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With children's art books and craft books for kids for sale at unbelievable prices, visit Book People for an unbeatable selection. Our craft books for kids cover a range of hobbies and will be returned to time and time again.

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Craft Books for Kids

  • The Usborne Step-by-Step Drawing Book

    Fiona Watt

    Product Code: ALRXR
    Paperback 4 years +
    (3)
    From rockets to robots and monkeys to monsters, this draw-in book from the experts at Usborne will show you how to draw everything you've ever wanted with simple step-by-step instructions.

    It's an easy-to-follow, step-by-step drawing book that helps children master the simple drawing skills required to render a range of animals, people and objects - and it comes with plenty of space for doing their own drawings.
    • £7.89
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  • Usborne Fingerprint Activities

    Fiona Watt

    Product Code: AMWZS
    Other 5 years +
    (1)
    This finger-printing book includes simple, step-by-step instructions for lots of pictures and scenes to create using only fingerprints, and a multi-coloured ink pad is attached to the side of the book, so no extra materials are required. Encourages creativity and manual dexterity.
    • £9.49
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  • Craft Projects for Minecraft and Pixel Art Fans

    Chloy Knight

    Product Code: ATEBK
    Paperback
    This title features 15 original craft projects inspired by the Minecraft video game sensation. Creepers, characters, tools and blocks are fun to create now and play with later. It is suitable for children aged eight and over. Bring your Minecraft adventure to life with easy-to-make craft projects! Use this imaginative book to create instantly recognisable toys, jewellery, wearables, and accessories, based on one of the most popular video games of all time. Author Choly Knight shows you how to quickly make real life versions of all your favourite Minecraft characters and game elements, using only a few basic craft supplies. The blocky pixilated graphics of Minecraft are perfect for so many different kinds of crafts. Inside you'll find 15 fun step-by-step projects for perler beads, duct tape, paper crafting, painting, sewing, and crocheting. So get in "creative mode" and celebrate the limitless possibilities of Minecraft!
    • £6.29
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  • Draw Unicorns with Simple Shapes

    Jo Moon

    Product Code: CDCVM
    Paperback
    Can you draw a circle, a square, and a triangle? Then you can draw unicorns and their magical friends! Just follow the simple, step-by-step instructions in this book, and you'll soon be drawing everything from a winged unicorn to a mermaid princess. Perfect for kids aged 4+.
    • £5.59
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  • No Worries! Mindful Kids

    Katie Abey

    Product Code: BLYFL
    Paperback
    No Worries! is an interactive self-care activity book for children aged 7+ to colour and doodle their way to happiness, calm and confidence. The encouraging and simple activities and exercises tackle anxiety, sadness and stress; children will enjoy using their creativity to combat negative feelings, work out why they feel worried and how to put stress back in its place through writing, colouring, doodling and drawing.Featuring the charming and quirky illustrations of Katie Abey, a UK-based illustrator. Her quirky pictures will keep the reader entertained and focused as they work through the book, or simply dip into the pages for ten minutes of calm colouring. Part of Mindful Kids a thoughtful new range of activity books for children from Studio Press.Includes an introduction and notes for grown-ups by consultant Dr. Sharie Coombes, Child & Family Psychotherapist. Dr Sharie Coombes is a former primary teacher, headteacher and local authority adviser who retrained as a child and family psychodynamic psychotherapist, neuropsychotherapist, solution-focused therapist, and specialist paediatric hypnotherapist. Sharie gained a doctorate in education from the University of Brighton in 2007 and is an expert in the therapeutic use of linguistic patterns. Alongside a busy private therapy practice in Brighton, she has worked part-time as a child, adolescent and family psychotherapist at the NHS Tavistock Clinic in London with adopted and fostered children, young people and families. She now works with the psychosocial team in the British Red Cross Refugee Support and International Family Tracing team. Sharie has 2 adult children.
    • £9.49
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  • Embroidery Kit: Flamingo

    Lara Bryan

    Product Code: BZKAP
    Other
    This clever kit contains everything you need to embroider, frame and hang a delightful flamingo design. The 16-page Usborne book included gives you simple, step-by-step instructions showing you exactly what to do at every step of the way.
    • £9.19
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  • Make Your Own Gem Stickers

    Editors of Klutz

    Product Code: CCZST
    Other
    Everybody loves stickers! This follow-up to MAKE YOUR OWN PUFFY STICKERS allows you to embellish fun stickers with extra 3D sparkle! Create fabulous sparkly stickers to glam up your belongings! These sticker designs are a mix of specialty treatment (glitter, foil) and the components allow you to make more than 75 stickers! The kit includes: 3 sheets of stickers rhinestones in 4 different colours holographic star glitter iridescent hexagonal sparkles silver foil a gem pick-up tool.
    • £10.39
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  • The Brilliant Recycling Project Book

    Sara Stanford

    Product Code: CCZTQ
    Paperback
    Minimise your waste and maximise the fun! Turn socks and toilet rolls into fabulous craft makes. From a 'socktopus' to a cute little penguin, children will love these exciting creations! Alternating picture-book style spreads narrated by the quirky 'makes' themselves and step-by-step instructions on how to create them, this book will inspire kids and parents to look twice at the humble sock and toilet roll. Follow the step-by-step guides and don't forget to use the handy cutout bits and pieces at the back of the book to help you with your crafts.
    • £7.19
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  • The LEGO Book of Bedtime Builds

    Tori Kosara

    Product Code: CAXFL
    Hardback
    Get ready for a bedtime adventure! Turn off your screen and wind down with a bedtime build and storybook. Choose and build one of eight LEGO (R) mini models, then read the story. Tomorrow, choose a new adventure to build and read together. "Calming activities and stories before bed can help your child get a good night's sleep." - Lauren Hale, PhD, sleep expert (c)2019 The LEGO Group.
    • £14.39
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  • Embroidery Kit: Llama

    Lara Bryan

    Product Code: BZKAQ
    Paperback
    This clever kit contains everything you need to embroider, frame and hang a delightful llama design. The 16-page Usborne book included gives you simple, step-by-step instructions showing you exactly what to do at every step of the way.
    • £8.99
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  • Free To Be Me

    Anon

    Product Code: BXJUL
    Paperback
    An LGBTQ+ journal for anyone from 13 to 103 - by writer, illustrator and utterly fabulous merman, Dom&Ink. Every rainbow-coloured page is packed with LGBTQ+ activities, advice and attitude. With spreads to colour, scribble, design and glitter, you'll meet dancing drag queens, rainbow donuts and the world's sassiest LGBTQ+ dinosaur: Brett the Sassysaurus! Read quotes from real-life rainbow icons, find out how to throw your own Pride Party, and learn about the history of gay rights. Most importantly: celebrate being yourself and what makes YOU amazing! Warm, hilarious, caring and insightful, Free To Be Me will fill every reader with self-esteem, confidence, colour and pride.
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  • Hands-on History! Aztec & Maya

    Fiona MacDonald

    Product Code: AGSLA
    Hardback 7 years +
    This title helps you rediscover the lost world of ancient Central America, with 450 exciting pictures and 15 step-by-step projects. You can step back in time to Central America before the Spanish conquest and discover fascinating facts about the people who lived there. You can explore the cultures and beliefs of the Olmecs, Maya, Toltecs and Aztecs - the great cities they constructed, their astronomical knowledge, their use of medicine, and their insatiable drive for human sacrifice. It features 15 step-by-step projects that actively involve the reader in bringing the past to life - use a fan fit for an emperor, make a Maya backstrap loom, wear a mosaic mask, and create the amazing Aztec sun stone. More than 450 photographs and illustrations include diagrams, historical maps and a pictorial timeline. It is ideal for home or school use for 8- to 12-year-olds. History records the Aztecs and Maya as bloodthirsty warriors and priests who committed brutal acts of human sacrifice, yet this is not the whole story. Ancient Mesoamericans also formed close-knit family groups, made beautiful masks from jade and built breathtaking pyramids that are still standing today. A variety of easy-to-make projects enable you to recreate the past. You can build a Maya house or a pyramid temple, eat Aztec-style tortillas, wear a bat brooch, and enjoy the Mesoamerican board game of patolli.
    • £7.89
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  • Tiny World: Felting!

    Linda Li-Chee-Ming

    Product Code: CAYHL
    Paperback
    Welcome to Tiny World!: A series of cutie-patootie mini-craft kits created especially for beginners. Coupled with materials to make an adorable, miniature project, this full-colour, photographic, thirty-two-page book provides an overview of needle felting and step-by-step instructions to create your very own teeny-tiny bear and bird friend. The easy-to-learn project can be completed in just a few hours or less and looks fabulous on your bookshelf and desk, and to show off to your friends.
    • £8.99
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  • The Ultimate Guide to Surviving in the Wild

    Clive Gifford

    Product Code: BUPWT
    Paperback
    An absorbing, fast-paced and comprehensive guide to surviving in the wild, with a particular focus on the animals you might encounter - and want to avoid! - while you're there. Whether you're lost in the mountains, stranded in the desert, or adrift at sea, if you've read this book, you might just have a fighting chance at staying alive. Vivid photos, maps and other colourful graphics provide plenty to inspire armchair explorers. Chapters cover survival at sea, on a Pacific island, in the Outback, the Sahara Desert, the Amazon Rainforest, Polar wilderness and the Rocky Mountains. Readers are provided with information on what to do first, the key rules for survival, the animals in each habitat and how to signal for help. Feature pages highlight real-life survivors who escaped these harsh environments to inspire young explorers.
    • £7.99
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  • 50 Ways to Feel Happy

    Vanessa King

    Product Code: BMMCI
    Paperback
    What can you do to help yourself (and others) feel happier? This book is packed full of activities and ideas to try with family, friends and on your own. So, whether you feel happy right now and want to stay that way or you need some ideas to help you feel happier, this book is for you. A cheerful, fun, inspiring, and varied collection of projects for creative, happy and thinking individuals. The book includes a mixture of step-by-step projects and shorter activity ideas that encompass happiness-inspiring crafts, mindfulness, relaxation, and positivity techniques, and fun ways to get active and boost happiness outdoors. Children can either read through the book from start to finish or dip in and out as the mood takes them. What's more, these activities are great to repeat time and again as a child builds their happiness skills and incorporates techniques into their daily life. For younger children, parents and carers may wish to work through the book with them, offering guidance and support, whereas more confident readers, 'tweens', and young teens will be able to enjoy engaging with the book independently. Each of the 50 activities relates to one of Action for Happiness's 10 key evidence-based ways to increase happiness and wellbeing: 1. Giving - doing things for others 2. Relating - connecting with people 3. Exercising - taking care of your body 4. Awareness - living life mindfully 5. Trying out - keep learning new things 6. Direction - have goals to look forward to 7. Resilience - find ways to bounce back 8. Emotions - look for what's good 9. Acceptance - be comfortable with who you are 10. Meaning - be part of something bigger
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  • My Clothespin Zoo

    Editors of Klutz

    Product Code: BLZBK
    Other
    A monkey, and tiger and panda, oh my! Bring the entire zoo home (in one simple activity kit)! Your youngest crafters will love creating ten adorable animals from colourful clothespins. This craft is great for developing fine motor skills, with easy-to-use and durable supplies in an all-in-one kit. Kids can go wild making them, clipping them and turning their world into a jungle.
    • £7.79
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  • The Book of Wizard Craft

    Janice Eaton Kilby

    Product Code: CAYKW
    Other
    The perfect book for fans of Harry Potter in search of wizardly ideas for crafts, parties, Halloween costumes and more. Gather close and let the Wizard tell you all of his secrets, for contained within these enchanting pages is everything you need to know to become the next great wizard, including directions for crafting a selection of marvellous gear, room decorations, concoctions and good-luck spells. Silently disappear and reappear in a hooded cloak as light as butterfly wings. Time the simmering of potions with an hourglass pendant. Broaden your powers by whipping up such hard-to-find wizardly supplies as Mermaid Gas Bubbles and Eye of Newt, plus potent slimes and potions. And just for fun and a few shivers, the Wizard shares myths and legends of centuries past along with spine-tingling adventures of his own.
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  • My Special Unicorn

    Scholastic

    Product Code: CAXDE
    Hardback
    Explore an enchanted world in the My Special Unicorn journal. This beautiful journal is perfect for the unicorn obsessed! Packed with activities, quizzes and recipes, there's loads of space for you to fill in all about you and your life. Includes illustrations of adorable unicorns and comes with a magical moving lenticular on the cover. This journal also includes a section at the back for filling in memories for each month of the year.
    • £6.29
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  • Kids' Book of Paper Love

    Irene Smit

    Product Code: CCBUS
    Paperback
    Here are pages and pages of beautiful paper that begs to be cut up, crafted with, doodled on, and shared, plus Flow's signature pull-out goodies: paper banners, postcards, stickers, paper dolls, and posters too. There are beautiful bookmarks to snip out. Trading cards to write on, with sweet prompts like "I think you're great because..." Brightly patterned strips of paper make a festive paper chain, and DIY photo booth props - like a funny mustache or a crown - make posing with friends even more fun. As with any Flow adventure, perfect results aren't the goal - getting lost in the flow of the creative process is. Combining the pleasure of hands-on activity with the beautiful production values that are the trademark of Flow's adult books, calendars, and stationery, The Kids' Book of Paper Love helps young readers slow down, enjoy the pleasures of crafting, and relish screen-free play.
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  • Tiny World: Sculpting!

    Lynnie Popsicle

    Product Code: CAYHN
    Paperback
    Welcome to Tiny World!: A series of cutie-patootie mini-craft kits created especially for beginners. Coupled with materials to make an adorable, miniature project, this full-colour, photographic, thirty-two-page book provides an overview of sculpting and step-by-step instructions to create your very own teeny-tiny cake. The easy-to-learn project can be completed in just a few hours or less and looks fabulous on your bookshelf and desk, and to show off to your friends.
    • £7.99
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  • Tiny World: Pins!

    Keith Zoo

    Product Code: CAYHM
    Paperback
    Welcome to Tiny World!: A series of cutie-patootie mini-craft kits created especially for beginners. Coupled with materials to make an adorable, miniature project, this full-colour, photographic, thirty-two-page book provides an overview of pin making and step-by-step instructions to create your very own teeny-tiny corgi, watermelon, and pineapple. The easy-to-learn project can be completed in just a few hours or less and looks fabulous on your bookshelf and desk, and to show off to your friends.
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  • Finger Knitting for Kids

    Eriko Teranishi

    Product Code: CAVZH
    Paperback
    Now kids can create their very own knitted accessories! Finger Knitting for Kids shows young crafters (and their parents) how to make cute and easy knitted pieces using only their fingers and a bit of yarn. Clear and simple step-by-step lessons walk them through a series of delightful projects ranging from simple knitted hair ties and head bands to braided scarves and caps. This book provides easy-to-follow instructions for 15 fun knitting projects for kids, including: A sweet fringed scarf with matching rectangle beanie; A colourful hair tie bracelet; A stylishly slouchy unisex hat; A neat little throw that can be worn as a shawl; A braided scarf with pompom ends a great way to mix favourite colours; And so much more! Lessons on making and adding embellishments like pompoms, tassels and loops introduce kids to the wonderful world of yarn crafting. And once they learn the basics, they'll be able to try these techniques with other materials as well ribbons, strips of fabric and other fibres. With a wide range of projects, interests and skill levels throughout the book, crafty kids 5-12 will be making original knitted creations in no time!
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  • Easy Origami Animals

    John Montroll

    Product Code: BXLKT
    Paperback
    Paper elephants, stingrays, penguins, owls and so much more! Enjoy 40 brand-new easy origami jungle, ocean, polar and woodland animals by world-renowned origami master, John Montroll. With clear, step-by-step folding diagrams and instructions, these paper creations are fun and easy for everyone. Just grab some paper and flex your fingers. A paper zoo is just a few folds away!
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  • Discover Through Craft: The Maya

    Jillian Powell

    Product Code: BVDGR
    Paperback
    What do you know about the Maya people? Explore the incredible history of South America during this time and find out how Maya people lived, worked, created and celebrated in this fascinating period in history. Discover the pyramids that they buried their dead in, the gods and goddesses they worshiped and how they fought, farmed and communicated. Craft activities support and enhance each section to bring what you've read to life. Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Twelve books that explore key curriculum topics using a mixture of activities, quizzes, facts and crafts. For children aged 7-9.

Arts and crafts are a great way to get the kids away from the television set and doing something fun and creative. Our arts and crafts books for kids of all ages range from colouring to crochet, sewing to scrapbooks, and weaving to woodworking - we have a wide and wonderful range of arts and crafts books for kids of all ages.

Fantastic fun

Kids can try their hand at drawing and colouring with our great range of learn-to-draw and colouring books, and young artists can try out origami and paper play, too, or even try their hand at painting - there's so much fun to be had.

Keep them calm

If you're looking for a children's activity that's a little calmer and less messy, knitting, sewing and weaving are all hugely rewarding and relaxing. Our range includes fun and vibrant knitting projects which help kids to create eye-catching patterns.

Rewarding projects that kids will love

There are loads of options when it comes to getting creative, so explore our range for the perfect arts and crafts books for your kids. Whether they end up on the fridge or on the noticeboard at home, one thing children will take away from these children's arts and crafts books is a sense of pride and a love of being creative.

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