If you’re thinking about homeschooling, you’re probably trying to figure out what you’re going to need. I wrote a post a few weeks ago about the curriculum we are using this year for Pre-K, and I really love it because the kit came with most of the supplies that I need. However, it doesn’t come with everything. This is totally fine though, because the extra things that you need are cheap enough to get at Walmart for only a few dollars. So I figured I’d wrap up my homeschooling series with a list of basic homeschool craft supplies that you’ll need for a typical school year!
Since my kids are going to be 2 and 4 for this school year, my list is geared toward the much younger grades. Older kids will probably be less crafty, but the young ones learn so much more with hands-on, and also have more hands-on development that they need.
Homeschool Craft Supplies
- Beads – Use for stringing, counting, sorting, etc. Great for hand-eye coordination, numbers, color recognition, and more!
- Crayons & Markers – These are the obvious choice, and will be used daily for just about everything.
- Construction Paper – This paper is fantastic for so many visual craft projects. It’s also a lot easier for young ones to learn to cut on!
- Child-Safe Scissors – Speaking of cutting, these scissors are a must. Rounded edges, and perfect for tiny hands.
- Pipe Cleaners – These are so universal, and I make sure I always have them on hand. We often use them for insect legs 😉
- Wood Craft Sticks – Also so universal. Great for making different shapes!
- Glue & Glue Sticks – So necessary for making just about any craft. The glue sticks are great, and don’t make a mess!
- Yarn – This can also be used for about any craft, and can be handy in teaching how to tie knots and bows too!
There’s so many more that you can use, and you can also make do with less. This is just a basic guide for what we like to keep on hand without spending too much money and needing more storage for craft supplies. But you can easily tweak it to work best for your family!
So what are some of your favorite homeschool craft supplies to keep on hand for crafts?