Thursday, 23 October 2014

Countdown to a Crafty Christmas with an Advent Craft...

Toss aside the same old shop bought calendar, 2014 is the year to get crafty and make your own! Homemade advent calendars make lovely surprises for friends and family members, especially the younger ones. Check out our range of advent craft supplies and bases; there's something for every age and craft ability.

We love the calendar idea above, it would make a great festive centrepiece for the dining table; especially for families. It's easy to make an advent calendar: just choose your base and get creative this Christmas...

Monday, 15 September 2014

Halloween Crafts for Kids

Explore the range of Halloween crafts for kids from the littlecraftybugs company. Shop our range of kits and supplies by theme or by type. From spooky stickers to petrifying paper mache, freaky foam craft kits to creepy crafty bugs and everything in between!

Monday, 18 August 2014

Pirate Craft Kits for Kids Parties

One of our popular hand packed Pirate Hat Kits made their way to a pirate birthday party earlier this month, alongside our Giant Pirate Treasure Sticker Maps.

To see how the party went (and how much they loved the kits!), take a look at the Mumsnet Local Kent blog post:

You can find these fantastic kits and more in our Pirate craft and party area:

Paper Mache Notebooks to Decorate

Paper mache notebooks are ideal for group craft sessions, making hand made gifts or even to make a treat for yourself! They can be decorated with decopatch, napkin technique, acrylic paints or simply with craft supplies.

Our range features a great variety of sizes and book types, from just 77p:

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Kids Craft Parties in a Box - Craft Parties at Home

We know that sometimes organising a kids birthday party can be hectic, especially the crafty ones! So we've put together a funky range of party craft kits, which give you everything you need for your craft party.

Simply choose a theme, choose your kit, choose any tableware you need and perhaps a party game. We'll send it to you, complete with craft instructions, ready for you to use on the big day!

The only thing you'll need to add will be some scissors but that's only if you choose the crafty bug packs! Kits are packed for up to eight children, but if you have any leftover supplies are perfect for a rainy day.

We've chosen our favourite tableware lines to go with the party kits but why not view the full range of coordinating tableware designs?

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Themed Kids Craft Activity Packs for Just £1.87! Cheap Summer Holiday Craft.

Kids love these fun no-mess activity packs and at just £1.87 each, you'll love them too! Available in 11 funky themes and as they're die-cut, there's no need for glue or scissors!

Each activity pack is A4 in size and contains an A3 die cut sheet to make a themed 3D shape (folded into A4), an A5 sized themed activity book, sheet of re-peelable stickers to use on the printed scene on the reverse of the activity book, an A5 sized jigsaw to push out & colouring pencils or crayons.

Contents differ slightly from pack to pack depending on the theme, so check the description to see what you'll get! Plus if you buy 6 or more of one design, they are just £1.69 each! That's 10% off, which is great for group craft sessions.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Shrinkles Kits for Kids - Save 10%

Save 10% on Shrinkles Bumper Boxes, Shrinkies Egg Heads and Shrink Art accessories!

The range of themes for both boys and girls makes them an ideal summer holiday craft or group craft. The themed bumper boxes also make a lovely gift for kids to give their friends.

Individual party packs for party bags are just £1.25 each. Brilliant alternative to party bag toys for a craft party!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Buy Party Bags & Favour Boxes

Having a party this Summer? Why not take a look at our huge array of party bag supplies, including unusual favour boxes and funky fillers? There's party lunch boxes, party favour boxes, miniature favour boxes, cardboard gift boxes, mini gift boxes and much more!

The mini princess carriage favour boxes would be perfect for the wedding table, as would our popular kids wedding lunch boxes.Our range of colourful fabric party bags give kids something to keep long after the party.

 P.S - Don't forget something to fill them with! You're sure to find something cool in our extensive range of party bag fillers.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Seaside Themed Crafts for Adults & Kids. Real Seashells too!

Our newest adult's themed craft area takes you for a Day at the Seaside, including grown-up pinwheel kits and some lovely new paper mache boats to decorate. Our popular Summer & Seaside crafts are back and the selection is bigger and better than ever, perfect for entertaining the kids this Summer!

Here at the littlecraftybugs company, we're fortunate enough to be near the seaside. If you can't make to to the beach this summer, our new REAL shells for crafts will help you channel the seaside into your crafts!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Fresh Sunflower Craft Ideas For Kids and Adults

We are pleased to introduce 'Sunflower Summer', our funky craft inspiration area for Summer 2014. As our loyal customers, you get the first look!

A whole host of vibrant craft ideas have been created exclusively by us. 
Whether it's for a children’s birthday party, family barbeque or a summer wedding, these fresh new craft ideas will inspire everyone to create a sunflower craft project this Summer.

Our favourite ideas include funky decopatch bird boxes, colourful sunflower kraft crackers and a pretty sunflower headband for kids
. Keep your eyes on the littlecraftybugs pages for lots more unique ideas coming soon and engaging competitions too.

Don't forget, you can join us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with the latest goings on, as they happen!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Kids Themed Party Supplies and Party Bags

It's party time! You can shop our party supplies by theme, co-ordinating design or by product type which means you're even more likely to find something funky to make your party stand out...

New lines and products include Mini Monsters party range, Ugly bugs range, new Rainbow Unicorn items and some exciting new party favours! Don't miss out...

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Fathers Day Crafts For Kids To Make Dad

Sunday 15th June 2014 is Father's Day and it's the perfect time to show Dad what he means with a handmade card or gift!

Our range includes both home and group craft kits in a variety of themes. So whether Dad's favourite hobby is football, rugby, DIY or race cars, there's something to make for him.

These new 'Superdad' sticker collage cards make a super easy group craft. We love them! Plain white card 'DAD' templates are also available, ideal for design-your-own cards.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Rainbow Unicorn Kids Party Supplies - More Products Added

More exciting products have been added to our ever popular rainbow unicorn party rangeNew products include a pin the horn on the unicorn game, rainbow treat cones and some funky neon hair braids...

There's never been a better time to throw a rainbow unicorn party! Hats, plates, cups, cake stands and more, all with a bright rainbow unicorn theme. It's sure to make your party stand out above the rest...

Friday, 30 May 2014

New Themed Adult's Craft Area - Get The Natural Look...

The second of our themed adult's craft areas has arrived! 'The Natural Look' contains a whole host of supplies to help you achieve that on-trend recycled feel when crafting.

Including products such as wooden fruit crates, sinamay roll and undyed feathers, as well as our popular range of 'natural' Kraft supplies.

kraft crackers have been redesigned and now feature tie-shut necks to make them easier to close. Perfect for weddings and summer events!

Check it out today:

Friday, 16 May 2014

Hat Making Crafts For Kids

Hats are a versatile base for kids crafts as they can be used for a variety of themes. Our range of hats includes pirate hats, tiaras, chef hats, crowns, gangster hats and more!

These Mad Hatter hats have been made using our plastic top hats, which are back in stock. Just add a selection of colourful craft supplies! They would be ideal for a kids party, especially and Alice in Wonderland themed event! Why not take a look at our inspiration page for some hints and tips on making them?

Take a look at our wide range of kids hat crafts:

Bird Box and Bird Themed Crafts For Adults

As the first of our new themed adult's craft areas, The Bird Box is filled with bird and bird box themed crafts and supplies. Take a look at our new range of wooden bird boxes, houses and tables; as well as some old favourites like the bird shaped paper mache boxes!

Visit 'The Bird Box' and find something to brighten up your home or garden.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Christian Easter Crafts For Kids

Explore the meaning of Easter with our great range of Christian Easter crafts for kids.

Whether you're looking for a craft to make at home or crafts for groups, there's something for everyone! Suncatchers, bracelets, bookmarks, magnets and more...

These cross shaped sticky boards are a great craft base. Just peel off the cover and stick whatever you would like onto it. We think that tissue paper is a great idea, simple and mess free!

Why not take a look at our full range of Christian crafts for kids? A great selection of craft kits and supplies, perfect for Sunday Schools and Messy Church!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Crown & Tiara Crafts For Kids

Crown making is one of the most popular kids craft activities. An ideal craft to make with the kids during the Easter holidays!

The versatility of crowns means they can be adapted to fit any budget, theme, gender, occasion & even head size! Great for both home crafts and group craft sessions...

We created the designs above with our crown & tiara bases and a selection of supplies from our craft box!

Four bases are commonly used to make crowns and tiaras:
Why not explore the range and see what you can make?

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Bells For Morris Dancers & Morris Dancing Crafts

Looking for bells for Morris dancing? All the bells in our range feature a loop on the top, making them perfect for adding to bell pads, costumes, shoes and much more!

Also great for making kids crafts based on morris dancing, such as bell sticks.

Available in a great range of colours and sizes!

Need Feathers For Crafts & Sewing Projects?

Our great range of craft feathers has just got even bigger!

Our NEW fluffy Marabou feathers are perfect for adding some luxury to your craft projects. Available in 11 great colours!

More of the sewing type? We've just added some beautifully soft Marabou feather trim which is ideal for adding to clothes, costumes & other sewing projects!

For the full effect add some gorgeous Ostrich feathers which are available in a lovely range of colors...

Don't forget the kids with our range of feathers that we think are perfect for kid's craft projects. Why not try making an Indian headdress?

You can now shop by type, pack or colour too, which makes it much easier to find exactly what you want!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Mothers Day Crafts For Kids

Show your Mum you care this Mother's Day with a beautiful handmade craft.

Shop our range by theme and by colour to find the perfect craft. Whether it's a bunch of tissue paper flowers, a handmade card or a hand decorated photo frame, we're sure Mum will love it!

Already got your gift? Then why not spend some quality time and craft with Mum instead? In fact, the beautiful crafts are perfect for any girly craft session!

Why not make Mum Queen for the day with her very own crown?

You could even bake some cookies or cakes with our range of bakeware. We love the crown cookie cutter!

How about making a lavender bag? A cute treat for mum! Great to make as part of a group craft session.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Eyebombing With Googly Eyes

Eyebombing. We agree the name may be a bit odd but this new art has got us all smiling at the littlecraftybugs company!

The idea of eyebombing is to stick googly eyes onto inanimate objects in public spaces, so they almost seem human. Eyebombing originated in Copenhagen, set up with the goal 'to humanize the streets, and bring sunshine to people passing by.'
Now eyebombing has worked it's way into America and is now looking to take over the UK too! On this page there are just a few examples that we've taken today to share with you.  You can see lots more at the official eyebombing site.
We have lots more information on this and pictures too on our eyebombing page - why not take a look today?
Why not join in the fun, click here to see how you can claim your googly eyes.
Once you've got your wobbly eyes, or if you've already got some, get snapping! Send your pictures to us via email with your name and any caption you'd like to add to your photo. We'll judge all of the entries at the end of each week.
This weeks winner will receive a pair of our GIANT glow-in-the-dark googly eyes!  Rules to enter are below.
THE RULES - these are the rules of the official eyebombing site.
1. Only images of inanimate objects with wiggle eyes - NOT stickers.
2. Only images taken in the public space.
3. No eyes on eyes. So no actual faces or pictures of faces!
We recommend using removable glue dots to stick the eyes, as they are easy to peel off. Self-adhesive eyes can tend to be strong so might be harder to get off!  Please remember to take the eyes off after your photo, we don't want you to get into trouble...  Perhaps leave them if you have permission, as the idea is really to make people smile and no-one can smile at the eyes once they are back in your pocket!
Entries for this weeks competition must be received by noon on Friday 21st March. Winner will be announced via social media once the winner has been notified.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

What size plastic egg do I need for my chocolate eggs?

Our plastic eggs are supplied in three sizes:

Mini plastic eggs - the pink one pictured. These are approximately 42mm tall and and 30mm wide.  They will hold a Cadburys foil wrapped mini egg, such as the Dairy Milk egg shown with a little gap around them.

Standard plastic eggs - the blue one shown.  If you are looking for eggs the size of the ones in your fridge, then this is what you will need, unless you keep ostrich eggs in your fridge of course!  58mm tall and 40mm wide, these will hold a Cadbury's Creme Egg or similar with some wiggle room....

Large plastic eggs - the green egg in the picture.  75mm tall and 45mm wide, these will hold a full size Kinder Surprise Egg very snugly.

So, if you are having an egg hunt or making an filled egg gift basket, why not choose a selection of sizes and then buy your eggs to fit.

You can but plastic eggs online from our massive selection at

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Paper Mache Shapes For Crafts

Paper Mache Shapes

Fresh and funky new designs available for your craft projects.

Our paper mache shop features an extensive collection of boxes and shapes, which is growing all the time!

From animals and birds, to tiaras and tissue boxes; there's a fun craft project waiting for everyone!

Don't forget to explore our 'something different' area, which we have filled with our favourite unusual designs.

 The smiley face box is sure to add a smile to your face. You could always make it into a gift box and brighten someone else's day!

Bulk paper mache means brilliant discounts, especially as you can now save 25% on certain bulk packs for a limited time only. Bulk paper mache is ideal for schools and groups, we especially love the mini paper mache birdhouses.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Looking For Unique Pirate Craft Kits and Party Supplies?

Here at the littlecraftybugs company, we pride ourselves on our great range of pirate crafts for both boys AND girls, many of our kits and supplies are exclusive to us!

Climb aboard the good ship 'Crafty Bug' and get creative with our pirate themed crafts.

Every pirate needs a hat and we've got a whole host of colours and materials to choose from!

Make a traditional black pirate hat or set a new pirate trend with our coloured hats. We've even got pink for those fearless female pirates!

Explore the world with a handmade treasure map and find the long-lost treasure chest. Decorate your own pirate swords. You can even build your own pirate ship to sail the seven seas!

The adventure starts here...

Why not view our latest Pirate themed newsletter here:

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Plastic Eggs for Easter Egg Hunts

Yuk, yuk. yuk! 
Are you left with those sickly sweet "Crème Egg Twisted" in your Christmas chocs? 
Check the date and save them for your egg hunt this Easter.

Friday, 31 January 2014

Decopatch Crafts For Adults

Some call it decopatch. Some call it decoupage. Whatever you call it, give it a go!

If you don't know where to start, then our 'how to decopatch' page will give you a good footing, with tips and ideas to get you started.

Then you can browse our newly organised decopatch shop, under the Adult's Crafts area of our site.

Divided into they key things you will need for decopatch; the papers, the accessories and the bases. We love the 'Something Different' areas of paper machewood and Styrofoam.

Delve into the world of decopatch and see what you discover...

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Two-Part Plastic Carrots For Easter Egg Hunts

Why not try something different for your egg hunt this Easter? Our fantastic selection of unusual two-part plastic eggs is always popular.

These two-part plastic carrot shapes are our most popular range. Great for Easter Bunny egg hunts!

Don't forget your other egg hunt supplies like straw bonnets, bunny ears, straw baskets and plastic buckets. Easter decorations are a must too: bunting, paper chians and more...

Monday, 27 January 2014

Party Bags and Party Favours For Kids...

Let's be honest, party bags can often look uninspired and are often the same at every party. A crumpled bag filled with games and sweets that will be used once (or eaten) and then forgotten.

Make sure your party bag is as exciting as your party! Match your party bag and favours to your party theme and add something different.

Our range is divided into boys party favours, girls party favours and unisex party favours; meaning you can find the best ones for your party. Here's a few ideas on how to make your party bags different...

Adding a craft kit such as Shrinkles Party Bag Kits means that the party will continue long after it has actually ended. Don't be fooled into thinking Shrinkles are just for girls though! We've got kits for boys too, with themes like Formula One and Pirates!

Our range of self-inking stampers for kids are also great for party bags. A huge choice of themes mean that you can even match them to your theme!

Temporary tattoos for kids are also extremely popular and make a great alternative to face painting! The kids can wear them when they like or you could do them at the party itself.

If you do fancy a bit of face painting, our Snazaroo themed kits are now 10% off...

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Easter Baking For Kids - 50% Off

Fancy trying your hand at some baking with the kids this Easter?

Our 3D Easter cutters are now 50% off, great for creating some beautiful Easter bakes!

Our great selection of metal cookie cutters, means there is a cutter for every spring theme!

Don't miss out, take a look today...

Monday, 20 January 2014

Disney's 'The Pirate Fairy' Crafts For Kids

The new 'Disney Fairies' film is set to be our favourite so far! 'The Pirate Fairy' sticks with our view that Pirates aren't just for boys!

We've put together a brilliant collection of crafts and supplies on the themes of the film that we think you'll love, including our great 'Pink Pirate' range. 

From Pirate hats and Fairy wands to themed sun catchers and Shrinkles, there's a pirate fairy craft for everyone!

Not feeling crafty? Then how about a spot of baking, with our cute range of fairy cake cases? (See what we did there?)

'The Pirate Fairy' is flying into cinemas from 14th February. 

We also love this idea from the Disney Fairies website. Decopatch a paper mache notebook or box with images of your favourite characters for a personalised craft with an everyday use!

Friday, 17 January 2014

Rainy Day Hama Beads - 30% Off

Looking for a rainy day activity? Or for a great crafty gift, with minimal mess?

Our Hama sets are great fun for kids of all ages and will keep kids (big and little) entertained for hours!

Even better, for a limited time we're giving you 30% off our Hama sets, so now you can grab one from just £2.09...

From Ballet to Pirates and Princess to Ponies, there's a kit for everyone!

Don't forget, we also sell bead packs and single boards, as well as group and bulk packs.