Hot Toy List for Toddlers – Art Materials

Natalie writes…

In our latest addition to our Hot Toy List for Christmas 2008, I’ve rounded up some great buys for art materials for your toddler. I’m sure many of you don’t want to wait till your bambino is 3 for them to unleash their creativity and almost all of the finds here are non toxic and can be used by under 3’s. Eco friendly and safe for your child! All of these are great for stocking fillers too.

 Stockmar Beeswax Block Crayon TinStockmar Beeswax Block Crayon Tin Stockmar Beeswax Block Crayon TinStockmar Beeswax Block Crayon Tin

I have been looking for chunky, eco friendly, pre-school child friendly crayons for months and it is definitely something that seems to be more popular in the US.

This tin features 8 block wedge shaped crayons made from pure beeswax and non toxic pigments to give lovely bright rainbow colours. These are food quality standard so super safe. Includes a scraper.

£7.25 from Green Eyed Frog

colour cones childrens crayonsColour Cones Childrens Crayons

These unique shaped crayons are great with small hands and super sturdy with no smear. 6 colours.

£6.25 from Spirit of Nature

chubbi stumps Budget Friendly – Chubby Stumps

Hard to break, non toxic, non melt crayons in a pack of 8 chubbi’s. 3+

£1.30 from Mini Scribblers

Eco-Friendly Felt Tip Pens Eco-Friendly Felt Tip Pens

These fab felt tips have been made with food colouring and are totally safe for preschoolers. The dyes are washable and the pens have ventilated caps for extra safety. 9 colouring pens plus 1 eraser pen.

£4.95 from Spirit of Nature

Artemis Modelling Beeswax Artemis Modelling Beeswax

If you’ve been hankering to get your toddler playing with something similar to Play Dough, check out this set of 8 sheets of eco friendly modelling wax. £10.99 from Green Eyed Frog

Also check out soft modelling clay-dough from Spirit of Nature £8.90

modelling clayColoured Modelling Plasticine

I’ve also managed to track down a wallet friendly option with this eco friendly soft modelling plasticine which is in 10 different colours. It’s non toxic, washable and won’t dry out. It has a 3+ marking so supervise for younger.

£3.50 from Myriad Natural Toys Crafts

Fingerpaints, box of 4 Fingerpaints, box of 4

Do you like the sound of non-toxic, non-drip, creamy paints that are water soluble and can be used on paper, wood, or glass? Bambino’s under 3 should be supervised – can be used with brush or fingers.

£12.50 from Spirit of Nature childrens paint brushes

Children’s Paint Brush

These cool little wood brushes have been specially designed for little hands.

£4.95 each at Spirit of Nature

Check out all of the other toys that we’ve featured in our Hot Christmas Toy List 2008


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