Crafty Stuff

Tips and crafty ideas on keeping your kids amused.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Basics For An Art & Craft Box

There are quite a few things that you can put in a box to use for art and craft, but some of the things I have found that we use the most are
  • scissors
  • glue
  • coloured paper/card
  • colouring pencils/crayons
  • paint - the basics red, yellow, blue, black and white (you can make any colour with this selection)
  • cheap paintbrushes from the dollar store

As you continue with your craft activities, you will gather more things.

You can even pick up something to add to the box when you do your groceries.

Some simple and less messy ideas for craft include

  • playdoh (plastacine/modelling clay can be used but tends to be more sticky and staining)
  • colouring book and washable crayons (these are good crayons for young kids who tend to run off with crayons while your back is turned, and draw on the walls)