Creativity Unleashed After a Trip to Vilder’s 5 & 10

January 20, 2023
Written by
Don Vidler
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If you are looking for a one-stop shop for all your craft and art supplies, Vidler's 5 & 10 is a great place to start. They have a wide selection of materials and tools, including paper, markers, paint, clay, and more. They also have a broad selection of kits and project ideas to get you started.

At-home craft ideas for young students can be a fun and creative way to keep children entertained, engaged, and learning new skills. Whether you are a parent looking for activities to keep your kids busy or a teacher searching for ways to add some excitement to your lesson plans, there are plenty of craft ideas, art projects, and at-home creative activities that can be completed with a trip to Vidler's 5 & 10.

Here are some ideas for engaging and creative projects to keep your student growing:

  1. Homemade Ornaments: Gather pipe cleaners and beads from Vidler's epic craft section and let kids use their imagination to create unique ornaments.
  1. Paper Lanterns: Look out for Chinese lanterns or use white paper and string or yarn from Vidler's, kids can decorate with paint, markers, or glitter, use a battery-operated tea light to make it light up.
  1. Paper Mache bowls: Mix flour, water, and newspaper and layer them on a balloon, once dry the balloon can be popped and reveal a unique bowl.
  1. Watercolor painting: Check out a set of watercolor paints, brushes, and paper from Vidler's and have kids create a still life scene or draw a portrait.
  1. Painting or drawing with other mediums: Roam our aisles of crafts for acrylic paints, paper, and paintbrushes for versatile options for various projects.
  1. Homemade Play Dough: All this activity takes is some flour, salt, cream of tartar, water, and food coloring and mix to create play dough. Kids can mold and shape the dough into different creations.
  1. Homemade Soap: Purchase a soap-making kit from Vidler's that includes soap base, molds, and fragrance oils. Kids can mix and pour their own soap and add color and scent to their liking.
  1. Origami: This ancient Japanese art form involves folding paper into intricate shapes and designs. All you need is some paper and a little bit of patience to get started. You can find plenty of instructional videos and tutorials online to help guide you through the process.  
  1. Sculpture: Sculpting can be a fun and rewarding activity for children of all ages. All you need is some modeling clay and a few basic tools, such as sculpting knives and wire cutters. Children can create all sorts of objects, from animals and people to abstract shapes and designs.
  1. Collage: Collage is a great way to get creative with found objects and materials. Gather up some old magazines, newspapers, and other scraps, and let your child's imagination run wild as they create their own unique collages.

These types of projects can boost creativity and critical thinking skills, and they are a fun way to pass the time and keep children engaged during arts and craft time. So next time you are looking for a fun and educational activity for your student, wander the floors for inspiration at Vidler’s. With a little bit of creativity and the right supplies, the possibilities are endless.

Vidler's 5 & 10 is a wonderful place to find all the materials you need for fun and creative craft ideas, art projects, and at-home creative activities. With a wide variety of materials to choose from, the possibilities are endless, and it can inspire young minds to let their imagination run wild!  

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