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November2017

8 Arts and Craft Activities for Girls

8 Arts and Craft Activities for Girls

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….

  1. Make your own Friendship Bracelets

Janod Friendship bracelets

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.

  1. Mould and Paint Sets

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.

Mould and Paint Cute Pets

  1. Djeco’s Origami Small Boxes

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.

Learn how to make origami small boxes by Djeco

  1. Princess Puffy Stickers

Melissa and Doug Reusable Princess Puffy Stickers

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.

 

  1. Origami Fortune Tellers

Djeco - Origami Brightly Coloured Fortune Tellers

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.

 

  1. Paint your own Russian Dolls

Russian Dolls to paint

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.

 

  1. Foil Art

fabulous foil - galt toys ireland 5

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.

 

  1. A Balloon Animal Kit

Make your own Balloon Animals Kit

 

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 Mess-Free Glitter in case that might interest you.

Xx Suzie

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