Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Creative Crafting

My name is Tiffany Harbrecht, and I work in the Brand Marketing Department. Every month, I have the opportunity to create new and easy projects that can be done in the classroom, the childcare center or at home, and we feature them on the Discount School Supply website. Each educational activity features our unique school supply products, often with creative ways to reuse and recycle other materials as well. These art ideas are just part of the many free crafts, curriculum activities and resources provided by Discount School Supply for teachers, caregivers and parents of young children.

My favorite go-to paint for these art projects is definitely BioColor® paint. It's so versatile, dries quickly without cracking and has vibrant results that never fade! I've used it on countless crafts, and it is such an easy paint to use – and to clean off my hands and work surfaces!

I often use our Brawny Tough Art Trays when I'm painting also. I squirt BioColor® right onto the surface for easy accessibility. The trays are awesome for preventing glitter from getting everywhere, and they're super helpful for keeping me organized when it comes to sorting and transporting the art materials I need.

A few of my other favorite arts and crafts supplies include our Colorations® Super Washable Chubby Markers and Regular Crayons, Colorations® Heavyweight Construction Paper and Washable School Glue. Those items have so many uses and have become staples in my art supply stash.

A few months ago, we found a blog entry written by a parent who had recently been crafting with his/her children, using an idea from the Discount School Supply website. It was an activity that I had written, and the blogger thanked Discount School Supply, raving about how easy it was to make the project with a few basic arts and crafts supplies and some materials recycled from around the house. They even included an adorable picture of their children's handiwork. It's moments like these that bring a smile to my face and demonstrate to me how arts and crafts can bring so much learning and joy to children and their families…and that's part of what we're all about at Discount School Supply!


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