Your Must-Have Craft Supplies List for Kids + How to Store Craft Supplies

craft-cabinetIf you want to have a blast with the kids making the best craft projects out there, there are few materials you should always have on hand. After all, you never know when the urge to make an AllFreeKidsCrafts project is going to hit you. Don’t let yourself or your wallet…. or the limited space in your craft room…. overwhelm you. These essentials are inexpensive and can be stored easily.




Must-Have Craft Supplies List

Take the list below with you to your local craft store and stock up on these must-have supplies. The bill shouldn’t be outrageous, and trust me when I say that these craft materials will take you through tons of kids’ crafts, hours of fun, and a treasure chest of memories.

  • White glue
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Paper plates
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Buttons
  • Beads
  • Paint
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Craft foam
  • Googly eyes
  • Pom poms
  • Felt
  • Tissue Paper
  • Toilet paper rolls (no need to buy these…just save them!)
  • Mod Podge (or make your own)
  • Scraps (fabric, yarn, paper etc…. again just save these)

How to Store Craft Supplies


The craft supplies won’t overwhelm you if they’re stored in a way that’s pleasing to the eye. There are even crafts you can make with your essential materials to help keep you organized. Whether you have a craft drawer, closet, corner, or room, keeping organized is the key to success.

Crafts for Kids to Make with the Essentials

While some projects require extra supplies that you won’t always have on hand, these projects can be made with the basics. The list goes on and on, but I’ve chosen a select few to get you started. Happy crafting!

What supplies would you add to the list of must-haves?



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