By creating “creativity fodder” boxes, you can have:
- Ready access to a variety of craft materials
- A way to explore creativity and imagination
- A place to store all those recyclables
- An easy way to clean up after projects
In addition, your participants will be excited to explore the boxes for treasures they can use in their own craft project.
This idea came from “Sophie’s World.” Check out her site for recycled crafts and more!
- Boxes plus craft materials, see below
Make boxes — Find various sized boxes with lids. These will range from shoebox-sized to large tubs depending on what you’re recycling. Mark the boxes well. You will probably want to sort your boxes into:
- Ribbon / fabric box
- Beads / sequins
- Larger items
Of course, you may choose to have more or fewer boxes. The idea is that you don’t want small items such as beads to be hard to find.
Fill — To fill your box, put leftover craft items after projects, items you want to recycle into craft materials, etc.
Hands — Hands will be reaching in the box and looking for supplies. Avoid items if they are not clean or non-toxic. Do not include sharp items.
Use — To use, pull out the boxes and create with what you have on-hand.
To download a PDF of this Grab ‘N’ Go sheet, click here: GnG_Creativity Fodder_lrl