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Top 7 Best Art Books for 5-year-olds

Kids can get stuck into some seriously exciting arts and crafts with these wonderful art books. Bursting with activities, including colouring, doodling and crafts, see below for the best art books for 5-year-olds.

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1. Let's Draw

Discover lots of inspiring and fun ideas for things to draw and create in this fantastic art book. It features drawing, colouring and doodling, with illustrations to start you off as well as free space to draw without rules. Perfect for budding artists, this book is designed to help develop kids' creativity and imagination.

2. Pixel Planet

Young computer game fans will love the pixelated patterns in this cool colouring book. This bumper book brings back memories of retro games and encourages children to colour in the fun designs, square by square. From adorable animals to awesome dinosaurs and plenty of other crazy characters, this epic book will appeal to anyone who loves computer games and colouring.

3. Let's Sew


This vibrant book provides the perfect introduction to sewing for beginners. From basic skills like threading a needle to running stitch and backstitch, it covers all the essentials and shows young sewers how they can use their new skills to create felt birds and butterflies, stylish bags, hobby horses and so much more. Children will love working their way through 12 easy projects and building on their sewing skills.

4. Step-by-Step Drawing Animals

Fiona Watt

This beautiful book will show kids how to draw lots of different animals. Each colourful double page features step-by-step instructions, space to practise and doodle in, and lots of ideas for colouring in and adding amazing backgrounds.

5. Doodle Magic Books

These fantastically fun books will have kids heading back in time to the land of the dinosaurs, blasting off into space, and having lots more doodling adventures! They feature eye-catching designs and a range of exciting scenes, including a high street, fairies and princesses, sailing the high seas with pirates, going deep into the jungle, and lots more. They also help develop skills in dexterity and imagination, and will provide hours of fun for creative kids.

6. Fingerprint Activities

Fiona Watt

Children will love creating amazing pictures using only fingerprints with this easy-to-follow and engrossing book. Featuring step-by-step instructions and a multi-coloured ink pad attached to the side of the book, no extra materials are needed, so kids can get stuck in straight away! The book also encourages creativity and will help to develop kids' manual dexterity.

7. 1000 Things to Make and Do

Fiona Watt

This bumper activity book is brimming with over 1000 inspiring ideas for artistic projects. Create amazing drawings, paintings, collage and 3D models through simple, step-by-step instructions. This would make a brilliant gift for budding artists of all ages and abilities, and is great for filling up free time with creative fun!