I know for sure that children are artists. So, I’ve found some great ideas to share with you that will keep your child imagining, creating, and drawing. Use them for holiday gifts or anytime gifts ideas. Hopefully, they’ll spark lots of creativity and fun!
Young fashionistas will be completely over the moon about this Project Runway® fashion design kit that makes it super easy to create catwalk-worthy clothes for any 12-inch-tall doll “model.” Just choose a favorite pattern, cut it out, and cover with trendy Tapeffiti decorative tapes.
Kit includes dress form, five dress form displays, 24 rolls of Tapeffiti and four dispensers, clothing pattern sheets to make more than 15 outfits, clear tape, stickers, and instructions.
• Create catwalk-worthy clothes for any 12-inch-tall doll
• Choose a pattern, cut it out, cover it with trendy Tapeffiti decorative tapes
• Includes dress form, five dress form displays
• Includes 24 rolls of Tapeffiti and 4 dispensers
• Includes clothing pattern sheets to make more than 15 outfits.
Included are 10 pages of different car and truck bodies to trace, 2 pages of accessories (tires, mirrors, steering wheels, roof racks), 2 pages of stickers (numbers, racing stripes, and other ultra-cool finishing touches), 12 colored pencils, an eraser, heavy vellum paper, and helpful instructions.
Deluxed Vehicle Design Workshop includes the Car Design Workshop plus airplane and boat desgin add-on kits.
Use Metallic Colored Pencils to make custom paint jobs gleam.
O isn’t just for orangutan–it’s for origami, in this kid-friendly book designed around the letters of the alphabet and their easy-to-build animal equivalent. Easy-to-follow instructions and vibrant paper pre-scored with fold marks help creative minds turn “E” into an elephant, “W” into a whale, and 24 more wildly educational projects. Book features all 26 letters of the alphabet and 26 origami animal projects. Instructions included. No scissors, glue, or origami experience needed.
Everything a young artist needs to start painting right away is in this great kit! These quality art supplies are sure to inspire them to create countless beautiful pictures. Zippered nylon case comes with 12 sheet acrylic painting pad, 12 acrylic paint tubes, 5 assorted brushes, stainless steel palette knife, pencil, pencil sharpener, and wooden palette. Makes a perfect gift for an aspiring artist.
• All-in-one acrylic painting kit
• Comes with everything a young artist needs
• Zippered nylon case holds essential art supplies
• Encourages artistic exploration
• Perfect gift for an aspiring artist
FINGER PUPPET STITCH KIT HOLIDAY
– Includes front and back hand screen printed fabrics to sew together and make finger puppets
– Animal set includes donkey, bear, dog and cat. Holiday set includes Santa, reindeer, dog and cat
– Backs are patterned
– Stitch kit has cutting and sewing lines making it easy for little ones to complete
– Each puppet is approximately 5″ H
KIWI CRATE MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION
These are my FAVORITE because my kids love them!! Kiwi crates are filled with materials and inspiration to encourage creativity and curiosity. Projects cover a number of developmental areas through art, science, imaginative play. (Plus, easy directions for kids to follow!) For kids ages 3-7. Simply sign up and an engaging new crate will be delivered to your door each month.
$19.95 / month
This crayon set is perfect for children because they fit perfectly in little childrens’ hands. These crayons come in red, blue, green, orange, yellow, purple and pink. They will come together as a set of 2 lego style building bricks and 3 minifigure shaped crayons with all different colors within the set. You can customize these crayon colors any way you want! You can request a taggie to be placed ontop with any personalization you wish. If not, they will be tied with a matching ribbon.
A fantastic step-by-step drawing guide for the airplane and space enthusiast
A cute book to make and share with friends.
We love this fun paper creation book! Press out, glue, and play.
Same as the Robot Rumble book but with aliens . . . Press out, glue together, and play.
Don’t Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book!
A SUPER FUN BOOK
JJ spends hours in this enormous book — she’s loving it!
The Pigeon really, really wants to finish this activity book! But that pesky Duckling keeps getting in the way. Oh, and there’s someone new on the scene causing all kinds of problems….Follow the Bus Driver’s lead as you write, color, draw, create—even build an airport!—in this fun-filled book starring the Pigeon and YOU.
For the girl who loves to draw and color, this Djeco beauty workshop art set will let her unleash her inner artist. The kit contains twelve models that need their hair and makeup completed. She will love following the illustrated instruction booklet and dolling up the girl’s with the included art supplies and sticker accessories. Includes: 6 watercolor pencils, 6 felt-tip markers, 1 brush, 2 sticker sheets, 12 pictures and an illustrated instruction book.
Give comic-loving children hours of creative fun with this comic book kit. Children love spending time using the markers, stencils and stamps to fill in the blank comic panels to tell their own imaginative stories. They might create their own superheroes and villains or perhaps focus on quieter stories, using the provided materials to exercise their creative muscles as they work to draw and write out their ideas.
These are definitely not your father’s dot-to-dots. With no clues given to the final image, numbers into the thousands, and amazing detailed pictures, The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Super Challenge provides a whole new level of challenge and intrigue.
Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars is packed with tips and techniques, practice space to draw right in the book, and translucent overlays that make tracing a snap. Master the art of drawing from within — beginning with stick figures, then on to basic shapes, and finishing with details. Learn to draw 20 different Clone Wars characters, including C-3PO, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, General Grievous, Asajj Ventress, and others.
The book comes with everything you need, including a black marker, double-tipped metallic colored pencils, and an always-sharp mechanical pencil with a green lightsaber barrel. Of course, we also include perhaps the most essential tool for any artist… an eraser. Because sometimes even a Jedi Master could use a do-over.
STAMP N STENCIL PRINCESS
Kids can have an art adventure with this easy creative set. Using one of the included sheets of background paper (or any paper), kids make castles, trees and flowers with the stencils, and add princesses and details with stamps—then color their fantasy art with markers, colored pencils, crayons or paint! The set is travel ready, packaged in a sturdy, colorful storage box with lift-up lid and secured with an elastic band.
STAMP N STENCIL ADVENTURE
Kids can have an art adventure with this easy-to-use creative set. Using stencils and stamps, kids create a picture and then color it in with markers, crayons or paint. Stencils include castle components and trees to set a scene. Stamps include knights, a dragon, treasure chest and cannon to add life to the scene. 10 illustrated sheets of paper with landscape graphics are also included. The art set is travel ready, packaged in a sturdy, colorful storage box with lift-up lid and secured with an elastic band.
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Which are your favorites?
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