Art and craft equipment




What do you need for art and craft activities with very young children?

Painting

Paints:

Most children love painting. Very young children love the feeling of it, so it is often a sensory activity.

Ready mix poster paints are easy to prepare and mix. They give bright results and are very versatile- great for printing hand prints etc.  These paints are washable, and are wheat and gluten free, just in case there are children with allergies.

Paint blocks are very economical, you just wet a paint brush and start painting. These are not as good for mixing colours or doing printing. Great for a quick picture, and they are less messy.

Painting accessories:

Brushes- the thicker, the easier to use. I like these easy grip brushes because they are rounded a the end. Paint drying racks are great for baby groups and nurseries. At our group we have a clothes line, but it’s not great- paint drips off and sometimes they get leaned on. Long sleeved aprons are a must, but I do find that these are a little big for the younger ones. I use these waterproof feeding bibs for the babies.

paint-blocks
Paint blocks
covered-paint-pots
Covered paint pots
easy-grip-brush
Easy grip paint brush
paint-pallets
Paint pallets
ready-mixed-poster-paint
Ready mix poster paint
eco washable paints
Eco gluten free washable paints
paint-drying-rack
Drying rack
long-sleeved-apron
Long sleeved apron
long-sleeved-baby-bib
Long sleeved baby bib

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printing:

Rollers and stamps can be used by even the very young. You can buy them, but you can also make potato stamps and vegetable prints. Hand prints are great fun too.

Paint-tray
Paint tray printing
rubber-texture-stamp
Rubber texture stamps
sponge-rollers
Sponge rollers. Paint tray for mixing and rollers
texture-stamper
Texture stamper
roller trays
roller trays

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collage

Glue sticks are less messy, but work out more expensive and aren’t as effective. PVA and glue spreaders are best really. Then you needs bits to stick on!

Collage-Feathers
Collage feathers
Coloured-Mini-Tissue-Squares
Coloured Mini Tissue Squares
Washable-PVA-Glue
PVA glue
Glue-Spatulas
Glue spreaders for PVA glue
Pritt-Stick-Glue-Class-Pack
Pritt sticks
Mini-Washable-PVA-60ml-Glue-Bottles
Mini PVA glue


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Display

The children love to see their work on display- also something to do with all the art work that’s left behind!

Tip- if using a staple gun, try using it at a slight angle. That way, the staples are much easier to take out when taking the display down.

Giant-Photo-and-Artwork-Wall-Hanger
Photo and art wall hanger
Backing-paper
Brightly coloured backing paper
Decorative-Corrugated-Borders
Boarders- these can be re-used
staple-gun
Staple gun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glue-Spatulas
Glue spreaders for PVA glue

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