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

DK

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!

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    This is a fantastic activity book, brimming with 1000 exciting ideas from the successful '365' series of make and do books. Easy instructions, some step-by-step, describe how to create amazing drawings, paintings, collage and 3D models. This is a perfect gift, as well as an excellent resource, for anyone who looking for ideas to do with children of all ages and abilities.
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    Let's Sew provides the perfect introduction to sewing for budding beginners.

    From the initial skills of threading a needle and sewing on a button through to running stitch and backstitch, it covers all the basics and then shows young sewers how they can use these basic skills to make felt birds and butterflies, handy bags, hobby horses and much, much more.

    With its bright and bold artwork, the book is very appealing and children are sure to enjoy working their way through the 12 projects as they develop their sewing skills.
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    Enjoy drawing, colouring and doodling with this collection of inspiring and fun ideas of things to draw and create.

    There are illustrations to start you off and free space to draw without rules.

    There are absolutely no drawing skills required and there's a lot to get you started in this imaginative collection of ideas, designed to boost creativity and imagination.
  • Doodle Magic Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781910916896
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    Head back in time to the land of the dinosaurs or blast off into space for creative doodling fun with this incredible 10-book collection!

    With eye-catching designs throughout all the books, your children will love heading to the high street to doodle and colour the shops; coming face-to-face with fairies and princesses; sailing the high seas with pirates; and going deep into the jungle; and to the bottom of the ocean.

    Great for helping with dexterity, these books will provide hours of fun for any children who want to unleash their artistic side.
  • Pixel Planet - Paperback - 9781784455538 - Assorted
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    If your children can't get enough of Minecraft, than they'll love to sit back and relax as they fill in the pixellated patterns featured in this colouring book, Pixel Planet.

    Coming in a bumper size, this book brings back memories of 1980s computer games and encourages children to colour the designs in, square by square.

    From cute animals to awesome dinosaurs and many other crazy characters including aliens, this is a cool book for anyone who loves colouring in and computer games.
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    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.
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    Complete beginners can discover how to draw lots of different animals with this delightful write-in book. Each double colourful page has step-by-step drawing instructions, space to practise and doodle in, and ideas for colouring in or adding backgrounds.