Wednesday, May 18, 2011
A Well-Stocked Craft Cupboard
With summer looming, I've been jotting down ideas to share with the kids over the next three months. One of the biggest sanity savers in our house is Art. Finger paints, glue, staples, markers... if art can be created from it, my kids will consume it. Just this afternoon, we spent a hour creating on the back patio. It was great!
These are just a few of the items that help us keep our sanity:
*School glue, glue sticks
*Paint: washable poster, finger paint, water color,
*Paint brushes in a variety of sizes
*Roll paper, posters
*Chenille pipe cleaners
*Wooden pieces: people, beads,
And keep an eye out for unusual objects that you otherwise wouldn't use. Recently I purchased a package of colored zip ties from the Dollar Store for another project. My kids could the leftovers and couldn't wait to put them to good use. We created stairs, a fan, a Mario obstacle course, and numerous other imaginative pieces. Who knew?
So before summer hits, make sure you have a craft cupboard set up. Who knows where your child's imagination will take them?
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