You won’t believe all the craft recipes you can make from pantry staples. No need for elaborate craft supplies when these fun crafts can be made with items you probably already have at home!
Keep a few key ingredients on hand to be able to whip up some fun anytime.
Craft Recipe Supplies
Here is the list of items to have on hand in your pantry:
- Liquid Food Coloring
- Paper towels (coffee filters, or napkins)
- Liquid starch
- Self-rising flour
- Cream of tarter
- Baking soda
- Corn Syrup
- Paper towels
Add in these crafty supplies and you are all set!
- Paint (tempera and acrylic)
- Fine Sandpaper
- Paintbrushes (regular and foam)
- White School Glue
- Pipe Cleaners
Also, be sure to save clean packaging! Paper towel rolls, cereal boxes, plastic yogurt containers, egg cartons all can be recycled into magnificent sculptures. Plastic cap lids can be used to make the homemade watercolors.
Keep kids busy and entertained with these crafty recipes.
While I haven’t tried it I would think jello might be a good substitute for
Of course, you will have to grab some eggs, but simple liquid food coloring can make beautiful eggs. We boil the eggs first so we can eat them later.
While most people don’t keep sandpaper in their pantry head to the garage for this ingredient.
This list does omit crafty projects made with pasta (for necklaces) and dried beans or rice (for mosaics) and fruit and veggies for printing. Years ago when I was student teaching for my Art Education degree I worked in a school that had many students with food insecurity. It felt disrespectful and a bad example to use items in craft projects that could provide a meal for someone. Sensory bins filled with grains or beans could often feed a family. Now having said this, when food is out of date, or you have scraps of fruits and veggies that will be thrown away. I think it makes sense to make good use of it.