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Kids Craft Essentials for a Rainy Day

21 June 2019

It's supposed to be British summer time, but as you'll know only too well there's been very little sun to shout about so far!

With plenty of rainy days so far, who knows how the rest of the summer will pan out! And with the prospect of spending the school holidays stuck indoors, it's always handy to have some craft activities to keep the kids busy.

Which is why here at B&M HQ we've put together a back up plan, to make sure the kids don't die of boredom in case rain stops play. Take a look at our brilliant collection of arts & crafts to keep them entertained!

PVA & Glitter Glue

All great crafty activities require some glue! Whether your little one is building a miniature house out of a shoe box, or making scary masks out of paper and card, glue is an essential.

The non-toxic Hobby World PVA Glue is the standard-bearer of the glue world. With a 1 litre capacity, there’s plenty inside too.

Or something a little different, and to add some sparkle to a craft project, Galactic Glitter Glue would go well. Ranging in colours of red, blue, green and more!

B&M Top Tip: For a 3D touch to artistic creations, pick up this Modelling Clay, with 14 strips to play with.


Painting is so fun, for people of all ages! It can be relatively cheap too, with this 24 pack of Poster Paints available at just £3.99.

A complete variation of 24 different colours, it’s a perfect set for your children to use as they bring their imaginations to life on paper.

Of course, they’ll need something to paint with so don't forget to grab the 20 piece Paint Brush Set. It features all kinds of brushes, thick and thin, to create a masterpiece!

Doodling & Colouring

There are much less messier activities the kids could take part in, though, and it involves pens, pencils and paper – the classic way!

This Twirling Stationery Set, with 150 pieces inside, is the perfect crafty essentials kit. Full to the brim of pencils, felt tip pens and chunky crayons.

For more colourful detail, however, your little ones would need some Neon Pencils. This pack of 20 provides colours in shades from pink through to green and blue – ideal for budding artists.

And finally, they’ll need something to doodle on! This Hobby World A4 Drawing Pad is perfect. With 60 white sheets, let their imagination flow.

Do you have any arts & craft ideas for a rainy day? Share your best tips with the B&M Community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

*all prices correct at time of publication.

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