My Art and Craft Essentials . . .

Art and craft sessions are a frequent but very rarely planned affair in the Incy Wincy household. If I have an hour to kill with Miss Spider, and it’s throwing down with rain outside, then I like to go to my big box of resources and ad-lib a little.
Everyone likes doing different things, and some of the post that will follow will also require extra bits and bobs to get hold of, but I’ve put together a list of essentials that I always keep in:
  • A set of primary coloured poster paints
  • Black and white poster paints
  • Sequins and/or glitter
  • PVA glue
  • White and coloured card
  • Newspaper
  • Brushes and sponges
  • Collage box (all will be explained)
  • Wax crayons
That’d be my must-have list. Now, a few ideas of what’s nice to have in but not essential:
  • Gold and silver paint
  • Lollypop sticks
  • Glue stick
  • Any spare photos of little ones or family
  • Stickers
  • Felt tips
  • Straws
  • Mixing palette
  • Non-spill water pot
  • Paper plates
  • Googly stick-on eyes
And finally – a few ideas on what you shouldn’t be throwing away! One man’s junk is another spiders treasure . . .
·        An assortment of empty boxes – from hot chocolate tubs to egg cartons. Keep a few spare if you can – they always come in handy.
·        Sheets of stickers. They’re free with all sorts of stuff these days.
·        Old newspapers – great to have one or two spare.
·        Plastic tubs. Margarine for example. Great for mixing paint and using as water pots but also good for keeping bits and bobs in.
OOooh – and never throw away a decent messy finger painting! They can be used for a lot more than fridge decoration! (You guessed it – a further blog post will be giving you some ideas.)
 These are just ideas to get you started. What would you add? To which list?  Maybe you already have a plethora of art and craft supplies and are good to go! Hurrah! Either way, feel free to feedback and stay tuned for Friday’s post . . . our first make! (Something tells me it might be indoor weather anyway.)  

2 thoughts on “My Art and Craft Essentials . . .

  1. We always seem to have need of tissue paper so that’s the only thing I’d add. We also played a great messy play game shredding the paper so it’s very handy to have around 🙂

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