You may be used to grabbing art and craft supplies from popular chain stores such as Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Jo-Ann Stores. These stores all have great selections of art and craft supplies for projects for kids as well as for your grown-up art projects. They each also offer weekly coupons so that you can buy some supplies at rock-bottom prices. There are, however, great online resources where you can find everyday art supplies, as well as unique and hard-to-find supplies at great prices with free or low-priced shipping. The best part, of course, is that you do not have to leave your house.
1. Artist and Craftsman Supply Whether you are looking for craft supplies for the kiddos or supplies for your next sculpture, this online store will have what you need. $7 flat rate shipping or free shipping on orders over $150.
2. Discount School Supply If you have ever been in charge of your elementary school’s school store, you are probably familiar with Discount School Supply. In addition to offering the cutest erasers, pens and pencil sharpeners, Discount School Supply is a great resource for tons of bulk art supplies for craft projects for school, Girl Scouts, and Sunday school. Free shipping on orders over $79.
3. Etsy Etsy is a great resource for unique, handmade gifts. It is also the place to buy supplies to make your own handmade gifts. Etsy has practically any art and craft supply you can think of and many that you would never have thought about!
4. Jerry’s Artarama This is a comprehensive online art supply store. In addition to a wide range of art supplies, they also offer kids art supplies, books, and DVDs. They even have Snazaroo Face Paints! (Gotta be honest. I had never heard of Snazaroo before visiting this site. This just goes to show you that Jerry’s Artamara has something for every art interest.) Flat rate standard shipping from $5.95 – $9.95. Free shipping when you join the “Frequent Shipper” program for $79 per year.
5. Stubby Pencil Studio I have to admit that I was first attracted to this online store because of its cute name. Once I checked it out, I discovered a wealth of eco-friendly art and craft supplies, desk accessories, stationery, and toys. Free shipping for orders over $100.
5 More Online Resources. . .
My list of online resources for art and craft supplies would not be complete without mentioning a few you probably already know about. 1. Amazon We all know Amazon has practically everything you want including art and craft supplies. 2-4. Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Jo-Ann If there is not one in your neighborhood, check out their online stores. 5. Blick The online version of the old-school, art supply store that you may have first discovered around the corner from your college campus.
Kidcreate Studio is an art studio just for kids that offers children’s art classes,
camps and art-themed birthday parties for children ages 18 months through 12 years.
Making a mess is the best at Kidcreate!