:: Bento tools: Bento-making tools can be expensive (especially those that are made in Japan). However, you can find all the basic tools for decorating your kid's lunch-box in Daiso, from a huge range of food picks (all those pictured above are from Daiso), to silicon cups and tiny food cutters. (You can read more about bento tools from this post.)
|These food cutters are great for cutting stuff like carrots to dress up your kid's food!|
:: Japanese food & cookware: You can get basic ingredients for Japanese cooking from the store, from soba noodles to seaweed and salad dressing (my mum claims only the sesame dressing is nice though). Plus they have all sorts of cookware, from useful pans for making egg sheets, to pretty pots with floral designs on them (I think those floral pots would be lovely in a little girl's play kitchen!).
|We're still testing out their salad dressings! |
I recently bought the pan to make egg sheets for the big boy.
In fact, most of the cookware in the boys' play kitchen are actually real cookware from Daiso (I just buy the smallest size pots and pans!). These are pretty durable, since they are made for real cooking, and are much cheaper than the play versions!
|We store the boys' play food in various containers, |
and I find that the wooden boxes from Daiso are pretty nice for this purpose.
That little kettle has been quite a favourite with all the kids that play at our home.
:: Storage boxes: While boxes from Toyogo can be pretty cheap, I think the quality of the plastic boxes that are sold in Daiso is better! These frosted stacking boxes are my current favourite, and are very useful for sorting out learning and and scrapbooking materials (the medium sized ones are very popular and constantly out of stock, and your best bet at getting these would be at the Plaza Singapura branch). I also like those that come with handles, which we use to store our art supplies.
|These are stackable, and come in various sizes. Perfect for storing our Montessori materials.|
Another fav of mine are their wooden boxes, which I use to store art materials.
|This wooden box has a permanent place on our dining table.|
The stickers are also from Daiso, but I can't find this design any longer!
:: Vacuum storage bags: Some blog readers shared about these bags on our FB page, and I recently bought a whole bunch of them. They turned out to be so useful, since I can store all our winter clothing and baby clothes inside them, while saving us loads of space! Its especially good for winter clothes since they can take up a whole lot of cupboard room.
|I love the small bags (since they come in a set of 2) for storing baby clothes.|
:: Craft materials: I used to buy lots of lace for scrapbooking and crafting from Daiso, and I love their DIY buttons which you can cover with your own fabric. Now, I find this place a great place to get other craft materials such as canvases, paint brushes and paper punches for the boys to use. And its one of my top suppliers for stickers for the boys!
|The stickers are of pretty good quality, and the designs are cute without looking tacky. |
Those on the left come in a booklet of 8 sheets of different designs,
and the boys really love them!
What are your favourite buys from Daiso?