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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
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I just store these on the counter in box lids and my older students help themselves. They like to memorize the colour names, lol, like "Copenhagen Blue! The lids themselves tend to snap off after a while, so I save any lids from empty bottles as replacements.
The Dollarama plasticine is cheaper than in my art catalog. It's soft and easy to work with and comes in a wide variety of colours. I love it!!
|*this photo was during Covid, so they replaced my regular cleaner with some weird chemical one.|
8. X-acto knife and mini cutting board
This is one of my all-time favourite Dollarama purchases. I've bought about 15 of them now to use with my older students. The mini mats are so convenient for small detail cutting projects.
Stained Glass Art Project
9. Hot Glue Sticks
The hot glue guns are honestly not great quality but I do buy the hot glue sticks at Dollarama. They come in both the small and large sizes which is fantastic.
We also use these fantastic silicone hot glue gun mats to protect our tables.
10. Beading supplies
I've done a number of jewelry/beading projects with my classes and Dollarama is a good source for a variety of inexpensive beads and beading supplies.
11. Wooden Dowels
Their craft dowels come in a variety of thicknesses.
We use the thin ones to create our Ojo de Dios projects.
12. Ultra Fine Glitter
Really fine and nice colours.
Glitter glue is also nice for just painting onto projects as a shimmery glaze.
13. Scratch Art Paper
This scratch art paper is surprisingly good quality! Comes in a variety of finishes.
14. Wet Floral Foam
This is sometimes a seasonal product in Canada- I find it hard to find in the winter time.
It's in the craft section.
We use it to make our floral foam abstract carved sculptures.
15. Bingo Daubers
I use these with younger students- they are fun to play around with and made great dots!
It's in the school supplies section.
16. Canvas boards and canvases
Lots of different sizes and shapes and affordable.
I used these canvases for our Embroidered Canvas art project.
17. Embroidery Thread
This isn't your traditional embroidery thread that you can split. But it's a nice thin coloured thread that we use for all our embroidery projects. I buy tapestry needles at Wal Mart.
18. Watercolour Paper
This is a new product as of last year. Is it the greatest quality? No. But it's thick and holds alot of paint well. My kids don't mind it. It's very textured so some might not like that.
19. Cotton Balls and Q-tips
I'm always surprised how often I'm asked by students if I have cotton balls and q-tips!! Anyone else??!! So I always keep these on hand.
We use the cotton balls for our Hot Chocolate project