Getting involved in arts and crafts usually happens early in life. Most children are taught to paint and draw before they even write. For some this creative pursuit becomes a process of lifelong learning.
It is sad that so many people forget how much they enjoyed arts and crafts; how much they learned from it and also how good they were.
Crafters seem to source kinds all kinds of materials and supplies in the most unusual places, so we complied a few lists to make things easier for those who want to get started to make beautiful handmade decorations and gifts.
By the way, you are missing out if you haven’t checked the crafts sections in our stores!
Learning New Crafting Techniques
We know that getting back into arts and crafts can seem scary for adults because everything seems so unfamiliar and they know it can mean learning new techniques, but why not. What do you have to lose?
Our craft supplies lists are for creative moms, grannies who are looking for small gifts for their grandchildren, crafty kids and all serious crafters who sell their wares on line and at markets. And of course for crafting newbies.
This is a list of basic craft supplies you will need to get down to the serious business of crafting
Crafty Writing Things
- Pencils – coloured and regular
- Oil Pastels
- Koki’s (felt tip pens)
- Coloured Chalk
- Washable Markers (both thin and thick)
Tools for the Creative Crafter
- Pencil Sharpener
- Hole Punch
- Disposable Cups and plates
- Low-Temp Glue Gun (and glue sticks)
- Paint Brushes
- Containers for paint
Paper and Paint
If you want to get involved with crafts you will probably need all kinds of paints – acrylic, water colours and every possible kind of paper from poster boards to white copy paper, to corrugated paper and graph paper in all colours.
Not all crafters are the same – some enjoy painting and cardboard type of crafts, other make jewellery. For many crafting is a form of relaxation or a hobby, for others it is their business.
If you really want to create some cool crafts, you will need a few essential craft accessories like pipe cleaners, rubber bands, wooden ice lolly sticks, cotton swabs, packing tape and of course the decorative elements like glitter, beads, ribbon, pipe cleaners and pom-poms.
Arts and crafts help children of all ages be more creative and stimulates the imagination. A bonus is that crafters can make beautiful low cost gifts.
At Household Plastic we have a wide selection of craft supplies at all four our stores. However, serious crafters should visit our Cornubia or Hillcrest Stores. as the choice is bigger.