Link Up + Sweepstakes

kids crafts

I love my readers and I love that so many of you take the time each week to come and link up your fab ideas to share with other parents and teachers.  I am also thankful for all of you who don’t link up but do read and use these ideas with your kids. So today I am asking you to link up, share, and to enter for a chance to win an awesome grab bag of craft supplies. Whether you add a link or not you are welcome to enter to win the craft supplies. sweepstakes


My longtime sponsor put together an awesome grab bag of some of my very favorite craft supplies they make.


Check out the list of what you could win :

Paintbrushes & Apron
Alphabet Beads
Craft Buttons
Foam Star Stickers
Glitter Glue 10 pack
Glitter Shakers Variety Pack
Colored Feathers
Tie Dye Pom Poms


This is just a Thank You  from me and and all you have to do is fill out the form below  the linky for a chance to win.

Link Up Here


Enter The Sweepstakes Here


Official Rules
This sweepstakes is open to American residents 18 years or older. To be eligible for the sweepstakes you must enter your name and email in the google form embedded in this post. 1 winner will be drawn at random, using, after the sweepstakes closes on Sunday, July 14th 2013 at 8:00pm PST. The winners will receive the craft supplies listed above  , valued at approximately $50. After the winner is notified he or she has 48 hours to respond with their mailing address for to ship their prize to,or another winner will be chosen at random. No purchase necessary. No PO Boxes. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Any information gathered through the sweepstakes including email and postal addresses will not be used in anyway other than contacting winners and shipment of winnings. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Kids Craft Supplies You Have Around Your House

craft supplies for kids you alrady have at home Kids craft supplies aren’t always cheap and your bill can add up fast. One way I cut costs is to use what I have.  I bet most of you have dozens of great arts & craft materials already in your house. This list is not definitive if you have a favorite everyday item that you use for crafts that isn’t listed here please leave a comment to inspire other readers.

  1. Band-Aids  make great butterfly and firefly crafts.
  2. Salad Spinners is great for painting.
  3. Coffee Grounds are an earth friendly sensory tub filler.
  4. Egg Cartons make cool caterpillars .
  5. Bath Poofs are perfect tools for toddler painting.
  6. Ziploc Bags are good for mess free color mixing or shake painting.
  7. A Garlic Press is great tool for playdough play.
  8. Pot Scrubbers have big handles and make fun tools for toddlers to paint with
  9. Cookie Cutters make great stencils, playdough molds and fun to paint with.
  10. Salt can be colored and layered for colorful crafts.
  11. Coffee Filters are beautiful when you add colored glue or food coloring.
  12. Fly Swatters are much more fun to paint with than brushes!
  13. Jar Lids can be used for  DIY stamps .
  14. Paper Plates can be used for almost anything but animals crafts are our favorites.
  15. Fruits and Vegetables are fun for little hands to paint with.
  16. Bubble Wrap is great for popping ( fine motor skills!) but printing with it is rad!
  17. Shaving Cream isn’t just for Daddy’s face, it’s also fun to create with.
  18. Marshmallows can be used for counting, matching and creating really cool crafts.
  19. Yogurt is a great first paint for babies.
  20. Milk Plugs make really amazing rings.
  21. Toilet Paper and  Paper Towel rolls have near endless uses.
  22. Bubble Wands make really awesome prints.
  23. Potato Mashers  make great prints when you add some paint and paper.
  24. Pasta can be used dry and glued on crafts or dyed and made into necklaces.
  25. Q-Tips can be used as a paint brush or glued on to paper to make pretty flowers.
  26. Corks are fun in the water table and make a great alternative to stamps.
  27. Kitchen Sponges can be cut into shapes and used to paint.
  28. Pool Noodles can make garlands and even a bouquet of flowers.
  29. Toy Cars are a great alternative to paint brushes for little hands.
  30. Cupcake Liners can be made into flowers, jelly fish and even umbrellas.
  31. Cheerios cereal can stand in for beads and fill sensory bins that are ok to eat.
  32. Water bottles make great discovery bottles when filled with fun things and recycled rockets when decorated.
  33. Golf Balls can be used for painting .
  34. Milk Cartons make great bird feeders.
  35. Newspaper can be painted and even turned into a pirate hat.

You don’t need a huge well stocked craft room to create and have fun with your kids. Think out of the box and be creative. What do you like to use for crafts that is meant for something else?

Also check out our supply list for our favorite store bought kids craft  supplies .