Top 8 Best Craft Books for 5-year-olds

Get stuck into some creative fun with these fantastically fun and inventive books. Featuring origami, colouring, sticking, knitting and more, see below for the best craft books for 5-year-olds.

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1. Craft Attack: Nature Crafts

Annalees Lim

This brilliant nature-based book will encourage children to make a selection of unique and practical homemade creations. The projects include funky fridge magnets, beautiful butterfly bunting, fabulous photo frames and lots more, all of which feature simple, step-by-step instructions. Part of a bold new series, Craft Attack is aimed at modern kids who love to craft, and will help them develop their imagination and dexterity skills.

2. Recycled Crafting for Kids

Kate Lilley

This wonderful set features quirky and colourful projects for parents and children to enjoy together. Get crafting with 35 vibrant projects, all of which encourage resourcefulness in using recycled items. Plus, the final section of the book lists 50 quick and easy boredom busters that are sure to keep kids busy! Crafting is not only hugely fun, but helps children improve their dexterity and concentration skills, and this is the perfect book to give them inspiration.

3. Let's Knit

DK

Knitting provides a relaxing and rewarding way to get creative, and kids will love mastering the basics with this colourful book. From casting on and casting off to knitting plain and purl stitches, it shows how to transform basic materials into incredible pieces, including cats, hats and even a flock of sheep! Featuring 12 easy projects, this book has everything a novice knitter could ever want to develop their skills and create something amazing.

4. Smart Art

Annie Simpson

This innovative lift-the-flap art book is bursting with beautiful illustrations and is sure to inspire children to get creative! It features fun flaps, cut-through holes, tracing paper, newsprint paper, gatefolds and more, perfect for encouraging kids to use their imaginations and enjoy some exciting projects.

5. Origami Crafts

Annalees Lim

Discover the wonders of origami with these easy, fun and stimulating projects. Children can create and improvise as they work through the book and will learn all about the ancient art of paper-folding. Make a cute origami kitten, a delicious ice cream cone and even colouring pencils! Using readily-available materials, kids will be amazed at what they can create in just ten minutes.

6. Egyptian Things to Make and Do

Emily Bone

This enthralling title will take children back in time with amazing Ancient Egypt-themed projects. The book provides inspiration for thrilling things to make, such as a pharaoh's headdress, an Egyptian god puppet with moveable arms and a mummy in a sarcophagus. Each activity is clearly and vividly illustrated in a vibrant style and features simple, step-by-step instructions, plus fascinating facts about the Egyptians.

7. Craft Kids: 20 DIY Birthday Cards in a Box

Perfect for creative kids, this brilliant box contains everything needed to produce wonderful cards, including over 600 stickers, 60 awesome accessories and 20 illustrated cards. Bursting with fun, this kit is a great way for little ones with big imaginations to develop their artistic talents whilst making gorgeous cards for friends and loved ones.

8. I Want to Be a Superhero: Craft Kit

This epic costume and storybook suitcase contains everything an aspiring superhero needs to realise their dream and even make their own cape! It includes a story and activity book which follows George as he learns all about his superpowers. Packed with fun activities, including creating a superhero profile and drawing a comic strip, kids will love this super set and can follow step-by-step instructions to make their cape. The kit contains felt, glue sticks and glitter to ensure the cape is as amazing as possible!

  • APVFZ 5 years +
    Annalees Lim
    5 years +
    • £12.99
    This nature-based craft book will have you making a range of unique - and useful - homemade creations. Funky fridge magnets, beautiful butterfly bunting, photo frames and more are included in this brilliant step-by-step book. Part of a series of six titles, Craft Attack is aimed at modern kids with a style to match. The instructions are easy to follow and positively encourage experimentation and customisation.
  • SART 3 years +
    Annie Simpson
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    Bursting with stunning illustrations to inspire children aged 3+ to get creative, Smart Art is an innovative lift-the-flap art book that will help them harness their creativity and have fun!

    Packed with tons of features including flaps to lift, cut-through holes, tracing paper, newsprint paper and gatefolds, Smart Art's unique format will help them run away with their imagination. A perfect gift for creative kids!
  • AJNHB 3 years +
    Kate Lilley
    3 years +
    • £12.89
    • RRP £12.99
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    Quirky, colourful and fun projects for pre-school kids and their parents to make together. Small children love crafting and creating, and it's educational as well as enjoyable - crafting can help develop fine motor skills and teaches small children to follow instructions and work alongside someone else. Kate Lilley's hugely popular blog, Minieco, grew out of her desire to teach her own kids to be resourceful and use what's around them for creative play. Parents and kids alike will love the 35 bold, colourful projects featured in the book and divided into sections that include Music, Nature, Sewing, Science and Recycling Bin. The final section contains a list of 50 quick boredom busters that harassed parents can pull out of the bag in an emergency!
  • APORI 4 years +
    Emily Bone
    4 years +
    • £5.89
    • RRP £5.99
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    This title provides things to make that include a pharaoh's headdress, an Egyptian god puppet with moveable arms and a mummy in a sarcophagus. Every activity is clearly and vividly illustrated in an appealing and colourful style, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. It contains information boxes on each page with interesting facts about the Egyptians.
  • LKNT 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    Children will love mastering the basics of knitting with Let's Knit, an easy-to-follow book from the experts at DK.

    From casting on and casting off to knitting plain and purl stitches, it shows how with a pair of needles and some yarn even the most novice of knitters can make incredible projects including cats, hats and even a flock of sheep.

    With 12 easy projects to work through, the book has everything a novice knitter could want to hone their skills and make something amazing.
  • AQCNA 5 years +
    Annalees Lim
    5 years +
    • £11.99
    Discover origami with these easy, fun and exciting projects for children aged 5+. Let children craft their way through this book, creating and improvising as you go, to learn all about the ancient art of paper-folding. Use this book to make a cute origami kitten, fold a delicious ice cream cone and create colouring pencils from paper! Using readily available materials, the 10 Minute Crafts series is packed full of fun crafts for special occasions. The perfect tool for teachers looking for original ideas as well as parents looking for fun ways to keep kids entertained.
  • CKBC 5 years +
    5 years +
    (5)
    • £7.99
    The perfect treat for creative children aged 3 and above, Crafty Kids - 20 DIY Birthday Cards in a Box is a great way for them to extend happy returns to friends and family whilst offering them the chance to be brilliantly creative.

    Packed with over 600 stickers, 60 awesome accessories and 20 illustrated birthday cards for children to add their own designs to, the box is packed with fun and is a wonderful way for little people with big imaginations to harness their talents and make a card for friends and loved ones.
  • CT0653 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £9.00
    This costume and storybook suitcase has everything a child needs to make their very own superhero cape! It also includes a story and activity book that follows George as he learns all about his special powers.

    After the story of George, the book is bursting with activities that include giving the children the chance to create their very own superhero profile and even draw their own comic strip.

    It then gives step-by-step instructions on how children can create the cape using the materials provided. The kit includes felt, glue sticks and glitter to ensure the cape really is something out of this world!

    28 pages

    Ages 3 plus

    Dimensions: 240 x 190mm