This Craft Basket Giveaway is now closed. Thank you for all that entered!
The winner of the basket is Michelle, comment from 3/18/2013 at 9:13am. Email: kie…….@yahoo.com.
My children – especially my girls – love anything related to crafts. While it’s difficult to plan a craft every day or (every week!) I always have a ready supply of crafty goodness on hand for them to do their own thing. My 6 year old daughter is my craftiest soul. She comes up with the best ideas! Everything from homemade cards to decorated boxes to pasting lace on her math paper. 🙂
Why Craft Supplies Are Important in Our Homeschool
While I plan our math, spelling, phonics, and history each day, I leave ample (and I mean ample) time for my kiddos to use their imaginations. For my girls, using their imaginations usually involves playing with their doll house, their doll babies, or pulling out the craft supplies. While I’m usually not a big fan of mess, I make exceptions with play dough and craft supplies. It does no good to have all of the crafty goodness sitting in a bin – it’s meant to be used! So I put my oldest daughter “in charge” of the supplies, sit them at the kitchen table, and let them craft away. On the homeschool mornings that my little girls are restless, I often pull out the big craft bin and let them do their thing. They come up with the best creations! We take pictures and then put their masterpieces on the wall. They feel so proud!
Finding Cheap Craft Supplies
Each semester, I make sure I allot enough money in our homeschool budget to buy an ample amount of craft supplies. Michael’s usually has a good coupon in the Sunday paper and I shop their $1 bin or clearance bin fairly often. Target’s $1 Spot and the clearance bin at Wal-Mart are good places to find cheaper items for craft baskets also.
Win a Preschool Craft Basket from Mama’s!
Would you love to have some new crafty goodness in your school? Enter to win this Preschool Craft Basket from Mama’s! Here are the goodies you’ll win:
- pom-poms in rainbow colors
- pom-poms in glitter colors
- pipe cleaners
- foam stickers
- craft sticks
- glue sticks
- various types of ribbon (makes great borders for cards!)
- butterfly sequins (perfect for gluing)
- wooden alphabet beads
- googly eyes
- child-size scissors
(The pink basket is not included.)
I’m giving away one Crafty Goodness basket valued at $45 to one wonderful reader at Mama’s Learning Corner!
To enter: —>Leave a comment on this blog post answering this question: Where do you find inexpensive craft items for your own homeschool? —>For an extra entry, sign up for Mama’s Email delivered to your inbox. Once you sign up, you MUST come back to this post and leave a comment telling me that you added yourself to Mama’s mailing list. It’s that simple! This contest will be open until Friday, March 22, 2013. I’ll draw a winner on Friday night and notify the winner. Please note the Fine Print at the bottom of this post regarding winner details. Want the opportunity to win another Easter Basket? After you’ve entered this giveaway, hop on over to these other blogs (links under the picture): (1) Mad Scientist Basket from Milk and Cookies (2) “See the Light” Easter Art Basket from Classic Housewife (3) Tea Time Basket from See Jamie Blog (4) Butterfly Basket from Spell Outloud (5) Family Movie Night Basket from Jennifer A. Janes (6) Pamper the Homeschool Mom Basket from Granola Mom 4 God (7) Freezer Cooking Basket from Motherhood on a Dime (8) Hodgepodge Basket from Hodgepodge (9) Healthy Living and Fitness Basket from Forever, For Always, No Matter What (10) Making Writing Fun Basket from This Reading Mama (11) Coffee: Fuel for Homeschooling Moms Basket from Homeschoolin’ Mama (12) Mom’s Quiet Time Basket from Upside Down Homeschooling (13) Missionary Basket from Our Journey Westward (14) Happy Mom Basket from Habits for a Happy Home (15) Crafty Goodness Basket from Mamas Learning Corner (16) Rejuvenate the Mom Basket from Spoonful of Imagination (17) Beginner’s Math Manipulatives Basket from Meet Penny (18) Welcome Spring: Gardening Basket from Abundant Life (19) Healthy Living Basket from The Encouraging Home (20) Mom’s Pampering Basket from Teaching Mama (21) Kid’s Gardening Basket from Momma Hopper (22) The Gift of Parenting Basket from Teachers of Good Things (23) Preschool Crafts Basket from It’s Gravy, Baby! (24) All the Extras – Electives and Enrichment Basket from Curriculum Choice (25) Homeschool Mom Basket Case Basket from Classic Housewife Thanks to iHomeschool Network for organizing this Easter Basket Extravaganza! Fine print: – Winner must be 18 years of age or older. – Winner must live in the continental US. – Crafty Goodness contents will be mailed via US mail the week of March 25th. – There is only one prize and only one winner will be drawn. – Winner will be notified via email. You’ll have 48 hours to respond with your mailing address. If you fail to do so, I’ll choose another winner. – To enter, follow the instructions listed in this post. You may enter by leaving a comment or by signing up for Mama’s Email List.