Essential Art Supplies for Kids: A Checklist

by Susie Cortright,
http://www.momscape.com

Creativity brings joy to life. Stimulate kids' imaginations by having these inexpensive supplies on hand:

Construction paper 
Tissue paper 
Cardstock 
Tempera paints 
Watercolor paints 
Markers 
Pens 
Pencils 
Crayons 
Chalk 
Paintbrushes 
Oven-bake clay 
Pom poms 
Rhinestones 
Pipe Cleaners 
"Googly eyes" 
Colored feathers 
Assorted beads 
String 
Yarn 
Scissors 
Elmer's glue 
Glue stick 
Rubber cement 
Old magazines 
Family photos 
Fabric scraps 
Interesting odd 'n ends. Buttons, lids, tins, etc. (Before it hits the trash, make sure it doesn't belong in the art box.)

With these supplies, kids can make jewelry, collages, paintings, pictures, note cards, and every animal under the sun.