How many times are your kids invited to a birthday party and you are at a loss for what kind of gift to give? For me, it happens too often. I hear moms say, “they don’t need any more Minecraft toys” or “they have too many trucks” or “they break every toy they have.” I have even said it myself. So I’m here to help you to think outside the toy box when it comes to gift giving. Check out these amazing eco-friendly ideas that make great birthday gifts for kids.
My boys are not alone when it comes to loving arts and crafts. Here’s a creative gift that can be enjoyed by both boys and girls: a Finger Painting Art Set and Sketch book. Kids love bugs and they will have a blast turning their fingerprints into unique and colorful specimens. Add faces and features with rubber stamps and draw embellishments with the colored pencils.
Kids will have hours of fun with this My First Color by Numbers book. 32 pages full of adorable graphics and designs that will appeal to early learners as they match the colors to the numbers and reveal the hidden pictures. A fun and educational activity book and pairs perfectly with a set of crayons. These wax Push Up crayons, in 10 vibrant colors, feature a handy plastic holder that helps prevent breaking.
Who doesn’t love Smencils?!? This happy birthday smencil smells like birthday cake and is such a festive addition to any gift. Our Wooden Animal Ruler and Pod Double Sharpener add to this great gift bundle.
Gus really loved adding a personal touch with a Happy Birthday Boy Gift Enclosure
Finishing off a gift is my favorite part and these Anibots are a fun way to add whimsy to a birthday gift.
There’s a heat wave happening here, so we headed inside to cool off and create some fun 4th of July arts and crafts. Our Tempera Paint Sticks were the perfect medium to get things started.
These paints are solvent free so painting on hands is worry free.
We painted wood craft sticks red white and blue then glued them together to make the American Flag. The paint sticks dry quickly and work great on wood, paper, cardboard, and more.
The kids love how silky smooth and vibrant the colors are and moms love the ease – no water, no brushes, no spills and for kids that color outside the lines, clean up is a breeze.
4th of July just isn’t complete with out fireworks. We used black card stock and created firework explosions all over the page – the paint sticks show up bright and colorful on the dark paper.
A fun activity for the entire family…
Have a Happy 4th!
Check back soon for more kid friendly crafting ideas using eco art supplies from Stubby Pencil Studio.
Summer is here and for our family, that means more outside fun. It’s a great time to get kids off the hamster wheel of their plugged in lifestyle by taking them outside for some fun in the sun. On a recent camping trip we brought along a few Stubby Pencil Studio arts and crafts which kept the kids entertained while letting them explore their creative side.
The kids always love an art project, and these items were easy to bring along. Gus created a picture with the Finger Printing Art Kit while Colton drew with the Water Color Pencils. After drawing amazing art, they dove into the My First Dot-to-Dot and the Big Maze Book.
My First Dot-to-Dot is perfect for preschoolers who are just starting to learn their numbers. Each page has a number line at the bottom for kids to easily stay on track and know what number is next.
The Big Maze Book isn’t your average book of mazes either. It has creative ways of keeping kids engaged, telling stories as they find their way through the mazes.
My boys love colored pens and these Washable Markers were perfect to use in the books. Moms will love them, too, because they are non-toxic and water-based, so they clean up very easily. If your kids are anything ours, this is what they will look like when they are done creating. Yay – it all washes off easily.
Check out the shop for more travel friendly art supplies and fun ideas to keep kids entertained and creative this summer while your family is on the go.