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Art supplies you can make at home
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!
Chalk board paint tutorials
- How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color - A Beautiful Mess
Colourful and playful chalk boards of ever colour
- 3 simple steps to chalk it up in any color anywhere for cheap
Chalkboard paint is popular thanks to its blend of sentiment, whimsy and practicality. Whether it's painted on walls, furniture or appliances, chalkboard paint has certainly come a long way from the basic...
- When the Dinner Bell Rings
chalk paint recipe
More play-dough recipes
- Scented Playdough- gorgeous!
It's not everyday we get swept off our feet by playdough. But today that all changed — if only your monitor was scratch and sniff!
- Gluten free play dough
The Celiac Sprue Association provides gluten-free kids recipes for gluten-free snacks as well as art supplies such as gluten-free playdough and white goop.
- Chocolate on my Cranium: Play Dough with Kool-Aid
- Jello Playdough Recipe | PlaydoughRecipe.org
This Jello playdough recipe is another great craft project you can do with your kids to make a toy you can produce time and time again. Jello ads scent and
Squish and slime recipes
- Sparkle slime (My FAVORITE)
I made the mistake of asking my daughter what activity she wanted me to do with her class for their Halloween party this year. The enthusiastic answer was "make slime!". After googling recipes and youtube videos i realized that was...
- Glow in the Dark Slime Recipe
- shaving foam paint
- Wonderful silly slime
- Flubber or Silly Putty tutorial
Flubber is a homemade version of silly putty. It's cold, slimy, a solid that flows and incredibly fun to poke, stretch and play around with. Especially for