“Suzie, can I ask for some help with Christmas? I’m finding it really hard this year. My girls are 7 and 4. The 7 year old is really into crafts”
I sent her a list of toys/games/crafts which I’d be happy to recommend for both girls but I thought that since I’d gone to the work of making up the lists, it made sense to post them here too.
So, here’s craft ideas for a seven year old.
Origami Small Boxes – learn how to make 4 different styles of paper boxes using the pretty paper provided.
This Build your own Birdhouse has pre-drilled holes so you just screw it all together and paint it.
This Paint your own Wooden Dolls kit is a gorgeous wooden craft with 5 Russian dolls that fit into each other to paint.
Children love when their art is up for everyone to see and there’s no better way of showing it off to everyone than to have it on your windows! We have a set of these window markers and they are brilliant. My kids love them and I find that they are very easy to clean off the windows.
I personally think that Scratch Art never disappoints. I stock lots of different packs in different sizes. This one is the Deluxe Box.
Magic Markers are felt tip pens that colour in one colour but when you use the white marker over the original colour, it changes it completely.
With this set of 12 hole punchers, your child will be able to make gorgeous cards and crafts.
The Little Forest Play Mais pack contains background images and corn starch balls. Dampen the balls to stick them to the background images. The results are very effective 3D pictures.
The Insect Hotel is another simple woodwork craft that involves sticking together the wooden pieces and filling the hotel with twigs etc to welcome some insects into your garden.
This Bottle Sand Art comes with 3 bottles and lots of different coloured sand. You also get a funnel and instruments so you can move the sand into the bottles to make decorative ornaments.
These Rainbows Make Me Smile and similar books of post-it notes are great for little people who like to leave notes for their friends and family.
These Origami Fortune Tellers are easy crafts that can be enjoyed afterwards. Each pack comes with enough paper and stickers to make 24 fortune tellers. Choose between the brightly coloured fortune tellers or the pastel fortune tellers.
Happy Families is a fun game for this age group as they try to collect complete families by guessing/figuring out what cards their opponents have. This is an extra cool set, as your child and others can colour in each card themselves. The game can be played without the cards being coloured in.
We have tried one of these Spinning Top Crafts before and it went down really well in our home.
If you are still struggling to know what to buy, then why not consider buying a Mystery Box and say in the comments that the child particularly likes arts and crafts.
Or, if you’re also looking to buy for a younger kid too, you might enjoy my Craft Kits for 3-5 year olds blog.