You very rarely can go wrong when you give crafty gifts for the holidays. Most kiddos love arts and crafts of all sorts, and nowadays there’s a fairly amazing array of eco-friendly art products out there. Here are some excellent green arts and crafts gifts for inspiring creativity this holiday season.
If you’re looking for some all-inclusive, themed art kits, my family likes Artterro Arts & Crafts Kits – Arrterro makes art kits for all sorts of crafty fun, but my family first recommends the Paint With Wool Portrait first.
Speaking of felted wool ideas; you can always build a sweet crafty gift that focuses on needle felting. Kids ages 8 or so (depending on the kid) will be able to try their hand at wool felt projects. First snag a nice book about wool felt crafts, such as Felt Wee Folk: Enchanting Projects.
To complete the crafts in this book, you’ll mainly need stuff you likely already have around the house. If you don’t have these items, most are inexpensive additions, you can add to this book. Items needed include stuff such as; paint or markers, scissors, a basic sewing needle, embroidery floss, non-toxic glue, pipe cleaners, yarn bits and if your child will want to make fairy dolls, you’ll need fake silk or cotton flowers, little wooden beads for heads and collected acorns for fairy hats. This is all very easy to find at a local craft store or even a thrift store. You’ll also need wool felt.
If you’re too busy to build a little wool felting kit for your child, consider a needle and wet felting starter set kit.
A unique art gift for a child is this Hand Crafted Art Box. The box itself is made of solid Douglas Fir wood, with a magnetic drawing board on one side and chalkboard on the other. The chalkboard slides open to reveal crafty storage inside. Each Art Box comes with a special muslin pouch packed with 3 pieces of chalk, a dry erase marker, and soft felt wiping cloth. Personalized Art Boxs come with hand-cut wool felt embellishments. I would have loved this when I was little.
Other crafty art-minded gifts…
- Ecotots Surfin Kids Easel
- Green Crafts for Children: 35 Step-by-Step Projects Using Natural, Recycled, And Found Materials
- Mary’s Natural Softdough Set – Scented Set of 9
- Good Earth Art: Environmental Art for Kids (Bright Ideas for Learning)
- Non-Toxic Kitty Crayons
- Organic Powder Paint Kit, Gluten Free
- Artemis Plant Dyed Color Pencils
- Cadaco Enviro-BLOX X-Treme Builder Set – 440 Piece – (see our review)
- P’kolino Colorful Markers (12 colors)
- Stockmar – Watercolor Paint Set
- Modeling Beeswax
- 100% Recycled (and scented) Smencils Colored Pencils