List of essential art and craft supplies for kids (plus Chinese translation)

We’re living in China, this is a list of art and craft stuff I like to keep stocked for my son. Hope it’s useful.

Pencils 铅笔 qiān bǐ
Coloured pencils 彩色铅笔 cǎi sè qiān bǐ
Pencil sharpener 转笔刀 zhuàn bǐ dāo
Eraser 橡皮 xiàng pí
Crayons 蜡笔 là bǐ
Felt tips 水彩笔 shuǐ cǎi bǐ
Oil pastels 油画棒 yóu huà bàng
Poster paints 水粉颜料 shuǐ fěn yán liào
Scissors 剪刀 jiǎn dāo
Double-sided tape 双面胶带 shuāng miàn jiāo dài
Fur balls 毛球 máo qiú
Pipe cleaners 毛铁丝 máo tiě sī
Craft foam 泡沫纸 pào mò zhǐ
Tissue paper 皱纹纸 zhòu wén zhǐ
Corrugated paper 瓦楞纸 wǎ léng zhǐ
Coloured card 彩色硬卡纸 cǎi sè yìng kǎ zhǐ
Coloured A4 paper A4彩色纸 cǎi sè zhǐ
Pipe cleaners 毛根扭扭棒 máo gēn niǔ niǔ bàng
Sticky back plastic (= transparent contact paper) 自粘书皮 (”self-sticking book cover”)
Cellophane (= translucent coloured plastic paper) (手工透明彩色)玻璃纸

GLUE
Glue sticks (Pritt stick) 胶棒 jiāo bàng
PVA (Polyvinyl acetate) glue (white glue used in woodwork and construction) (聚乙烯醇)PVA 胶水
White glue (watered down PVA glue) 白乳胶 bái rǔ jiāo

RECYCLABLES
toilet roll tubes 卫生纸卷筒 wèi shēng zhǐ juàn tǒng
empty plastic mineral water bottle 矿泉水的空塑料瓶 kuàng quán shuǐ de kōng sù liào píng

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