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Craft Supplies 101

Martha Stewart Kids, Volume 7 2003

Armed with the right materials and ideas for what to do with them, kids will be inclined to get caught up in projects that stimulate their imaginations and engage their minds. The items themselves may inspire a kid. Open a bag of colorful beads to spark an afternoon of jewelry making; hand a kid a just-emptied paper-towel roll, and he will get to work turning it into the rocket it's meant to be. The only trick will be to keep all the supplies neat and organized so kids can start fresh every time.

Basic Supplies
These are the must-haves for any household with kids.
Rubber Bands
Paper Clips
Eraser
Pencil Sharpener
Stapler
Hole Punch
Scissors
Paint Brushes
Ruler

Mediums
Crayons
Washable Markers
Chalk
Graphite Pencil
Tempera Paints
Finger Paints
Colored Pencils

Modeling Materials
Plasticine

Adhesives
Glue Stick
White Glue
Cellophane Tape

Paper
Kraft Paper
Copier Paper
Construction Paper
Newsprint

 

Other Materials
Glitter
Yarn
Pom-Poms
Sequins
Pipe Cleaners
Felt

 

Household Items
Kids can use them for a variety of projects including collages, homemade musical instruments, and science experiments.

Plastic Jug Caps
Bottle Caps
Tin Cans
Paper-Towel Rolls
Egg Cartons
Milk Cartons
Buttons
Fabric Scraps
Foam Peanuts

Advanced Supplies
Tools
Sponge Brushes
Rubber Stamps
Stamp Pads
Paper Edgers
Hand Punches
Large Craft Punches
Letter and Shape Stencils
Paper Fasteners

Mediums
Puffy Paints
Acrylic Paints
Watercolor Paints
Window Crayons
Watercolor Crayons
Fabric Markers
Fabric Paints
Fabric Crayons

Other
Colored Feathers
Googlie Eyes
Craft Sticks
Beads
Shaped Sequins
Craft Foam
Ribbons

Modeling Materials
Polymer Clay

Glues
All-Purpose Glue
Tacky Glue

Tapes
Masking Tape
Colored Duct Tape

Papers
Origami Paper
Tissue Paper
Tracing Paper
Doilies
Posterboard
Foam Board

Comments (1)

  • 11 Jun, 2013

    hi martha, i am writing to you with all kind of confusion, im just getting into making clay thing, starting to purchase what i need and watching videos i came across a lady that buys your molds, the flexiable kind and i just fell in love with them, the swquare with the butterfly and leaves, i loved it along with many she had, but i came to your site and i cant find any???? my town has no craft things for this craft, disappointed about that... am i ooing in the wrong area or where do i get them??