I love the craft hack lists, really i could read them all day long, here is one i found over at kids activities blog. 15 Craft hacks for kids, i really like the sponge idea for the paint instead of brushes.
Create an Art Desk. Use the drawer for all the supplies.
Save your Starbucks cups for paint. *I knew I needed an excuse for some coffee!*
Glue a pom-pom to the top of a dry erase marker for an easy way to draw, erase and repeat.
Cut up sponges and use them instead of paint brushes to create with your kids. Just throw them out when art-time is over.
Do you have leftover outlet covers?? Re-make them into play dough toys.
Fill a container with glue. Add a sponge. You now have glue that won’t spill and get everywhere!
Use an old muffin tin as a pallet for kids while they paint. It’s perfect for mixing and using a homemade paint recipe.
Keep track of ribbon with a “holey” container.
Don’t have stamps? Check your pantry. Use a potato as a stamp.
Make your own paintbrushes using clothespins – lots of ideas over at Babble, Dabble Do.
Transform a mason jar with a Salt Lid. It’s perfect for glitter, sequins and other little crafting bits of bling.