I love DIY art materials. Not only do they have so much to teach kids about resourcefulness, they are wonderful invitation to experiment and explore how common materials can be transformed into art supplies! BONUS: You don’t have to go to the store to buy supplies when you run out!
I’m a DIY kinda gal by nature; I cannot help myself, I just love to make stuff! So when given the chance to make art supplies from scratch or buy them, I will most often choose making them. The upside of making DIY art supplies at home is that the process is half the fun, kids will enjoy both making the supply and using it, and it’s a great lesson in self-reliance and inventiveness all in one.
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