Crafts & Activities Parenting

Supplies For Your Craft Box

January 20, 2019
Crafting Supplies: List of Items Every Craft or Activity Box Should Have.

List of Essential Items All Activity-Bins Must Have!

I realized I was giving out craft and activities ideas for your kiddos without starting with the basics.  It’s hard to know what exactly to keep or throw away in your house and everyone has those moments where you go “shoot, I should have kept that”.  If you plan on keeping your child occupied with activities or crafts, you need the basic items so you’re not scrounging at the last minute.  This is also an amazing bin to have when a sitter arrives because it gives them endless activities where you don’t have to say “they are allowed to watch a movie”.  Below is a list of items, essentials, and extras to keep in your house for those rainy days when you want to craft, doodle, or paint with your children!

Crafting Supplies: List of Items Every Craft or Activity Box Should Have.

Crafting Supplies: List of Items Every Craft or Activity Box Should Have.

Basics:

  • Construction Paper
  • Doodle pad
  • Scissors (kid and adult size)
  • Writing utensils: pens, pencils, colored pencils, markers, crayons, chalk
  • Paint: watercolor, acrylic paint, washable paint, finger paint
  • Paintbrushes – various sizes and paint rollers
  • Mod Podge
  • Yarn or string
  • Hole punch
  • Ruler
  • Hot glue gun

Sticky Items:

  • Glue
  • Glue Sticks
  • Tape
  • Double-sided Tape
  • Glitter glue or glitter glue pens

Decorative Items:

  • Pom Poms
  • Buttons
  • Googly eyes
  • Beads
  • Stickers (every. kind. possible)
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Glitter
  • Stamps and stamp pad
  • Any cool items you find outside (pine cones, rocks, leaves, flowers, etc.)
  • Clothespins

Sensory Items:

  • Play-doh
  • Clay
  • Water Beads
  • Silly Putty

Items from around the house:

  • Extra scraps of paper – A reason not to throw away used wrapping paper, tissue paper, newspapers, magazines, extra scraps of construction paper, and old birthday cards (or any old card you think you want to keep for sentimental reasons and never look at again… ever.)
  • Old cereal boxes
  • Glass jars
  • Newspaper
  • Tissue paper
  • Bottle tops
  • Bubble wrap
  • Sponges
  • Cardboard egg cartons
  • Paper towel rolls
  • Toilet paper rolls

Now go and have some fun crafting with your kiddos!

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