Many kids can do crafts all the live long day. True, the oldest ones may bore after awhile, but middles and littles (ages 2 to 10) will surprise you at their stamina when it comes to art.
Over time I’ve learned that kids don’t need a lot of instruction. Other than demonstrating a technique with a paint brush or with clay, I really only need to make the opportunities available to let them explore the media at hand.
I keep most of our arts and craft supplies in a cupboard in the garage. But, I also keep a box of basics within easy access so that when a creative moment hits, we can get crafting quickly and without a lot of fuss.
And truth be told, I really should bust it out a lot more often than I do. Time to invite my inner Yes-Mom out to play.
Art and Craft Supplies to Keep on Hand:
white paper for drawing
lined paper for writing
magazines for collage
double sided tape
You can download a printable checklist here.
Looking for some quick and easy inspiration?
:: Check out this free craft ebook, 42 Ways to Recycle. There’s an amazing amount of craft ideas here to make with things you already have on hand. Reuse, renew, recycle.
:: Have you moved on from scrapbooking? Let your kiddos dig into your supplies. They will have a blast!