Craft Supplies for Kids

At-home craft is great fun for all ages! To make sure you have a variety of materials handy for little hands to get creative, Create It Kids has put together a list of supplies that you may find useful when collecting materials for home craft. This list is a collaboration of our own ideas, and those of CIK Facebook members. Please feel free to comment below with additions you’d like to make to the list 🙂

 

PAPER MATERIALS
white paper
coloured paper
lined paper
tissue paper
crepe paper
cardboard
magazines
tracing paper
newspaper
paper plates
canvas (from a discount store is perfect)

CREATIVE MATERIALS
paddle pop sticks
cotton balls/felt balls
googley eyes
foam cut-outs (shapes, letters, numbers)
clay/playdough
feathers
felt pieces
stickers
stamps
clay/playdough
fabric – varied textures

USEFUL ITEMS AND TOOLS
scissors
stencils
brushes
rulers
sponges
trays
egg cartons
yoghurt containers

MEDIA
drawing pencils
crayons
coloured pencils
textas (thick and thin)
watercolour pencils
poster paint
acrylic paint

ADHESIVES
sticky tape
staples and stapler
double sided tape
glue pots and sticks
paper clips
wool or string for hand sewing

It’s also a good idea to have paint shirts and/or aprons handy as well… and something to protect your table and floor! 🙂

Where and how to store all of these materials can become a little tricky, especially if you have limited space. The image attached was sent to CIK via Facebook, by one of our members, Tessa. She has utilised tackle boxes for storage of her kids’ craft supplies which is a fantastic idea.

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Other storage options could be labelled, clear plastic boxes for each section of materials, cheap shelving/drawers from discount stores, allowing labels to appear on the front of drawers, basket shelves (used in the same way as drawers).

Be sure to keep any dangerous items out of young children’s reach, especially when not in use.

Let’s get crafty!

Renee x

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