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Start off your craft tools collection with some of the basics. These essentials are perfect to build upon as your little crafter’s skills and experience improve.
Since paper dulls scissors, it’s a good idea to designate one pair of scissors for paper and one pair for fabric and ribbon. Note -- these may require adult supervision!
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Available in an array of colors and finishes, this paint works well across numerous surfaces.
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Paintbrushes with thick handles are ideal for younger crafters. The brush size will also depend on the project itself. Begin with a basic brush set and some smaller stencil brushes.
From $15, jcpenney.com
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The Martha Stewart Crafts glue stick dries quickly, and the adhesive will not deteriorate over time. It’s perfect for small projects and results in little mess.
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Scrapbooking paper comes in handy for a variety of craft projects and is available in many different colors, patterns, and themes.
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Even if you don’t knit, yarn is wonderful to use in crafts. Whether you’re adding detail to a project or creating pom-poms, it’s good to have a colorful selection on hand.
From $6, jcpenney.com
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Glitter can be messy, so we recommend that young crafters work over a tray that makes cleanup a cinch. It comes in a variety of beautiful colors and sizes, so you’ll find a perfect vial of glitter for each project.
From $10.29, marthastewartcrafts.com
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