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Art and Craft Supplies for the Classroom and Home

Art and Craft Supplies for the Classroom and HomeClassroom art and craft supplies makes teaching art to young students a joy, not a hassle. Art and craft supplies can act as tools for capturing student interest and imagination. These supplies can also be used to develop fine motor skills, help students envision concepts, and encourage active participation.

Fine Motor Skills

The creation of art and craft projects demands movement. Students must interact with supplies in order to achieve goals. The actions they perform can develop fine motor skills. For example, threading Fancy Stringing Rings onto a string to create a necklace requires a series of actions: sorting beads by color and shape, placing the rings in an attractive arrangement, knotting a ring onto the end of the string, slipping the beads onto the string in the proper arrangement, and securing the ends of the string together.

Understanding Concepts

When threading rings, asking students to spell out their names or other words with Lowercase Manuscript Letter Beads can add another level of complexity to the project. Students engage in identifying letters and using them to spell. They then take pride when others view their necklaces and recognize the words that the students spelled. Asking students to create patterns with the rings or beads engages them with math and they can visualize concepts such as single numbers, pairs, and groups. This is just one example of an art and craft project that can help students understand basic concepts in various subject areas.

Art Activity Kits

Art Activity Kits target certain topics with preplanned activities that are easy to put into action. Try using the Culturally Diverse 24 People Tag K kit as part of a unit about community and diversity or using the series of Scene-a-Rama diorama kits to teach students about the natural landscape. There’s a kit for every topic and activity – for example, the Mosaica kit is a great addition to a unit about patterns. Teachers who are interested in a general all-purpose kit will find many of their art and craft supply needs met by The Colossal Art Kit by Chenille Kraft.

Supplies and Arts and Crafts Resource Books

Basic supplies such as craft sticks, beads, sponges, Sculptamold, and Styrofoam balls, can be used for many activities. Arts and Crafts Resource Books can help teachers develop effective educational activities using these and other supplies. Art and Craft Resource Books for Teachers and Home Use cover a wide variety of topics and grade levels. Fine Motor Projects by Carson Dellosa contains activities, tips and ideas for developing motor skills and can be used in conjunction with art supplies, including stamps, play dough, paint, and crayons. Art with Anything by Gryphon House contains activity ideas that can be implemented with everyday objects, including buttons, cardboard, and junk mail.

Encourage Active Participation

Arts and crafts capture the interest of students because they must interact with supplies in order to create something. Physical action requires attention and gets students involved. Students must perform actions to complete their project, such as picking up chalk to form letters, applying adhesive or paint, and organizing objects to form patterns. Art and craft projects require students to strategize in order to achieve their goal and to think analytically about each task they encounter, such as arranging objects. When their art and craft projects are finished, students are often left with meaningful visual interpretations of academic topics -- the creation of which has developed fine motor skills and brought a new understanding.



Art  and Craft Resource Books for Teachers and Home use
Art Activity Kits and Books for the Classroom and Home
Adhesives for the Classroom and Home
Aprons and Smocks for Painting
Art and Craft Resource Books for Teachers and Home use


Art Activity Kits and Books for the Classroom and Home


Adhesives for the Classroom and Home


Aprons and Smocks for Painting


Art Straws for Art and Craft Projects
Beads for Art and Craft Projects
Bells for Art Projects
Bowls for Art and Craft Projects
Art Straws for Art and Craft Projects


Beads for Art and Craft Projects


Bells for Art Projects


Bowls for Art and Craft Projects


Buttons for Art Projects
Canvas For Art Projects
Casting Compounds
Chalk for the Classroom and Home
Buttons for Art Projects


Canvas For Art Projects


Casting Compounds


Chalk for the Classroom and Home


Clay and Clay Tools for the Classroom and Home
Clothes-Pins for Arts and Crafts Projects
Colored Pencils for the Classroom and Home
Contact Paper for the Classroom
Clay and Clay Tools for the Classroom and Home


Clothes-Pins for Arts and Crafts Projects


Colored Pencils for the Classroom and Home


Contact Paper for the Classroom


Cord for Art and Craft Projects
Craft Bags for the Classroom and Home
Craft Kits for the Classroom and Home
Craft Puffs
Cord for Art and Craft Projects


Craft Bags for the Classroom and Home


Craft Kits for the Classroom and Home


Craft Puffs


Craft Sticks for Art Projects
Crayons for the Classroom and Home
Crepe Paper for Arts and Crafts
Dispensing Pump
Craft Sticks for Art Projects


Crayons for the Classroom and Home

CRAYONS
Crepe Paper for Arts and Crafts


Dispensing Pump


Dollies for Art and Craft Projects
Doll Pins for Art and Craft Projects
Dough & Dough Tools for the classroom and home
Dry Erase Boards,  Dry Erase Marker, Dry Erase Answer Paddles, Dry Erase Pockets
Dollies for Art and Craft Projects


Doll Pins for Art and Craft Projects


Dough & Dough Tools for the classroom and home


Dry Erase Boards, Dry Erase Marker, Dry Erase Answer Paddles, Dry Erase Pockets


Easels for the Classroom and Home
Face Paint for Arts and Crafts
Feathers for Art and Craft Projects
Felt Sheets and Shapes for Art Projects
Easels for the Classroom and Home


Face Paint for Arts and Crafts


Feathers for Art and Craft Projects


Felt Sheets and Shapes for Art Projects


FlannelBoard and Felt Items for the Classroom and Home
Foam Products for the Classroom and Home
Glitter for Arts and Crafts Projects
Gloves
FlannelBoard and Felt Items for the Classroom and Home


Foam Products for the Classroom and Home


Glitter for Arts and Crafts Projects


Gloves


Glue, Glue Sticks, Glue Guns, Glitter Glue
Glue Gun for Arts and Crafts
Graphing Products for School and Home
Holiday and Seasonal
Glue, Glue Sticks, Glue Guns, Glitter Glue


Glue Gun for Arts and Crafts


Graphing Products for School and Home


Holiday and Seasonal


Incentives and Motivators
Inspirisational
Laminating Machines and Supplies for the Classroom
Markers for the Classroom and Home
Incentives and Motivators


Inspirisational


Laminating Machines and Supplies for the Classroom


Markers for the Classroom and Home


Precut Mat Frames for the Classroom and Home
Mirrors
Assorted Office Supplies
Needles
Precut Mat Frames for the Classroom and Home

matframes
Mirrors


Assorted Office Supplies


Needles


Noodles for Art and Craft Projects
Oil Pastels for the Classroom and Home
Paint Supplies for the Classroom and Home
Paint Brushes fo Arts and Craft Projects
Noodles for Art and Craft Projects


Oil Pastels for the Classroom and Home


Paint Supplies for the Classroom and Home


Paint Brushes fo Arts and Craft Projects


Paint Cups
Paint Tools
Paint Trays for Art and Craft Projects
Paper Mache
Paint Cups


Paint Tools


Paint Trays for Art and Craft Projects


Paper Mache


Paper
Pipe Cleaners and Chenille Stems
Pom Poms for Art and Craft Projects
Rubbing Plates
Paper


Pipe Cleaners and Chenille Stems


Pom Poms for Art and Craft Projects


Rubbing Plates


Sand for Art Projects
Scratch Art Sheets
Sculptamold
Sponges for Art and Crafts
Sand for Art Projects


Scratch Art Sheets


Sculptamold


Sponges for Art and Crafts


Stencils for Arts and Crafts
Sticky Shapes
Styrofoam
Wax Works
Stencils for Arts and Crafts

stencils
Sticky Shapes


Styrofoam


Wax Works


Wiggle Eyes for Art and Craft Projects
Wooden Shapes
Yarn for Arts and Craft Projects
Wiggle Eyes for Art and Craft Projects


Wooden Shapes


Yarn for Arts and Craft Projects



Art and Craft Supplies for the Classroom and Home