Arts and Crafts Gifts
The ONLY thing that will keep my kids occupied for more than 12 hot minutes is a craft. In my opinion, there’s nothing better than a kitchen table covered with glitter and scraps of paper and playdough. (I’m less pleased with a family room sofa covered with aforementioned items…) My favorite art projects are ones that allow the kids to independently create the entire thing… if I need to be hovering or helping them negotiate each step, then chances are I’ll pass. My kids are ages 2 through 8 and this is a list of things we’ve enjoyed, I’ve already purchased, OR… I would purchase if someone handed over a bag of money.
1. Fashion Plates / 2. Scented Markers / 3. Paint By Sticker / 4. Scratch Art / 5. Do-A-Dot Art / 6. Sticker Mosaic / 7. Window Art / 8. Wooden Beads / 9. Sand Art / 10. Color Changing Markers / 11. Paper Bag Puppets / 12. Liquid Watercolor / 13. Light Up Tracing Pad / 14. Shrinky Dinks (not pictured)
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” -Pablo Picasso