Since I actually have a kid of my own now, I’m just dying for her to be old enough to make macaroni art with me or really any kind of art project. I’ve spent way too many hours on Pinterest collecting all kinds of projects from handprint flowers (tutorial below) to paper plate frogs.
As a natural planner, I thought it was best to be prepared for all our crafty fun by compiling this comprehensive list of kids crafts supplies.
1. Decorations: Pom Poms, Google Eyes, Foam Sheets, Feathers, Popsicle Sticks, Glitter, Beads, Buttons, Pipe Cleaners, Yarn, Rick Rack, Stickers, Fun Pasta Shapes
2. Things to Mold: Air-Dry Clay, Play-Doh
3. Paper: Plain White Paper, Paper Plates, Construction Paper, Cardstock, Posterboard, Tissue Paper, Newspaper, Magazines, File Folders, Toilet Paper/Paper Towel/Gift Wrap Tubes
4. Sticky Stuff: Elmer’s Glue, Glue Stick, Regular Tape, Double-Sided Tape, Brads/Fasteners, Paper Clips
5. Tools: Scissors, Safety Scissors, Hole Punch, Low Temp Glue Gun, Ruler, Rubber Stamp & Ink Pad, Brushes, Stencils, Sponges, Compass, Decorative Edge Scissors
6. Things for Writing & Drawing: Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils, Pens, Watercolors, Finger Paint, Food Coloring, Non-Toxic Acrylic Paint
7. Random Stuff: “Art Clothes” or a Smock, Splat Mat
8. Imagination (& Pinspiration)
9. Adult Supervision
10. Have fun!
This is the picture of a Handprint Bouquet that Squeaker made Grandma & Grandpa for Grandparent’s day. It sounds easy right?
Well, with an 8-month old it takes 2 adults and a proper set up to pull this off. First we stripped her down to her diaper and then the Gator was in charge of holding her up. I had already taped the paper down on the floor and squirted some paint on paper plates. Then I played patty-cake with the plates and splatted her hand onto the paper. The orange dots in the center of each flower are her thumbprints, awww. This would be a great gift for Mother’s Day too!
Did I forget anything? What items are must have for your arts and crafts projects?