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Affordable Back To School Craft Time Fun


It’s back to school time! Whether you are home schooling, long distance learning, public schooling, or simply love cheap and plentiful craft supplies now is a great time to stock up. Did you know that the local dollar store has an entire crafting section? It’s true! Check out all this cool stuff I got for a dollar a piece.


Need to entertain kids, want to just unwind after a long, hard day of mentally taxing nonsense, or maybe play a word game? Boom! Coloring books, word searches, and crossword puzzle books are all available for a dollar. Crayons, markers, and coloring pencils needed to fill them in are also only a dollar.  There is a theme here.  Everything is affordable. 


School items can also be personalized with stickers so binders and notebooks don't get lost in a sea of clones.  The dollar stores have all kinds of stickers including the ones I am partial to: sharks and dolphins. Stickers are also handy for popping on envelopes, faces, shirts, walls… really they are only limited by your imagination.


Where there is school there is artwork and the need to display such wonderful pieces of the heart. From thumbtacks to frames, we can choose how upscale we would like to be. Personally, I went with the thumbtacks. I have no idea where mine keep running off to but I am sure they are having a party wherever they are.


I saw puzzles for a buck, do it yourself wood crafts, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, silk flowers, glitter gel, glue, flash cards, and so much more. Why yes, I was bouncing around like a kid in a candy shop. Crafting supplies without breaking the bank? Don’t mind if I do!


One final tip. I have a hard time keeping my events straight. I tend to have at least three calendars in my house at any given time. This is the best time of year to buy a few. Our local Dollar Tree only has calendars in stock for Back to School shopping. Afterwards, they vanish, not to be seen again until next September. I picked up a beautiful one with gorgeous pictures of rich forests and frigid mountains for 2021. Buy one for your friends, family, or pet squirrel because after the New Year’s Eve, calendars will cost $14-17 in most office stores.

 Having a fun, creative, time does not need to be expensive. Beautiful art can be made with every day supplies. I know I am going to be set for at least a few weeks. Unless I get into a sticker fight with my sister again.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the awesomeness of the Dollar Store! Saving money is pretty tight ;) I'm all for affordable art supplies... that just means you can buy more!!! I will have to go load up on stickers just in case I need to defend myself lol