Planning the day with children at home is one of the best ways to continue with a routine that, in the circumstances we are in, cannot always be followed with the best of results. Therefore, creating routines and trying to carry out some of the school activities (such as crafts) will help them cope with this quarantine with the least possible concern. But we don’t always have the necessary tools to carry out these crafts; therefore, if this quarantine has caught you without the necessary material, from EL PAÍS Showcase We make it easy for you.
We have selected up to 15 basic products –many of them at very affordable prices– so you can enhance and stimulate your creativity, imagination Y psychomotor activity. Concentration is also something that you will be able to strengthen with these utensils by being more focused on a specific task for a period of time. So, you can find colored cardboards, the succor erasers, a complete set of markers, plastidecor paintings, tempera and many other school items.
Pack of 50 A4 cardstock in various colors
One of the most useful and versatile products for the crafts of the smallest of the house. Each cardboard has a resistant grammage (180g / m²) and the selection is very varied: there are packages of all kinds of shades, whether in chocolate brown, purple, orange, green … choose the color that you like depending on the task To make. “It is a strong, resistant and valid cardboard to do a thousand things with them. The colors are super beautiful, inducing creative play ”, describes a user.
Buy from € 3.19 on Amazon
Package of 500 sheets Din A4
Drawings, paper planes, learning to make small origami figures and countless other activities with a classic both in the offices and at home: the blank sheets. This batch, from the Navigator brand, offers great print quality and its surface is extra smooth and soft to the touch. “The product has arrived well, in good condition, without scratches or bumps. The value for money is unbeatable ”, comments a buyer.
Buy for € 8.99 on Amazon
Lot of 48 pre-sharpened pens
A perfect complement for all kinds of drawings, sketches, doodles or various strokes. The hardness is medium, HB 2 type; and the core is graphite, so they are resistant and hard pens for possible breakages. The tips of each one are sharpened at the factory and have a latex-free eraser incorporated. “Good pencils and at a very good price. We have bought a pack for the school and the children are delighted “, indicates a user.
Buy for € 12.99 on Amazon
Box of 30 erasers
The classic and multicolored rubber of childhood. Thanks to their soft bread crumb inside and a synthetic rubber coating, they are ideal for erasing all kinds of graphite pencils on any paper. Suitable for school use and also for restoring and cleaning walls. “Milan tires of a lifetime. White mostly. Recommended for schoolchildren “, says a user.
Buy for € 7.70 on Amazon
Box of 24 plastic pencil sharpeners
Simple but effective and with a very high mark on Amazon by users. This multi-colored set of 24 units of pencil sharpeners they consist of a rectangular structure and a small size, equipping a steel blade inside. Tired of never finding a pencil sharpener? Well here the solution. We have divided them into several drawers and they are still left for a while ”, claims a buyer.
Buy for € 3.08 on Amazon
Staedtler metal ruler
Ideal for drawing and marking straight lines. Its finish is metal (which makes it more durable) and is aluminum colored. It has visual indicators and rounded edges. The length is 30 cm. In addition, on the back, it equips a kind of rubber that serves as a brake and prevents unnecessary slips. “I was surprised by the firmness and quality of the screed. A suitable size for the case and a firmness that guarantees that it does not break or deform”, explains a buyer.
Buy for € 6.04 on Amazon
Roll of gomets of colors and geometric figures
These adhesive stickers are essential for our children to develop precision, creativity, motor skills, logic and also the most basic mathematical concepts. The set comes in 59 pre-punched sheets and each roll contains 2,360 stickers. There are them in multiple colors and shapes: triangles, circles, squares, rectangles and stars. All of them have a solvent-free adhesive.
Buy from € 6.45 on Amazon
50 rolls of multicolour adhesive tape
Get to bring a touch of color to your rooms and play with your children thanks to this batch of rolls of multicolored adhesive tape. Each one has a length of 5 meters and a width of 15 mm. Its color is bright and it is ideal for wrapping gifts, frames, walls, books or making mini banners for cupcakes. “The quality of the paper is quite good. The truth is that it latches perfectly and you can even reattach it a couple of times without the glue weakening ”, a user comments.
Buy for € 16.70 on Amazon
Lot of six cans of liquid silicone glue
It stimulates the creativity of the smallest of the house in each of their crafts: whether they are made of wood, leather, cardboard, plastic, paper, fabric or in models with EVA rubber. Each of the containers is 50 ml in size and they are equipped with a dispenser to use the desired quantity at all times. It is a waterproof glue, does not drip and has a stopper for a proper seal. Not suitable for children under 3 years old. “It hits pretty well. It is ideal for school crafts, as it is easy to remove from hands. In addition, it is very economical “, explains a buyer.
Buy for € 9.99 on Amazon
Glue stick set (4 units)
Another clean, fast and easy way to stick to any surface: be it cardboard, cardboard, labels, images or any type of paper. Its use is very simple: all you have to do is remove the cap and turn to see the glue stick inside. It spreads easily and without leaving any residue. It also does not curl the paper and its grinding time is up to two minutes. “Good glue pack of 4 units, this brand gives us a lot of confidence and does not dry like other glues”, comments a user.
Buy for € 11.90 on Amazon
Lot of 12 triangular colored pencils
Its structure is intended to be used by children from the age of two. The set contains a dozen brightly colored pens and larger than normal mines, for coloring large areas in no time. Your mine is impact resistant so it reduces the number of breaks, and does not generate chips. More than half of its materials are of recycled origin.
Buy for € 2.49 on Amazon
Lot of 36 units of plastidecor
Another alternative for children to stay absorbed and focused on a single task is to use the classic plastidecor. They are designed for children from 30 months and is a tool to learn to paint in a fun way. The waxes, of great resistance, measure 12 cm; a size suitable for the size of the hands of such young children. And when it comes to sharpening them, you will only need a regular pencil sharpener, which we also use to sharpen the pens.
Buy for € 8.04 on Amazon
Case of 36 Giotto Turbo Color markers
Ideal for those children who already use their strength while writing, drawing or coloring. Its tip is very resistant and rounded (2.8 mm), made of resistant and blocked fiber, to avoid sinking; and its inks are water-based, making them safe. The safety cap has a ventilated cap. To extract your ink from the fabrics, a machine wash cycle is enough. “They are super washable, so I leave them to my daughters without problem because they disappear from the clothes with a normal wash”, explains a user.
Buy for € 5.75 on Amazon
Lot of 30 units of vegetable plasticine
Developing your imagination by molding plasticine blocks is one of the activities in which your child can spend long moments. In this case, we are talking about a set of 30 units of vegetable modeling clay (50 grams each) of vivid colors. The paste is ready to be molded and its mass does not harden with air. Also, their colors do not mix. “I bought it for a two and a half year old baby, and under adult supervision it is ideal, it is very entertaining”, claims a buyer.
Buy for € 14.90 on Amazon
Lot of 12 Jovi tempera cans
To use this water painting technique as a family you will only need a brush or a roller and mix the colors of this tempera set well. They are suitable for any surface of paper, cardboard, wood, fabric or modeling clay. They are presented in a liquefied gel state and their colors are very vivid. “Very beautiful and striking colors. They dry well and pretty. My son and I love them ”, a user comments.
Buy for € 15.40 on Amazon
* The recommendations so that online order deliveries can be carried out in complete safety for delivery people and customers indicate that direct contact between the two should be avoided, keep the safety distance and wash hands after opening the package. All delivery men are instructed to exercise extreme caution.
*Subscribe to Amazon Prime so that your orders arrive home sooner.
* All purchase prices included in this article are current as of April 6, 2020.
Subscribe to the El PAÍS Showcase newsletter.