Volunteers include Arts in Crafts in our daily program because it encourages creativity, provides a healthy outlet for the children and gives us another avenue to discover the talents of our children, talents which we can further and inspire. These activities might include painting a mural, working with plaster molds, or making puppets. Tables covered in supplies are placed around our large activity room so that the children have plenty of space and all of the tools that they need to create their masterpieces.
All of our supplies are donated from all over the country. We have been fortunate enough to have a wonderful selection for our kids, including glitter-glue pens, fabric, felt, craft buttons, beads, feathers, paper of all sizes and colors, and plenty of markers and crayons. The kids exhaust these supplies at a fantastic rate, and new supplies are constantly in demand. We keep a steady eye on the conservation of resources to make sure that all of our supplies last as long as possible, but the kids create faster than we can hang their pictures on the walls.
All of our young artisans consistently impress us with their work, and whatever we cannot fit on our walls is donated to the local elderly housing to brighten their hallways. The kids truly love creating and we never tire of helping them to reach their potential and discover their talents.
See our needs list for more information about what supplies and materials that CRYP can utilize in the Arts and Crafts Program.