Arts and crafts with kids: our wishlist from The Works

My girls love to sit down together and do some “making” and we often have themed craft weeks to help give me ideas for projects that we can work on together.  As a result, our craft cupboard needs to be kept well stocked with all the little things that we use regularly.   The Works is one of our go-to places for refilling our craft cupboard; they have a fabulous selection of kids’ craft supplies which are great value.


We always pop in to our local shop to buy craft supplies but you can also order them online through The Works website and have them delivered (or collect in store free of charge).  I’ve been having a browse through the arts and crafts section on the website and found quite a few things that might just have to make their way into my basket at some point.

Bumper craft packs, glitter card, pretty paper, tissue paper, card making supplies, felt tips, art packs and colouring books - some of the items on our wishlist from The Works
Images courtesy of The Works website

1. Coloured Card with Craft Glue and Bumper Craft Pack Kit – £4.50 (RRP £7.98)

Everything that we use regularly in one handy pack containing coloured card, craft glue, foam shapes, pipe cleaners, sequins, feathers, pompoms, googly eyes and craft sticks.


2. A5 Glitter Cards Multipack – £3

12 A5 glitter cards in purple, green, blue and red.  Perfect for making birthday cards for family friends as well as other craft projects.


3. Happiness Paper Pack – £3

24 12” x 12” double-sided sheets of craft paper perfect for card-making and other paper-craft projects. I can’t resist pretty paper for craft projects and suspect these won’t be just for the kids to use!


4. Colour Tissue Paper – 12 Packs – 960 Sheets – £9.99

We use a lot of tissue paper in various craft projects, especially for making tissue-paper “stained glass” windows.  This bumper pack of tissue paper should keep us going for quite a while.


5. The Cardmaker’s Bible – £13.99

OK, perhaps this one isn’t really for the kids.  I’m quite partial to making cards myself and it’s always good to get lots of tips and ideas for creating them.


6. 50 White Greeting Cards – £4

I have a rather large family so we make a lot of cards.  This pack of 5 x 7 Inch plain greetings cards and envelopes should last a while though!


7. Scribblicious Fine Line Coloured Pens – Pack Of 30 – £6

Another one that is more for me than the children – these fine line pens are perfect for my adult colouring books.


8. Disney Frozen Complete Art Case – 200 Pieces – £14.99

Like most children their age, my girls are Frozen-made and would be in seventh heaven with this wonderful art kid filled with crayons, oil pastels, colouring pencils, felt tips, paints, colouring sheets and stickers.


9. The Gruffalo’s Child colouring book – £2

The Gruffalo’s Child is one of our favourite bedtime books and this fab colouring book which includes dot to dot puzzles and drawing activities would be perfect for my girls.


10. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt colouring book – £5.99

This colouring book would also be a hit with the girls as it features scenes from another one of their favourite books.


11. Learn to Draw – Shapes and Animals book set – £3.50

My eldest daughter loves drawing and I love watching her drawing skills develop.  These books sound perfect for helping to encourage her love of drawing while teaching her how to draw various shapes and animals.


12. Grafix Moving Characters – £1

This sounds like a fun kit for creating moving space characters – as well as having the fun of making the astronauts, alien and dog, I’m sure my girls would also have fun using the imaginations to bring the characters to life.


Do your kids enjoy doing crafts? What kinds of things would be on your wishlist?


Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.



3 thoughts on “Arts and crafts with kids: our wishlist from The Works

    1. They’re great Kim – I get a lot of our craft stuff from there. The moving characters kit does sound like quite a bargain doesn’t it! 🙂

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