1. An iron, because:
- Fuse beads are great for fine motor and for keeping children occupied while you assess, and they require an iron.
- You can also do faux stained glass (note: if you do this you will want to stock up on child-safe veggie peelers).
- If you are lucky enough to have access to a laminator, you have probably noticed that it a. breaks often; b. requires film so expensive your school cannot afford a year's supply; c. is nearly impossible to refill when you do have film. An iron and some laminating pouches make quick work of most small laminating jobs.
2. Plastic pippettes, because:
- They're great for fine motor development.
- If you have the Ksters use these to water their plants, fewer plants drown.
- Pippettes + diffusion paper = cool art.
- This project is so fun (and so messy).
3. Strawberry baskets, for:
- storing (I keep bingo board tiles in these and then stack them. Since they're stacked, the tiles don't fall out).
- a wide variety of craft projects.