Instead we found bins of styrofoam egg cartons, plastic coffee cup lids, empty toilet paper rolls, yogurt containers, thin cardboard boxes from products such as cereal and cookies, and fabric remnants. I explained to my daughters that their imagination would be tested as they sought to create something from the hodge podge of items available. Of course they rose to the challenge and proved to me once again that almost anything can be turned into an art project!
Here are some more typical items that I keep on hand for any time inspiration hits!
- Scissors. I like good ones that last, so usually buy Fiskars. Craft scissors that cut various patterns are nice to have as well.
- Glue sticks, white glue, hot glue (used only with supervision), tape
- Paper including construction paper, scrap paper, card stock, old magazines
- Buttons and beads
- Yarn, twine and string
- Popsicle sticks, chenille pipe cleaners
- Cotton balls
- Glitter or glitter glue
- Washable paints, paintbrushes
- Crayons, markers, colored pencils
- Fabric scraps
- Stamps with stamp pads, stickers
What are must-have craft supplies around your house?
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