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If you have a little time on your hands, you can save a lot of money making your own craft supplies! I have personally tried many of these and was very happy with the results.

Glue: http://craftingagreenworld.com/2011/01/31/five-recipes-for-natural-glue/

Clay: http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemistryactivities/a/modeling_clay_recipes.htm

Paper: http://www.planetpals.com/papermaking.html

Beads: http://familycrafts.about.com/od/makingbeads/Making_Your_Own_Beads.htm

Finger paint: http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/make-your-own-fingerpaint.htm

Watercolors: http://www.magicalchildhood.com/crafts/watercolors.htm

Yarn: http://www.squidoo.com/make_yarn

Spray paint: http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-spray-paint/

Sidewalk chalk: http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Sidewalk-Chalk/

Ink: http://www.make-stuff.com/formulas_&_remedies/miscellaneous_formulas/basic_ink.html

Glitter: http://www.planetpals.com/craft-non-toxic-craft-supply-recipes.html

Crayons: http://weefolkart.com/content/beeswax-crayons

Paint brushes: http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-your-own-paintbrushes/

Rubber stamps: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sweet-little-acorn-stamps-howt-131628

Polymer clay: http://thenewnew.blogspot.com/2011/06/homemade-polymer-clay.html

ploymer clay fairy

Made with polymer clay

Stencils: http://www.spraypaintstencils.com/make-a-stencil-tutorial.htm

Happy crafting!

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8 responses

  1. Wow . . . THANK YOU for the great list and links! You rock! 🙂

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  3. coville123 says:

    Cool ideas I am going to make my own glue thanks for sharing.I have to reblog this!

  4. coville123 says:

    Reblogged this on savedollarblog and commented:
    Cool ideas!