10 of the best children's art and craft items Treat your child to these arts and crafts goodies 1 of Ad break Arts and crafts for creative toddlersOctober is The Big Draw month, where museums and galleries open their doors to let children around the country explore and find their inner artist. We decided to round up the best artistic and creative goodies that will get your child thinking, painting and probably messy. It's all in the name of art though! Drawing is a great tool for helping children see, think and invent, so make sure you check out The Big Draw events happening around the UK and encourage your child to get stuck in. From the classic art of drawing, to stamping, painting and sticking, here's our pick of the best arts and crafts items around for pint-sized Picasso... Fingerprinting set, Cox & CoxCreate a masterpiece using the fun stamps, stencils and your own fingerprints. Best for ages 3 years and up. Fingerprinting art set, £9, Cox & Cox. Animal figures, HamleysCreate these wild animals using materials such as paint and pom poms. Best for ages 4 years and up. Make and Display Animals, £16, Hamleys. Easel, KidKraftMake like a real artist with this sturdy easel, which comes with rolls of paper to let your child run wild with his imagination! Best for ages 4 years and up. KidKraft Easel with paper roll, £69.99, Hello Baby. Continue slideshow > LEGO man crayons, Stardust KidsMade from recycled Crayola crayons, these colourful cuties are non toxic and last for ages! Best for ages 2 years and up. LEGO men crayons, £6.99 (set of 6), Stardust Kids. Creative box, LetterboxMake hundreds of fab bits and bobs with this mini suitcase full of materials. It includes crayons, safety scissors, pompoms, feathers and pipecleaners, to name just a few. Best for ages 3 years and up. My big craft kit, £25, Letterbox. Magnetic board, Melissa and DougA mess-free creative option. Choose from 120 geometric magnets to create anything you want on your magnetic board. Best for ages 3 years and up. Melissa and Doug magnetic pattern block kit, £14.25, Amazon. Animal erasers, PedlarsChoose from a Gorilla, Bear or Rhino to correct your mistakes when creating your work of art. Best for ages 2 years and up. Giant animal erasers, £9.95 each, Pedlars. Continue slideshow > Colour-in-yourself jigsaw, Tate ShopYour toddler can create his very own jigsaw by painting over a blank canvas - the tricky part is remembering how it all goes back together again! Best for ages 2 years and up. Colour-in-yourself jigsaw puzzle, £5, Tate Online Shop. Activity kit, The Pod CompanyDecorate your own wiggly snake with this fab kit. Best for ages 3 years and up. Ladybird Activity Kit - Things to Make, £11.95, The Pod Company. Felt sheets, Yellow MoonThis colourful set includes 10 sheets of self-adhesive felt in assorted colours, which your child can cut out into whatever shape they wish. Best for ages 3 years and up. Self-adhesive felt sheets, £3.99 (pack of 10), Yellow Moon. By Kyrsty Hazell Last updated on 7 October 2010 Comments Latest on MadeForMums 'Eating your placenta borders on cannibalism,' says top doc Ferne McCann: ‘I don’t want to be labelled as a single mum’ Beautiful women have baby girls, says new study What does the term 'mumbod' mean to you?