The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Art Supply Edition

Our children engage in so many art projects that we keep a small corner in our dining room set aside for their miscellaneous art supplies and in-progress art projects.

Pretty much every single day, our children clear off some of the dining room table and cut/paint/draw/build something.

The only tricky part with this is that they actually manage to run out of some of their supplies. Just yesterday, our son was digging for a red crayon (red being one of the colors he uses in a lot of his art, along with orange, green, and blue) and simply could not find one. The closest we could find was a purplish-red.

You know what, though? If there’s one thing I really don’t mind buying, it’s art supplies for kids so engaged in their art projects that they literally use up an entire color of crayons.

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