Arts and Crafts in the perfect indoor activity that lets your child explore their creativity while getting stuck in and learning new things. Help your child with their problem-solving and communication skills whilst improving their mental health and wellbeing through kids' arts and crafts.
Finding the best kids' arts and crafts ideas can be frustrating, especially when your child gets bored of repeating the same craft techniques over and over again.
At BrightMinds we encourage children to find their style and creativity whilst enjoying arts and crafts, which is why we have come up with ten of our favourite kids' arts and crafts activities to do at home for you and your child.
BrightMinds’ Ten Favourite Kids Arts and Crafts
1. Mould and Paint Dinosaur
Incorporate messy play into your arts and crafts session with this Mould and Paint Dinosaur Kit that glows in the dark!
Create plaster-cast dinosaurs that can be made into magnets and badges so you can easily display your child’s art on the fridge. This Jurassically fun kit is perfect for children who love dinosaurs and getting creative.
2. Magical Fairy Fun Gift in a Tin
Sprinkle some magic into arts and crafts time with the Magical Fairy Fun Gift in a Tin, the perfect at-home activity for your child to do alone or with friends.
The ideal kids' party arts and crafts activity, create eight fairy friends and set them up with the included fairy door for a fun-filled afternoon making up enchanting adventures with friends.
3. Friendship Bracelets
Friendship bracelets have been around for years, letting children make gifts and solidify friendships using crafts. This Friendship Bracelets Kit is the ideal way for children to make unique friendship bracelets for all of their friends, teaching them the thoughtfulness behind homemade gifts.
Perfect for independent arts and crafts time, or for a crafty sleepover with friends, there are so many bracelets you can make!
4. Djeco Dazzling Birds Glitter Sand Art
Sand art is a great way to help strengthen your child’s colour recognition skills, as well as developing fine motor skills whilst they get creative. The Djeco Dazzling Birds Glitter Sand Art is a great way to incorporate sand art into craft time, with the added bonus of creating a glittery art piece that will stand out.
Create dazzling peacock works of art easily at home, whilst exploring new textures and techniques your children will love.
5. Popular Science Rainbow Science
Mix Arts and Crafts with a lesson in Science using the Popular Science Rainbow Science Kit. Help your child to learn all about colour and light, making rainbows and discovering colour mixing to create new shades.
Discover thirteen fun colour experiments that make rainbows and allow your crafty little scientist to explore all of the colours of the rainbow.
6. Klutz pom-pom Puppies
Making pom-poms is a satisfying and soothing craft activity that boasts effective results.
Turn your pom-poms into your next furry friends with the Klutz Pom-pom Puppies Kit, teaching children how to make puppies out of wool for a fun afternoon crafts session.
Develop your child’s fine motor skills and dexterity with this fun, sensory craft idea that children will love.
7. BYO 3D Plane Spitfire
Crafts don’t just have to be fun, they can help children to develop their fine motor skills and spatial reasoning skills when using small pieces like those found in the BYO 3D Plane Spitfire.
Recreate a model-sized Spitfire plane at home, building this 3D puzzle carefully and with precision to create the perfect plane.
Add education to your arts and crafts activities with historical 3D puzzles that encourage children to learn about their history and the world around them.
8. Magical Animal Rock Painting
Get creative together with the Magical Animal Rock Painting Kit. Rock painting is a fun way to take painting activities to the next level, creating artistic rocks that are the perfect decoration inside or outside.
Discover magic transfers that help to create a selection of colourful friends to bring your rocks to life.
Why not create some colourful rocks and hide them around your local community with your child? It’s a great way to bring some colour to your walks whilst creating a fun mystery for your friends and neighbours.
9. My First Quilling Art Little Bugs
Paper quilling is great for kids' arts and crafts activities, taking thin strips of paper and turning them into a masterpiece. My First Quilling Art Little Bugs kit is the perfect kit for children who want to give paper quilling a try for the first time, whilst making cute little paper bug art.
Create greeting cards and pictures with paper, learning to roll, loop, curl and twist the colourful strips of paper to make enchanting butterflies, lovely ladybugs and any other bug you can think of.
Help your child to make cards for friends and family that are sure to stand out with these fun designs that make the most of craft time.
Perfect for making your art stand out, literally! Waxidoodles are modelling sticks coated in colourful wax, perfect for creating 3D pictures and sculptures.
Waxidoodles are easy to use as children design, create and decorate with reusable sticky wax sticks.
Create a colourful pencil holder by wrapping the wax sticks around an old cup, or make the best birthday card by using the wax sticks to ‘write’ your birthday wishes. The arts and crafts projects are endless with the help of
Discover Fun Arts and Crafts at Home with BrightMinds
At BrightMinds we stock a variety of kids’ arts and crafts kits and supplies to help make quiet time at home fun. Perfect for sensory play, messy play or some independent craft time.
Encourage creativity and let your children try new things with our full range of arts and crafts supplies at BrightMinds.
Learn more about our selection of children’s toys and crafts by getting in touch with our helpful team, or check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about our products.