I can’t think of many children who don’t love getting creative with paper and other bits and pieces. We have a wide range of creative items to hand for the children to access as and when and I thought I’d share those that have proven the most popular this creative gift ideas guide
Last year my brother bought Mr D a fab Art set. This has been probably the best gift he got as it has been used almost every day. My brother in law then got one for Miss E’s birthday and she too has enjoyed hers. The one in the link above looks great and is good value. Having their own little art kit also means that there are few arguments over who is using which pen!
This Tap Tap Art set was a gift for Mr D’s birthday and both the children love it – so much so that I am thinking of getting Miss E her own set. There are a lot of different ones available but the one in the link above is the one that we have. It’s great quality and comes with a good number of pieces, two hammers and lots of cards with design ideas on. I’ve been really pleased with how creative Mr D in particular has been in creating his own pictures using this.
A similar type of idea is this Peg Board. I actually picked up the one we have in a local charity shop over the summer. The children have really discovered it in recent weeks and are enjoying creating pictures and patterns on it. It’s a great gift for developing their fine motor skills as well as general creativity and maths skills as they learn about pattern, size and shape.
Another great idea which can be put together easily is a craft hamper. It’s easy enough to get a basket and add in a range of craft items. Things that I would add are:
- PVA glue – my two use a lot of glue for their creations. PVA and Pritt sticks are our faves (we also have these glue spreaders)
- Plenty of paper – I tend to add packs of paper into my online purchases as we go through lots!
- Miss E in particular really likes these Plastic Stencils We have two sets and I’ve popped some others on the wish list for her. These are used regularly and as they’re washable they are great to use with paint and pens.
- Things like feathers, Googly Eyes, Crepe Paper are really useful to have in a craft box too
The final items for creativity I suggest is Aquadoodle – perfect for non messy play and something that my older two play with a reasonably regular basis.
What other creative gifts would you recommend/