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    I would like coloured card, glue, feathers, wiggle eyes, Pom poms, foam shapes


    I spend about £15 per month


    I worry if the paint is t washable as I've sent little ones home with green and blue feet before now.
    Jane xxx

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    What would you like in an everyday art and craft kit for your childminding
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    Googly eyes, paint, stampers, coloured card, shiny bits, glue, feathers

    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items?
    £75

    What are your main concerns (if any) about doing art and craft with
    children?

    Keeping a wide age range happy and content while still being safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    We've got 3 £50 vouchers for Artful Dodgers to give away in a fabulous forum
    competition.

    Artful Dodgers supply a huge range of arts and crafts materials to
    nurseries, registered childminders and playgroups and would like to hear how they can help you with you arts and crafts activities.

    To enter the competition just answer these 3 questions:

    What would you like in an everyday art and craft kit for your childminding
    business?

    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items

    What are your main concerns (if any) about doing art and craft with
    children?



    We'll pick 3 lucky winners at random after the closing date of 31st October
    2012 and will announce the winners in this thread.

    For more information on Artful Dodgers visit their website at
    Artful Dodgers - Nursery and Educational Supplies
    Lots of peel off sticky shapes, different coloured and textured card, decent glue sticks, and lots of shiny stuff with glitter

    Approx £20

    Safety

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    What would you like in an everyday art and craft kit for your childminding
    business?


    Crayons, pencils, felt pens, chalks
    Ready mixed paint, powder paint, watercolour paint, brushes, sponges
    Plain paper, coloured paper, card, tissue paper, felt
    Pipe cleaners, pom poms, glitter, sequins, feathers, buttons
    Scissors, glue sticks, PVA glue, craft punches

    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items?

    No idea, it varies a lot!

    What are your main concerns (if any) about doing art and craft with
    children?


    Mess I suppose. The supplies which the children have free access to are fairly mess-free.

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    What would you like in an everyday art and craft kit for your childminding
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    Paint, glitter, glue, brushes, coloured card, pipe cleaners,

    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items?

    £30

    What are your main concerns (if any) about doing art and craft with
    children?


    Keeping all ages happy

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    sticky shapes, coloured paper, shapes for rubbing, ready mix paint,shapes for printing, chalks, crayons, scissors,glue, collage materials, overalls
    depends, as l buy as needed
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    What would you like in an everyday art and craft kit for your childminding
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    washable felt pens, gluesticks, assorted self adhesive shapes/stickers, assortment of papers & card (coloured/patterned), glitter, glitter glue, fabric scraps, wool, feathers, googly eyes, pom poms, sequins, paints
    On the fun side I would really like a magic cupboard (I think there was one in Harry Potter) where I could shove all the junk modelling stuff, boxes of assorted sizes, plastic tubs etc etc where they took up virtual space rather than real world space. That way I would always have the right things available for a craft mad 6 yr old.

    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items?
    £15 (ish)

    What are your main concerns (if any) about doing art and craft with
    children?
    No concerns, I just make sure I supervise the youngest ones really well and make sure that small/tiny items are not freely available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post

    What would you like in an everyday art and craft kit for your childminding
    business?

    lots of textured stuff, glue which sticks and bits of sparkly stuff ribbons etc.


    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items?

    £10-15 a month.....in theory! i am always picking up bits and pieces

    What are your main concerns (if any) about doing art and craft with
    children?

    I agree parents want fantastic pieces of artwork where all little bob wants to do is rub glue into my table! I worry about little ones putting stuff in their mouth, i have had a toddler who mouths everything!!!!!




    love wibble xxxx
    The bats have left the bell tower.....

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    In a art and craft set i would like - Glue, glitter, children's scissors both left and right handed, card, paper, felt, crayons, pencils, felt pens , paints with pot and brushes and chalks.

    I spend between £10 - £20 a month depending on what we're doing but also have a habit of just picking bits up as and when i see them.

    The only concerns i sometimes have are my little ones love to put everything in their mouths so need constant supervision and paints, crayons etc need to be toxic free.

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    paints card sponges and brushes

    £15 to £20 per month


    The safety of the children putting stuff in their mouths

    Thank you Richard
    Debbie

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    What would you like in an everyday art and craft kit for your childminding
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    paint, paint brushes, paper, pva glue, different coloured glitter, feathers, coloured pencils, pens, coloured card,scissors

    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items?
    £50 aprox

    What are your main concerns (if any) about doing art and craft with
    children?

    Making sure the equipment the children are using is safe, and that theres plenty to keep them happy!

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    Paint, brushes, coloured paper, small glue pots, spreaders, sequins, feathers, pm poms, scissors

    I spend about £10.00 a month

    I worry about them eating small things

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    What would you like in an everyday art and craft kit for your childminding
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    PVA Glue and good spreaders. Paper multi coloured. Pom poms multi coloured beads feathers and felt.

    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items?
    15-20
    What are your main concerns (if any) about doing art and craft with
    children?

    Putting the stuff in mouths

    Thanks Amanda Paterson

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    My ideal craft kit would have glue sticks that work and don't dry up, PVA that really washes off, felt tips in various sizes
    to suit all ages. Lots of coloured card and paper, tissue to tear and stick. Lots off sticky shapes and pieces. Shiny and corrugated card. scissors in different sizes, pipe-cleaners, feathers, pom-poms,air dry clay, paint in easy to squeeze bottles and of course a big box to keep it all in.

    I do two big orders a year of about £75 to £100 and just top up in between if i run out of anything.

    My biggest concern is children eating thing they shouldn't.

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    all stickable things, eyes, letter foams lolly sticks, paper, glue, stickers glitter, chalk, pens

    around 10.00-20.00 a month i try and recycle loads

    safety of younger children and the fact that it has to be perfect in some peoples eyes straight and not out of the lines.....

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    Everyday items: Google eyes, children just can't get enough if then

    Av spend : £30 - £50

    Worry: Items need to be non toxic
    x helen

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    Every day kit: dabber paints (in bottles with sponges on) ready mixed paint paint brushes, cars for in paint, stampers, Pva glue, glue sticks, glue spreaders, pencils, felt pens, brio pens, coloured pencils, crayons,lots of stickers, tissue paper, wrapping paper, drawing paper, tracing paper, card of various colours and thickness, scissors,ribbons, greetings cards, glitter,feathers, envelopes, paint rollers,stencils. (I have this lots freely available on the craft table and outside everyday)

    Budget -£10 month

    Worries, babies having access to choking hazards, things that last outside, drying all the artwork.


    Thank you
    BB

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    Default Win a £50 voucher to spend at Artful Dodgers

    We've got 3 £50 vouchers for Artful Dodgers to give away in a fabulous forum
    competition.

    Artful Dodgers supply a huge range of arts and crafts materials to
    nurseries, registered childminders and playgroups and would like to hear how they can help you with you arts and crafts activities.

    To enter the competition just answer these 3 questions:

    What would you like in an everyday art and craft kit for your childminding
    business?
    Shapes in different colours for sticking (foam is great), paint dabbers, chunky crayons/pencils & lots of paper!!

    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items?
    £10 approx (does increase if there's a topic we're following i.e Christmas, Olympics, Easter)

    What are your main concerns (if any) about doing art and craft with
    children?
    Little one putting things in their mouths, glue/paints ruining clothes & my home!!

    We'll pick 3 lucky winners at random after the closing date of 31st October
    2012 and will announce the winners in this thread.

    For more information on Artful Dodgers visit their website at
    Artful Dodgers - Nursery and Educational Supplies

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    What would you like in an everyday art and craft kit for your childminding
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    lots of different sizes and colours of paper, good quality glue sticks, coloured card, sequins, felt tips, pipe cleaners, feathers, googly eyes, various types of paint.
    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items?
    Between £5 and £10
    What are your main concerns (if any) about doing art and craft with
    children?
    Mess on the floor as I have a crawling baby, toxicity of products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    To enter the competition just answer these 3 questions:

    What would you like in an everyday art and craft kit for your childminding
    business?

    inspiration and imagination, and loads of double sided tape

    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items?

    Is my husband watching??? I stock up all the time, and always look for cheap art supplies reduced in Sainsburys, and elsewhere.
    I love double sided tape , and buy in loads of rolls at a time when I go the The Works.

    Probably spend £25 per month, then there is the laminating sheets...........

    What are your main concerns (if any) about doing art and craft with
    children?


    Does the child actually get anything out of it!! ? Holding a childs hand, forcing the fingers open, covering in paint and placing on paper. drawing on eyes, grass, ears etc, and then saying the child has made an elephant. It looks lovely, but who really made it??
    fingers crossed

    kirstie

 

 
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