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A simple 8 step guide on how to do Perler Beads!

What are Perler Beads?  How do you do Perler beads?  Perler Beads are small, heat activated beads that you can lay out on pegboards to create interesting and amazing pixel style art!  Here’s our easy 8 step instructions on how to complete a Perler Bead design! How to do Perler Beads – Select a design! Step 1.  Get organised!  Select a design! A simple web search will uncover many ideas or pick up an official Perler pattern pad.  Select your bead Read More...

Kidsplay Crafts Purchases BIP Wholesale Art and Craft Supplies Gold Coast

Very exciting news! Kidsplay Crafts have expanded! Kidsplay Crafts recently purchased BIP Wholesale Art and Craft Supplies based on the Gold Coast. What does this mean? If you are a kindergarten, childcare centre, family day care or a school in Northern NSW, Gold Coast or Brisbane South, we can come and visit you! On top of our existing product range, our Art and Craft Van is now fully stocked with over 500+ products ready for you to buy including paints, crayons, pencils, Read More...
Sand Art Card craft activity for kids

35 Kids Club Ideas

Coming up with ideas for your kid’s club or even trying to keep the whole family is not easy.  Here’s 35 kids’ activities that might be perfect for your kids’ club, vacation care, hotel, or resort: Movie Night – Family films, popcorn, and a big screen. Shrink Art – Make an old school shrinkie key-ring for Mum. Plaster Painting – Paint a plaster piece. Treasure Hunt – Hide a list of things for kids to find. Easter Egg Hunt – Easter favourite. Kids disco – Read More...
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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...