What do you need for crafts? Essential craft supplies for kids

This is an exclusive collection of items for papercrafts4u artists, that they must have in their craft kits. So, what do you need for crafts? The followings are the essential craft supplies required to make any craft available at the Papercrafts4u.com site. and additionally, these are the basic supplies you need for making any craft available on the internet. Also, all the items are available at a cheap price on Amazon. and they can easily be shipped to your door within 2 days.

What do you need for crafts?

1. Basic supplies needed for craft making.

  1. Construction paper,
  2. A pair of scissors,
  3. Craft glue,
  4. A geometry box,
  5. Colors.

Construction paper

The first item you must need just the moment you decide to make any papercraft is paper. And as you know, in crafting, you learn only with practice and to practice more you need more chances to try. Therefore for this, I recommend this pack where you get 48o pages which means a lot, a lot of chances to practice and get better. also, it has 10 colors and this is really nice to have when you are trying something new because it doesn’t let you bore.

A pair of Scissors

This one is easily available at anyone’s home but in case you don’t have it. The first thing you must think about is the safety of your kid. Leaving your kids with sharp objects is never a good idea and even though if you are with them there are chances that they may hurt themselves. Therefore, Kid’s safety is first priority and this piece takes care of safety for you.

Craft Glue

After having the papers and cutting them with a pair of scissors safely. the next thing you would do is pasting. Pasting may seem easy but requires a variety of techniques. A little too or a little less glue can ruin your craft easily. and when you are dealing with kids anything can happen therefore you need a washable glue. This pack contains a washable liquid school glue and also a disappearing purple Glue stick. which can easily take care of any kind of pasting work.

Geometry box

Crafting is all about proper measurements and proper folding at the right place. That’s why there is always a need for a geometry box for circles, for measurements, and other measuring tasks. Any box would do the work well. but here this one is an all-in-one geometry box.

Now, comes the decoration part. I have divided the materials into categories for easy understanding.

2. Make your mark:

These come to rescue when you need to mark some line or outline or do some finishing and wrap it up by giving some touchups. And sometimes these give us a lot of help in marking the line properly and do a neat job. These includes:

  1. Crayons
  2. Markers
  3. Colored pencils
  4. Oil pastels
  5. Colored chalk

3. Paints:

When it comes to decorating the papercraft, most of the work is already done by colored construction papers but sometimes we required to use newspapers or some other waste materials at that moment the creativity and the beautification is done with colors.

1. Watercolors are used for finishing. These colors are used to paint some designs on the final product.

2. Tempera paint is popular in schools and These colors can be used for finger painting or applied with a brush.

3. Acrylics paint can be used on surfaces besides canvas, such as wood, metal, fabrics, and ceramics. These paints used in decorative painting techniques and faux finishes to decorate objects of ordinary life.

4. Fun to have

Crepe paper.

A whole variety of items can be made with crepe paper but mainly, this is the best choice for decoration purposes. From decoration in any craft to decorating the whole garden or room on birthday parties, crepe paper is used a lot. By “A lot” I mean a lot. Therefore, this bundle of 8 rolls which goes 91 feet is a good choice for decorating on occasions like birthday, wedding anniversaries, parties, or other festivals.

Pom poms

Another decorating material that is used highly in crafting. For making eyes of an animal, or just for balls to decorate the item. It’s in top demand. This pack has 300 pompoms of 1 inch each that is going to be enough for all the decoration you are thinking of and these are more than enough.

Glitter

It is commonly used in arts and crafts to color, accessorize, and texture items. It makes the craft much more attractive. These all are for decorative purposes. This pack is a Holographic Chunky Glitter and have 12 Colors and also have Different Size, Stars, and Hexagons Shaped glitters. One of the best ones to choose from.

Feathers

You can make a whole list of items with feathers like Easter egg chicks, feathered paper bird, or you can even paint with feathers. This pack has 300 colorful pieces that you can choose from and make any paper bird.

Cotton balls

Cotton balls are not only for makeups but using these you can make fake ice-cream treats, sushi, ghosts, Santa, popcorn crafts and the list goes on. If you have this material, you can some awesome crafts that you can make, even kids have no fear of hurting themselves.

Googly eyes

You may not be needing this and would prefer to make eyes with your own hands but these eyes are going to give your craft a professional look. If you want to have a craft with a good professional look then you must think about this.

5. Three Dimensional:

Some useful materials that are used in crafting are as follows which you can easily find around your house or if you don’t you always have a choice to buy them. These are the materials that I have seen so many crafts made with.

  1. Air-dry clay
  2. Chenille Stems
  3. Toothpicks
  4. Scrap wood
  5. Craft/popsicle sticks
  6. Wood shapes
  7. Aluminum foil
  8. Polymer clay
  9. Clay
  10. Marbles

6. The Recycling Bin

Items that you thought are useless can be great art if you know how to use them in the right way. I myself use to post articles on how you can reuse old newspapers, magazines, etc, and make something beautiful like pen holders, or wall hangings. and you too can make some interesting and amazing art and crafts. So, start saving the following items.

What can I reuse at home?

  1. cardboard
  2. magazines
  3. junk mail
  4. egg cartons
  5. milk cartons
  6. empty boxes
  7. clean cans & jars
  8. small plastic containers
  9. netting from produce bags
  10. bubble wrap
  11. packaging peanuts
  12. styrofoam trays
  13. plastic lids

7. Textiles:

Textiles materials can make some amazing decorative items and these are also used for decades in festivals, weddings, and other celebrations occasions. Traditionally too, there are hundreds of cool items that are made with textile materials. Some of the textile materials that are used in art and craft are listed below:

  1. yarn
  2. craft felt
  3. fabric scraps
  4. thread
  5. Embroidery floss
  6. muslin
  7. burlap
  8. wool felt

8. Stringing & Beading:

You never know when you may need these in your crafts as these can make some awesome crafts and if you don’t have these then you might lose a chance to make some amazing items.

  1. string
  2. straws
  3. pony beads
  4. wood beads
  5. glass beads
  6. fishing line

9. Natural Materials

When you are making something for your garden or want to give your craft a natural touch. Then you would need these materials. You can easily find them when you are on your walk to a park. So, next time when you go out do keep in mind to bring the following items with you if you need to make some natural-looking craft.

  • leaves
  • sticks
  • small rocks
  • acorns
  • pine cones
  • flowers
  • seeds & seed pods
  • feathers
  • nuts

10. Keep it clean:

Crafting is a messy job and when you involve kids in it. Then it can be a disaster. Therefore, there are few items you may not need for crafting but you do need them to save your time afterward. After you are done, cleaning not only Dirty floors & tables but your and your kid’s clothes filled with paints and glue is not going to be an easy task. Therefore, you need the following item beforehand ready.

  1. newspaper
  2. apron or large shirt
  3. old sheet(s)
  4. small plastic containers for water