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A nice art or craft present for 7/8 year old?

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Purpleroxy Sat 15-Nov-14 19:26:44

I'd like to get a friend's 7yo something arty/crafty for her birthday but it's really not my area! She's really good at drawing and art and I wondered if there's something a bit nicer/more sophisticated than ordinary supermarket art stuff that younger children use? Friend is a kind and lovely person so wanted to get her dd something special. Her dd could prob manage something aimed at a slightly older child. Thanks for any help smile.

flack Sat 15-Nov-14 19:28:45

Djeco.

MrsQueen Sat 15-Nov-14 19:35:05

Knitting needles, wool, and intro to knitting book?

RosesandRugby Sat 15-Nov-14 19:39:54

A bead loom ? www.amazon.co.uk/Alex-Toys-Native-American-Bead/dp/B0006ORAEO/ref=sr_1_2/280-3943878-7707958?ie=UTF8&qid=1416080355&sr=8-2&keywords=bead+loom

chicaguapa Sat 15-Nov-14 21:50:36

The Klutz stuff is very good. Have a look on Amazon.

HamJAMspam Sat 15-Nov-14 21:58:56

Decoupage.
Hama beads.
A more 'grown up' art set.
The Works have some good ideas.

HamJAMspam Sat 15-Nov-14 22:05:02

Thank you for that link Roses. I've just ordered that loom for dd2 birthday next week

PolterGoose Sun 16-Nov-14 10:00:32

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OwlCapone Sun 16-Nov-14 12:07:55

Personally, I would avoid knitting or crochet kits at that age unless you are sure one of the parents knows how to knit or crochet.

I know how to crochet and wanted to weep yesterday trying to teach DD (8)

Artandco Sun 16-Nov-14 12:10:22

I would get some nice charcoal/ pastels/ sketch book etc

berceuse Sun 16-Nov-14 16:08:02

I second Djeco - we always buy a few of their lovely kits as Xmas gifts.

This one went down particularly well at that age

www.tickety-boo.co.uk/acatalog/Princess_Stories_to_Create_by_Djeco.html#a1444

Also the princess paint by numbers

www.tickety-boo.co.uk/acatalog/Princess_Marguerite_by_Djeco.html#a703

and this paint by numbers

www.tickety-boo.co.uk/acatalog/Sacha_s_Garden_by_Djeco_Painting_by_Numbers.html#a4377

this too

www.tickety-boo.co.uk/acatalog/Magical_Dresses_Stamps_Art_by_Djeco.html#a522

I don't think you can go far wrong with Djeco to be honest. Tickety Boo is a good place to buy from, never let me down.

We have a few of their stamp kits which makes creating lovely pictures very easy.

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