Thursday, 31 December 2009

Thrifty Craft Idea & SALE Time!


~ CRAFTY IDEA ~

Thrifty Card Making Projects for Kids

Recycle your Christmas cards for a craft acitivity next year.

Save them now - save money later............

Please CLICK HERE to view details of this activity idea.


~ SAVE ~

Great Savings

We have many, many great savings throughout our shop.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Treat for Your Pet Kits - Ideal for Christmas

~ NEW ~

Treat for My Pet Bag Kits

Don't forget your pet this Christmas - kids will love making these new treat bags for their favourite pets.

Available as a cat/dog set and a horse set.

To view these please CLICK HERE.


~ NEW ~

Velvet Art Kits - Princess on Board

Joining our "pirate on board" kit and our other velvet art kits is this "princess on board" kit.

To view these please CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

NEW Rubber Ducks, Paper Chains, Buttons and Bracelets


~ NEW ~

Rubber Ducks with a Difference!

Our new ducks this week include space & aliens, dinosaurs, nurses, doctors, dentists, hippies and many others.

Great for kids party bags, stocking fillers, secret santa, table presents much, much more.

To view these please CLICK HERE.



~ NEW ~

Gold Bead Bracelet Kits

Great for Christmas and other girly craft sessions.

To view these please CLICK HERE.


~ BACK IN STOCK ~

Premium Quality Paper Chains

These paper chains have just come back into stock and we have almost sold out again!

To view these please CLICK HERE.


~ NEW ~

Colour Themed Button Packs

We have extended our range of button packs for adult crafters, with these colour coordinated packs.

To view these please CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Craft Punches PLUS Great New Kids Craft Gifts


Paper Punches for craft and card making

Ideal for use with card, foam and paper.

To view these please CLICK HERE.


~ SAVE ~

Christmas Crowns - 50p per Child

These great value crown kits for up to 24 kids are sure to be a Christmas craft hit.

To view these please CLICK HERE.


~ NEW ~

Mini Jewels & Gems

We have added lots of new mini jewels and gems to our shops this week - great for older kids and adults.

To view these please CLICK HERE.


~ NEW ~

Paper Party Bags

These paper party bags are also ideal for craft projects.

To view these please CLICK HERE.


~ NEW ~

Foam Christmas Stocking Kits

Great value at only £2.99 for the foam and lacing ribbon to make 6 stockings, which will hold little bits and pieces.

To view these please CLICK HERE.


Kids Kitchen Crafts

Our range of children's kitchen ware and kitchen gift items continues to grow, with some great new young chefs gift sets - just in time for Christmas!

To view our range please CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Rubber Ducks for Christmas & Party Bags


~ NEW ~

Rubber Ducks - They're Really Quackers

We have added some great new rubber ducks this week.

They make lovely gifts and party bag fillers.

To view these please CLICK HERE.


~ NEW & SAVE £20! ~

Children's Christmas Craft Starter Collection

Our money saving starter collections are always very popular.

We have no introduced a Christmas version, with a massive £20 saving.

To view these please CLICK HERE.




~ NEW ~

Body Parts!

We have now introduced a "body parts" category to our shop, bringing our existing range together.

We have also added some great new items, incuding the pack of 100 white paper hands shown below.

To view these please CLICK HERE.


~ CRAFTY IDEA ~

Bauble Making

Have you tried bauble making? We have a lovely range of styrofoam and plastic baubles for decorating.

To view kids bauble making craft kits then please CLICK HERE.
To view adults bauble making craft kits then please CLICK HERE.

~ NEW ~

Paper Mache Stacking Boxes

Our range of paper mache items continues to grow, with these boxes and a range of frames.

To view these please CLICK HERE.


~ NEW ~

Triangular Cards - Taster Pack

Just want to have a play with some triangular cards without buying larger packs.
We have these taster packs of three cards at a tasty price!

To view these please CLICK HERE.


~ NEW ~

Kids Kitchen Crafts

Our range of children's kitchen ware and kitchen gift items continues to grow.

To view our range please CLICK HERE.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Non-Halloween Crafts for Kids

Non-Halloween Crafts for Halloween

As a business we are sensitive to the fact that Halloween is met with mixed views by schools, churches, other groups and parents.

We are often asked for a suggestion for crafts that can be completed in the build up to Halloween, which would feel "Halloweenish" for the children who chose to look at them this way - also appear non-Halloween where this is more appropriate.

We always recommend pirate themed crafts for this. Why?

1. The skull and crossbones within pirate crafts are also used within Halloween crafts, so it can give the Halloween feel to crafts, without being overtly Halloween.
2. This theme is probably the most popular in the world of kids crafts - why fix it, if it isn't broken?!
3. There is an extensive range available of pirate craft kits and craft supplies, suitable for all ages, abilities and for both home and group craft sessions. Please CLICK HERE to view our range of pirate craft supplies.
4. They are great for both boys and girls. Have you seen our pink pirate range? If not, please CLICK HERE to visit our pink pirate craft category.

QUICK LINKS
Pirate Crafts
Pink Pirate Crafts
Halloween Craft Shop




Children's Harry Potter Crafts for Halloween

Every new Harry Potter film and book brings with it the opportunity for a children's themed craft session.

This year, following the release of the new Harry Potter film, there is a great opportunity to make Halloween crafts with a twist.

At littlecraftybugs, we offer a great range of Harry Potter themed craft kits for kids, including our very popular Hedwig White Owl Crafty Bug and our Wizard Crafty Bug.

Our crafty bugs are offered in packs of 100, 30, 6 and individually - making them ideal for home, group and party craft sessions.

Please CLICK HERE to view our range of Harry Potter themed craft kits.



Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Harry Potter Crafts


Every new Harry Potter film and book brings with it the opportunity for a children's themed craft session.

The "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" film is due for release on 15 July 2009.

At littlecraftybugs, we offer a great range of Harry Potter themed craft kits for kids, including our very popular Hedwig White Owl Crafty Bug and our Wizard Crafty Bug.

Our crafty bugs are offered in packs of 100, 30, 6 and individually - making them ideal for home, group and party craft sessions.

Please CLICK HERE to view our range of Harry Potter themed craft kits.

If you are looking for party supplies for your Harry Potter party, please CLICK HERE.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

KIDS CRAFTS ON A BUDGET

Budget Bugs!
We are regularly asked to produce a budget version of our very popular crafty bug kits for kids groups.
Now we have!
The two new styles are pictured above and below - they are supplied in pack sizes between 6 and 100 and represent great value for money.
Perfect for playschools, pre-schools and other groups of younger kids.
Please CLICK HERE to view our budget bug range.


Saturday, 28 February 2009

Mask Making Made Simple

Mask Making - It's Simple!

Probably one of the simplest craft activities for kids is mask decorating.

These are popular because the activity can suit all ages and abilities. They can also be adapted to suit many themed craft sessions and parties.

Crafting on a Budget

If you are working to a tight budget, mask decorating can be extremely cost effective.

Aside from the cost of the masks, you only need to add felt tip pens.....

No scissors, no glue - no anything else - just pens!

Our range of mask blanks can be found by CLICKING HERE.

In our example above, we have used our white plastic masks and decorated it with pens and just an embellishment of glitter glue.

Feathers & Sequins - A Real Must Have!

Probably the most popular mask embellishment is feathers, closely followed by sequins or foil confetti.

However, with both of these you will need to use a fast tack glue - see below - otherwise the feathers and sequins are likely to pop off the background when bent around the crafters face.

A terrific range of sequins and feathers can be found in our shop.

Other Popular Embellishments

In addition to sequins and feathers, other craft materials that are ideal for mask decorating are:

Felt tip pens
Chenille stems or Pipe cleaners
Glitter
Glitter glue
Foam
Foam shapes and foam stickers
Small pom poms
Beads

Glue & Sticky Stuff

A top tip for mask making is make sure you have the right sticky stuff.

Have you seen the "PVA slide", this is the phrase we have coined to describe what happens when a child makes a craft item on a flat surface and then lifts it up - PVA glue often results in the attached components sliding down the now vertical surface! Picture beads with blob of glue sliding down a mask landing a child's chin or clothes and you'll get the picture!

With many craft materials you may find that double sided tape is a good alternative.

However, we always recommend fast tack or high tack glue, especially with heavier craft components and also on plastic masks.

Please CLICK HERE to see our range of high tack and fast tack glues.

Mask Making Kits

At littlecraftybugs, we sell a great range of mask making kits, for home, party and group craft sessions.

With these kits we've done the thinking for you and you can now just rely on the crafters creativity and imagination.........

Please CLICK HERE to view our range of mask making kits.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Making Wands for Kids


At littlecraftybugs, the home of kids crafts, we offer a great range of children's wand making craft kits and also the components to make wands.


Whether you're looking to make wands with little wizards or princesses, you will be able to find everything you need in our shop.


You can see our range by visiting our wand making category here!