Children who are eight and younger are recommended to use child-safe scissors.

Small craft materials, such as beads, buttons and shells etc., which may be used in craft activities, are potential choking hazards. They are therefore not appropriate for use by any children under the age of three.

Adult supervision is generally advised where craft activities with children or vulnerable adults are involved.

Non-toxic glues are safer to use. Glue sticks may be easier to handle than liquid glue.

Personal hygiene is important and hands should be washed after craft activities, especially gluing.