23 kids craft essentials

There are a few craft items that every household with kids seems to inevitably end up with over time. These craft essentials are usually accumulated over multiple holidays and numerous trips to the craft store, with parents refining their kids craft stash as they quickly learn what kids craft items are appropriate (glue,crayons) and what MIGHT not be such a good idea (permanent markers, sharp scissors).

Kids Craft Essentials

Jot this down, people! Every kids craft supply kit should include five main types of items:

  • Things to draw with: markers, crayons, pencils and pens (stay away from permanent stuff!)
  • Something to draw on: construction or printer paper, cardboard, paper towel and toilet paper rolls, paper plates
  • Adhesives: Liquid glue, glue sticks, glue dots work best
  • Building materials: clay, pipe cleaners, pom poms, ribbon and popsicle sticks
  • Decorative items: stamps, glitter, stickers, googly eyes and beads

For some crafty ideas of what to do with all this stuff (and other major art tools you may want to stock up on), check out my post today on the Right Start blog!

What are your go-to kids craft essentials?