I recently shared how Mabel is becoming quite the craft aficionado . So much so that I put together a craft kit so we are ready whenever inspiration strikes! To be completely honest, having everything organized and in one place has definitely increased the frequency of Mabel’s artistic moments. Good clean fun that keeps little minds and hands busy?! I would call that a parental win. I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner!
Doing crafts and making art is a great way for my girls to play together. I’m working on finding projects I can slightly vary for different ages. I even started a Pinterest board for craft project ideas. You don’t have to spend a ton of money and can build up your craft supplies as you go along. The dollar store is also a great place to find items for your kit. Below are some of our top crafting supplies:
Doing crafts and making art is a great way for my girls to play together...
What craft kit would be complete without… Googly Eyes ?!?! Paper plates are great for crafts as well as a tidy paint palette or place for your glue. Those paper plates definitely come in handy when we paint with yogurt . Household items like buttons, ribbon, paper towel rolls, and bottle caps can all be used for craft projects, too. Be careful not to go too craft crazy or your kit will become like a bad episode of the TV show Hoarders. LOL! I’m also a fan of ready-to-go craft kits . I even picked up this foam mask kit that Mabel really liked. I put everything in this great wire basket I found at The Container Store. It makes it so easy and accessible for my girls and the neat freak in me loves having everything organized.
I even put together a separate “Mommy Craft Kit” of a few things like a glue gun , fabric scissors , push pins , poster tape , and few other odds and ends that I wouldn’t necessarily want Mabel and Evelyn to have access to.
We are definitely making great use of all of our crafting supplies and I love watching my girls’ imagination grow. It is truly a joy. Do you have a craft kit? Any secret crafting supplies I should know about? What are some of your favorite craft projects to make with your kids? Do share!
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