Terrific Toys Sketchbook + Water-colour Paints

Created in partnership with the elves at Polar Post, this magical sketchbook explores the theme of toys! It includes 20 pages of fun creative ideas, encouraging you to make your very own toys from the special water-colour paper included in the sketchbook, as well as other recycled materials. From creating a polar scene play set, to looking at the Nutcracker, from making your own circus, to building traditional toys, this special sketchbook will keep little hands creatively busy for hours!


• 21 pages of ideas to practice art and create masterpieces
• Introduces children to artists old and new
• 17 x 30cm, water-colour paper
• Paired with lovely water-colour paints
• Created in partnership with the elves at Polar Post

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What is the Terrific Toys Sketchbook?

This sketchbook contains information about art styles, artists and drawing ideas. But first and foremost it is made of very special water-colour paper, paired with a colourful set of water-pants to create amazing works of art.


The theme of toys and games survive from the most remote past and from a great variety of cultures. The ball, kite, and yo-yo are assumed to be the oldest objects specifically designed as toys. Toys vary from the simplest to the most complex things, from a stick chosen by a child and imagined to be a hobby horse, to sophisticated and complex mechanical devices. 


Some of the projects in this sketchbook include:

  • Making a Polar Scene play set with polar bears, penguins and pine trees
  • Exploring the Nutcracker and creating ballerinas, mice and toy soldiers
  • Building a circus puppet theatre with your very own tent, acrobat, lion and horse
  • Looking at traditional toys and making a paper spinner, marble run, owl mask and more!

What age is this appropriate for?

We would recommend this sketchbook for ages 5+

The sketchbook is a gift, can I add a personalised card?

Yes! At checkout in the ‘Order notes’ section, please do let us know who the sketchbook is for, and any personal note you would like us to write for you.

When will my order be delivered?

Typically you will receive your order 3-4 days after ordering. Your order is processed in 48 hrs and posted according to postage chosen at checkout – either Royal Mail Tracked24 or Tracked48. You will receive an email with a tracking number, and can keep updated through the Royal Mail website.