Arts and crafts activities are a real favourite in our house. From painting and colouring to making things, we always have so much fun as a family getting creative.
If it’s a rainy day you need to fill or you just fancy indulging in some crafty fun with the little ones, there’s so much here to keep the kids busy this summer holiday. With prices starting at just £4.99 there’s something for every budget too.
Make your own terrarium with this fantastic So Magic DIY Terrarium Kit from Canal Toys. Mix the magic powder with water and plant your tree, then add your finishing touches and watch it transform. These creative sets come to life over time to create a beautiful display.
Colour Change Slime Shaker, Smyths
With slime being so popular these colour change slime shakers from So Slime are fantastic. You get to make your own slime and then watch it change colour in your hands. You can even add one of the collectable characters included to add an extra surprise.
DIY Bath Bomb Vanity Case, Smyths
Let your child bring a touch of magic to their bath time by creating their own bath bombs with this DIY Bath Bomb Vanity Case from So Bomb. The vanity case comes with everything you need to make perfect bath bombs, it comes with three figures that you can hide inside to add that extra surprise. You can even mix the colours together to make a marble effect!
Fairy Village, My Little World
My Little World brings together beautiful scenes and characters that children can make their own by using the pencils provided to colour any way they like. The scenes can then be cut out and made into a magical world for children to enjoy. This is great for role play and letting your child use their imagination.
The Fairy Village comes with seven buildings, 15 fairies and three wizards and unicorns.
Lovely Landscapes, Lots of Lovely Art
Lot of Lovely Art is art supplies delivered to your door. You can purchase a single box or sign up to their subscription service. The boxes come with tons of supplies and some inspirational ideas to get kids creating masterpieces.
The Lovely Landscapes box come with paints, pens and paper and some cards showing how to create a landscape picture of your very own. We tried this box and my kids loved getting stuck in and the end result was brilliant. We had lots of supplies left over too!
Sticker Fun, Marks and Spencer
My First Sticker Fun from Marks and Spencer is a great fun pack to keep little ones busy for hours. It comes with five activity books full of mazes and crosswords and over 90 Thomas and Friends stickers to add to the pages of the book. These are perfect for those rainy days.
Stamp Set, AlexandAlexa
This cool stamp set from AlexandAlexa comes with eight cool stamps. You have a red, green and blue stamp pad, six-fold cards with envelopes and three gloss-effect pencils. This set is perfect for creating gorgeous greeting cards.
Window Stickers Set, AlexandAlexa
Kids will enjoy this fantastic window stickers set from AlexandAlexa. The kit includes everything you need and with six eye catching colours children can have so much fun making their very own stickers for their bedroom windows.
Twirl ‘n’ Whirl Turtle, AlexandAlexa
I remember the old spiral wheels I had as a child and always loved making pretty pictures. This Twirl ‘n’ Whirl Turtle from AlexandAlexa does the job for you. Choose from a selection of patterns and add up to five pens to create your picture and watch it at work. The kit includes three washable markers, a stamp and a stencil shell which can be used to add that finishing touch.
Toddler Apron, Harrods
If your child likes to get creative this toddler apron from Harrods is a great way of keeping their clothes mess free. It has a PU coating and is made from machine washable cotton so great to be used time and time again.
Sew ‘n’ Style Machine, Harrods
This Sew ‘n’ Style Machine from Harrods is a great way to let your child create their own stylish designs. The Sew ‘n’ Style comes with sparkling fabric and accessories to let your little fashionista create five different masterpieces, including an iridescent unicorn and glitter pouch. It also comes with an easy-to-use pompom maker so adding that finishing touch couldn’t be easier.
Waterproof Smock, Baby to Love
Getting messy comes with so many benefits for young children. This Waterproof Smock from Baby to Love is a great way to keep clothes clean. It is made of innovative fabric and is easily cleaned with a wipe, sponge or a washing machine.
For older boys this Bigbib is great for protecting clothes when eating or getting messy with arts and crafts. It’s fully reversible and there are no buttons, ties, sleeves or velcro so very easy to get on and off.
DIY Bangles, Sunnylife
This DIY Bangles kit from Sunnylife includes everything you need to make some gorgeous summer bracelets. It comes with threads, beads, letter beads, charms, tassels enough to make x4 bangles. A great activity perfect for the summer holidays.
Mini Project Pack, Annie Sloan
For the older creative genius in your household these Mini Project Packs from Annie Sloan are perfect for adding some style to small furniture.
The kit includes enough to bring to life a small table, stool or chair. Select from a range of colours when ordering and it also comes with wax and a paintbrush.