Arts and Crafts Gift Ideas for Children

My two children are so excited about Christmas, the joy of Santa coming down the chimney and leaving them a pile of presents to open.  But with so much choice out there where do I start.  There are a wide variety of Children’s Toys at Littlewoods available but I want to get my children something that’s not too gimmicky, that they will use again and again and has some sort of learning value from it.  So I’ve decided to concentrate this years presents on creative toys this year.

As well as physical toys, you can also get them to have fun online with digital scrapbooking where they can help you create great gifts using photos adding backgrounds and stickers to add their own touch.  This is a great introduction for young creative kids to gain some computer skills as they can play around changing their designs as they wish.

For physical toys there are some great ideas shown below:

Both my children love colouring, painting, sticking, you name it, they are always entertaining me by making something so this Jake and the Neverland Pirates Colour Your Pirate Ship would be right up their street. They’d have hours of fun decorating this before acting out their pirate adventures!

Littlewoods piratesThey both love getting their fingers stuck in dough, so I’d love to get them each a fun set, to get creative with.  For 5yr old Miss M, she’d just love this Play-Doh Disney Princess design-A-Dress Boutique where she could create lots of pretty dresses for the princesses.  For Mister B who’s 3, the Fireman Sam Dough Toolbox would be perfect for him to mould bits of dough in whatever shape he likes.  With lots of tools, cutters and stencils this would keep him occupied for hours and he’d love the toolbox to keep it all in like one of his idols – Fireman Sam.

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Miss M loves to draw her own pictures and although they are cute and creative, I think she’d really enjoy the Hello Kitty Drawing Projector to aid her drawing skills and allow her to draw fun pictures with the help of the projector light but as if they are her own. It would boost her drawing confidence and hopefully give her ideas on further ideas for her own pictures.

Littlewoods hello kitty projectorOne thing we often find ourselves doing as a family is travelling long journeys in the car, either to visit family or to go on days out.  I’m alway on the lookout for things to keep the children occupied in the back of the car and these Travel Art Easels look just the thing my two would enjoy and entertain them along the way.  The Disney Princess for Miss M and Monsters University for Mister B.

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So many exciting present ideas for art and craft loving children, I know my two would be pleased to see all of these on Christmas morning.  They’ll have to write their wish lists for now and wait and see what Santa brings!

In collaboration with Littlewoods

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  1. these are such a great selection.

  2. Mummy of Two says:

    Some fab ideas! Love that Jake ship.

  3. thesoupdragonsays says:

    some great gift ideas I love playdoh, but the boy has sort of grown out of it now. love the ship though I think I would want to colour it in 🙂

  4. arts and crafts presents are always a good idea! it was always my fave thing as a child so i love to encourage my kids with it too. i fancy getting one of those projector things as we have never tried that
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  5. I love that pirate ship – that’s fantastic! 🙂

  6. Some great ideas there
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  7. spicers1976 says:

    Some lovely ideas there

  8. Karly - Pullingers says:

    Loving the pirate ship! Such a fun thing to create and get their imaginations flowing.

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