Preschool Craft Supplies to Have on Hand

I love to do crafts with my little one! And since we started doing preschool at home last week she keeps asking to do preschool! Do crafts! It is so much fun! And with running a daycare out of my home we are always looking for ways to keep learning hands on. I probably do a mix of traditional and Montessori schooling styles. You can find tons of preschool activities and crafts on-line and can have activities setup in minutes.Β  I have been planning andΒ  preparing lessons for preschool in advance. One way to be ready besides having a plan is to have preschool craft supplies on hand. These can range from very simple school craft supplies to household items… don’t throw it out you can use it for a craft!!!! πŸ™‚

This last week I have painted and reorganized my daycare/play room. And I organized all my preschool craft supplies. Here is what I keep on hand!

101 Preschool Craft Supplies to Keep on Hand

Preschool Craft Supplies to Have on Hand

Top 10

  • paper
  • construction paper
  • crayons
  • markers
  • paints
  • google eyes
  • paper plates
  • tissue paper
  • scissors
  • glue (liquid and stick)

These are my top 10 as you can do most basic crafts with very little. I have built up my supplies over the years that I taught preschool. I definitely have add more this year with doing daycare and my daughter getting to an age where she can do crafts now! Paper plate crafts are my go to craft in a pinch!

More Great Preschool Craft Supplies to keep on hand!

  • glitter
  • stickers
  • masking tape
  • colored pencils
  • card stock
  • chalk
  • dry erase markers
  • dot markers or dot paints
  • contact paper
  • play-dough
  • clay
  • cookie cutters, play-dough accessories
  • dry erase/chalk board
  • clothes pins
  • Popsicle sticks
  • felt squares
  • foam stickers
  • pipe cleaners
  • feathers
  • aprons
  • pom-poms
  • ribbon
  • yarn
  • doodle roll
  • fabric
  • coloring books (keep it simple sometimes!)


Preschool Craft Supplies Household items….don’t throw it out!!! (… ok throw out the used q-tips but have clean ones handy!)

  • toilet rolls
  • paper towel rolls
  • paper bags
  • news paper
  • cotton balls
  • q-tips
  • soap
  • shaving cream
  • cardboard boxes
  • conditioner
  • bubble wrap
  • cork tops (from wine bottles)
  • straws
  • rubber bands
  • wax paper
  • plastic cups
  • foil
  • tooth picks
  • milk caps
  • sponges
  • plastic baggies
  • baby food jars
  • cans
  • buttons
  • rags
  • clips
  • paper clips
  • magazines
  • small wooded craft shapes
  • Old puzzle pieces

Preschool Craft Supplies from the Kitchen

  • flour
  • egg cartons
  • sugar
  • cornstarch
  • salt
  • spices
  • rice
  • oats
  • food coloring
  • vinegar
  • baking soda
  • cheerios
  • dried lentils
  • spoons
  • forks
  • coffee filter
  • dried beans
  • noodles
  • spice containers
  • oil

craft supply storage

Preschool Supplies for Mom!

  • computer
  • printer
  • Copy paper
  • permanent markers
  • Pens
  • scissors
  • Ruler
  • your own set of markers
  • colored pencils
  • laminator
  • rubber cement
  • paper-cutter
  • store containers/space
  • Adult coloring book…because it fun to color and it nice to have something on your ‘level’ then big printed animal pictures πŸ˜‰
  • A fun-loving positive Attitude πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


Did I forget anything? What are your top supplies for preschool crafts?

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11 comments on “Preschool Craft Supplies to Have on Hand

  1. We love the dot markers! They are so much fun, and there are so many cute printables to use with them. And recently watercolors have been the thing here… But then again now that fall is approaching leaf rubbings will I’m sure be the mess I clean up often.

    Great list!


  2. What a great set up you have. I don’t have any kiddos yet, but I have to say looking at that makes me excited! I love crafting and making cool stuff, I just never have the supplies. Now I kind of want my own chest of drawers full of fun πŸ˜‰

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