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Art Supply List

One of my goals for this website is to make things easy and affordable. I have compiled a master supplies list for you to have on hand. They can be put into see-through tupperware containers and kept near your craft station. Those of you working in daycare may have most of these on hand already. For stay-at-home moms and home daycare providers, this could be a good list for what to keep on hand.

All of these can be purchased at a grocery store, or a dollar store / bargain store in your area.

Most of my arts and crafts posts will use these items, so if you have them on hand, you’ll be ready to go.


  • construction paper
  • tissue paper
  • aluminum foil
  • wax paper
  • old magazines and colourful grocery flyers
  • bristol board
  • newspaper
  • cardboard

Paint and Art

  • markers, crayons, pencil crayons
  • bingo dabbers
  • water colours
  • easel paint
  • paint brushes
  • pastels
  • white glue and glue sticks
  • finger paint

Food Art

  • salt
  • alum
  • food colouring
  • vegetable oil
  • flour
  • marshmallows
  • sugar


  • small magnifying glasses
  • one hole punch
  • child scissors
  • spray bottles (the ones used to water indoor plants)
  • old toothbrushes (for painting)


  • stickers of all kinds
  • felt
  • beads
  • gimp
  • skewers
  • toothpicks
  • popsicle sticks
  • string
  • plastercine/clay
  • plastic containers
  • feathers
  • cotton balls
  • pompoms
  • pipe cleaners
  • clear and masking tape
  • googly eyes
  • colourful ribbons
  • yarn
  • scraps of material
  • doilies
  • paper plates

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