I can remember doing arts and crafts when I was young. We had paper, and whatever else that were not being used and reused, which means there wasn't much of anything. Oh, I do recall a couple of resources that seemed to be available most times, those were leaves and twigs that have fallen on the ground.
In my daughter's world, there are so many options. So many fun things to do and create that the only thing we seemed to be lacking of is time! That said, we look for something that isn't so complicated, and that can be use after the fun.