list of supplies to keep in a kid’s art chest

A well-stocked art/craft chest can be a consistent source of activities for your children. Not only does it provide a creative outlet for them, but also a moment of quiet for you! Here are some items you should always have on hand:

  • coloring books
  • ream of printer paper
  • construction paper
  • scissors (age-appropriate)
  • glue (age-appropriate)
  • washable drawing implements (crayons, markers, colored pencils)
  • washable paints
  • pipe cleaners
  • stickers
  • stamps/ink (supervised)

Where do your kids like to “work” on their projects?

Jennifer Tankersley:

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  • we love to use "googley eyes!" and tissue paper is great for a lot of things as well!

    Arts and crafts is done at the kitchen table.

  • I feel so prepared. I have everything on the list for crafts today :) Thanks for sharing.

  • Hi Jen! COOL site here. I LOVE lists!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's great to 'meet' you. Be sure to check out my 'other' (regular) blog, too.

  • Lists are such a great topic for a blog! I adore lists. They're great organizing tools because they prevent you from reinventing the wheel each time.

    And they're great for little details that (I find) are easy to forget. I have a list of items that should go through the dishwasher every once in a while but that I rarely think of unless I see the list, which is posted inside the cabinet above the dishwasher.

  • I let my kids work right at the kitchen table- so they are in the middle of whatever I am doing. I would add- that I often toss "scraps" into our Arts and crafts box- and the kids amaze with how they repurpose it. Stuff like- odd buttons, scraps of ribbons and wrapping paper, cool stamps off of mail, scraps of tin foil, empty toilet paper rolls, twistie ties, you get the idea...