Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Craft Necessities

Bear has been really into crafts lately and I don't always have a project ready to go so here are my Top 10 Craft Supplies to Keep on Hand

Markers & Washable Paint/Brushes
Craft Paper (that includes plain paper, construction paper, watercolor paper, anything)
Googley eyes
Pom Poms
Pipe Cleaners
Glue (Glue Sticks, Elmers, tacky) & Tape
Popsicle Sticks
Clothes Pins
Scissors (fun punches optional)
Yarn (multiple colors)

These are all cheap and can be stored in a Rubbermaid. From here, the supplies can be split into craft baggies or just let your little one be free with all of it.  We have a big cutting mat that I let Bear use on the floor since it’s plastic, it wipes easily and I don’t really care if it’s caked in glue.

Here are just a few crafts that you can do with these basic supplies..

Monster Buddies
Cut feet from the construction paper glue a pom pom to the feet and then glue on eyes

Halloween Decorations
Cut out ghosts, pumpkins, spiders, etc from the paper and hang them around the house.  We got glow paint for this so our ghosts glow in the dark but just as fun without.
Make a yarn web in the window and make pipe cleaner spiders to live there

You can also make houses from popsicle sticks, butterflies and airplanes with clothes pins, flowers with paper and pipe cleaners.

The possibilies are literally endless and if you are looking to spice up the craft selection you can keep these special items on hand too:

ShrinkyDinks (or equivalent)
Tissue Paper
Pony Beads
Fabric Squares
Puffy Paint

What are your favorite crafts?


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