I have so many fond memories of crafting with my mom when I was little and even into my teen years. She taught me how to sew and do anything I know how to do craft wise. If she didn’t know how to do it then we would learn how to together. This was something I wanted to pass down to my children so that they could have some of those same wonderful memories. Not to mention, it is fun to show kids how they can use their own minds in order to create!
Last week I shared with you all how by sharing your passions you could help donate to the March of Dimes. How fun and easy! All you have to do is create collections on eBay about your passions and make sure to tag them with #ImBornTo. For every collection created $1 will be donated. The goal is for us to reach $25,000. We can do this! I also shared with you all my collection of top 15 Kitchen Must-Haves. If you are not already following along you can find me at GoGrowGo.
Naturally, one of my passions is creating with my kids. So, today I am sharing with you all my top 5 picks for supplies to keep on hand when you are crafting with children. You can find all 15 items over in my eBay collection.
1. washable markers // 2. safety scissors // 3.glue sticks // 4.construction paper // 5.pipe cleaners
You will always find these items in our crafting cabinet. They are great go-to items even if you have no idea what type of craft you would like to create. Washable markers are a must because they are so much easier for little kids to use. Make sure they are washable because you know that a mess will be made! Safety scissors may make you a little nervous, but cutting is a skill that kids need to learn before entering Kindergarten these days. They are also great for developing fine motor skills. Inevitably, something will need to be glued. Glue sticks are perfect for beginners because they are easier to use and maintain the level of “goo” without going over board. Multiple colors of construction paper will keep your creative ideas going as well as the multi-colored pipe cleaners. We even use our pipe cleaners to create bubble wands!
Win a $5K Shopping Spree!
eBay is offering you the opportunity to Curate a Collection for a Cause, and a chance to WIN a $5,000 eBay shopping spree! The sweepstakes ends March 31, 2014.
What are you passionate about? Share your eBay Curate for a Cause collections link in the comments below. Make sure you tag them with #ImBornTo in order to make your collection count towards March of Dimes and to be entered into the sweepstakes.