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Gold Coast Art and Craft Supplies

Looking for a local supplier of school art craft supplies on the Gold Coast or Northern NSW?  Or are you just looking for cheap art and craft supplies on the Gold Coast?  Based in Northern NSW, Kidsplay Crafts are supplying art and craft supplies to kindys, commercial daycare centres, family day centres, vacation care centres and schools right across the Gold Coast, Northern NSW and all over Australia.  Deliveries to the Gold Coast are usually made within 24 hours Read More...
Easy Mothers Day Craft - Shrink Art Love Heart.

An Easy Mothers Day Craft for Kids!

Coming up with new Mothers Day craft ideas for your school class, kindy, kidsclub or playgroup day isn’t easy.  If you’re looking for an easy Mothers Day craft for kids though, why not try Shrink Art?  Not only is it easy to do it looks great and can provide lasting gifts for Mums! Here’s a few easy steps to make a shrinkart key ring for Mothers Day: Step 1: Draw a unique Mothers Day artwork on a shape that will be Read More...
Whale Themed Kids Activity Book - Humpback Cover Page

Kidsplay Crafts release a Whale of an Activity Book!

Kidsplay Crafts are proud to announce the release of our new whale themed kids activity book.  Inspired by the humpbacks that pass nearby our home here in Cabarita Beach every year, this activity book is dedicated entirely to the whales and dolphins of Australia’s oceans. “Whale of an Activity Book” is 18 pages of puzzles, “dad” jokes (some really bad ones) and a few interesting facts about whales.  It’s designed by us in conjunction with a very talented Northern NSW Read More...
Perler Beads 22000 multi-mix

Kidsplay Crafts become a licensed Perler Bead distributor for Australia

Kidsplay Crafts are proud to announce their appointment as the official distributor of genuine Perler Beads in Australia!  The American owned Perler bead range from Wilton Brands are a world leader in bead craft market. Like Hama Beads, Perler beads are known for their high quality, vast colour range and consistent finishes.   With Perler’s beads, pegboards and ironing paper, these easy-to-use beads can be fused together with a household iron or strung together to create lots of beautiful artworks Read More...
Plenty of stuff for kids to do in our Surf & Sand Actvity Book for clubs, cafes and restaurants

New Kids Activity Books

Kidsplay Crafts are proud to launch our latest kids entertainment book – “Surf and Sand” beach theme activity books. These activity books are perfect for entertaining kids in your family restaurant, club, cafe, hotel resort of holiday park.  Keeping kids busy means Mum and Dad can relax and enjoy their time in your establishment, hopefully adding to your bottom . Our latest books includes find a puzzles, word, art challenges, jokes (“dad jokes”) and even some interesting stuff on Australian whales! Read More...
A plaster painting birthday party

How to Run a Kids Plaster Painting Party in 12 Easy Steps

Using the following tips will guarantee a fun kids plaster painting party or plaster painting session for your childcare centre, daycare, kids club, fete or birthday party: 1. Use butchers’ paper or newspaper to cover tables.  Alternatively a cheap table cloth or a good quality heavy table cloth that can be wiped clean. A heavy duty plastic table cloth can be used for many years. 2. Display the plaster pieces on a spare table for the children to choose from. 3. Load Read More...

After School Care Activities

3 Fun After School Care Activities – for primary school aged kids Keeping the little ones occupied after school doesn’t have to be hard. We have compiled 3 fun after-school care activities that are educational, unique, and exciting! 1. Gardening Gardening teaches children about caring for our environment and that we can garden from a young age. Children will be amazed how different and fresh the food tastes when we grow it without chemicals.  Healthy diets can be encouraged as part of the Read More...

11 Fun Craft Activities for Preschoolers

11 Fun Craft Activities for Preschoolers using items from around the home! Looking for some easy and fun craft activities for preschoolers?  Crafting is such a fabulous way to help preschool-aged children improve motor skills. Through artistic expression, your little ones can develop their creativity, enriching their sensory experience. When engaging in craft activities with bright colourful materials, loads of fun can be had while also creating lovely works of art! 1. Painted Rocks Yard Art http://familyfocusblog.com/kids-craft-creating-painted-rocks-yard-art/ On a beautiful day, outdoor activities Read More...

How to do Shrink Art

How to do Shrink Art – step by step Shrink Art is an easy and safe craft activity.  We often get asked “How do you do shrink art” or “What is shrink art?”.  Here’s everything explained. Shrink Art is a polystyrene plastic sheet that is designed to shrink to less than half its original size whilst still retaining the same shape and colour. It is sometimes called shrink film, shrinkies, polyshrink, or shrinky dinks.  Our finished shrink art product provides a shiny, durable Read More...

3 Fun Craft Activities for Primary School Aged Children

3 Fun activities for Primary School Aged Kids Are you an OOSH or Vacation Care Educator? If you’re looking for fun, rainy-day activities for the kids in your care, we have some great ideas for you. Sand Art, Sand Art, Sand Art.. Kids just LOVE sand art. An enjoyable and fun activity, every kid will give sand art a go and love it, even the boys ! Simply peel the paper cover off the area you want to start with Sprinkle coloured sand onto the sticky Read More...