It’s funny that I should be so focused on artsy, craftsy gifts this Christmas, when I am not in the least bit crafty msyelf. But I am inspired by crafty types, like my friend Ashley, who pulls out an impromptu craft project for the girls whenever we go over for a playdate. Last week, the girls made barrettes. Too cute! I am also inspired by my own girls, who find ways to finagle construction paper and glitter glue and plain old Crayolas into the most magical creations. So just when I thought I had wrapped up my list of the best arts and craft ideas, I kept stumbling on more and more ingenious gifts for the little artist in your life. So today and tomorrow, you’ll find two more installments of crafty ideas. Enjoy!
Organic Fun Dough, $34: Organic dough in soft, subtle shades, with wooden stampers, a rolling pin, and an apron make a thoughtful gift for any little sculptor.
Yummy Dough, $21.95: This is ingenious, since most little kids try to eat play dough anyway. Now, you can actually encourage it. Mix with water to create edible, non-sticky dough that holds its shape when baked. They can even eat it raw!
Eco Art Supplies, $22: Eco-friendly supplies for the budding artist, these beautifully packaged paints and play dough are safe for your kids and the planet.
Pop-Up Book Kit, $19.98: Every child loves a pop-up book, and this amazing set gives kids
the chance to color and create two books of their own. It comes with all sorts of extras, from die-cut shapes to wiggly eyes and stickers. Too cute!
Rainbow Scratch Paper, $9.95: Most kids are fascinated by rainbows, and this set allows your child to scratch off any design they can imagine with the pencil-shaped wooden scratching sticks. Mess-free fun!