Funpacks by DwellStudio
We love the idea of stylish creativity on the go! These all-in-one play stations unleash creativity and entertain with its doodle pad and Crayola Crayons, plus loops and pockets for storage and even an outer pocket for their books. Made from laminated, wipe-clean canvas.
Best buy for out and about
Â£25 Lula Sapphire. Don’t forget BG readers get 15% off all toys till December 12th! Also consider Dine N Doodle’s from LiLBDesigns on Etsy starting from $9.50.
12 Bottles Classic Gouache Paint by Djeco
We’re huge Djeco fans so we’re pleased to see that they also do a fine line in creativity gear. Thick and deep shades that can be used on paintings and artwork, and even cardboard models and eggs.
Â£7.95 Tickety Boo
Also try their 12 colour cakes for Â£2.45 (pictured left).
And their marker pens for Â£6.24
You can see many of their fab range at Tickety Boo. Also try Revilo Toys.
Also check out our selection of eco friendly buys.
Roald Dahl Painting Smocks There are smocks and then there are smocks. We love the selection of smocks and tabards (bit like aprons) at the Sugar Plum Tree which also include some by Charlie and Lola and Cutie Pie.
Prices start from Â£6.99 at the Sugar Plum Tree
Crocodile Creek Paint and Draw Books
There are 5 different books full of thick pages in this series that your child can ‘color, paint and draw’ in. It features double pages with a colour illustration on one side and a line drawing on the other for your child to unleash their creativity. There are pets, jungle, dinosaurs, insects, and farm animals.
Â£4.99 each from My Small World
This is fab basic folds flat when it’s not in use and has a white board on one side and a blackboard on the other. It’s made from wood from a renewable source and you can buy a Mala drawing paper roll to go with it.
3+ Best budget buy
Â£12.99 online and in store at Ikea
John Crane Double Sided Easel by Pintoy
A fantastic, high quality, eco-friendly buy made from replenishable plantation rubberwood. It’s got a chalkboard on one side and a magnetic board on the reverse with an area for storage. A roll of paper can sit on top. 3+
Height Adjustable Easel by Janod
This is a wider and more colourful option than its counterparts with a blackboard on one side and the magnetic white board on the other. It’s got a wide tray, 2 no spill paint pits, chalk, board rubber, and paper roll, plus 5 cool magnets. It’s fully height adjustable and will last for ages making this excellent value.
2+ Best buy
Â£48 from My Small World
Art Table & Chair
They can do all of their artwork at this table which also features a built-in 300ft paper roll of 12″ art paper with a child friendly paper cutter. It can also be used as a traditional desk and table. Replacement rolls available. Â£62.99 The Kids Window
Otto Bloom Toddler Play Table and Chairs
An ergonomic, space saving design made from cultivated stylewood (patented) and wipe clean. The chairs slot in neatly at either end and the table’s got slide out trays at each end for keeping their creative gear like crayons and pencils.
18 months Was Â£240, now Â£99.99 at KiddicareCheck out all of the other toys that we’ve featured in our Hot Christmas Toy List 2008