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Art & Craft are fun, creative and even a bit therapeutic

Art & craft activities for under 5 year olds are not only a great past time on a rainy day but are also a great educational tool. Benefits include: Building self esteem, fostering creativity and decision making, learning basic concepts like colors, numbers and the alphabet. Even basic scientific processes can already be observed by gluing items together or watching paint dry and at the same time children can further improve their fine motor skills. What’s not to love?

Take some time to explore some great art and craft activities by age group to do at home. This is the UK so the next rainy day will come for sure. Why not stock up on some supplies now?

Feel you need a bit of inspiration and guidance? Browse some great activity in Chiswick and West London below.

Art & Craft Ideas by Age Group

0 – 1 years

At this age, mummy is taking the lead to create fun things the baby can engage with: create your own mobile & more!

1 – 2 years

Create your own pirate hat, finger puppets or even gluten free play dough recipe. Explore more ideas here.

2 – 3 years

Good old crayon pictures, create your own meal mat, or textured painting. Check out what you could do with your toddler here.

3 – 4 years

Bubble art, “touch and feel boxes” or a fun felt story board. There are so many opportunities from 3 years+ to explore.

4 – 6 years

Pirate or angel finger puppets, animal face masks or butterfly paintings. There is so much to do!

7 – 9 years

Balloon or wooden spoon characters to digital art like making your own online cards – opportunities are endless.

Art & Craft Classes in Chiswick and West London


Ceramics Cafe

It’s not about classes in the ceramics cafe, instead you simply book a table online for yourself and your child (no minimum age), a group of friends or even for a kids party and you are all set to discover your creative talents designing and painting your own creations. Locations: West London locations are in Ealing and Kew.

Children with teacher painting at easel in school.

We 4 Art Club

Art parties, private sessions for 3 years+, group classes from 5 years onwards or even “drawing classes for the totally terrified plus wine” – surely you won’t be disappointed at the We 4 Art Club in W4. Location: close to Gunnersbury station in a beautiful house with garden. Find out more here.

Little Girl Artist Painting With A Brush

West Art in W4 and W10

Toby and Mary offer drawing, printing, crafts and painting classes for toddlers and pre-schoolers. At the W4 studio, courses run during school holidays and half-term while Saturday classes are offered in the Ladbroke Grove Studio in W10. Explore West Art here.


Great products to get creative at home


Oil Pastels

Triple pigmented and triangular shape (so won’t roll off desk). Buy now.


Colour Rolls

10 washable colour rolls. Buy now.


Colour Pencils

12 giant colour pencils. Buy now.