Grab These 8 Art and Craft Ideas for Kids While You Can!

Sharon Tighe

January 3, 2015

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We’ve rounded up a neat selection of 8 Art and Craft Ideas for Kids all available online and perfect for keeping your kids busy this January! No excuses for hearing, “I’m Bored!”

art and craft ideas for kidsSome of these art & craft ideas would also make great birthday gifts!

starwars Fun arts and crafts#1. Star Wars R2-D2’s Droid Workshop: Make Your Own R2-D2

Star Wars fans will love this R2-D2’s Droid Workshop!

Specially designed for children aged 7 and over, not only does this book have a ‘build-your-own droid’ but there are also plenty of Star Wars-based activities to enjoy!

Sure to ignite excitement for the release of Star Wars: Episode VII this year!

Price £6.99

#2. Make Your Own Wind Up Dinosaurs dinosaur Fun arts and crafts


There are 5 different wild wind up dinosaurs to create in this Wind Up Dinosaur set from John Lewis.

The set includes everything you need to construct and decorate each one with a wind up gadget to bring your dinosaurs to life!

Price £10

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#3. Knit Your Own Hot Water Bottle Coverknit Fun arts and crafts

Isn’t this so cute? Knit your own hot water bottle cover and the finished cover would also make a lovely handmade present.

The kit contains everything you need including

  • 3 balls of wool,
  • knitting needles and
  • felt bird shapes.

Price £15

#4. My First Sticky Mosaic Set
my-first-sticky-mosaic-set_Fun arts and crafts

This fun Sticky Mosaic set has big pieces so it’s perfect for little hands!

The idea is to match the shape to the pieces – so it’s good for shape recognition too.

Makes 4 lovely animal pictures with over 500 foam and shiny shaped pieces.

Price £8

Want to try a new board game? Check out our 10 New Family Boardgames

#5. Finger Printing Art Set – Fairy Tales finger-printing-art-set-fairy-tales_fr

We love this Finger Print Art Set – Fairy Tales from

Bring your coloured finger prints to life by adding faces and features with the rubber stamps and pencils supplied in this cute little set!

Also available in Dinosaurs.

Includes: Ten stamps, ten pencils, three inkpads and storage tin.

Price £8.50

#6. Make Your Own Alien Keyringalien

Make your very own spooky alien keying with this easy little set!

It has pre-made sewing holes to help you along and all the accessories needed for your finished design.

Price €8

#7. Painting Kitpainting

This great painting kit set contains everything you need for lots of creative painting fun! A 1.5 metre paper colouring scene, 2 chunky paintbrushes, 4 poster paints, 8 sponges and an A4 sticker sheet!

Price €16

#8. Mini Artist & Crafter Collection – 8 Booksart

A brilliant collection of fun art and craft ideas for kids that are perfect for children aged 5 and over.

This Mini Artist & Crafter Collection is a great introduction to simple crafting techniques and skills that any little one will be able to pick up.

Going through every fun activity, the step-by-step instructions have clear illustrations to help your kids along the way. Topics covered include everything from clay modelling and painting to puppets and paper craft! Your kids will never be short of things to make and do with this clever set!

Price £6.99


Any craft ideas for kids that you would like to share with other parents? Have you come across a fun art and craft pack that your kids really enjoyed? Let us know in the comments below!

Looking for other indoor activities for kids? Check out our Fun Ideas for Rainy Days.

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Published On: January 3rd, 2015 / Categories: Things To Do / Last Updated: February 25th, 2018 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Sharon Tighe

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Mum, Sharon, loves to write about travel and technology.

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