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    My son is into making things now, he watches mr maker. I have no idea about making things, im not crafty or arty.
    Any tips on where to start from? Would target? Spotlight? Have things like this? Thank you

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    Spotlight and BigW have big craft kits. Also I remember getting some paper plate animal kits from Sams Warehouse.

    I just collect lots of things from the cheap store for DS's craft box - feathers, icypole sticks, matchsticks, stickers, paper shape cutters, glitter. Then from home we have toilet rolls (He loves to stick these together to make binoculars), scrap fabric that i've cut into shapes.

    You could even get tissue paper that he could rip up and stick onto paper to make a picture out of.

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    Target has Mr maker packs you can get. My son loved his. He is obsessed with making things so I have a cupboard for all our craft supplies. I put all washed containers there too. Start off with your basic stuff. Glue, paint, paper. Head to the reject shop or similar and get stuff from there. My son loves to have a picture to work from, so maybe get a kids craft book or head to pinterest for ideas.

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    $2 shops usually have great craft gear but best stuff is stuff you already have in your house.
    You just put out and let his imagination go wild.


    Basics (just start with what you have)

    toilet rolls
    Gray wrap rolls
    Empty cardboard boxes from your pantry.
    Empty milk bottles
    Empty yoghurt containers etc..
    Glue
    Sticky tape
    Paper ( just normal paper for your printer)
    Material cut in odd shapes. Vary the feel and colour if you can
    A foil bits
    Get a toliet roll and drop a few drops of food colouring on it. Let it dry.
    Bits wool again different feels and colours are great.
    Old cards/junkmail cut up.
    Patty cake papers
    Milk bottle lids etc.
    Pebbles
    Leaves
    Shells
    Pencils
    Crayon
    Pens
    Paint brushes.

    Anything really.

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