Week three, friends. How is everyone doing!?
We’ve been surviving on cookie baking, helpful teachers, Disney+, the brief moments we run into friends outside, and craft projects!
One of the first things I made sure to organize after moving last weekend, was our stash of craft supplies. Throwing together a simple activity has been one of the best ways to engage the kids and break up our llllooooonnnnngggg days.
Another really good reason to stock up on all the crafty goodies? Unlike cookies, they’re calorie free! Ha!
Here’s our list of go-to supplies.
OUR MOST USED KID CRAFT SUPPLIES
- TAPE: washi (love these stars too but usually only buy the MT or Scotch brand!), duct, scotch +/or masking tape
- TOILET PAPER ROLLS :) (insert funny reference about hoarding TP, corona style)
- GLUE: glue sticks, school or tacky, glue gun
- COLORING: crayons (my kids love the gel ones!), markers, pencils, sharpies
- PAINT: watercolors (the best colors and comes with good brushes!), acrylic, paint brushes + sponges…also, just bought dot pens as a fun quarantine activity!
- YARN (love the colors) + POM-POM MAKERS (monkey string is a good activity too!)
- TISSUE PAPER
- PAPER: colored card stock, white card stock, paper roll or easel size paper
- CLAY: model magic or other air-dry clay +/or polymer clay (we like to get the white and then paint it after it bakes)… shrinky dinks are an easy option for making trinkets you can put in the oven!
- MINI ANIMALS
- BEADS: wood, colorful, alphabet (don’t forget the string and crimp beads!)
- POM POMS
- POPSICLE STICKS
- SCISSORS: kid safe and craft ones
- GOOGLY EYES
- GLITTER +/or SEQUINS (for when you want to live life on the edge :)
- PAPER LUNCH BAGS (the best for making puppets!)
- TIN FOIL
- PAPER CUPS
- PAPER PLATES: it depends on the craft but we often use the white dinner and dessert plates that are more flat or the smaller white ones with more of a lip.
- PIPE CLEANERS
- FOOD COLORING: I usually have natural food coloring on hand for baking but basic food coloring in droppers is perfect for crafts and science projects!
- SHAVING CREAM: the white foaming kind comes in handy for all kinds of projects and experiments.
- CLEAR CONTACT PAPER: a must have for tissue paper collages and pressed flowers
Happy crafting! May a well stocked craft closet make it a little easier to sip on a warm coffee and keep the “I’m bored’s” to a minimum.