Exploring different materials
 

Tinfoil

Tinfoil is a fun material to work with in home crafting projects. Using you handy Pritt glue stick, you can stick tinfoil to several other materials. The best materials to stick your tinfoil to are paper and cardboard , but at the Pritt Crafting Fun Lab, we have stuck tinfoil to glass, wood and plastic. We have used tinfoil to decorate projects and as a general crafting material.

The best glues to use when working with tinfoil are:

Pritt all purpose glue
Pritt PVA glue
Pritt glue stick

Toilet Rolls

Empty toilet rolls make great building material for crafting projects. At the Pritt Crafting Fun Lab, we like to cut the rolls into different sizes or shapes, or glue the rolls end to end to make long cylinders. We even use the roll as a template to make more paper cylinder rolls, by gluing a normal sheet of paper around the roll and the removing the roll after the glue has dried. The empty cardboard toilet roll is one of our favourite crafting materials.

The best glues to use when working with cardboard toilet rolls are:

Pritt all purpose glue
Pritt PVA glue
Pritt glue stick

Wax Paper

Here at Pritt, we don’t see wax paper as just a handy tool for baking cookies. We think wax paper is an awesome material to use in making all sorts of fun craft projects. Wax paper is translucent, meaning that it lets light shine through it. This quality makes wax paper a great material to use in making windows for dollhouses and lanterns for Halloween and other festivals.  Here at the Pritt Crafting Fun Lab we’ve used wax paper to make all sorts of fun projects that involve light and shadows.

The best glues to use when working with wax paper are:

Pritt all purpose glue
Pritt glue stick, Pink, Green, Rainbow & Magic stick
Pritt PVA glue

Drinking Straws

Drinking straws are a great addition to any crafter’s box of tricks. They can be used in many different fun ways, not only as a crafting material, but also as a crafting tool! Because they are light and hollow, drinking straws open up a whole world of crafting possibilities. At the Pritt Crafting Fun Lab, drinking straws are considered a must-have! They have saved more than one crafter’s masterpiece.

The best glues to use when working with drinking straws are:

Pritt all purpose glue
Pritt glue stick, Pink, Green, Rainbow & Magic stick
Pritt PVA glue

Pipe Cleaners

Pipe cleaners are one of the most fun materials in crafting. They’re more than just a great general crafting material, but also a funky way to decorate almost any craft project. Pipe cleaners are simple to use and can be moulded into almost any shape possible! Using pipe cleaners you can add texture and colour to a crafting project, taking a cool project and making it awesome!

The best glues to use when working with pipe cleaners are:

Pritt all purpose glue
Pritt glue stick (Original, Pink, X, Rainbow & Magic)
Pritt PVA glue

Cardboard from a Breakfast Cereal Box

Here at the Pritt Crafting Fun Lab, we’re always looking to reuse packaging to make fun crafting projects, for example, using the cardboard sides of cereal boxes. Cardboard can be used in all sorts of projects, to strengthen flimsy paper cut-outs so that a project is strong and long-lasting. Just think how fragile projects like “Dress Up Alex” or the “No Entry sign” would be without the cardboard from your cereal box!

The best glues to use when working with cardboard are:

Pritt all purpose glue
Pritt glue stick, Pink, Green, Rainbow & Magic stick
Pritt PVA glue

Toothpicks and Wooden Skewers

Toothpicks and wooden skewers are great materials to use in crafting. Here at the Pritt Crafting Fun Lab, we use toothpicks and wooden skewers to help build some of our favourite projects, like the joins for the “Ninja Warrior Project” or the handle for the sails of the “Windmill Project.”

The best glues to use when working with toothpicks and wooden skewers
 are:

Pritt all purpose glue
Pritt glue stick, Pink, Green, Rainbow & Magic stick
Pritt PVA glue

We would love to see what crafting projects you have made using these materials! Ask your mom or dad to post your pictures on our Facebook page.