No one has ever accused me of being a horder, but I do have a large bin of craft materials that I can go to when there are children in need of entertainment or productive diversion.
Sometimes it is just my own inner child in need of entertainment. Sometimes it is my own stuck self in need of productive diversion.
Looming writing deadlines and nothing on paper* yet? Perfect time to open up that bin in the closet! Hmm. scraps of felt...
When I volunteered for my VT librarian friend, one of my tasks was to make a prototype of the crafts she had selected for the children's story times or projects for the summer reading program. It is a habit I got into.
*by paper I mean the computer screen.