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Any good ideas for a arty crafty obsessed 3.5 year old girl?

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EggsOvaryZee Thu 27-Sep-12 09:20:33

We have paints, colouring pencils, pens, drawing pads, jigsaws, stickers etc...but so many make your own boxes, beading etc...are designed for much older children, 6+.

Any 'ideas' or sets would be great - she has a Magic doodle drawing thing and loves that...
Many thanks

sunnyshine Thu 27-Sep-12 11:10:28

My 4 year old dd is the same. We buy lots of fabric pens paints and let her go wild on plain t shirts, pillow cases, etc. she also loves the paint your own things you get in wilkinsons for £1 or £2. They have masks, pop up giraffes ( with the bendy legs) puzzles, and another favourite is the velvet type pictures you get in pound land or online as if they go into the black velvet part it doesn't really show!

goingtoofast Thu 27-Sep-12 11:18:34

sticker scratchez are really good, they used to be available to buy on the high street but looks a bit harder to track down now!

scootle Thu 27-Sep-12 11:19:37

Usbourne sticker books are great. My dd loved one of those thread-through-a-care sewing kits - we had a beautiful djeco one. In fact, djeco anything is brilliant - they have lovely stencils and stamps, plus simple dot-to-dot cards. Just spotted these collages, which are for 4+. Would probably be okay for a 3.5 year old who is good at art:

www.amazon.co.uk/Collages-Little-Ones-By-Djeco/dp/B0012BU0L0/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1348741111&sr=8-5

lilolilmanchester Thu 27-Sep-12 12:23:43

what about an age-appropriate craft book, then pick out a couple of projects you think she'll enjoy then make up a box of the bits and pieces she'll need?

If you/she are into baking, what about cookie cutters and icing/decorations?

Poledra Thu 27-Sep-12 12:32:39

Just-turned 4-yo DD3 has just done this mosiac kit and really enjoyed it. And Melissa and Doug do some lovely crafty things for children, including a stamp set that DD3 has too.

Poledra Thu 27-Sep-12 12:32:40

Just-turned 4-yo DD3 has just done this mosiac kit and really enjoyed it. And Melissa and Doug do some lovely crafty things for children, including a stamp set that DD3 has too.

Poledra Thu 27-Sep-12 12:36:12

Oops, sorry, don't know what happened there!

sunnyshine Thu 27-Sep-12 12:53:46

And I forgot she is obsessed with beads!! We love hama beads and she can do them all by herself ( only one incident of bead up nose so far!! ) also loves necklace making with this www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9086740/c_1/1|category_root|Toys+and+games|14417629/Trail/searchtext%3EBEADS.htm

RhinestoneCowgirl Thu 27-Sep-12 12:58:08

DD will be 4 at Christmas and similarly arty. She loves beads, I just bought some packs of assorted beads from local craft shop. She's past the age where she puts stuff in her mouth, and it's great for fine motor skills.

Otherwise stickers, lovely new packs of crayons, different coloured paper and card.

insanityscratching Thu 27-Sep-12 16:55:27

Fab Effex here and Bendaroos here are both popular here

Babyrabbits Thu 27-Sep-12 16:59:28

Stamper kit, fimo, air dry clay are all a big hit.

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