About tools you may need
Our motto is “All you need is a printer, paper, scissors and glue!” and really there isn’t much else you need.
Some of our content might require a color printer, although we try to do our best to include many that are in black and white, especially those that might be used in a school or educational setting. Most of the activities fit in a US Letter Size Paper (8.5″ x 11″ = 21.59 cm x 27.94 cm). If you plan to use a different paper size just make sure you set up your page to cover 100% of the page. We try to post in high resolution so you should be able to enlarge our images without losing quality.
You will need scissors for almost all of our activities and we try our best to keep the cutting to an easy level when kids are the ones expected to do the cutting.
You will need regular school glue sticks for the kids activities, while some stronger glue might be better for crafting activities, especially when you are trying to build something 3D like a box or a paper house.
Regular copy paper is usually enough, but a better quality or a thicker paper might give you nicer results for things like wrapping paper, gift bags or other decorative elements. Consider a paper heavier than regular copy paper for any of the building activities (houses, boxes etc.) if you want them to last more than a few hours and hold their shape better.
For some activities there might be other stationery items required: for example for our very popular solar system model we use metal brads. Staplers or tape might be useful as alternative ways to make paper stick together. In all these cases we will specify it in the post, and we try to keep it simple so that you can easily find the necessary items.
For the coloring activities you will obviously need colors: crayons, pencils, markers or any other medium you or your child prefer, they all work.
If you plan on reusing the same activity more than once you might want to laminate the paper and use velcro strips to glue the different elements together with dry erase markers for coloring.
Use your creativity and let us know how the activities turned out, and if you have any advice on materials we will be happy to hear!