Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Best Arts & Crafts Sets for Colorful, Creative Kids

After spending so much time around all kinds of kids over the years, I have drawn the conclusion that youngsters are naturally creative, imaginative, and prone to using tons of color in anything they create. Why? Because they realize from a young age that the world is anything but simple black and white.

Nature and their lives are bursting with rainbows, dazzling and vivid, and most kiddos could rattle off a dozen different colors that they have declared their favorites.

What is most amazing is when those kids delve deeper into their imaginations, using their colorful favorites to create astounding, personal works of art with some of the best arts and crafts toys.

Such as:


Kinetic Sand – Sandbox and Molds

Sand and molds are classics – whether kids have ventured to the beach, or are crafting in their backyard sandbox. Only this “sand” is a little different. Instead of being grainy and hard to manage, this blend is 98% sand with 2% polymer – a squeezable, squishy, moldable combination.

The molds are colorful in seashore patterns, such as a seahorse, sea turtle, and (of course) a sandcastle. Also included are a pound of Kinetic sand and a plastic sandbox for easy clean-up. And parents, pay attention! The sand is uniquely designed to stick together, rather than sticking to the hands, feet, or face of your curious kiddo.


Cra-Z-Art Shimmer ‘n Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker

What do you remember most about your time as a child? When you were amidst gaggles of schoolyard friends? If you said ‘friendship bracelets,’ then we are definitely on the same wave-length. This set brings back the tried-and-true tradition of handcrafting jewelry for best buddies.

In an array of beautiful colors, there are over 600 latex-free bands to weave across a convenient, easy-to-use loom. From there, young artists can close their bracelets in loops, making bracelets likewise easy to wear.


ALEX Toys Craft My First Sewing Kit

Admittedly, sewing is something that not many people have taken the time to learn how to do. When seams rip, they simply buy a new pair of pants, or invest in glue-on patches. However, this crafty set teaches kiddos that sewing can be something fun to do on those just-because occasions.

There are pre-cut patterns and shapes to make velvety, stuffed animals, and a collection of other interesting items. This is an excellent craft for rainy days!


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