We are an art loving family. I took painting classes as a child, and loved to draw. All three of my kids love drawing, painting, any and all mediums of art. I keep a cupboard full of art supplies on hand.
The best part of keeping art supplies on hand is that you can find most of it is from the dollar store. Not all, but most, and those that you get else where, shop the deals and the right time of year.
Art Supplies for Your Homeschool
What Comes From the Dollar Store:
Pipe Cleaners, pompoms, popsicle sticks, stickers, etc. You can find some great craft kits, everything included that you need. They always have great things for each and every holiday – Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Canada Day, Halloween, Christmas, I’m sure I’m forgeting something.
Back to school sales can be amazing! A couple years ago I bought a lot of crayons (24pack) on sale. They were 25¢ a piece. Markers, scribblers, and such are also really cheap, often better than 75% off throughout the back to school shopping time just keep an eye out.
Not only does Michael’s have coupons in their flyers, but you can get them in your email, as well as in store. Often I get them when I have made a purchase to go towards my next purchase.
Also as homeschoolers you can receive the teachers discount.
I love shopping here for all my needs. Just the other day I got 21 Post-It pads for less than $10, not only are these useful for me, but my kids really like creating some sticky pictures. Sticking with the sale prices for most things. You can get boxes of paper, pens, etc.