Craft Box Starter Kit

Posted by  | Wednesday, January 27, 2010  at 6:00 AM  

I called my friend Jen on the phone and asked her what she thought would be a good list of craft supplies to keep on hand for your kids to play with. She gave me a great list and I headed to Walmart to see how far $20 would get me. I was pleased with all I was able to get. Here's what you're looking at:
*Flexible straws
*Feathers
*Pipe Cleaners
*Pom-poms
*Cotton Balls
*Glue Sticks
*Wooden Sticks
*5 paints & a paint pallete
*Scissors
*Googly Eyes
*Paper Plates
*Plastic Spoons
*Scotch Tape

Additional items Jen mentioned were: air dry clay, Q-tips, construction paper, clothespins, paper doilies, foam shapes, and a hole punch. She also keeps a basket for "scraps" that can be used again. (And she said she tears all of the googlie eyes off of projects before they go in the trash so they can be reused!).
I asked how old her kids were when they started making crafts. She said she started doing crafts with her kids when they were 3 and 4 (her two oldest). She said her oldest really got into it once he turned 5. At first she would sit down and work on projects with them. Now she does some projects with them and also allows them to have free time with the craft closet and make whatever they want.
Isn't this adorable? Her oldest son made it. "A is for Alien":

3 comments:

Curt, Mariah, & Carli Badura said...

Will you please list out all the things you got for under $20 from the picture?

Leah said...

Thanks for asking! I meant to go back later and type the list. It is added now.

Curt, Mariah, & Carli Badura said...

thanks!

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