2. Art Fun Packs, $39.99: A great value, this set features eight separate craft kits offering a range of activities, from making soap to creating beautiful window art.
3. Sticker Art 3 Pack, $26.85: This clever kit allows kids to reproduce the works of three famous artists – Picasso, Miro and Matisse – using specially shaped stickers. A fun activity that will help kids appreciate and become more familiar with famous works of art.
4. Color Magic Sticker Play Book, $24.95: Created by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, these unique translucent stickers show kids how colors change when combined, and they are reusable, enabling kids to create one masterpiece after another on the laminated pages.
5. Crinkle Cut Craft Scissor Center, $29.95: My four-year old is obsessed with her little safety scissors, cutting through reams of construction paper each day, and this set of one dozen scissors, each with a different design, is going to provide hours of entertainment.
6. Blendy Pens, $14.95: Use these as ordinary markers, or combine colors in the special chamber to create rainbow effects! Also cool, the Spyro Gyro pen, which allows kids to easily create different shapes.
7. P’Kolino Playful Art Set, $17.98: I love P’Kolino’s inventive, kid-friendly products, and this hip art set, in adorable retro packaging, is equally well-designed. The European made art supplies include low-odor markers, paperless triangular crayons that deposit vivid color (my girls have been peeling all the paper off their crayons lately!) and hexagon-shaped colored pencils that are pure color, with no wood, so taht even the youngest artists can create no matter which angle they use.
8. Klutz Body Crayons, $13.95: Today, my 2-year-old had her beloved pen-and-notebook set confiscated for scribbling all over her little thighs. With this set from Klutz, I can encourage this kind of behavior. Kids will have a blast creating designs on their arms and legs, and parents will appreciate how easily they come off in the bath.
9. Ready2Learn Giant Stamper Kit, $39.99: I could have used this yesterday, when my girls were fighting over the last remaining stamp pad. This set features four oversized stamp pads and 16 large simple stamp shapes, ideal for beginners.
10. Polish Wycinanki, $19.98: You’ve heard of Origami, but this traditional Polish craft uses paper cutting instead of folding to create amazing designs. Kids can create 12 mosaic-like decorations with this unusual gift.