For children of all ages working on art projects where they can use their creativity and imagination is always a popular activity. Start now to collect items that can go into an “Art Box”.


A large cardboard box is a perfect option, and kids can even decorate it in advance, which gives you the chance to talk about the importance of repurposing and recycling on the world around us.

Good ideas for items for the art box include:

  • Plastic bottles
  • Fabric, paper and art scraps
  • Milk and egg cartons
  • Newspapers
  • Yarn, thread, and other craft materials left over from other projects

Kids can pull out the box on rainy days or take it outside to make their masterpieces. They will need glue, scissors, and water-based paints to add to the supplies.