Craft time can be one of the most expensive of the day. It’s not cheap to do crafts for every holiday, but there are some tips that you can use to make the trip to the craft store a bit more budget friendly.
Here are five ways to reduce the cost of Halloween crafts:
Shop the Clearance Rack
It is a little late to take advantage of clearance Halloween craft supplies yet – but keep this in mind when you are searching for crafts for next year. Shopping one to two days after Halloween at popular craft stores can help you to find craft supplies that are seventy-five to eighty percent off of the regular price. Put them away for next year and save.
Make a Plan
When we walk into the craft store, art supply store or even the local chain store, there are sparkly things that catch my eye. This happens to the kiddos too. They begin to grab googly eyes, foam and everything else at their level and stick it in the cart. Going in with a plan of what supplies are going to be needed helps to reduce the cost of doing crafts with the kiddos.
Choose MultiPurpose Supplies
Finding crafts that will require similar supplies can help to multipurpose the supplies and reduce the cost of the crafts. You can check out a sample of this here, where I planned five kids crafts for under $20.
Michaels is one of my favorite places to shop. Not only can you find great holiday clearance for up to ninety percent off of craft supplies and décor, but there are weekly coupons that can be downloaded via the smart phone app that give you 40-50% off of one item of your choice (as long as it isn’t on sale) and 25% off of your entire order + you can use these coupons together to save even more. Using these coupons and buying the more expensive craft supplies makes it simple to plan activities.
Find items at home that you can repurpose for the holidays. Something as simple as black tissue paper or crinkle paper that arrived in our monthly subscription of Julep Maven made a great spider craft activity – and you can do the same thing with boxes, bubble wrap, egg cartons and more.
Using your imagination, you can cut down the cost of art supplies and spooky crafts. What do you have planned for Halloween crafts?