Craft Supplies For A Gift Basket

Top Ten Holiday Lists

I am happy to participate in this wonderful project – Top 10 Holiday Lists –  initiated by Little Bins for Little Hands and joined by few bloggers from Kid Blogger Network !

Since I always have a hard time finding suitable presents  for children’s birthday, and I don’t want to buy something that would be played with once and then dumped away, I decided that one of the best gifts as a mom, a teacher and an early educator I can make  – collect a gift basket for a child filled with craft supplies. Considering where we live, I always go with things we can find. Let me stop here and reference you to a great post by a fellow KBN blogger, Red Ted Art – Alternative Gift Ideas: Gift Box. I would never have thought to write about my baskets/boxes if not for this post – it honestly inspired me to show what I do!

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Below is the latest gift basket that my 5 year old and I made for a friend’s 3 year old girl birthday.


1. Scissors: choose appropriate ones for the age. For a 3 year old we bough crafting scissors, made 100% from plastic. They cut the paper well and they can’t cut skin. Check out these scissors – Melissa & Doug Child-Safe Scissor Set

2. Foam/sponge rollers. These are great for children starting up with paints and patterns – School Smart Small Foam Design Rollers – 1 1/2 inch – Set of 12 – Assorted Colors

3. Water paints. They are the easiest to work with when starting painting – Crayola 16 Ct Washable Watercolors

4. Construction paper. I can’t imaging crafting without it! There is so much that can be done with construction paper – SunWorks Construction Paper Smart-Stack, 9″X12″, 11 Colors, 300 Sheets

5. Washi/Origami Paper. It works both well for crafting and origami. We love it at our house! – Washi Origami – 360 Sheet Assortment

6. Color Pencils. I grew up having them in the house and both my daughters love them – Crayola 64 Ct Short Colored Pencils Kids Choice Colors

7. There is no art and craft without crayons. They are great and leftovers can be used for craft too – Crayola 64 Ct Crayons

8. Glue. I usually give stick glue to younger children as it is easier to work with – Avery Glue Stic, 0.26 oz, Pack of 6, (98095)

9. Pencil sharpener. Where there are pencils – there are sharpeners! Present Time Silly Mushroom Eraser and Pencil Sharpener, Assorted Colors

10. Drawing paper. Simple white drawing paper for craft and art – Melissa & Doug Drawing Pad

Check out what other participating blogs have to offer on Craft Supplies!

Thaleia Maher from Something 2 Offer:

Creative Craft Kits for Kids  {Top Ten Holiday Lists} 

Samantha Soper-Caetano from Stir the Wonder

Top 10 Craft Supplies for Toddlers

Nicolette Roux – Powerful Mothering

Top 10 Lists: Craft Supply Gifts for under 3 year olds

Alisha Carlson – Makeovers & Motherhood

Top 10 Craft Supplies for Preschoolers

Emma Craig – P is for Preschooler

Top 10 Craft Kits for Preschoolers

Natalie Figge – Afterschool for Smarty Pants

Gifts to Feed Your Children’s Passions


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