Wish List

If you would like to donate (or help us to source) anything on this list, please contact Christopher Steinmeier at chriss@naturalcreativity.org. Thank you!

We always need

  • Blank paper – white or different colors; regular, card stock, and construction paper
  • Lined paper – looseleaf, spiral notebooks, marble composition notebooks
  • Poster paper – blank poster boards and blank easel paper
  • Envelopes – multiple sizes, plain and with clear address space (like business envelopes)
  • Pencils – regular and oversized; plain lead or colored pencils
  • Crayons – thin and thick
  • Markers – dry erase, permanent, and washable; thin and thick
  • Chalk – white and multi-colored; thin and thick
  • Nuts, bolts, screws, nails, washers, brads, staples
  • Scrap wood – different sizes, types (good condition)
  • Paint – acrylic, tempura, watercolor
  • Modeling clay
  • Sandpaper
  • Fabric – different materials, sizes
  • Yarn, thread, buttons
  • Plastic storage bins – all sizes
  • Plates, cups, forks, spoons, butter knives

We can also use

  • Screwdrivers – Philips and flathead
  • Hammers
  • Carpentry vises
  • Power Drill
  • Handsaws
  • Jigsaw
  • iPad
  • Easels
  • Pots and Pans
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cutting boards
  • Knives, spatulas, wooden spoons, tongs, ladles
  • Thermometer
  • Open shelves
  • Book cases (that allow for display of book covers)
  • Couches and loveseats
  • Beakers, test tubes, stirrers, pipettes
  • Montessori materials – anything from Math, Reading/Writing, Practical Life
  • Gently used clothes and costumes (for dramatic play)
  • Old office machinery – typewriter, accounting calculator
  • Gardening tools – spades, rakes, pruners, gloves

We dream about

  • Laptop or desktop computers
  • Musical instruments (in good condition)
  • Soundproofing materials
  • Microphones
  • Video camera
  • Dry erase board (6X6’ or larger)
  • Lab table
  • Lego table
  • Water table
  • Sand table
  • Garden boxes