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10 Craft Supplies You Can Make Yourself

by Lindsay Hutton

Homemade craft supplies are easy to make and great for the environment. The next time you and your children are feeling artsy, save yourself a trip to the craft store (and your money!) and make your own supplies from household or recycled materials.

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Stack of colorful play dough

Homemade Play Dough


Cooked or no-cook, colored or plain, play dough is a cinch to make with easy-to-find materials: The main ingredients are water, flour, and salt. Since there are many variations, you'll easily find a recipe that works for what you have.

Get the recipes for homemade play dough.

Next: Homemade Stickers

August 28, 2014



Variety is the spice of life! Swap out boring sandwiches for simple and healthy alternatives, like crackers and cheese, veggie or fruit kebabs, pasta salad, or breakfast for lunch (such as yogurt and granola, or whole wheat waffles).


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