We love to do arts and crafts in our house. Some days it’s just finger painting on printer painter, other days we’re shaving crayons and melting them with an iron or making cloud dough. No matter the mood, I always like to have supplies on hand for those creative whims. For preschool-aged children, here are some staples:
Crayons (lots for coloring and other crafts)
Color Pencils (although D prefers markers and crayons)
Glue Sticks/Elmer’s Glue
Color Construction Paper
Color Tissue Paper
Color Pom Poms
Glow Sticks (not necessary, but they sure are fun!)
Plastic table cloth
Paired with regular kitchen or household items (i.e. colanders, measuring spoons/cups, funnels, baking ingredients, etc.) you can let everyone’s imaginations run wild – even your own! If you’re looking for creative inspiration, here are a few sites I visit frequently in my quest for fun, frugal and educational activities.
What tools do you always have on hand in your house?