A List Of The Top Kid’s Craft Supplies To Have On Hand
A List Of The Top Kid's Craft Supplies To Have On Hand
Here is a list of the top kid’s craft supplies to have on hand for crafting with your little ones. Some of these supplies you’ll have on hand from around the house but others you’ll need to purchase for your projects. I’ll also include tips on organizing your craft supplies.
 
As you get started, find a drawer, box, or cupboard that you can dedicate to craft supplies. You can even use a suitcase or large plastic tub. Having an organized place for all of your materials will help you know what you have when it is time for crafting! 

At my house, I use a large craft cupboard which I am lucky to have. I also commandeered another like cupboard when the first one was filled up with all our supplies. It’s a little taller and roomier. On the top shelf of my tall cupboard (the second one), I keep teaching/learning books and things like staplers and hole punchers. I use medium-sized plastic and large tubs to hold different materials. My tubs are categorized by what is inside them- things to attach (glue, tape, velcro), paint, brushes, foam (foam stickers and sheets), and paper. I also keep a tub for the stickers I collect, random ribbons/decorative items, pom poms and tissue paper, etc. I keep my cupboards locked with child locks.

I also like to pull out a red container with a handle in the middle which can easily be pulled out when it’s time to craft. I keep small materials in there and materials that are used frequently such as tape, glue, glue sticks, dot markers, a pencil, an eraser, crayons, etc. These are just the beginnings of supplies on the list of the top kid’s craft supplies to have on hand

 
I also keep a large bin for completed projects that I want to save. Most completed projects are hung in our “art gallery” (front of the cupboard) for a few weeks, then we snap a photo and recycle them. Sometimes there are unfinished projects or ones we especially like, so we save a sample and put it in our box. In one of my cupboards, I also fill the bottom shelf with objects we save- toilet rolls, egg cartons, pasta boxes, etc.
 
And now for a list of the top kid’s craft supplies to have on hand:
 
things to collect
Things To Collect From Around The House:
 
aluminum foil
aluminum pie plates
bottle caps
boxes
bubble wrap
buttons
cardboard
cereal boxes
clean, empty food cans
coffee cans with lids
coffee filters
containers with handles
cotton balls
cotton swabs
diaper wipe containers
egg cartons
fabric scraps
felt
greeting cards (used)
jars and lids (empty)
magazines
metal cookie tins
milk cartons
old mittens, socks, and gloves for puppets
old shirt for art smock
paint sample chips
paper bags
paper muffin cup liners
paper plates/cups/bowls
paper scraps
paper towel/toilet paper tubes
pine cones
plastic milk jugs
plastic yogurt, margarine, and sour cream containers
popsicle sticks
rice
rubber bands
sandpaper
shells
shoeboxes with lids
soda bottles (empty)
stickers
string
tissue paper scraps
wrapping paper scraps
 
things to purchase
Things To Purchase:
 
beads (large)
cardstock paper (different colors)
chalk
child-safe scissors
contact paper
clothespins
colored pencils
construction paper (lots of colors)
crayons
Elmers glue
felt sheets (different colors)
foam sheets (different colors)
food coloring
glitter glue pens
glue sticks
googly eyes
hole punch
index cards
liquid starch
magnet strips
masking tape
paint brushes (foam)
paper doilies
paint Do-A-Dot art markers
pencil sharpener
pencils
pens
pipe cleaners
pom poms
ruler
sponges
stapler
stickers
straws
tape (double-sided and regular, and several patterns of Duct Tape)
tempera paint
tissue paper
tongue depressors
washable markers
Ziploc freezer bags
 

Kelli M. Riebesehl | Mommy Blogger