Arts & Crafts Ages 7–10

  • 100 Bugs to Fold and Fly

    A creative activity book which allows children to make a variety of bug-themed paper airplanes from the fantastically designed pages.

    Follow the instruction sand fold the pages to create an array of bugs, from dragonflies and butterflies to grasshoppers and beetles.

    Recommended for ages 6+.

  • Buildings, Bridges and Landmarks

    Travel through time and across the world visiting iconic buildings, bridges and monuments, from the ancient Greek Parthenon to the modern London Shard.

    The collector's guide details each landmark's place in architectural history and the detachable model compendium contains press-out pieces to make 25 ultra-stylish 3D models. The unique 2-in-1 format combines a reference book with a model-making manual.

    Recommended for ages 10+.

  • Chalk on the Wild Side

    This book encourages parents and their kids to play outdoors with an assortment of chalk recipes and interactive games and activities.

    The first half of the book details a bevy of chalk recipes, from glow-in-the-dark chalk, fizzing chalk, and scented chalk to chalk foam, chalk goo paint, and ice chalk. Readers will then discover a variety of activities and ways to use their favourite chalk recipes.

    From classic games to 3D chalk projects such as chalk volcanoes, chalk powder bombs, chalk rockets, chalk hair dye, and more, parents and children alike will be delighted by the multitude of exciting ideas.

  • Collage Workshop for Kids

    Collage Workshop for Kids is a colourful art instruction book on collage techniques for children. Chapters explore favourite art themes for kids and demonstrate how to work with coloured tissue paper, newspaper, fabric and buttons, painted paper, torn paper and more.

    Each chapter explores a technique with original ideas and provides expert advice on creating art with children. Everything you need to know about collage is in this book, making it a great reference for teachers, librarians and parents.

    Recommended for children 3 to 8.

  • Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Crochet

    Are you looking for the perfect guide to teach your child to crochet? Look no further! Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Crochet starts with the absolute basics about stitching, beginning with a discussion about hooks and yarn and how to make simple chains, then gradually introduces skills and techniques until kids are crocheting confidently.

    With over 200 photos and clear, concise instructions in language easily understood by grade-school kids, you're going to be creating crafty crochet projects with your child in no time!

    Each project lists the crocheting skills that will be exercised in making it and projects are rated for difficulty, so kids can learn and grow as they develop dexterity and coordination. Your children will learn to crochet by making simple projects and building skills by practicing the essentials, and this book provides a sound foundation for a lifetime of crocheting enjoyment.

  • Cut & Colour Playbook: Cities

    Grab your scissors and some pencils or crayons and get ready to make some beautiful cityscapes with Cut & Colour Playbook: Cities!

    Featuring four different cities, children combine drawing, colouring and scissor skills to create their scenes. First, colour in line illustration and add your own details. Then, on the reverse of the page, follow the cut lines to snip away parts of the page. By the end of the process, you will have built up your very own city scene by layering up the pages. At the end of the book, an additional section gives children the chance to create their own layered diorama, whether a city scene or beyond.

    An original twist on the colouring book format, Cut and Colour Playbook: Cities encourages children to develop arts and crafts skills, and to think through a multi-layered project in a fun and creative way.

    Recommended for ages 8+.

  • Dogs & Puppies: Drawing & Activity Book

    Dogs & Puppies: Drawing & Activity Book teaches young artists to draw 16 beloved dog and puppy breeds through three different methods: tracing, grid drawing, and step-by-step drawing.

    Each method features easy-to-follow instructions and shows how each step builds upon the next to create a finished piece of art. Fun facts and interesting tidbits of information about each breed are also sprinkled throughout each project. With the included tracing paper and plenty of practice pages, this book will help budding artists create perfect puppy portraits!

    Recommended for ages 6+.

  • Draw, Color and Sticker into the Wild Sketchbook

    Draw, Color, and Sticker into the Wild Sketchbook offers page after page of beautiful inspiration designed to get you drawing. A perfect offering for grown-ups desiring a simple yet beautiful creative outlet.

    • Stickers and partially illustrated pages provide a rich canvas to get you to think about and practice drawing various themes and elements
    • Each illustrated spread is followed by a more open spread with the same theme and a prompt, ready for you to take the lead and fill in with your own designs and stickers
    • Black and white drawings with touches of colour get you started, and invite further experimentation
    • The uncoated paper stock is perfect for drawing, painting and colouring with any variety of materials
    • Stickers are also printed on soft uncoated paper so they can take colour or additional drawing on top

  • Drawing Animals

    Learn how to draw all kinds of animals, from polar bears and orang-utans to kangaroos and pandas, with this inspiring book.

    Simple, step-by-step instructions explain techniques such as shading with chalk pastels and painting with watercolours. Includes QR links to download free images and watch video clips with drawing tips and inspiration.

    Recommended for ages 8+.

  • Drawing Cartoons

    This inspiring book is brimming with ideas for drawing cartoons. Easy step-by-step instructions show you how to create all kinds of cartoons, from funny animals and superheroes, to flick-book animations.

    Recommended for ages 8+.

  • Fuzzy Animals

    Colour in the prehistoric world with this touch-and-feel colouring book!

    From the forest to the savannah, the coral reef to the desert, explore seven diverse habitats as you colour parrots in the jungle, hammerhead sharks in the ocean, and red pandas in the mountains. Featuring art of the world's best-loved and most spectacular animals to colour, from the colour-changing chameleon to the stripy Bengal tiger, there is also an accompanying fact file for each creature, plus information on each habitat and a world map at the back of the book.

    Staying inside the lines is easy with the thick fuzzy outlines and kids will love the stylish art they are able to create.

    Recommended for ages 5+.

  • Girl's Guide to DIY Fashion

    Do you have a bunch of ideas for super-cute clothes but can't find them when you're out shopping? This book will teach you how to make anything you can dream up! Dresses? Yes. Jeggings? Check.

    Put your own stamp on everything you create by first sketching your designs in the book. You'll learn how to make fashion design mood boards, using things that you love and that inspire you. You'll be designing and sewing purses, headbands, skirts and tops in no time!

    • Whip up awesome designs and then sew them
    • Find your own personal style by sketching designs and playing with colours right in the book
    • Learn how to make hip clothes from a New York City-based author

  • Hirameki Clouds

    Hirameki – brainwave or flash of inspiration in Japanese – is where doodling and imagination come together. Simply put, it's the art of turning a random blot into something amazing, just by adding a few dots and lines.

    If it's true that you can find happiness in little things, this book should keep your eyes, hand and brain entertained for hours.

    Recommended for ages 7+.

  • Learn to Draw Dinosaurs

    Perfect for young artists-in-training, Learn to Draw Dinosaurs offers a comprehensive drawing experience that includes step-by-step lessons, as well as full-colour illustrations, fun facts, trivia, quizzes and much more. Children will enjoy the 64 pages of drawing instruction for a variety of dinosaurs, including a triceratops, a pteranodon and a tyrannosaurus.

    The book opens with a brief description of how to get started, using basic drawing tools and some sample drawing exercises to warm up. Each drawing lesson begins with a basic shape, such as a square, circle or triangle, and progresses to a finished piece of artwork, making it easy for children to follow along.

    Along the way, engaging text describes interesting details and fun facts about each dinosaur. With a mix of art instruction and fun trivia, the book is the perfect way for children to discover more about their favourite dinosaurs, in addition to developing their artistic talents.

    Recommended for ages 7+.

  • Leonardo's Art Workshop

    A new project-based series for kids, inspired by the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math – STEAM – of Leonardo Da Vinci.

    Leonardo had an insatiable curiosity about the world, the ability to design technologies, and the eye and hand to put his observations on paper. These STEAM skills are vital to today's students and tomorrow's innovators. Kids will delve into subjects including Art, Science, Nature and Invention by following Leonardo's approach: experimenting, creating projects and exploring how science, art and nature interact. For Leonardo - as with STEAM - it's all connected.

    Recommended for ages 10+.

  • Leonardo's Science Workshop

    A new project-based series for kids, inspired by the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math – STEAM – of Leonardo Da Vinci.

    Leonardo had an insatiable curiosity about the world, the ability to design technologies, and the eye and hand to put his observations on paper. These STEAM skills are vital to today's students and tomorrow's innovators. Kids will delve into subjects including Art, Science, Nature and Invention by following Leonardo's approach: experimenting, creating projects and exploring how science, art and nature interact. For Leonardo - as with STEAM - it's all connected.

    Recommended for ages 10+.

  • My First Animal Knitting Book

    Young budding knitters will love the wide range of animal projects in this fabulous book, and it will help them improve their basic knitting skills as well as learn some new techniques. Items such as scarves, hats and egg cosies are made all the more appealing by the animal theme and are makes that children can use themselves or give as gifts. The comprehensive skills section teaches the children about yarns, needles, stitches and a wide range of knitting techniques.

    All the projects are clearly broken down into illustrated steps that are easy to follow, with differing skill levels so that children can start with the easier projects and progress. The 30 creative projects include a Marmalade Kitten Scarf, Koala Scarf, Zebra Cowl, Panda Mug Hug, Rabbit Egg Cosy and Fluffy Bunny Pillow.

  • My First Needle Felting Book

    Children will discover the fun of needle-felting with these 30 adorable step-by-step animal projects to create a wonderful menagerie of adorable needle-felted animals. It begins with 2D projects, such as brooches and a bookmark, then moves on to simple 3D projects such as a wide-eyed owl. Children can then progress their needle-felting skills by making dogs, a panda, a pony and many more fantastic creatures.

    There is a comprehensive techniques section so that children can perfect their needle-felting skills, and each project includes a photo of the finished animal and is broken down into clear illustrated steps.

  • My First Origami Book

    My First Origami Book is a wonderful introduction to the incredible Japanese craft of paper-folding.

    Origami is fun to do, requires only paper and these 35 step-by-step origami projects will impress your family and friends. You can learn how to make all sorts of things, from amazing animals to things that fly, top toys, dazzling decorations and gorgeous gifts and cards – and you won’t even require any help from an adult.

    All the projects are broken down into clear, illustrated steps, showing you every fold, and there are skill levels for each one so you can start with the easiest projects and, as your origami skills improve, work your way up. As well as becoming skilled at origami, you can go on and use your newfound paper skills to craft beautiful gifts and cards.

  • My Miniature Library

    With stories ranging from illustrated fairytales to well-loved nonsense rhymes and books of butterflies, birds and flowers, plus blank books for you to complete yourself, you'll have everything you need to make a little library of beautifully illustrated books.

    The books are simple to make – just cut, fold and glue. The kit comes with a miniature bookshelf to press out and make, and easy-to-follow, fully illustrated instructions. Plus the box transforms into a beautiful library scene!

    Recommended for ages 8+.