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    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
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    That looks great Richard

    Do members write their answers here?

    Angel xx

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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?
    paper, pva glue, pencils that are sharpened crayons and lots of mosaic (cut out) shapes for free crafts
    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items?
    £5-£10

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

    safety of items with small children (babies) joininig in - materials must be non toxic

    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

    ooh how exciting. thanks richard
    if you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got

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    everyday kit - coloured paper, glue, glitter, pom poms, sticky eyes, see through coloured paper ermmmmm
    i spend about 50 a month on craft stuff

    that the little ones will put it in their mouths x


    thanks Richard xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by angeldelight View Post
    That looks great Richard

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    Yes please. You just write you answers in a reply to this thread.

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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?

    Pom poms, pre cut collage squares (multi coloured), glue (that is actually sticky), gems, sequins, various coloured paper.

    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items?

    About £10-15, unless there's a big event like Christmas then it might be £15-25

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


    That parents expect a perfect creation when all the kids wanted to do was stick sequins in the glue.

    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
    Love a good competition!

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    I would like some good glue that sticks, a big box of assorted collage items. And a huge roll of paper!
    I spend about £15 to £20 a month.
    Only worry is kids eating craft items and glue.

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    Kit - Lots of different types of papers from coloured to corrugated, gummed to tissue; glue - pritt stick and pva; small shiny things to stick like sequins; tape - masking and selotape and child safe selotape holder; paints; various writing materials like pencils, crayons and chalks

    monthly budget - I usually make 2 big orders a year to stock up they come to approx £70 and then I top up things like glue and pens and specific items such as xmas gift crafts as needed. Around £100 a year

    concerns - being accessible without making a huge mess. I often do craft 1:1 and only leave less messy items out for free creativity such as pritt stick and papers or chalks etc

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    What would you like in an everyday art and craft kit for your childminding
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    I would like black/white and coloured card, PVA glue in small squeezy bottles, glue sticks, felt/foam/shiny mosaic pieces for free range crafting, pom poms and wiggly eyes

    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items?
    I spend easily £15 -£20 a month - always a bit more than I need in the hope there is some left over to carry on during a lean time in earnings.

    What are your main concerns (if any) about doing art and craft with
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    Making sure it's all non toxic and can hopefully wash out of clothes/my carpets! - glue/paint always goes a bit further than intended

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

    big sheets of paper, coloured A4 card, selection of collage items - ribbons, pompoms, sequins, straws, goggly eyes, feathers, fabric foil & paper of all different textures & colours and GLUE that sticks and is not too runny!

    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items? about £10-15 but i usually do a bulk order at the start of each term for that terms crafts as well as other bits & pieces i pick up on my travels

    What are your main concerns (if any) about doing art and craft with children? simple activities that the youngest can do by themselves. i prefer to do 'non directed' art where the doing is much more important than the end product. non toxic paint/crayons/glue and washable as it always goes everywhere!

    thank you x

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    Quote Originally Posted by loocyloo View Post
    What would you like in an everyday art and craft kit for your childminding business?

    big sheets of paper, coloured A4 card, selection of collage items - ribbons, pompoms, sequins, straws, goggly eyes, feathers, fabric foil & paper of all different textures & colours and GLUE that sticks and is not too runny!

    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items? about £10-15 but i usually do a bulk order at the start of each term for that terms crafts as well as other bits & pieces i pick up on my travels

    What are your main concerns (if any) about doing art and craft with children? simple activities that the youngest can do by themselves. i prefer to do 'non directed' art where the doing is much more important than the end product. non toxic paint/crayons/glue and washable as it always goes everywhere!

    thank you x
    inmy everyday i think i would need glue, scissors, paper, pens, bit and bobs ive collected eg milk top lids, buttons, bits of ribbons

    every month i prob spend around £20 i tell my hubby but prob nearer £30

    main concern the carpet, the children, the dog, parrot all getting covered lol i love arts and crafts i would do away with all my toys and just have arts and crafts

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


    Foam shapes, glitter, Feathers, coloured paper, Sequins, paint, glue etc

    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items?

    It depends on our topic but usually between £10 - £20 depending on where I buy it from

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


    I don't have any concerns just like to make sure the children are enjoying what they are doing, having fun and concentrating on the taking part rather than end result

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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? Paper, glue, sticky bits, aprons, paint, junk materials

    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items? Don't have a budget, just spend what i need to each month
    What are your main concerns (if any) about doing art and craft with
    children?
    The main concern is when they go home messy that the parents are going to complain. I also worry about the younger children trying to eat bits when my back is turned.

    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
    I've not heard of this craft company, are they any good?
    love Sarah.

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    What would you like in an everyday art and craft kit for your childminding
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    Left and right handed scissors - that work, pva glue and glue sticks, blu-tack, crayons and pencils, paper, bits to stick!!!

    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items?
    £10 approx
    What are your main concerns (if any) about doing art and craft with
    children?

    age range - some children eating the sequins and glue!!! teaching safety ie with (even safety) scissors



    thank you

    ps- I HATE glitter!

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    What would you like in an everyday art and craft kit for your childminding
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    Paint, glue (runny & stick glue), brushes, bits to stick on, paint sponges, crayons, pencils...and glitter, lots & lots of glitter

    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items?

    No set budget. Some months I spend very little, other months I can spend £150 on one order

    What are your main concerns (if any) about doing art and craft with
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    Finding somewhere to dry it all & wondering how the parents are going to get it home safely

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    * Washable paints that really are washable (dark colours that don't stain nails), brushes with shorter stubby handles (so los don't try to ram them down their throats) and mosaice papers.

    * Between twenty and forty pounds

    *That art and craft activities are safe and suitable for ages and stages of development.
    Why hasn't Gary Barlow come to my rescue yet?

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    In everyday pack I would like:
    different types and coloured and textured papers, glue, crayons, different bits for sticking on, glitter

    Monthly budget - Usually about £15 per month, but do allow a little more for special events

    Worry about younger children putting bits in there month, need to make sure non toxic items are used.

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    Thank you Richard & Artful Dodgers

    What would you like in an everyday art and craft kit for your childminding business? Several small squeezy pots of PVA glue, glue spreaders, glue sticks, tissue paper in lots of colours, A4 coloured, black and white card, Pom Poms, Foam sheets, glitter (fairy dust), sticky tape, wool, string, ribbons, pom poms, felt squares, children's scissors that cut, sequins, wiggly eyes in many sizes, shaped foam stickers, shiny card, washable paints, stubby brushes and paint pads for hand/foot prints.

    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items? About £10-20

    What are your main concerns (if any) about doing art and craft with children? Parents expecting too much of their children and not appreciating the work that the child has put in to their masterpiece

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    Thanks , great competition!

    Must have kit - glue sticks that work! Scissors , lots of card and paper , and as many bits and bobs as we can find - everything from feathers and leaves , buttons , ribbons , material , wool .....paint and crayons

    I spend around £10 a month , love to scavenge natural stuff and junk to use too...

    Concerns ..well i guess I check that everything is non toxic...and it annoys me that so much you can buy now is meant to 'be' something and i much prefer the kids to do whatever comes from their exploration and imagination.

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    What would you like in an everyday art and craft kit for your childminding
    business?
    Coloured and textured card, glue, coloured paper, scissors, collage materials.

    What is your monthly budget for art and craft items?
    I spend as I need or see stuff I like!

    What are your main concerns (if any) about doing art and craft with
    children?
    Clearing up the mess! Checking they don't try to eat it, that parents understand it's the process, not the end product that's important.

 

 
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