Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Project October: Day 30: A Simple, Inexpensive Craft Supply List

As we have just begun homeschooling this year, I've gathered a combination of >>Cheap + Thorough<< prep of our art cabinet.  I'm trying to prepare our space and our house for crafting, since I know  my kids will LOVE having the option of doing some art, some crafts, or just some independent crafty business, especially on the occasional rainy day!  :)

Here is what we'll have on hand:

~crayola crayons
~crayola colored pencils
~stickers~ melissa and doug and bulk supply a la walmart
~brightly colored paper
~markers-- sharpies and mr. sketch
~white paper
~cotton balls
~rubber bands
~high quality brand watercolor paints
~foam die cuts
~acrylic paint

In addition to these supplies, we also have on hand:

~a tablecloth that can get dirty
~smocks for the kids
~goodwill clothes (just for painting) ;-)
~a dropcloth for the back porch (an old sheet will do) 

Some of this we already have. Everything else will be purchased. Old/dirty/unusable supplies get tossed. #declutter

I'm hoping to do a "special activity" once a week. We might make Fridays our order pizza and craft day! We still plan to get outside on the other days! 

Here are some ideas:

1. Crafts/ Art projects

2. Simple DIY or other activities (gardening, decorating, cooking together)

3. Legos

4. Playdoh extravaganza/ Modeling Clay

5. Manipulatives from the Dollar Store or Homeschool Supply Store

6. Journals for each child and pens (my kids love these pens)- this could be a nature journal but maybe not! ;-)

7. Games for Game night (Molly and Frances will be targeted for this, in particular!)

~~Educational Games like this Pizza math game and this Bingo game

for the younger ones:

~~Chutes and Ladders
~~Connect 4

Card games and ipad games also count for boredom busters! ;) Can't wait! lol.  I'm hoping that on the days we don't have an organized activity, such as rainy days, the kids will still feel comfortable pulling out their art supplies and using their imaginations....  What ideas do you have for keeping boredom at bay for homeschoolers? Help me!!
To see our Candy Corn Fall art camp, see this.

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