Keep the kids busy this summer with these Children’s Craft Box Ideas.
Hello There! If you’re a mom or someone who has children in your life you know how short their attention spans are….not very long! I like to keep a children’s craft box close at hand to pull out in those times when my grand kids are climbing the wall and I need a little peace and quiet. I learned to do this as a young mom and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done for the kiddos. It’s so fun to sit with them and see their creativity shine. So, I thought I would share with you what I put in mine.
Children’s Craft Box Ideas
I put together a printable of the items I keep in stock in my box. If you’d like to put a box together for your family simply print it out and carry it to the store with you. The dollar store is an excellent place to gather many craft supplies for your box. You might already have a lot of what you need at home.
I use a nice heavy box with a lid. You could use really anything like a bag, basket, or plastic box.
Here are a few tips I’ve learned over the years.
- There are a couple of things not to keep in your box unless you are planning to never leave the kids alone with the it. Glitter is one of them. Uugh! Plus, if you have small children you need to be careful with small items like buttons and beads.
- The box can get super messy and unorganized because the kids want to dig into everything. Setting guidelines or monitoring what they’re using helps. I learned to clean the box up a bit before putting it away.
- Keep the box put away and only pull it out every now and then so it stays special and something the kids look forward to.
- Encourage creativity and imagination. The skills they learn will be something they can use the rest of their life.
One bonus I found with this fun box is that keeping all my supplies together keeps me organized. It’s no fun trying to find paper, crayons, scissors, etc. that are scattered around the house.
Here are some other fun activities you can do as a family:
Do you keep a box of craft supplies for your kids? We would love to know what you keep in yours that might be different than what I have. Please share. I’m always looking for new ideas.