Sunday, March 7, 2010

Craft Box

I'm thinking about putting together a craft box to have on hand.  I'm still using craft supplies with my son that I had when I was in high school. I won't tell you how old those supplies are.  We won't use all the supplies all the time, but it would be nice to have them when I want to do a special project.

Here are some ideas of supplies to keep on hand, put together by the seasoned mamas around me:

  • apron
  • bag of craft buttons
  • bag of craft feathers
  • boondoggle string
  • chalk
  • cheap stickers
  • clear contact paper
  • colorful tissue paper (leftover from wrapping gifts - cut some into squares/shapes and store in baggies)
  • construction paper (sheets)
  • construction paper (cut into shapes and store in baggies)
  • cookie cutters
  • crayons
  • Dixie cups (for pouring glue into)
  • finger paints
  • foam sheets
  • fun looking canisters
  • glitter
  • glitter/regular glue in little tubes
  • glue dots
  • glue sticks
  • googly eyes (aka wiggle eyes)
  • kid scissors
  • markers
  • old spice jars (for storing glitter)
  • paper plates (cheap, thin; large, small)
  • paper towel or toilet paper rolls
  • pipe cleaners
  • pompoms
  • q-tips (for dipping into and smearing glue)
  • sequins
  • tacky glue
  • tongue depressors
For storing these items, I will probably find a large-ish tub with a lid from Target.  I would love to keep everything in one place!

These items can all be found on Amazon, Toys R Us, Michaels, etc.  You can also check Oriental Trading Co.!

Now it's your turn - leave a comment letting me (and my readers!) know what your favorite go-to craft supplies are.


  1. Some of my favorite things are washable tempra paint- it's not as translucent as finger paint, dehydrated sponges that you can cut shapes out of and use as stamps once they are hydrated, newspaper, bingo dabbers in multi colors, hole puncher, and old magazines to cut up.

    Sounds like lots of fun!

  2. Great ideas Ellie! Thanks for adding your thoughts - I really like the sponges, I'll have to get some of those!

  3. You are very brave with the glitter. One thing I really like to give my boys is plain white drawing paper and pencils - (this is probably influenced most by Glenn). Owen loves to sketch and actually every time he has a coloring page he flips it over and prefers the blank slate. I also gave him a sketch box for Christmas based on this blog:

    Have fun!