoal pencils and is a great starter set.
Play-Doh DohVinci Style and Store Vanity Complete Design Kit – Made by the creators of Play-Doh, this set allows your girly girl to decorate her very own vanity. I already have this set stashed for my daughter for Christmas. She is going to L-O-V-E it. Ages: 6+
4M Make A Wind Chime Kit – I love the sound of wind chimes in the summer. These DIY wind chimes will make a statement on your porch next summer. You might just need to buy one for yourself so you can create musical art magic along with the kids. Ages: 8+
4M Recycled Paper Beads Kit – Someone showed me how to make these little paper beads but there’s no way this non-crafty mama is doing that. This handy dandy little tool makes fun paper beads for you. Create paper beads without having to roll the strips of paper yourself. Ages: 5-15
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