If you have kids an emergency craft supply is a necessity. Wise parents and child care givers know the power of well stocked craft supplies for the emergency of boredom. Rainy days, sick days, and those extra long school breaks can wreak havoc on even the most patient parents. Therefore, a well stocked craft closet can save babysitters, grandparents, and even parents when those two little words are uttered, “I’m Bored.”
Rather than letting those two words send children and parents alike into tears imagine having the ability to reach into your magic craft supply box and pull out a craft hence keeping your children busy and entertaining them when they’re seemingly incapable of entertaining themselves.
What To Put In Your Emergency Craft Supply
Here’s a list of the super handy craft supplies for those moments when having an activity is an absolute must!
- Tempera paint
- Glue-clear or white glue is best
- Construction paper
- Tape (lots and lots of tape)
- Glitter and/or glitter glue
- Hole punch
- Safety scissors
- Pipe cleaners
- Clay-the kind that doesn’t dry out is ideal
- Cookie cutters
- Felt or foam sheets and shapes
- Paint brushes
In addition it is also helpful to keep a folder full of easy to make crafts. Therefore all you have to do is pull out the craft instructions and supplies and an afternoon will pass quickly by.
Of course, all of those supplies can take up a ton of space. A plastic organizer, cart with drawers like this one here or even an organizer designed specifically for crafting are a great way to store supplies without having them take over the home.
On top of the staples of a good craft supply kit, there are a few around the home supplies families can begin collecting. It’s a great way to be environmentally conscious and to inspire your child’s imagination. Collect and reuse:
- Bottle caps
- Cereal boxes
- Egg Cartons
- Scraps of fabric
- Old magazines for collages
- Popsicle sticks
- Paper towel and toilet paper rolls
- Wrapping paper
- Bows and yarn
- Tin cans
Rainy days, cold weather days, sick days and good ol hang around the house days are brightened when children are engaged and creating fabulous works of art. A well stocked craft supply kit will make it much easier to have those moments and to make it easy for children to avoid those two dreaded words. Make sure you have plenty of space to store their artwork and don’t forget to leave room on you refrigerator!