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Art supplies you can make at home

Updated on March 13, 2013
super quick playdough
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homemade saves the day

Do you get the grumps when you glue has run out, or you see a cute project on pinterest that you 'swear' you could do if you just had the art supplies?....fear not crafty ones. I have the best homemade art supplies here, so you can have all the most important stuff at your fingertips, and all this without heading out to the shops- yey!

Be smart, Be Frugal

You don't have to have a huge budget to make your own art supplies. I do it regularly because our family are on a very low budget. The cool thing is, is that you can usually find something in your food cupboards that can be used to make some wonderful slime, or some beautiful glittery playdough.

Don't forget that handmade art supplies make really lovely gifts, especially for a birthday presents!


Eco craft book ideas- go treat yourself !

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      Mynor 2 years ago

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      Jo 4 years ago from Isle of Wight UK

      You are a star Sue, I will of course, reciprocate.

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      Susan Bailey 4 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      Great ideas for the rainy days we get so many of. Voted up and interesting. Also shared. See you on Bubblews.

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      Jo 4 years ago from Isle of Wight UK

      Great to hear, and thanks for the vote up :)

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      jenbeach21 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Alot of good ideas I can use in my classroom. Voted up!

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      Jo 4 years ago from Isle of Wight UK

      There is nothing like getting a bit messy, kids love tactile crafts. Thanks for stopping by.

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      I have very fond memories of making my own play dough with my mom's help. It was great fun and so much better than buying it at the store.

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Very cool! I just love all those mommy recipes for play dough, goop, edible finger paint, etc. This is just awesome. I vote so and am sharing.