Back in May, I wrote a blog ‘8 Art and Craft Activities for Boys’, so I thought I should follow it up with a similar one for girls. Most arts and crafts suit both boys and girls, however, often the packaging is marketed for either boys or girls. I have 2 daughters who love arts and crafts, so I have a feeling I’ll find it much harder to widdle it down to 8, but here goes….
This kit makes a gorgeous birthday or Christmas present for older girls. It includes lots of embroidery thread and instructions to make several types of friendship bracelets. It’s the perfect introduction to jewellery making. Younger children might enjoy some wooden beads or this decorate your own bracelet kit.
This is a simple idea which kids of all ages can enjoy but adult supervision is needed. Simply make up the plaster, pour it into the moulds, wait for it to dry and then paint. I stock Mould and Paint Cute Pets, Mould and Paint Trucks, Mould and Paint Sea Life and Mould and Paint Cupcakes.
This Origami Small Boxes Kit will teach your child how to fold the paper so that it can make 3 different boxes. In the kit, there are 24 pieces of pretty paper to get started on and over 100 stickers to decorate them with. This origami craft is designed for children aged 7 -13 years.
Although not really an ‘arts and crafts kit’ this set of princess reusable stickers and background boards will help younger children create scenes and scenarios. This is the Princess version. I also stock a farm and pirates version.
Fold the pretty paper and then ask others to choose areas to reveal their ‘fortune’. These sets come with lots of paper and stickers to make these fun activities. I stock the Brightly Coloured Fortune Tellers and the Pastel Fortune Tellers.
This kit comes with 5 wooden dolls of various sizes that fit into each other. You also get a set of paints and a paintbrush. You need to draw your design on the doll and then paint it in so it suits older children as they can be more detailed with their designs. Alternatively, do it as a family activity where you all have one doll or among on a group of friends. Then remind them how they fit together in life.
This is a cool craft where you transfer the foil unto the sticky pictures to make really effective shiny pieces of art. I stock the smaller Foil Badges set and the larger Fabulous Foil set. Both are made by Galt.
Learn how to twist balloons to make your very own creations.
I hope this has helped you as you try to decide what arts and crafts activities your little girl would like the most. If none of these jump out at you, you can see my full range of art and craft activities and kits on my website or you can check out my blog on Melissa and Doug’s Bottle Sand Art Toy Review in case that might interest you. Alternatively, I’ve written blogs with my top 10 arts and craft kits for 6-8 year olds here and Craft Ideas for 7 Year Olds.
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