We have been asked at least a few times for a list of standard craft supplies to keep on hand when doing crafts regularly with kids. That prompted us to come up with a simple list of these materials that we would recommend keeping on hand if you plan to be crafting with kids on any sort of regular basis. Most of these items are really simple and inexpensive and can be picked up at any craft store.

List of Basic Kids Crafts Supplies

  • Construction paper (a nice variety of colors)
  • Glue stick (we really like the glue that goes on purple and dries clear. Its much easier for toddlers to use.)
  • White glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Small and large paper plates (the cheap, non decorative variety)
  • Washable paint (a variety of colors)
  • Paint brushes
  • Crayons (a variety of colors)
  • Markers (a variety of colors)
  • Pom-poms (a variety of colors)
  • Craft foam (a variety of colors)
  • Tissue paper (a variety of colors)
  • Pipe cleaners (a variety of colors)
  • Felt (a variety of colors)
  • Glitter
  • Beads
  • Sequins
  • Cotton balls
  • Dried beans
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Paper towel rolls (start saving them)
  • Toilet paper rolls (start saving them)
  • Empty containers (oatmeal, etc.)

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