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 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.
Â£7.25 from Green Eyed Frog
Colour Cones Childrens Crayons
These unique shaped crayons are great with small hands and super sturdy with no smear. 6 colours.
Â£6.25 from Spirit of Nature
Budget Friendly – Chubby Stumps
Hard to break, non toxic, non melt crayons in a pack of 8 chubbi’s. 3+
Â£1.30 from Mini Scribblers
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.
Â£4.95 from Spirit of Nature
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. Â£10.99 from Green Eyed Frog
Also check out soft modelling clay-dough from Spirit of Nature Â£8.90
Coloured 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.
Â£3.50 from Myriad Natural Toys Crafts
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.
Â£12.50 from Spirit of Nature
Children’s Paint Brush
These cool little wood brushes have been specially designed for little hands.
Â£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