From early on in childhood, all children love arts and crafts and it is important to keep little ones stimulated whilst encouraging creative play. As parents we're always saving popsicle sticks, buttons and beads in mason jars and keep paper glue, paint and googly eyes for art projects and DIY crafts. Bulk up your collection with our great variety of arts and crafts supplies, and kids craft kits.
Kids arts and crafts ideas should be fun through creative play. Creative play is where something is made through design, painting, modelling, or drawing activities amongst others that enable a child to utilise self-expression and free play. The projects they create can then be used in pretend play in conjunction with other games and toys. This form of play encourages creative thinking, development of fine motor skills and imaginative thinking as well as problem-solving skills.
Use an old cardboard box and using your child's drawings as decoration with one of our sticker sets, create a memory box or storage box for art supplies.
Children will love drawing or painting their designs in a beautiful notebook using one of our natural wood twig pencils and some Djeco glitter pens. In case of mistakes, we also have some beautifully designed erasers that young artists will adore using to amend their work at home and in their school classes.
Taking some paper and some of our different pens and pencils your future architect could design a building for their dolls or stuffed animals to live in. Then using blocks or modelling clay could build it for them. This form of activity will take time and your child's imaginative juices will really flow. To further your child's design fun take a look at the Djeco dressing room which is a traditional paper dress-up doll enabling kids to design a different style for the doll each time they dress her up. You could even show them how your sewing machine works and help children create their style for real.
Our craft supplies also include an array of material craft activities including felt kits with craft sticks to create little dolls or trees. There is also the Goki weaving loom where children will enjoy putting the different colours together to make a soft rainbow creation. With these kits, children can also try their hand at knitting or threading. These help with fine motor development and will store away in our lovely sewing box.
For something a bit different look at the Tidlo Flower Press kit. There are two brightly decorated wooden tiles held together by bright red flower knobs. Simply take your flower and put it between the tiles then tighten the knobs and let the press create an eternally beautiful natural decoration for cards or gifts.
Our wide variety of dough sets provide many playdough ideas. They come in different colours and are available to use with different rollers and cutters. Children can create different shapes and textures that they'll love to use in conjunction with their wooden kitchen playsets, and different toys and games. They can create all manner of food for you and their stuffed animals.
To further pique your child's imagination and inspire them, take them to see a wide variety of different art from architecture and stained glass windows in a church to fine arts and sculptures in a museum or gallery. Take a look at local websites for architecture and design workshops and fun activities for kids.
For school teachers or leaders of kids workshops we have a wide variety of craft ideas for classes to complete together, they could then put on an arts and crafts exhibition event to show them off to family and friends. If you homeschool, your children could put a similar collection of their projects together in an arts and crafts exhibition day around your house, from fine art to abstract sculptures, kids love to show off their work and will enjoy having their pieces praised by their loved ones giving them an overwhelming sense of self-confidence and a real boost in self-esteem. As vendors of children's toys, we've specially selected high-quality durable items that we believe will help your child grow and thrive.