Many nannies are encouraged to do art projects and foster a love of art with their nanny kids, but often the art supplies are costly. So how do you foster a love of art projects and art without spending a small fortune on craft supplies? Over at Artful Parent shares some great ways to have art supplies on a budget. We would love to know some of your go to tricks and tips to art supplies and projects on a budget.
Something to draw and paint on. It can be paper, cardboard, a chalkboard, rocks, wood, posterboard, windows, a wall of the house, sand, your body, whatever. Anything goes, really. Paper would be good, though. It doesn’t have to be fancy. Copy paper is fine. As is repurposed, recycle-bin paper and paper bags from the store. Cardboard is pretty good, too. Both the corrugated stuff and the thin cereal box cardboard.
There are a lot of art supplies you can make yourself, most with ingredients you already have around the house, such as flour, salt, food coloring, cornstarch, vinegar, etc. So, if you have more time than money, make some art supplies! And get the kids involved—the making is as much fun as the using.