About Us

The Crafti Bug began its life in Auckland 2009 as an on-line craft store with craft activities for children aged 4-8 years. In 2012 it was sold and moved south to Darfield (and now to New Plymouth), where the range of items sold was broadened to include quality educational toys for babies/toddlers through to educational products and though provoking games for young teenagers. Additionally The Crafti Bug have added online resources that are entirely free, such as colouring pages and experiments.

As owners and parents we believe that children learn from activities that are stimulating and lead to those "Aha!" moments, where the child/ children, come to a new understanding about something. We have tried to reflect this in The Crafti Bug believing that learning should be exciting and that both creative activities and structured play lead to discoveries that come from the "What if ...?" moments. Products at The Crafti Bug have been selected to provide opportunities for learning and discovery, but have also been selected to provide good value for money, as we believe that having fun and learning shouldn't cost the earth and that money does not grow on trees.

While we have a wide selection of suppliers, we also recognise that what we have available on-line may not be what you are looking for. In this case, just contact us and we will do what we can to assist you, however this may take time. Depending on availability this may be about 1 week - provided it is in stock with our suppliers and we have to get stock in.

Thank you for visiting The Crafti Bug and if there is any way we can assist you today, please do not hesitate to  Contact Us.