Arts and crafts supplies can often be found at very reasonable rates during the school supply sales that take place during the month of September. If you stock up now, you will be able to save money on homeschool supplies, back-to-school supplies, holidays and birthdays throughout the year. Take advantage now if at all possible.
By keeping shoe boxes, and other like size boxes, throughout the year you will be able to create arts and crafts boxes for the children on your holiday and birthday lists at reasonable cost.
Remember: Dollar stores have great prices but, during the months of August and September, you will often find better deals on crayons, markers and more at Walmart and Staples, among other stores.