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Top 10 Arts and Craft Kits for 6-8 Year Olds

Top 10 Arts and Craft Kits for 6-8 Year Olds

I love how creative this age group are and I love that when they reach this age, they need less adult guidance to make masterpieces that they are proud of! Arts and Craft activities for this age are very popular on my website but there’s my top ten!

  1. Melissa and Doug – Design Your Own Bracelets
Melissa and Doug Decorate and Design your own bracelets

Melissa and Doug Decorate and Design your own bracelets

This set is probably more suited to children aged seven and under.  The pack includes 4 double-sided glitter bracelets with velcro closures and 101 stickers to decorate them with. It’s simple, mess-free and really pretty.

2.  Modeling Foam Dinosaurs – Disconinued

With this kit, you can make your own dinosaurs by modeling the foam clay around the body shapes and waiting for it to dry.

3. Fischer Tips -Replaced with PlayMais

Classic bucket with 500 PlayMais

Classic bucket with 500 PlayMais

PlayMais are dyed protein starch shapes. Simply cut them to size and dampen them and they stick to each other. This huge drum of Mais has over 500 Mais

4. Deluxe Scratch Art

Melissa and Doug Scratch Art - Deluxe Combo Box

Melissa and Doug Scratch Art – Deluxe Combo Box

Scratch Art is the simple project of scratching black (or white paper) to reveal a different colour underneath.  This set comes with 15 scratch art boards, a stencil sheet with over 30 shapes, 2 styluses, frames, and instructions.

5. Paint your own Russian Dolls -Discontinued

This set of wooden Russian Dolls comes with a paintbrush and paints so that your child can paint them as they wish.  This craft probably suits children aged 7+ or adult help may be needed to draw finer points likes faces on the dolls.

6. Paint your own Wooden Boxes

Melissa and Doug Wooden Heart Box to Decorate. Art and Craft kit

Melissa and Doug Wooden Heart Box to Decorate. Art and Craft kit

I stock a Heart-Shaped Jewellery Box. These kits from Melissa and Doug Toys come with a paintbrush, paints, and stickers to decorate the finished product with.

7. Craft Caddy

Craft Caddy, a craft box full of art and craft supplies

Craft Caddy, a craft box full of art and craft supplies

This Craft Caddy from Galt has everything a boy or girl would love to make their own crafts with – pompoms, googly eyes, sequins, shredded paper, pipe cleaners, foam shapes, blank cards, zigzag scissors, glue, glitter glue, and an ideas sheet.

8. Step by Step Drawing Kits

Djeco Step by Step Drawing Animals

A box set with a white board and step by step instructions on how to draw animals from Djeco

Step by Step learn how to Draw Arther and Co by Djeco

Step by Step learn how to Draw Arther and Co by Djeco

Choose between a pink box, a blue box or a box that focuses on learning how to draw animals. These kits have a whiteboard, a marker, and 24 cards, each showing steps to complete a different picture. They are very clever and before you know it, your child will be able to draw items you never dreamt they would be drawing.

9. Shrinkles

 

These boxes a full of fun colouring pictures but what is different about them is that when you pop them in the oven for about a minute, the coloured pictures shrink into smaller and tougher plastic.

Farm Friends Shrinkles - Shrinking Plastic Craft Activity

Farm Friends Shrinkles – Shrinking Plastic Craft Activity

This is Farm Friends. Each box also has a background to colour and stands for the completed characters.

10. Make your own Jungle Wind Up Toys -Discontinued

Using air-drying modeling clay it’s now possible to make you very own wind up jungle characters that can race each other along the included race track.

Well, there you have it. My top 10 Arts and Craft Kits for Children aged 6-8 years old. I didn’t include any of the sewing kits I stock, as I blogged about them recently. If you missed that blog, you can see them here. Or, if you missed my blog with Arts and Craft Kits for 3-5 Year Olds, you might enjoy reading it here.

If none of these are what you are looking for, you will find my full range of arts and crafts here and my full range of toys for 6-8-year-olds here.

Thanks for taking the time to read this,

xx Suzie

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