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

This DIY Bracelet 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. Crafty Cutters

Craft Scissors

Although not a ‘craft kit’ these crafting scissors will enhance so many craft projects. The set has three pairs of scissors which cut in different patterns.

3. 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

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

5. Paint your own Wooden Dolls 

Russian Dolls to paint

This set of wooden 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. Origami Fortune Tellers

Djeco - Origami Brightly Coloured Fortune Tellers

Make your own fortune tellers with these craft sets from Djeco. Choose between the brightly coloured ones or the pastel ones. Each set has enough origami paper and stickers to make 24 fortune tellers.

7. Paints

Maped - Watercolour Paints

Every budding artist needs paints and this water colour paint set is mess free. There’s much less waste than with poster paints and they are washable if they end up on clothes.

8. Step by Step Drawing Kits

Djeco Step by Step Drawing Animals

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. Make your own Dinosaur Puppets

Dinosaur Puppets

In 6 easy steps, you can fold the card to make a dinosaur head puppet. The kit comes with 2 dinosaur puppets to make.

10. Wood Craft Packs

Wood Craft Pack

This wood craft pack will allow for open ended creativity as your child uses the different pieces of wood to make whatever comes into their minds. Wood glue is included.

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. You might also like this art and craft kit blog  or the blog on Craft Kits for 3-5 year olds.

Thanks for taking the time to read this,

xx Suzie


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