Additional Craft Information:
It has been noticed many a times that when the people used to start the craft project, they are often short of the necessary supplies in their hand. This article offers you the information how you can make the art and craft supplies at your home in the easy steps. Such kinds of activities will not only help you in saving a lot of money but also offer your children to explore their creativity. Even kids also feel proud of their artistic activities when they make their own craft supplies with the help of their craft projects. Some of the hot favorites that can be made at home are:
DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape
You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.
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DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife
If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."
DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).
- Playing with dough: There are many play dough recopies on the internet but the recopies which don't require too much baking are easy to make and also provide the great results. The procedure which can be followed is: Take 3 cups of the flour along with the 1.3rd of the salt. You can also include olive oil or vegetable oil 2 tablespoons in order to work well. Then add around 7 drops of food coloring to a single cup of water and mix them together. Make sure that water should be added to the oil/salt/flour mixture in slow manner and that too cup at a time. Always use a spoon to stir. Keep kneading the dough with your hands until it gets mixed completely. If you want to have some additional benefits then you can add some essential oils like the orange, lavender and the lemon. This will help in encouraging the children to smell the fragrant play clays. To keep the mixture moist, store the mixture in zip lock bags.
- Milk Paint: This recipe can be very much helpful in the creation of batch of shiny and bright paint which can be used with different crafts projects like the creation of the colorful wood boxes. All you have to do is to mix one cup of condensed milk with the little drops of food coloring. This helps you in making the glossy and bright colored paint which can be eventually used in different and unique craft projects.
- Chalk: Add 2-3 tablespoons of tempera paint with 1 cup of POP. Then mix the cup of water in well manner. Then put this mixture in candle molds or candy moulds and let it dry for 24 hours. For this purpose you can also food containers, plastic tubs and the muffin tins.
DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape
Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the color block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.
DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun
There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.