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Donate These Things When Cleaning Out Your Arts and Crafts Area!

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Little boy painting a bird house.

Most people are amazed at just how many arts and crafts supplies they’ve accumulated over the years. Indeed, many of those supplies never even get used, or only a small fraction of them did. Uncluttering your arts and crafts area can help make your home feel more organized and ensure that the supplies you do actually use are easy to find. But what are you going to do with all those items you won’t use?

The best way to get rid of those old arts and crafts supplies is to donate them to local foster children and the families who take care of them. Art is an important part of being a kid, and it’s even more so for foster children. It can help foster children to express their feelings, developing fine motor skills, improve hand and eye coordination, and so much more!

What to Donate?

This being said, not every excess material or item you throw away can be donated. Some items, once used, aren’t hygienic or appropriate for second-hand use. But a lot is. When going through your arts and crafts area, the following items can be donated if opened but unused:

  • Buttons
  • Yarn, string, or thread in good condition
  • Crayons, colored pencils, or markers that are not broken and still work
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Scissors
  • Google-eyes or similar
  • Small dry-erase boards

As for unopened or unused items, almost anything is highly appreciated. In fact, here are just a few ideas for donations to include:

  • Coloring books
  • Construction paper
  • Modeling clay
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Journals or loose writing paper
  • Pencils, pens, highlighters, dry-erase markers, etc.

Find More Arts and Crafts Items to Donate

Once finished, your arts and crafts area will be uncluttered and you’ll have made a lasting difference in the lives of foster children. For more information on how you can help foster children and the families who care for them contact us today.