Thursday, June 14, 2007

Dollar Store Art Fun: Paintbrushes

You can build a creative traveling art kit for your kidlets easily from the dollar store. The best part is that you can do it for under $20! That is a nifty thing. I recommend putting together a dollar store art kit for your kidlets so that they have an opportunity to enjoy the process of creating art. You are more than encouraged to purchase professional level supplies for your kidlets of any age, especially those that exhibit a true love of art. Putting together a dollar store kit will seem new and fresh and if you change out the supplies every few days the freshness just keeps coming!

Most dollar stores will carry crayons, markers, colored pencils and paintbrushes. They should also have construction paper, glue, tape, scissors and glue sticks.
dollar store art: artful implements
Kidlets can go through a lot of brushes and a multi-pack is perfect for all their creative ideas!
dollar store art:  brushes
As an alternative to brushes, you can pick up a multitude of household instruments that are great at moonlighting as art supplies. A large pack of sponges can be found at most any dollar store. Kidlets can paint with them as is or you can cut out different shapes and they can use them as stamps. You can also go wild with the scissors and chop up a few into little itty bits and those pieces would be great for collage work!
dollar store art:  sponges
Other alternative brushes are toothbrushes, toy cars and trucks, hair combs, curlers and funky household cleaning implements.
dollar store art: alternative paint brushes
dollar store art: toothbrushes, trucks & combs...oh my!

These are just a few ideas and I am sure there are many, many more! Set aside a couple of bucks for your next dollar store trip and see what you can put together! I would love to hear about what you think and do....drop me a google line at scrumdillydo.

More dollar store art tomorow!