The Ultimate List of Arts and Crafts Supplies for Kids
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We’ve compiled our favorite arts and crafts supplies for kids into one ultimate and oh-so-handy guide. If you’re looking for a creative gift to give or to simply stock your own craft closet, we have the ultimate list for you!
Air dry clay (in case they add extra objects to their clay masterpieces that can’t go in the oven)
Art book (it makes the kids feel so grown up to have their own fancy hard-bound art book)
Art smock (we’ve used this one since our oldest was two and she still uses at almost seven years old)
Blank cards (to make your own love notes, thank you cards, and holiday cards)
Colored pencils (these won’t roll away and they have the BEST lead of any other brand – they don’t break off when sharpening or drawing)
Contact paper (for suncatchers and such)
Cookie cutters (a must for playdough lovers)
Dry erase markers
Drying rack (because there’s never enough counter space for all that artwork to dry)
Erasable pens (they really work!)
Eraser (seriously, the best brand EVER!)
Felt (because what can’t you make with felt?!)
Finger paint paper
Gemstones (like the ones we used in our mini wreaths)
Glitter glue (there’s just something about sticky glitter that kids can’t resist)
Glitter tape (you can thank us later ;))
Mini notecards (these are THE cutest!!)
Mini chalk board
Mini dry erase board
Paper making kit
Playdough (homemade or storebought)
Sequins (easier to clean up than glitter ;))
Scratch art sheets
Shrinky dink sheets
Stretchy beading cord (for jewelry making)
Tape dispenser (this one is really cute!)
Textured paint brushes
Unused magazines (great for cutting out images and texts to create collages)
Washi tape (we use this for everything and love that it is easier to remove than standard tape)
Anything we haven’t mentioned that you would add to the list? Let us know in the comment section below.
Which are your favorites? Discover a few new favorite arts and crafts supplies? Let us know! We’d love to hear from you.
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