Looking for a fun way to inspire your kids to get creative? Why not put together a Kid’s Craft Treasure Box!
I stole this idea from Tasha, who brought over her four kids and this fun craft box that her kids had received as a gift. Brayden sat down with her three oldest and they had fun
making a mess creating everything from cards to swords for over an hour!
The box is full of foam pieces, beads, pipecleaners, popsicle sticks, glue, scissors, paper, pom poms, and more. Oh, and glitter. As much as I am open to offering fun creative times for my kids, I do draw the line at glitter.
Laura does not like glitter!!! And now you know.
For the record, I do love all things that sparkle. But I do not like sparkly glitter that gets all over the table and the floor and my face and never, ever comes off.
So as for me and my house, we will craft with everything fun – except for glitter. Sequins!! Those sparkle. We can use sequins instead!
After Tasha and her kids took off that day, knowing that Brayden had had so much fun creating with the variety of supplies, I put together a Craft Treasure Box of our own. I didn’t even have to buy anything! I already had almost everything in a cabinet. So instead of leaving it disorganized in the cabinet, I put it all into a tote so we can have all the supplies together in one place and pull it out to use at any time!
How to Create a Kid’s Craft Treasure Box
Grab a box or tote and fill it with any of these fun craft supply ideas!
- Colored Paper
- Colored Foam
- Foam Stickers and Shapes
- Pom Poms
- Popsicle Sticks
- Colored Pencils
- Googly Eyes
- Small paper bags
- Paper Plates
- Coffee Filters
- Colored Thread
If you don’t already have these supplies on hand, this great craft box from Amazon is actually very reasonably priced and filled with fun supplies!
How to Use Your Kid’s Craft Treasure Box
Clear off a table, hand your kids the Craft Treasure Box and let them have at it, creating whatever they are inspired to create! Or, assign a specific project like:
- Make cards to give to people you know who are struggling and need encouragement
- Make beaded bracelets or ornaments with beads and pipecleaners
- Make holiday decorations for whatever holiday is coming up
- Glue together shapes to create a special design
- Sky’s the limit!