Ms. Four is wondering what folks salvage from around the house to use in craft projects:
I’d love some ideas on the best not-too-expensive art supplies to keep around the house. What am I throwing away that could be art? I have two kids, ages 4 & 6. and while we have the basic markers, papers, and glue, I’d love some ideas for inexpensive but interesting materials.
What a great topic. If only my Google site search were more thorough — we’ve covered lots of random stuff over the years, so be sure to dig around in the archives. My family’s not particularly crafty, but we still have favorite items we save for a second life at the craft table:
- Unusual wrapping paper and ribbon
- Fabric scraps
- Interestingly-shaped glass jars
- Small boxes
I’m sure there’s more I’m forgetting, and I know there are more creative suggestions out there. What say you, Parenthackers?