Preschool Art And Craft Ideas

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Fiddly Creative Fun

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.

This is a really good idea and I was very excited to try this out with my son however it just so fiddly and messy. The first thing that put me off is that there is no chocolate or batteries included and whilst I would expect the batteries to not be included as this is the case with most things, I would have thought the makers would have included a few small sample bags of chocolate buttons (and especially in the colours) in order for your child to be able to play with the set straight away. You can purchase Candy Craft coloured chocolate pen refill pouches however at the time of this review they are only available from 3rd party marketplace sellers and not available from Amazon directly and also they are the same price as the actual set so a bit expensive really. You can of course use white chocolate buttons and add some food colouring to them which does work but again this is messy and fiddly.

We have just used white and milk chocolate for the pen and we did get some good results although it is fiddly and the designs and moulds that we did didn't come out as well as the product pictures so a bit more practice is needed by us I think! I shall try to add some pictures in the next couple of weeks when I have some designs that I am happy to show in public!

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).

To use your own chocolate rather than buying refill pouches, they advise to use buttons or small pieces of chocolate and you fill one of the bags about 3 quarters full with them, insert a pen tip, place a clamp around and then add a pen cap. You then add the pouch to a bowl of hot water and wait for the chocolate to melt. Once melted you add the bag to the chocolate pen and your child is then ready to draw and mould away.

The box contains:

1 x Chocolate Pen

3 Mould Trays which contain 50 shapes (these are thinish plastic and cannot be placed in a dishwasher)

4 x Pen Tips/Nozzles

4 x Clamps

4 x Pen Caps

12 x Plastic Bags for the chocolate

1 x Instructions.

To create a moulded shape with different colours your child needs to fill the mould from the designs front to back so if for example doing a mould with a red colour on the top of it like maybe the top level of the heart then your child would fill the mould part with that colour first. This then needs to be left to set in the freezer for around 5 minutes before the next colour can be added and set and so on.

This is a really good idea but let down by the fact that no sample chocolate was included (or batteries) and that it's a very fiddly process to do with your own chocolate rather than using refill bags which are not currently available. I wanted to give this 3.5 stars but as there are no half markings available I have given 3 stars as it just doesn't merit 4 stars in my opinion. If your child is creative they will love this although you possibly won't with all the extra assistance you'll have to give and messing around with melting chocolate and adding food dye's. An okay toy but not great.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor 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.
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