I'm an interloper on the crafternet board....

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I'm an interloper on the crafternet board....

Postby BacktoSaz » 10 Sep 2013, 10:37

<<<<looks around nervously to see what goes on in here>>>

This isn't for me. It's for L..who has become obsessed with making things in recent months - Mister Maker type projects. This is good and I want to encourage it...but we don't have any supplies. What is the best (read, cheapest & most efficient) online supplier of things like PVC glue, pipe cleaners....and general making things supplies....?

And what are your top 5-10 essentials....?

I did a google search and ran away in horror from the choice....

Thanks.

<<<slinks off again, unscathed>>>>
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Re: I'm an interloper on the crafternet board....

Postby MumtoMonsters » 10 Sep 2013, 10:45

Just go to your local big supermarket, they'll have everything you need.

Personally I'd try to steer clear of pompoms, because no matter what they do on telly I don't believe it's possible to actually glue them to anything in real life. I'd also steer clear of cheaper paints/pens/crayons, etc. and stick with Crayola as every other brand I've come across seems more likely to stain.

The monsters love pipe cleaners for some reason and could happily play with a pack for days on end.
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Re: I'm an interloper on the crafternet board....

Postby PerpetualMadness » 10 Sep 2013, 11:05

Lolly sticks, pva glue, prittstick, pipe cleaners, stickers, sequins/glitter (depending on your mess tolerance) and we like Pom poms here. Tissue paper, card, paper (white and coloured).

But what mtm says is my experience too. Crayola no stain markers and paints and their wax crayons work better too. Big supermarkets, Wilkos have great cheap craft sections. Hobby craft is expensive but good for finding wierder craft supplies. Amazon is easy.
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Re: I'm an interloper on the crafternet board....

Postby AB&M » 10 Sep 2013, 18:30

I get all mine from Wilkinsons down the road.

Also maybe look up a scrap club / shop by you?
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Re: I'm an interloper on the crafternet board....

Postby blackberrycrimble » 10 Sep 2013, 19:01

There is a Wilkinsons in the Broad Street Mall, and a Range (which is good for this sort of thing too) behind the station 'by the big Mothercare'. Do we need to go shopping/have coffee once school is all settled in?
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Re: I'm an interloper on the crafternet board....

Postby fourweewonders » 10 Sep 2013, 20:36

Supermarkets or wilkos for basics

baker ross if shes reslly seriously into crafting
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Re: I'm an interloper on the crafternet board....

Postby AB&M » 10 Sep 2013, 21:06

Baker Ross / Yellow Moon is addictive & you will buy things you never knew you needed - although Bruno loves the plastic glass painting stuff!
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Re: I'm an interloper on the crafternet board....

Postby Eli » 10 Sep 2013, 21:44

Crafty Crocodiles are good too, my current favourite.
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