Whether it’s a summer boredom-buster or a rainy day activity, kids love playing with crafts. You may already have a kids’ arts and crafts supply kit started, but this checklist will help you make sure it’s complete. You can find these supplies at your local craft store.


  • drawing paper
  • construction paper
  • writing paper
  • tracing paper
  • craft paper

glues & tapes

  • glue sticks
  • school glue
  • Scotch tape
  • double-sided tape
  • floral tape

pens & markers

  • washable markers
  • washable colored pens
  • permanent markers (for older kids)

crayons and colored pencils

  • crayons
  • colored pencils
  • sharpener(s)


  • watercolors or watercolor sticks
  • finger paints
  • brushes
  • water cup 
  • sponges
  • paint pens
  • puffy fabric paints


  • kid scissors
  • fun craft scissors

fun add-ons

  • stickers
  • pom-poms
  • feathers
  • goggly eyes (brings anything to life!)
  • feather boas
  • silk flowers
  • craft fabric in fun patterns


  • floral foam
  • floral wire
  • foam shapes
  • stencils
  • easel

keeping it clean

  • smock (an old adult t-shirt works)
  • drop cloth
  • paper towels
  • cleaning supplies
  • portable storage (for all the supplies)

Cheryl Says

I absolutely adore feather boas, and crafts projects with my children are the prefect time to break them out. They add fun and brighten up any project!