If you enjoy doing creative activities with your children, but you are lacking inspiration for your next crafting project, then it may be time to update your supplies!
Here are some unusual art materials to add to your supplies, which will help spark your creativity and provide many more hours of family crafting fun…
- Pebbles & shells are perfect for all sorts of ocean or beach themed crafts and you don’t need to visit a beach to collect them! You can also pick them up in many craft shops and garden centres. Painting pebbles is a really fun craft project and they can be used to decorate your home or garden. Shells are great for decorating and jewellery making, and come in various shapes and sizes.
- Lollipop sticks may sound a little basic, but there are so many different things you can do with them. They are easy to paint, surprisingly strong and you can buy them in bulk from your local craft store.A great lollipop stick idea is to use them in the garden. Simply ask your children to help you paint some up in bright colours and then add the names of your garden herbs and vegetables.
- Who doesn’t love sparkly jewels? You can use them to decorate pretty much anything and the self-adhesive gems are completely mess free. From delicate diamantes to shimmering pearls, there is a huge selection of craft jewels to choose from for your next embellishment project.
- Have you seen the wonderful variety of brightly coloured and patterned Duck Tapes?You can choose from coloured, glittered, metallic, and even animal themed Duck Tapes. They are really easy to use and incredibly versatile. A great craft project to try with the kids is the Duck Tape Fortune Teller. This origami style game is exciting to make and will provide hours of fun as it is tested out on friends and family.