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What do you keep in your Arts and Crafts box?

So I would like to know what other mothers keep around the house for arts and crafts. What items do you reuse from everyday life and what are some of your favorite projects?


Asked by daisysrdeadly at 9:29 PM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • Oh, lets c. We have 50+ acrylic paints, Glitter glue, Glitter pens, color pencils, water colors, Pastels, sharpies in various colors, fabric paint, stencils, beads of various shapes & colors, different shapes of pasta, cotton balls, yarn, ribbon, sponge & a variety of other things 2 numerous 2 name. My niece came over with a friend 2 do a school project 1 time and her friend said that I have more stuff then their art teacher! It's not often that we get a chance 2 do arts & crafts but when we do we make glittery pasta necklaces & bracelets. Lots of Christmas decorations, valentines decos, easter decos. We make all kinds of things. It's really fun.

    Answer by amy197 at 5:07 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Right now we have: About a gallon sized drawer full of random string/yarn/ribbon pieces, a few hundred sheets of random pattern/solid paper, glue, double stick tape, scissors, blank greeting cards, 50+ paint colors, paintbrushes, markers, color wonder markers, dry erase markers, sharpie markers, crayons, colored pencils, popsicle sticks, magnet strips, cotton balls, toilet paper rolls, glitter spray, chalk, egg cartons, tape, tissue paper, a ruler, white-out, modeling dough, cookie cutters for the modeling dough and kitchen sponges cut into random shapes.

    I am sitting right next to the craft organizer. Haha.

    Our favorite project is using the sponges cut into random shapes to make various things - like snow in a winter scene or fall leaves in an Autumn scene. My kids are pretty young and after I draw a tree trunk for them or help them place some cotton balls for a snowman they can do the rest all on their own.

    Answer by DazzlednSeattle at 9:41 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • We have: construction paper, stamp and ink set, decorative paper punch set, crayons, markers, paper and foam stickers, colored pencils, foam boards, decorative scissors set, liquid and solid glue, crayola products, etc.

    I need to stock up on a few supplies.

    Answer by Simplicity3 at 10:02 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Hmm, which on of a few dozens of them, lol? I do way too much arts and crafts.

    Answer by BeaMoore at 10:14 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Thank you so much, I have gotten lots of good idea from these - I also love arts and crafts and I live near artprize so we love to see all the art and do stuff at home.

    Comment by daisysrdeadly (original poster) at 10:35 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • I have 5 4 drawer plastic storage towers filler with who knows what? On my list to get organized


    Answer by mrsljamieson at 6:38 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • I'm afraid I have a craft room at this point. I keep paints, paintbrushes, glue, scissors (some that cut different shapes) various scrapbooking tools, pom poms, yarn, ribbon, wiggly eyes, buttons, assorted papers, cardstock, stickers, foam shapes, beads, pipecleaners, glitter, colored pencils, markers, crayons, glue sticks, rubber stamps,

    Also I sew, so I keep lots of fabric, patterns, sewing supplies,etc.,

    We've been known to use Q tips, cotton balls, paper plates, paper bags, butter containers, toilet paper tubes, babyfood jars, make homemade salt dough for crafts.

    I'm afraid the list goes on, but I used to teach art enrichment classes in our elementaries.

    Answer by ohwrite at 6:56 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • definately hot glue gun, glue sticks and cotton balls, lol

    Answer by tenkerbail at 10:09 AM on Dec. 1, 2010