Preschool Supply Stores
Washable School Glue (white or clear - I like Elmer's brand)
I stock up when it's cheap and on sale in September -
I'm the lady in line buying 10 bottles to get through the year.
The check out people always ask if I'm a teacher, um...yeah... kind of.
Glue Stick (again, I go with cheap and washable)
I like the ones that go on purple then dry clear.
Magazines and Catalogs
Old Calendars (animals are popular)
Scrapbook Paper Scraps
Colored Envelopes and
One of our favorite collage projects is making a paper doll house.
I draw a big house shape on a piece of large paper (from my big drawing pad)
think triangle roof and big square and rectangle rooms.
Then, the girls cut out pictures of magazine furniture, lamps, rugs, kitchens
and "furnish" and "decorate" the house together.
You'd be amazed how many great art supplies are just waiting for you in your re-cycling bin
to create musical instruments, sculptures, collages, etc.
Toilet Paper Tubes
Paper Towel Tubes
Plastic Bottle Caps
Cereal Box Cardboard
Aluminum Pie Plates/Pans
6. Watercolor Paints
I love this simple first painting medium for young children.
They get immediate results, it's easy to clean up. It's Beautiful!