Looking for the perfect gift for the crafty, artsy, creative girl or boy in your life aged 8-12? Here are our picks for high quality natural and imaginative toys that help bring out a child’s natural curiosity and creativity.
Kids love creating beautifully textured drawings with the pebble-like-shaped Crayon Rocks. Completely non-toxic and made from all natural soy wax grown in the USA, they’re even tinted with natural mineral powders. Developed by a special ed teacher and designed to strengthen the tripod grip muscles, this fun holiday gift goes hand in hand with the research that has confirmed how important developing the tripod grip is for the brain development of young children.
Made with pure all-natural beeswax, Stockmar Modeling Beeswax becomes beautifully pliable after being warmed in one’s hands, but then hardens and keeps its shape after forming. Kids will love creating figures that last as long as you want them to, but the beeswax can always be warmed and reformed. Non-toxic and all natural, this is a great alternative to the slime craze.
This naturally-inspired kit guarantees hours of creative play. First, build your fairy home, then decorate it with natural elements, including bark, moss, driftwood, seashells, pine cones, feathers, and more. The kit includes a mini low-temp glue gun and eight glue sticks, too, so kids have all the supplies they need to get crafting STAT.
Invite your crafty kid to discover the joy and excitement of an old-school craft: real weaving. This quality kid’s loom kit features slanted pegs so that weaving won’t fall off as well as everything needed for a complete woven project including bright colored 100% pure wool yarns, a plastic needle for easy weaving and Illustrated Instructions.
Your little artist will love transforming sidewalks and driveways into colorful art exhibits with this set of two easy-to-use, artistically adaptable stencils and cosmically colored chalks. Use the 24 stick chalks in assorted bright colors, 6 jumbo chalks, 2 chalk holders, and a set of two 22½”-diameter mandala stencils to create drawings that represent an entire garden or bouquets of single flowers.
This beautiful, old-fashioned wooden Flower and Leaf Press was designed in Germany. Kids will love creating lasting keepsakes as they press flowers and leaves: Simply press your flower or leaf of choice between the two wooden plates and tighten using the four kid-friendly thumb screws.
The ukulele is perhaps the easiest instrument to learn to play and this kit makes it easy for kids as young as six to start playing in a matter of minutes! You’ll find everything needed to teach yourself to become an expert ukulele player—including a mahogany soprano ukulele, a link to free online lessons, a quick start guide and a tote bag to keep it all together.
Make your own swirly and chalkboard holiday ornaments and a sweet mini-tree with this craft box. Everything needed to construct each holiday gift is included in the kit and best of all, it’s delivered straight to your door.
Finally, forget wrapping paper and wrap it up in a sweet unicorn bag from OMG Accessories! These adorable bags are fully lined, with adjustable straps and front and inner zipped pockets.