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What craft sets are actually worth buying?

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Juicyfrooty Tue 22-Nov-16 16:05:01

Hi there I'm looking for recommendations for craft sets for an 8 year old girl.

I know a lot of them are utter junk!

She has mentioned gel-a-peel and bunch ems but I'm a bit concerned about them getting stuck in her hair!

Are simple sets like hama beads the way to go?

Thanks

Twoevils Tue 22-Nov-16 16:13:07

Hama beads do get used in our house.
Also Shrinkles
Loom bands still amazingly enough
Camo bracelets are popular too

Botchit Tue 22-Nov-16 18:16:06

Sequin art from hobby craft is good. Also, look at some of the more simple sewing kits and embroidery kits. My DD has enjoyed making a couple of easy pieces with only a little help.

Juicyfrooty Tue 22-Nov-16 22:28:46

Thanks, I'd never heard of shrinkles, they look good.

We've just had a big hobbycraft open nearby so I'll have to go and have a browse. I've heard a few good reviews for sequin art so I'll definitely give those a look

ImpYCelyn Tue 22-Nov-16 22:40:19

Djeco sets are gorgeous. Have to get them online though.

IamHappy1976 Tue 22-Nov-16 22:42:59

Hobby craft sun catchers are fab! £1 each. Plastic shape to stain and make your own stained glass effect doo dah to hang:-)

happyinthesunshine Tue 22-Nov-16 22:54:47

Things by Klutz. Expensive but generally well thought out and good quality.

Juanbablo Wed 23-Nov-16 05:20:40

Dd enjoyed doh vinci. She loves making news bracelets. She has enjoyed Aqua beads at friends houses too.

GlowWine Wed 23-Nov-16 06:49:35

Another vote for Hobbycraft sun catchers. But be careful with the bigger ones, we found there is not always enough paint to colour in if you're using one dominant colour: our peacock is now half blue and half purple...
Other kits: those 'Creativity for Kids ' by FaberCastell, yellow packaging, always seem good quality and nice results.

MerylPeril Wed 23-Nov-16 06:59:23

Following!

BrieAndChilli Wed 23-Nov-16 07:01:44

8 year old DD loves hers Sew Cool machine, doh Vinci and Hama beads.
She also goes through sellotape, paper and felt tips like nobodies business

Booboobedoo Wed 23-Nov-16 07:02:22

Also following. Sorry, can't seem to 'watch' in my talk app.

MigsSlippers Wed 23-Nov-16 09:32:02

Soap making has been successful here, and I like the way the products get used up!!

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