Crafting is not only a fun activity to do with your kids, but it can also help them to develop a vast range of skills, such as their fine motor and problem solving skills. Craft projects can also help to spark your child’s imagination and encourage creativity.
Before you sit down to get started, it is a good idea to stock up on crafting tools and materials. This could be by recycling household waste or popping to your nearest craft store.
Here are six essential craft supplies to look out for…
Old material is a must have for your children’s craft box. Whether it’s an old dress or tablecloth, material can be used in so many different ways. Tiny pieces of material are ideal for creating colourful collages and larger pieces are great for practising sewing techniques.
Kids can glue pom-poms onto anything. They make fun and fluffy decorations and they can even be strung together to make jewellery and garlands. You can buy pom-poms in a choice of colours and sizes, so let your child’s imagination run wild!
Every craft box needs bright and bendy pipe cleaners! Creating things out of pipe cleaners can be a really fun activity and the possibilities are endless. Another great thing about pipe cleaners is that they can be used over and over again.
All kids love cutting tape (with safe scissors of course!) and it is also a craft box essential for fixing things together. But did you know that you can also make things from tape? Duck Tapes are really easy to use and incredibly versatile. With their fabulous collection of brightly coloured and patterned tapes, you can make some really wonderful creations!
Who doesn’t love brightly coloured and sparkly jewels? You can decorate everything with jewels and the self-adhesive variety is easy to use and mess free. From delicate diamantes to shimmering pearls, there is a huge selection of craft gems to choose from for your next project.