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Essential Art Supplies for Creative Kids: A Checklist

By Susie Michelle Cortright

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

Construction paper
Tissue paper
Tempera paints
Watercolor paints
Oven-bake clay
Pom poms
Pipe Cleaners
"Googly eyes"
Colored feathers
Assorted beads
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.)

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

Recommended Resources:

~ Buy discounted art supplies online at and (sign up for each site's newsletter to receive announcements of weekly specials.) and

~ Subscribe to Family Fun magazine. This is a wonderful resource filled with inspiring ideas for spending quality time with your kids.

© Susie Michelle Cortright
Susie Cortright is the founder of and Momscape's Scrapbooking Playground - Join her scrapbooking club here: or learn more about starting your own scrapbooking business on Susie's team.

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