At littlecraftybugs we understand that choosing craft supplies for kids can be a little daunting to the less experienced craft shopper. To help you out, we have included lots of suggestions here of the most useful children’s craft supplies, together with some helpful links to our shop.
The list below is a summary of the information you will find on this page, you can click on any of the links to view these items.
We are often asked to suggest some project ideas for kids crafts and for things that children can make at home. We have the supplies and the walk-through steps to make some fantastic crafty items, such as the Buzzy Bee Flower Pots, pictured right, as well as pirate crafts for boys, princess crafts for girls as well as seasonal crafts like Christmas crafts, Easter Crafts and Halloween crafts. Just take a look at our Childrens Craft Ideas page for some more inspiration.
Put simply, we specialise in kids craft supplies, so we only stock the best supplies such as pipe cleaners, crad sheets, feathers, beads, pom poms etc. Below is a brief overview of some of our most popular products and some crafty ideas of how they can be used.If you come up with any suggestions of your own, then please get in touch and we may very well feature it on our website for more people to make and enjoy!
Click here to go to our main craft supplies page
Pipe cleaners, otherwise called chenille stems and chenille sticks have many uses in the world of kids crafts. The wired core of these makes them very versatile for use on 3D crafts but also when used flat in collages etc.
Standard pipe cleaners are 300mm long and have a width of 6mm. However, extra long pipe cleaners and more chunky pipe cleaners are also available.
The pipe cleaners are sold in some great colour mixes and also single colour packs, including red, green, yellow, orange and black, together with more unusual pipe cleaner colours such as beige and vivid pink.
What kid’s crafts can you make with pipecleaners? Unfortunately, we don’t have enough space here to do this question full justice as the opportunities are only really limited by imagination, whether ours as adults or the crafters themselves. Suffice to say though that they are fantastic when making pencil toppers, monster making crafts, pom poms bugs, bead threading, Christmas ornaments, peg dolly making and much more.
Click here to go to our main Pipe Cleaners page and view the full range.
At littlecraftybugs, we probably sell the widest range of wobbly eyes in the UK. In fact, we sell so many googly eyes that we have a section of our shop dedicated to them. Click here to go to our Googly Eyes page
Standard googly eyes are black and white and round but they are also available as oval shaped and in different colours, including glow in the dark wobbly eyes.
The wobbly eyes can either be paste-on to use with adhesives or self adhesive. The self adhesive googly eyes are either stuck to a backing sheet or have individual peel off backings. Additionally, we also sell sew-on wobbly eyes for fabric crafts, puppets etc.
Pom-poms are a key ingredient for many kid’s crafts, especially pom-pom bug making crafts.
Acrylic pom poms are sold in many, many sizes, colours and designs, you will find everything you will want in our pom-pom and pipecleaner shop.
Pom-poms range in size from the smallest 5mm, which are the size of peppercorns, to giant poms, which can be up to 76mm.
As can be seen in the picture to the right, our craft pom poms come in every colour imaginable, and with the range of sizes mentioned above they can have many applications
from crafty bugs to crown decorating, pencil toppers
and even greeting cards
What can we say about craft foamies? We could write a book for you about the uses of craft foam in kid’s craft projects – the opportunities are almost endless.
“Foamies ” is essentially a trade name for craft foam, which is supplied as foam sheets, flat foam shapes and also some 3D foam shapes, all designed for kids craft projects.
Most foam sheets are supplied as A4 size, although this is also available as a smaller A5 size and a larger A3 size.
Foam sheets are supplied as a standard 2mm thick foam, which can be easily cut with kids craft scissors. It’s also sold as super thick 6mm foam, which is used where a more
substantial base is required – please be aware that this
thicker foam is far more difficult to cut, in view of its depth.