Holidays: Materials lists

List materials in the order they are used in the instructions.

Do not list common crafts items, such as scissors or pencil.

Use figures in materials list. If another number or measurement follows, use an em dash to separate the two. In digital content, use two hyphens with a space on both sides of the pair.
8 pom-poms
8–1-inch diameter pom-poms
When three or more different colors are used, separate them with commas and no “and.”

When two different colors are used, use the word “and.”
Acrylic paint: green, yellow, blue, orange
Acrylic paint: green and yellow
Acrylic paint: green

Use the singular term for paint, paper, and ribbon (even if multiple colors are used).
Use red and green decorative paper for the ornament.



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