One of the unexpected things I’ve found to be worth purchasing on Amazon is most of our craft supplies. I’ll share some of my favorite craft supplies to order on Amazon. And make sure you read my tip at the end that saves me so much time and money.
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Googly eyes – We love this huge pack! While they aren’t as big as they seem in the photo, I was pretty impressed with the selection. And they have sticky backs, which means no messy glue everywhere (hallelujah!). You can also snag a pack with large eyes here.
Craft sticks – The things you can do with craft sticks are endless! We just use plain ones – and it’s Amazon so I shouldn’t be surprised, but apparently they have a Subscribe & Save option for regular craft sticks!
And I’m eyeing these gorgeous colored ones for the next time we make a craft order.
Glue sticks – Anyone who asks, “Why would you need a 30 pack of glue sticks?” clearly hasn’t experienced the destructive force of my two year old. And (as you could probably guess) we do a lot of papercrafts around here, so we go through a lot of glue!
This 30 pack has lasted us about 6 months, and I’m about ready to buy another because we are almost out. You may want to go for a smaller pack if you don’t go through glue very quickly, because you don’t want to end up having a lot of them drying out on you.
Air Dry Clay – My kids love creating things with clay, and this is one of the best ways I’ve found for them to enjoy it with little mess. I love that this pack comes with plenty of colors, tools to use, and an idea book.
Boxes of crayons – in all one color! -How cool is this?! I haven’t tried these (yet!), but from the reviews these look legit. We can’t be the only ones that seem to destroy all the red and black in the first week of getting new crayons, and spend months coloring with black Crayon nubs…or fighting over who gets to use the one red Crayon that’s miraculously left.
Just do a search for “[color] crayons” and you can see if they have the color you’re looking for.
Pipe cleaners – Great variety pack!
PomPoms – Activities, crafts, and more. We love pompoms!
What to Skip: I haven’t heard great things about the construction paper on Amazon, so this is one of the items we stock up on at Costco.
My biggest tip for buying craft supplies on Amazon?
Watch the prices! And no, that doesn’t mean you have to waste time stalking what you want every day. I use a tool called CamelCamelCamel. I have it set up to alert me when certain products go below a set price. And pro tip – this works amazing for watching deals on some Lego sets!
All you have to do is set up an account, create a wish list with products you want to watch the price on, and configure when you want them to email your alerts. I don’t usually go with the default settings – I like to customize it to alert me when they fall to a certain price.
Also it has a crazy cool feature – price history! It’s how I can tell if something is the best deal ever on a product, or if I want to wait to try to get it at a lower price.