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How To Put Together A Craft Kit For Less

Updated on October 26, 2017

Kids have such big imagination's that you could give them a few item's, and they will make a few things with it.

So I pulled out a bucket that I had been throwing random thing's in, and realized I had a bunch of thing's we could use to make crafts...And thankfully my creativity came back, because I thought of some idea's for my kids too..

It is actually quiet amazing when your begin doing crafts with your kid's, and they spark something deep inside you. It makes you want to get more into it.

Thats exactly why craft kits are so easy to make. You can literally pick up stuff from around your house that you were planning on throwing away, and use it to make something absolutely breathtaking.

If You Have Messy Kids, Or Are Using Paint

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To prevent any paint from getting on the carpet or floor, you can use a tablecloth from the dollar store.

I bought multiple's.I just open it, shake it out, then put on the floor, and make my kids paint on that.

I have also invested in a apron for my kid's to wear while they are working on their projects. This helps lessen the amount of paint that get's on their clothes. In this case, my children love to wipe their hands on their pants.

Craft Supplies You Can Find At ANY Dollar Store

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Large Bottles Of Glitter Glue Are Usually Found For The Best Value At The 99 cent storesDollar Store Picture Frames are a personal fav. There are 101 different projects you can do with these frames on any given day
Large Bottles Of Glitter Glue Are Usually Found For The Best Value At The 99 cent stores
Large Bottles Of Glitter Glue Are Usually Found For The Best Value At The 99 cent stores | Source
Dollar Store Picture Frames are a personal fav. There are 101 different projects you can do with these frames on any given day
Dollar Store Picture Frames are a personal fav. There are 101 different projects you can do with these frames on any given day | Source
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More often than not, you can go to a Dollar store and find killer deals on craft supplies for your kids and yourself. I personally have found big bottles of glitter glue that must got for $3 easily anywhere else,

  • Markers- Fine point, Double Sided
  • Craft Scissors
  • Glitter Glue- One Large or a pack of 6 or more small
  • Ribbons- Normally found in the "fake flower" area
  • Stickers
  • Frames
  • Poster/Project Boards
  • Glass & Plastic Flower Vases
  • Craft Sticks
  • Buttons
  • Construction Paper

Buying Holiday Crafts The Day After

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You can get a HUGE amount of crafts from the store's, the day after the holiday is over.

You would have to buy next year's crafts, this year.But if you think about it, you can get that HUGE bag for $1, or even just 10 cents depending on how many days its been on sale.

Craftworthy Holiday's-

  • Easter
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • Halloween
  • Valentines Day

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Crayola Creativity Kit

You can buy this from walmart to quick start your craft collection.

Or put your stuff in with it, to make it even bigger

You can find it at Walmart for $10

It includes:

  • 8 Crayons
  • 10 Markers
  • 4 Chalk Sticks
  • Glue Stick
  • 25 Page Paper Pad
  • 3 Model Magic Pouches
  • 2 Sticker Sheets

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Every Craft Supply Kit Should Include

  • Atleast 10 bottles of craft paint (or kids paint and watercolor)
  • 2 pair's of scissor's-adult and child's size
  • 20 Marker's-half thin,other half thick
  • 4 School Glue and Glue Stick
  • 5 of Glitter Glue
  • 8 Glitter Shaker's
  • 2 packs Construction Paper
  • 2 packs of crayons
  • 2 packs of sidewalk chalk

Do It Yourself

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Glue Based Modge Podge Recipe

  1. 8oz White Craft Glue
  2. 4oz Water
  • Add 2 Tablespoons of Fine Glitter for Glitter Modge Podge
  • Add 2 Tablespoons of Water Based Varnish Or Gloss If you want glossy Modge Podge

Chalk Paint Recipe

This recipe makes enough chalk paint to cover a large dresser with drawers included.

  1. 1/3 cup Plaster of paris
  2. 1/3 cup cold water

STIR UNTIL COMPLETELY SMOOTH. THEN MIX WITH 1 CUP OF LATEX PAINT. THEN STIR THOROUGHLY.

Kids Paint

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      Andrew 

      13 months ago from Rep Boston MA

      Very help article on getting cheaper art supplies! While with anything, quality is what you pay for, Dollar Tree's at least in the NE area of the US also have many kinds of shiny textured papers and shiny solid colored papers. I bought way to many shiny papers lol.

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