Craft Materials You Will Want To Have a Stash Of.

Getting messy and making stuff is an important part of childhood. An important part of learning. Here are my suggestions for great craft materials for rainy day activities.

  • Paint. Washable if you prefer. With a selection of brushes (the more the merrier they always get lost), sponges and rollers.
  • Pencils/crayons. 
  • Felt tip pens. I use more caution with these I have a left handed child and his hand is always very prettily decorated after he’s finished colouring, most felt tips don’t wash off easily.
  • Googly eyes. Preferably with the sticky backing.
  • Glue sticks.
  • Tissue paper (only use with glue sticks, pva makes the colour run).
  • Card and foam A4 sheets.
  • Felt (often cheaper to buy from fabric shops than the small cut pieces in craft stores).
  • Pipe cleaners.
  • Cookie cutters for tracing around.
  • Toilet rolls. You can make loads of things with a toilet roll and then you can recycle it without feeling guilty.
  • Stickers. Mess free fun.

If you have anything you love to use leave a comment below. Eventually I will do some blog posts on what we make with the toilet rolls!