Basic Teacher Art Supply List | Crafts & Constructing
By Spramani Elaun
In this blog I’m going to share my basic art supply list for making almost any craft with kids.
Best for K-6.
Many teachers have told me it’s been really helpful to have this list for budgeting or seeing what they already have on hand.
This list is just one of many I have available in my art education books.
This list pretty much sets you up for being prepared to create almost any craft project.
This is not my painting or drawing list, just craft list.
Also included is a list of craft idea you could do with these supplies.
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Basic Craft Supply List
Glue: white glue, glue sticks or clear craft glue
Glue Gun: low temperature, with supervision
Starch: craft starch for paper products, like paper mache
Tape: masking tape of any color, duct tape, Scotch tape, even clear packing tape is fun to use.
String: natural twine, yarn, white string, ribbon, hemp twine
Rulers: 12” or longer wood, stainless steel, or plastic
Stapler: for kids to use
Scissors: large and small for kids use
Almost anything here can be collected and used to build and construct.
You can also pick some of these items up from any school or craft supply store. Most of these can be collected by recycle around your home.
Construction paper, thick multi colors
Cardboard Containers, from tiny to large
Shoe Boxes., any small box
Packing Envelopes ( save shipping envelopes like Fedex or other thick envelopes)
Folders (filling folders of any color)
Feathers, a variety of color options
Fabric, of any kind
Yarn, a variety of color options
Felt, a variety of color options
Wool, a variety of color options
Pipe Cleaners, a variety of colors
Embellishments, buttons, glitter, or goggly eyes
What can you build or construct with all these items?
Here are just some ideas of what you can make with these items:
Lap Books, on any topic
Vegetable and Plant 3-D Models
Miniature Vegetable Garden
Card Board or Diorama, animals, sea animals, and insects
Miniature Cities and Buildings
Miniature Cars, Trains, Planes, Rockets, or Boats
Solar System Models
Life Cycle Models, animals, sea animals, and insects
Layers of the Earth Models
Landform Models and Dioramas
3-D Charts and Maps
So in this blog I shared with you my most go to supplies for making crafts with kids and some awesome ideas of what to make with them.
If you need further inspiration check out our Pinterest boards for craft ideas, click here!
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Spramani Elaun is an American natural art teacher and author of several art education books for children. Spramani Elaun has nurtured visual art lessons for thousands of children. She is founder of Nature of Art For Kids® Art School, an Earth-friendly non-toxic paint manufacturer, and founder of Colour Blocks™–the original square block recycled crayon company—and Art Kids Zone venues across the West Coast.
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