Art and Craft Supplies List

Feb 12, 2012

art and craft supplies list

For many activities we use lots of different supplies!

Here is a list I've compiled of the supplies that I like to have on hand.It is quite a LONG list so it is something that will probably take a while to gather.

I found that if I slowly bought bits and pieces here, it wasn't very costly and over time you end up with a fantastic supply of art and craft supplies that can be used in SO many different ways.

The items in green are all recycled materials that you should be able to find and collect over time from supplies you will already have or use.

  • Aluminium foil
  • Art smock
  • Balloons
  • Beads (large and small for varying levels)
  • Bells
  • Berry baskets (eg strawberry containers)
  • Bottle caps
  • Boxes
  • Bubble wrap
  • Buttons
  • Candles
  • Carbon paper
  • Cardboard
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Catalogues/junkmail
  • Chalk
  • Child-safe sissors
  • Clear glue
  • Coffee cans with lids
  • Coloured cellophane
  • Coloured tape
  • Construction paper
  • Corks
  • Craft glue
  • Crayons
  • Crepe paper
  • Dried beans and pasta
  • Egg cartons
  • Elastic
  • Envelopes
  • Fabric scraps
  • Feathers
  • Felt
  • Foam pieces/stickers
  • Food colouring
  • Glitter
  • Glitter glue
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Googly eyes
  • Hole punch
  • Index cards
  • Jars with lids
  • Lids of all sizes
  • Magazines
  • Magnet strips/tape
  • Masking Tape
  • Newspaper
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Paint rollers
  • Paint tray/pots
  • Paint sample cards
  • Paper  (plain, coloured, lined, thin, thick etc)
  • Paperclips
  • Paper doilies
  • Paper scraps
  • Paper plates
  • Patty pans
  • Pegs (plain and coloured)
  • Pencils & sharpeners
  • Pens
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Plastic containers/tubs
  • Plastic trays
  • Playdoh
  • Polystyrene Trays
  • Pompoms
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Pva glue
  • Ribbons
  • Ruler
  • Rubber bands
  • Sandpaper
  • Sequins
  • Shells
  • Shoeboxes
  • Shoelaces
  • Sparkly things
  • Sponges
  • Stamps
  • Stamp pads (various colours)
  • Stapler
  • Staples
  • Stickers
  • Straws
  • String
  • Tape (clear)
  • Tissue paper
  • Washable markers
  • Wool
  • Wrapping paper

Green= Recycled

Some tips:
- I have a large plastic container in the bottom of my pantry where I can quickly and easily throw in any recycled good that might come in handy.. eg, milk bottle lids, glass jars, cardboard boxes etc.
- how you organise your supplies is up to you but the more you have, the more you will need to find some way to organise them or you will never be able to find what you need easily and quickly.
- You DO NOT have to have all these supplies to do great things at home! Start with the recycled materials and go from there (some things like glue, tape or paint, however, you will not be able to do without!)

If you'd like to see how I organise all these supplies in greater details. See here

What would you add to the list?

Happy playing,
Debs :)

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