Friday, April 13, 2012

Craft Supply Addiction & Dollar Tree finds!

I mentioned recently that Luke has an overflowing bin of craft supplies, and since certain things began to expand to a laundry basket, and the kitchen table, and this weird little corner of the dining room... I thought it might be time to organize & weed his bin.

This is after the job was (mostly) done:




What you can't see here, is...the two layers of things below. Somehow contained within this one storage bin, is:
  • 25 coloring books! Don't ask me how or why...25.
  • 3 pads of construction paper
  • 1 pad of drawing paper
  • 2 packs of lined notebook paper
  • 5 or so various pads of paper (HOW MANY OTHER TYPES OF PAPER)
  • A pencil box with a full box of crayons, a set of twisty crayons, 2 glue sticks, and safety scissors
  • 2 unopened boxes of glue sticks
  • 1 bottle of elmers glue
  • 3 rolls of tape
  • 1 roll of masking tape
  • 1 roll of painter's tape
  • 1 lint roller (???)
  • 1 of those giant boxes of crayola crayons with the funky names
  • 1 largeish box of horrible waxy non-crayola crayons and various crayon fragments
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 box of crayola "learning" markers (shaped to encourage proper holding)
  • 1 box of crayola "learning" paint brushes (same deal)
  • 1 set of water colors
  • a whole mess of randomly sized paint brushes
  • 10 small bottles of tempura paints
  • 1 pack of small paper bags
  • 1 pack of white paper plates
  • a stack of foam sheets
  • 3 smaller pads of foam sheets
  • 2 pads of foam alphabet & number stickers
  • 15-20 sheets of felt
  • a large bag with an assortment of pipe cleaners, pom poms, sponges, and foam blocks
  • a bag of toilet paper & paper towel tubes
  • a bag of small crafty-type bingo dabbers
  • a bag of clothespins
  • a bag of colored Popsicle craft sticks
  • about 4-5 packs worth of index cards
  • a pack of manila folders
  • 3 packs of colored tissue paper
  • an apron
  • various class-roomy poster things (like calendar pieces and coloring posters)
  • MORE STICKERS THAN I CARE TO ADMIT THAT WE OWN

YES, I find a use for all of these things and more! We have them all for a reason, and I just keep on collecting! In my defense, the vast majority of these things were purchased at Dollar Tree & Target's dollar spot. Thrifty crafty!

It is seriously incredible, the things you can find at good 'ol Dollar Tree. What did the world do before that store existed? I throw parties with supplies from there, organize my house with their storage goodies, fill in Easter baskets with their random.. okay, I admit it, junk...and do a heck of a lot of crafting and learning with my littles!


I picked these things up last week (and I already included them in my monster list, so, I'm not adding any more crazy than you already witnessed).

You know what IS crazy, though? This is just LUKE's stuff. This doesn't include ANY of my scrapbooking/paper crafting/sewing/crocheting/laminating craziness! I have a whole ROOM for that!

Maybe I need an intervention.

1 comment:

  1. I found you from the Ultimate Blog Party! I love this post (it reminds me of my kids)! Our craft supplies have taken over several shelves in the basement, as well as a bin upstairs.
    Sarah @ www.DailyMesses.com

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