Art Supplies

You could go crazy filling your cupboards, closets, and rooms with craft supplies, but you can really make do with the basic items I have listed here. I have written this list so that items at the beginning of each category are more basic than the others. Also, be sure to check the craft section of your local thrift store. It's a great place to find yarn, buttons, beads, fabric, crayons, and assorted wood items.

Make your mark:
crayons
markers
colored pencils
oil pastels
colored chalk

Paints:
watercolors
tempera paint (I prefer crayola)
acrylic paint

Textiles:
yarn
craft felt
fabric scraps
thread
embroidery floss
muslin/linen
burlap
wool felt

Three Dimensional:
air dry clay
aluminum foil
chenille stems
toothpicks
scrap wood
craft/popsicle sticks
wood shapes
polymer clay
clay

Stringing & Beading:
string
straws
pony beads
wood beads
glass beads
fishing line

Printing:
ink pad
sponge
brayer
rubber stamps
printing ink

Fun to have:
glitter
pom poms
feathers
cotton balls
googly eyes
craft foam
sequins
floral wire

Stick it together:
white glue
glue stick
painter's tape
brads
Mod Podge
liquid starch
fabric glue
wood glue

Tools:
scissors
paintbrushes
foam brushes
hole punch
variety of needles
ruler
wire clippers

Papers:
copy paper
construction paper
tag board/card stock
wax paper
colored tissue paper
coffee filters
paper towels
clear contact paper
freezer paper
roll of white paper (i.e. butcher paper, wrapping paper)
brown paper bags
newspaper
crepe paper
bleeding tissue paper

From The Recycling Bin:
cardboard
magazines
junk mail
egg cartons
milk cartons
empty boxes
clean cans & jars
small plastic containers
netting from produce bags
bubble wrap
packaging peanuts
styrofoam trays
plastic lids

Natural Materials
leaves
sticks
small rocks
acorns
pine cones
flowers
seeds & seed pods
feathers
nuts

Keep it clean:
newspaper
apron or large shirt
old sheet(s)
small plastic containers for water

We are always looking for basic supplies.  If you have any of these laying around, please consider donating them:


Toilet paper

Kleenex

Corn starch

S or C towels

2 Liter plastic bottles

Take apart electronics (without a heating element)

Baby wipes

Clorox wipes

Latex gloves

Caster wheels 

Gears

Chains

Motors

Paper plates

Paper cups

Styrofoam cups

Plastic silverware, especially spoons

Books for the little free library

Legos



Donations can be dropped off anytime and are always greatly appreciated!!!

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