My Favorite Kids’ Art Supplies

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My Kids Art Supply List

As you know, I buy most of our art supplies through Discount School Supply. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: when it comes to art materials, they are tops for quality, price, and service. While teachers have known about them for a long time, I don't think parents are as aware of them as a kids art supply source. Many people have asked me in the past what to buy from them (their catalog is huge and somewhat overwhelming!), so here's my list. It can be yours, too.

Kids Art Supplies


Kids Art Supplies


Kids Art Supplies

Drawing Materials:

Kids Art Supplies


Kids Art Supplies


Note: You can buy these collage items elsewhere, but the prices are pretty great at DSS, so if you're placing an order anyway, why not add some googly eyes or rainbow feathers for about $1.50 each. That's always my thinking, anyway...

Kids Art Supplies


Note: See my post about the papers we use and buy.

Kids Art Supplies

Two Last, Super Fun, Art Materials:

Discount School Supply gives you free shipping for all orders over $79. Consider going in on an order with a friend to get the free shipping if you aren't going to order enough to qualify on your own. That's what I do. Although frankly I often qualify for the free shipping. :)

Note: I am now a Discount School Supply affiliate and the links in this post are affiliate links. I only use affiliate links for products we use and love. If you follow a link and place a purchase, I will receive a small percentage of the sales price from Discount School Supply and will send you virtual hugs.

Okay, now for the amazing art supply giveaway!!

Readers who leave a comment to this post by Thursday, January 26rd at 11:49 pm EST will be entered into a random drawing for a kids art supply bonanza from Discount School Supply that includes each of the items mentioned above! Winner will be chosen by random number generator and announced on this post on Friday morning. (I will also e-mail the winner directly, as I always do.) This giveaway is open to readers who live in the contiguous United States only. Good luck! This giveaway is now closed.

The random number generator gave me #332 so Gretchen wins the shipment of art supplies from Discount School Supply. Congrats, Gretchen!

Gretchen said…

I DO get so overwhelmed when trying to choose art supplies. Thanks for boiling it down!

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  1. Adrienne says

    Holy Crow! That’s an incredible giveaway, Jean!
    I might not have any kids, but I do get involved with children’s arts & science activities now & again. :)

  2. Christy says

    Wow! What a great giveaway! We love everything we have gotten from DSS so far and I noticed my son’s school uses their products as well.

  3. says

    My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw what all was included in this giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity :D

  4. Elizabeth says

    You’re right, there’s no other way to describe this than amazing!!! My 3 year old would be over the moon with all these lovely goodies (and I would be too, hehe).

  5. Gina says

    I have you to thank for introducing me to Discount School Supply. I’ve been really impressed with the quality of their materials! Sure would be fun to win :)

  6. Gretchen says

    What an amazing giveaway! I would probably have enough to share with our whole playgroup of two-year-olds. Great blog post!

  7. Pam says

    It would be a dream come to win this giveaway. I think this is my favorite giveaway all year! Thanks for the wonderful opportunity.

  8. Amber says

    Thanks for posting the list of supplies! I love this blog and go to it almost daily for inspiration with my daughter and son.

  9. says

    oh my goodness that is a lot of awesome art supplies!
    I wish we has the extra cash right now that I could put in a big order for Tommy.

  10. Meg Roke says

    WOW! What an incredible list- so helpful. I’ve never heard of this art supply company before but am glad to know of it now since prices are so high at ordinary craft stores. Thanks!

  11. Lori N says

    I have only place one order from DSS. It arrived with a copy of their catalog and I want to try EVERYTHING! Since I can’t afford to buy it all, I appreciate the list of your favorite and most used products.

  12. Nicole says

    Oh my goodness! Would we love to get our hands on this giveaway. I have been a long time customer of DSS (preschool teacher before becoming a parent, myself) but I have been introduced to so many of their products through you. Thank you!

  13. Viva says

    Wow! Thanks for having this amazing giveaway! Some lucky family is going to have a lot of fun :)

  14. Missy French says

    Yahoo! Placing an order for after I drop the kids off to pre-school. What great colors of tape! Glitter Glue, sons fav! And paint, well, with twins, there is never enough paint around here. lol. Thanks for another great resource!!

  15. Resha M says

    Wow – love the List and the Giveaway!! My daughter wants to be an artist teacher when she grows up so needless to say, she loves art. I am going to print this list off as she has an Arts/Craft Center and is in need of all of this!! Thank you!!!

  16. Rebecca Johnson says

    What an awesome art supply this is! It includes items I have never thought to try, but look so fun! I would love to win this for my three year old and I!

  17. Jackie says

    Wow…what a give away. This would be great for my 3 grandkids that homeschool. I too love DSS, and wish I had all the supplies you mentioned. Hope I win! Thanks for doing this post. Many good ideas. I do wish you would do a post on the tape. I often wonder what to do with that stuff.

  18. Kristin says

    So great! My two year old is really starting to love playing with different paints and craft supplies… this would be awesome!

  19. says

    wow, so great to have your picks on all these yummy supplies! My 4 y.o. and I are drooling over the glitter paint and colored masking tape :)

  20. Kelly Rasmussen says

    awesome stuff! my kids would love it! i think i’m going to have to get that set of masking tape…so much fun! :)

  21. Jennifer says

    I have never heard of DSS. Thanks for letting me know. Looking forward to ordering from them!

  22. anne says

    Oh my goodness! There will be no sign of boredom during the next winter storms with such an art supply kit! WOW!

  23. [email protected] says

    oh yes please!!

  24. ashley parks says

    I love Discount School Supply too! We use them for our art supplies but I love seeing new ways to use the standards!

  25. Connie says

    Thank you for the wonderful list! Just what I was looking for! I will be placing an order soon

  26. Jen says

    I have always wanted to order from DDS (I look at their site all the time). The things I want very most are liquid watercolors and the masking tape & holder. I think these have been on my list to buy for years! They have so many other great art supply items too.

  27. Ashley says

    I cringe at kid toys, but kid art supplies?!?!?! I get a teeny tiny bit excited… love this giveaway!

  28. Rachel says

    Wow. This is like the world’s best giveaway!!! I love it. I love DSS. I order all kinds of things for them. And I agree about getting things like sequins, googly eyes, and feathers when you’re placing your order. I also love that they have high-quality paper for reasonable prices.

  29. Molly H says

    I love love LOVE DSS! Their shipping is crazy fast too and their customer service is amazing! Total happy shopper here!

  30. Julie says

    I’ve never heard of Discount School Supply. I can’t wait to check out their website (via your links, of course!). Thanks for the recommendations!

  31. Kathy says

    We love Discount School Supply. This is a great list with some things that I have never seen before! Thanks!

  32. [email protected] says

    What a great prize to win. Very exciting! Thank you!

  33. kt says

    Are you kidding me?!?!?!?! What an awesome giveaway. I would be beyond thrilled (my boys too..) to win. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!! Fingers crossed!

  34. Hannah says

    I love discount school supply! My favorites are the liquid watercolors-so much you can do with them!

  35. Allison says

    We love Discount School Supply at our house! We buy lots of art supplies and give them as birthday gifts for classmates. The Colorations paint can’t be beat!

  36. [email protected] says

    Amazing site…looks like there are a lot of cool art projects we can accomplish this summer

  37. shaivite says

    What a fantastic giveaway! I really like Discount School Supply. Thanks for the opportunity!

  38. erica says

    Oh, wow! This may be the best give-away ever. My favorite stuff from them is colored masking tape. We use it for everything.

  39. says

    I’ve seen all these supplies at our favorite little local childrens museum and have loved them, but never knew where they came from. Thanks for sharing!

  40. Keri says

    Wow! Thanks! What a great give-away. I am definitely checking Dss out for art supplies. We love google eyes too!

  41. Sarah says

    I’m speechless. I can’t imagine how excited I … I mean my kids … would be if we received such a massive delivery of cool art supplies. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  42. Carmela says

    I LOVE Discount School Supply! The Daycare where I work orders art supplies from them, we love it! Thanks for the giveaway.

  43. says

    I am a teacher and I completely agree that their goodies are fantastic. We love the biocolors for playing with texture and color. Fun stuff! And what an awesome giveaway. My fingers are crossed!

  44. Tamrah T says

    That is quite the giveaway! I have a wish list long of supplies for DSS. And I wanted to say happy anniversary to ARTFUL PARENT and all the creativity it hgas/continues to share with her followers.

  45. says

    Those are some amazing supplies! Out of all of them I know all four of my kids would be most excited about the colored tape! They are always sneaking the hockey tape (which is a lot more expensive)for their art. Googly eyes are also a favorite around here!

  46. Ann says

    I have ordered from them — following a post by you some time ago –and really like what I have gotten. Need to try a few more items but maybe I will win!

  47. Jen D says

    What an amazing giveaway! We need glitter paint. And several other things after seeing this list :)

  48. Amy James says

    I’m giddy at the thought of winning such a great give away! If my luck doesn’t pull through for me then I will definitely have to check them out :)

  49. says

    Thanks for the heads up on a great art supply source. I need to go check them out.. my girls are in need of some new stuff to play with!

  50. Jennifer says

    We order from Discount School Supply all the time. I would LOVE the chance to win some supplies. Thank you so much!

  51. Kristen says

    Thanks so much! I keep meaning to place an order from them, but get overwhelmed with the choices. This is a great place to start!

  52. [email protected] says

    winning wouldbe so cool

  53. Stephanie says

    wow! My 2.5 year old daughter LOVES to paint and glue. I’ve neer won a giveaway before but would be thrilled to win this one! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  54. robin says

    I love Discount School Supply and I found them thanks to Artful Parent. :D We are so in love with the liquid watercolors. :D

  55. says

    Amazing!!! I am a family child care provider and we order all of our art supplies thru discount school supply. We would be so honored to have these supplies a part of our home!
    Thanks for the opportunity

  56. Katy says

    What a great giveaway! And thanks for all the intros to great art supplies. I didn’t even know colored masking tape existed!

  57. liz says

    This is a post to bookmark! I had just been thinking I’d go through your site to see whether there was a “please tell me what to buy” post, and here it is. thank you!!

  58. keira says

    The liquid watercolors are my favorite and last forever. Now, if only someone would invent a glue stick that lasts and comes in more eco friendly packaging. Any glue stick ideas?

  59. Heather N says

    Oh, my heart! We would love to win this giveaway. We use their glitter glue exclusively. It is the only glitter glue that my daughter can use on her own…the other brands are too hard to squeeze. Thanks for this fantastic giveaway!!!

  60. Pam says

    I’ve started ordering from Discount School Supply on your advice and always find something great flipping through the catalog. This is an amazing giveaway!

  61. papri says

    Thanks for sharing your recommendations! I bought a bunch of these based on your recommendations last year. Thank you for updating your already great list!

  62. Anna R says

    Wow! What a great giveaway! I’ve been following you for about a year now Jean and started shopping at DSS as soon as you mentioned getting your supplies there! Love their crazy big selection!

  63. Gizala says

    AWESOME! If I were lucky enought to win, this would stock my A&C pantry for a long and happy time.

  64. Amanda says

    Thank you so much for this list! (And what an amazing giveaway!) The catalog is really overwhelming and this sure helps to narrow it down.

  65. says

    I am so glad you introduced me to these products. We have been using them for a year and LOVE them! Thanks and what an amazing giveaway!

  66. [email protected] says

    I love ordering from Discount School Supplies for my home daycare…What a great giveaway !!!

  67. Maria says

    I thank you almost every day for introducing me to Discount School Supply. We have loved everything we’ve gotten from them so far.

  68. Ronnette says

    wow what a prize pack. I was just going to place an order with them…maybe I’ll wait to see if I win some of the stuff on my list first.

  69. Jenn says

    My daughter is just now to to the age where she is creating “masterpieces” in earnest. What wonderful tools these would be for her creations.

  70. Karen says

    Wow!!! I would love to win – my six year old would have a blast with these supplies…and so would I :)

  71. Beth says

    What an amazing giveaway! There’s such a difference between art supplies and quality art supplies!

  72. Gina E says

    For my daughter’s sixth birthday, I was planning on restocking our dwindling art supply. This wuld be a great way to do that. Thanks for the resource, I will definitely check out Discount School Supply!

  73. Jenny says

    this is wonderful! I love Discount School Supply! My daughter’s preschool buys their supplies from them too! My daughter’s favorite thing to do is “play art” . . . . My son will be old enough soon to join in the fun!

  74. Kristin says

    This is awesome! I’m going to have to check their site out. I was not happy with the are supplies I bought locally, so i’m looking for a better place to buy them.

  75. jenn says

    Oh my goodness what a great package. We love Discount School Supply. I am a single mom and run a preschool out of my home so I can stay home with my daughter. This would be incredible for me to have for the kids!!

  76. [email protected] says

    I’ll have to check out this site.

  77. Eliza says

    Oooh, glitter glue! Can’t wait to get some in my son’s fave colors! I love their tempera paint and liquid watercolors. It’s a great site!

  78. [email protected] says

    Definitely an AMAZING giveaway! I’ve had my eye on the colored masking tape for a long time. Would love to add each and every one of these items to our home!

  79. Alex says

    WOW! Thanks for the chance !I’m so grateful to have learned about liquid watercolors here a long time ago. We’ve gotten SO MUCH use out of them.

  80. says

    Wow! We could make so many great things with these supplies in my 1st grade class! We don’t have Art at our school so I try to incorporate it in our classroom as much as I can!

  81. Shannon says

    What a great list, and amazing giveaway! I love your blog, and am always on the lookout for new art supplies to try!

  82. Aly Kantor says

    Wow! What a fantastic giveaway! As the world’s poorest Pre-K teacher, all of that could hold me over for AGES! I already have enough DSS liquid watercolor to last me a short eternity, but everything else would be a genuine treat! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  83. Ellen Leamon says

    As a art therapist and mom, supplies are very important. Quality is what I look for and I love discount school supply. Art is number one to us in our home and with this supplies tv and video games would take a backseat. Getting very low on art supplies and a truck load of new would be wonderful for all.

  84. Jodie says

    Oh wow!! My daughter’s birthday is coming up and I was thinking about making her present a container of art supplies! Perfect timing! And a giveaway on top of it…I could only be so lucky!

  85. Amy S. says

    I love DSS! We’d be lost without them! I especially love to mix liquid watercolors with bubbles for messy, beautiful fun!

  86. Sharon says

    Oh my goodness, this is a great giveaway! Super excited for who ever receives this basket of goodies!!

  87. katie says

    looks like the art cabinet of when i used to teach, had never even thought of purchasing for my own kids… needless to say, im wiping the drool from my mouth now… would be estatic to win this!!!

  88. Adriana says

    Paper, and paint and soooooo much more…Oh my!!!!!
    This giveaway is over the rainbow awesome…
    fingers crossed…..xx

  89. lyndsay says

    No way! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing giveaway. I’m especially stoked about the tape. Yeah!

  90. says

    We love Discount School Supply, and there are a few things on your list that we haven’t tried from there yet. I’m so intrigued by all the things you can create with the BioColor paints!

  91. says

    Thanks for the giveaway! We already have many of these supplies and love DSS, but we can always use more paint! And I’d love to share the set of brushes and tray with my sister’s kids.

  92. Tiffany says

    I am yet again amazed at your willingness to support family creativity and offer AWESOME giveaways.
    I have used most all of these products, aside from the clay, and I have pretty much good things to say. I WOULD BE OVER THE TOP GLAD with this gist.
    Thanks again.

  93. Adelle F. says

    Wow, what a giveaway!! We discovered Discount School Supply through your blog and now order from them regularly. Great stuff.

  94. Kate says

    I am a teacher and was just going through my catalogues and wondering which ones had the best deals. Thanks for posting!

  95. Sarah says

    You introduced us to DSS. Love their products, and my daughter is a huge fan of the glitter watercolors! Hope we win. :)

  96. Georgine says

    Huge DSS fan. Though we don’t have glitter paint or colered maskIng tape. Thanks for the chance to win.

  97. says

    My little girl is still a little too small to use these, but I’d love to store them for her until she is ready :)
    Thank you.

  98. Amy Ferguson says

    I discovered DSS last year and have been ordering from them since then! I have never had a bad experience and love the quality of their products!! I had never noticed some of the things you listed on the blog and am excited now to order some of the colored masking tape. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  99. says

    Wow! Amazing giveaway! I’ve ordered from DSS before for work (I work in a library) but haven’t considered it personally. They have some great stuff!

  100. Carly says

    Wow! Would love to win the giveaway… and we’re going to have to check out DSS. Those trays look awesome (as does everything else!)

  101. Catherine says

    Great list – would have fun with all of these with my kids and with my toddler art group!

  102. Rose says

    I’ve been meaning to order supplies from DSS ever since I learned about them on your site several years ago, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. I would love to win the sampler! Thanks for the opportunity!

  103. Nan says

    I usually buy art supplies from the same store for both home and church. I love their price and quality! My daughter loves ’em too! I haven’t tried their glitter glue yet so I hope I win that item! ^___^

  104. Valerie says

    What a great list! And an incredible
    giveaway. I’d love to enjoy these with my daughter and some of her toddler playmates!

  105. Megan S. says

    That’s a fantastic giveaway! I love Discount School Supply. They even pay for return shipping when you accidentally buy 5000 pipe cleaners. How’s that for customer service!

  106. Erin Chisholm says

    INCREDIBLE give-away! want to trying the colored masking tape! fun for toddler to create with.

  107. Bridgett says

    We love DSS! Ordered there last year because of some of your posts and have been so happy with everything we ordered.

  108. [email protected] says

    I love your blog! Thank you so much for this post. I can’t wait to start stocking up. I’ll also be passing this along to all my teacher friends and moms! Thanks!

  109. Kate says

    This is an AMAZING giveaway! And perfect timing as our art supplies are always used up faster during the cold winter months when we can’t play outside quite as much. Thank you!!!!

  110. Rebecca says

    My kids would love all those art supplies – especially the glitter paint!! We will definitely check it out. Thanks!

  111. Emma says

    Wow-ey! Wow! Wow!!! What an incredible giveaway – I’m yet to win a random lottery drawing from a blog so I’m really hoping the stars align for this one. If by chance I do win – I’ll show you the look on my kids faces as we open this package… AND I’ll offer to host a handful of crafty playdates :) Thanks for the chance at winning this one!

  112. Amy Sticha says

    I’ve only ordered from Discount School Supply once (it was a big order). I love their stuff! I might have to buy some colored masking tape next… looks like fun! =)

  113. Amber says

    I did use DSS as a teacher and had not even thought about it as a parent… we do love to hit a store and touch and feel and pick out many supplies. Their paint looks like a great deal.

  114. says

    Hmm, don’t think my previous comment went through. Anyway, I first found out about DSS through your blog, and I think they’re a fantastic resource.

  115. Amy Watkins says

    With an art themed birthday party coming up, this supply list gets me thinking of lots of fun party possibilities! Thank you for the recommendations!

  116. [email protected] says

    Masking tape looks very tempting. I wonder if I will think it’s as fun when it is stuck all over my house.

  117. Katie says

    Oh wow! What a fantastic giveaway. My five children love art projects, and I can’t keep them in supplies!

  118. Katherine Lally says

    Thanks for the chance to win. We order through them for the co-op school we are at but I didn’t know you could purchase as an individual. Very cool!!

  119. Amanda C. says

    WOW! What a huge giveaway! My mind almost can’t comprehend all the things that we could do with such a super art supply stash! My girls would sure enjoy the challenge of making sure every last thing was used to its fullest potential.

  120. says

    Oh my goodness, what a fabulous giveaway!! We get DSS catalogs because they are SOO great and my eyes just glaze over with desire for wonderful art materials! Thanks for the opportunity.
    Sarah M

  121. Michaela says

    I love Discount Art Supply, and now I have even more ideas of what to buy there…thanks for the chance to win!

  122. gina portelli says

    Discount School Supplies has been my go to place for art supplies as a preschool teacher and art therapist. I love all the products you mentioned.

  123. Carey says

    Hi aga in – just tried posting, but don’t think it went through… We love your blog — eagerly look for it every morning to explore with a toddler and pre-schooler, and friends on the block. Thank you for your inspriation for our daily art project, and the ideas and perspectives that fill our home. This Discount School Supply give away is very exciting and generous. Our (messy) fingers are crossed!

  124. says

    I’ve had fun using some of these supplies at an art class for my 2 year old but am happy to now know where to purchase them. Thank you for the great list and also for your WONDERFUL blog! I really enjoy all the great ideas you have!

  125. Angie Schmidtberger says

    My daughter would ooh and ahhh over all these great art supplies. We would be so excited to win them!

  126. Kensey says

    I love Discount School Supply! This is an incredible giveaway!! (Even if I don’t win, I’ll definitely be buying the colored tape; thanks for mentioning it!!)

  127. JenO says

    This is amazing. I could keep my daycare kids busy for ages will all that loot. Thanks for the opportunity to win it all.

  128. Indrani says

    Woohoo, I love your blog and have been looking around for some liquid watercolors for my 2 year old.. Thanks for the list!

  129. Melissa Norstrom says

    That is just so cool. And Thank You for the chance to start a art cabnet for my kids. I just buy the watercolors and crayons right now. But thanks to your list I will be giving more thought in to art supply purchases for the kids.

  130. Mary D says

    Wow!!! What a giveaway, think of all the creative hours.
    Fingers crossed ;-)
    Love the blog, Jean!

  131. T. Beard says

    Wow! Another amazing giveaway in which we are very much interested. What a great start to your blog year.

  132. Tonya says

    Thank you for posting on this awesome source for art supplies. My four year old son isn’t as into art as my two year old daughter. As she is developing an interest my son is taking more of an interest, too. Funny how that works. I will be sure to bookmark their page.

  133. Hannah says

    I’ve been wondering the best way to start building a craft supply stash for my little guy, thanks for the tips!

  134. says

    woah! what a great giveaway. this looks like a great resource for supplies, especially to stock up on those you use ALL the time!

  135. [email protected] says

    Would love it! Thanks so much for your blog!

  136. Suzie says

    My daughter loves art projects. I love to wait for their sales and then stock up and make art supply gift buckets for her friends’ birthday presents. The BioColor is something that I have been interested in trying out for a while.

  137. Eileen says

    Oh, my! My girls and I would hardly be able to contain ourselves if we won a giveaway like this! Keeping our fingers crossed!

  138. [email protected] says

    GREAT giveaway, great supplier, and a great blog I enjoy every day. Thanks!

  139. Julie A. says

    Wow! This is an amazing giveaway! I LOVE Discount School Supply! Thanks for the opportunity!

  140. Allison says

    Use most of these supplies at preschool with my class but for some reason I have never bought them for home for my daughter, that is crazy. Her birthday is in April, I’ll have to include some of these ideas as gifts!

  141. Katie says

    This is a great list- have added several things to my art materials wish list! I think my daughter would LOVE the liquid watercolors!

  142. andrea says

    fabulous giveaway. many things we already use, many things we’d like to try!!!! thanks so much for the opportunity!

  143. Jill says

    Holy Toledo! You must have asked very nicely – Discount School Supply is to be cheered for such a generous offering and you, too, for bringing this chance to your readers. We would LOVE to win this treasure trove of supplies and do a major restock of our art cabinet. However, if we are chosen, cabinet would become plural. Thanks for the chance!

  144. Cindy says

    Wow! I need to take some lessons from you on how to ask for things really nicely… what a bonanza! Thanks for the offer!

  145. caroline says

    What an amazing drawing! 2 young crafty and creative kids at my house would LOOOVE to win that jackpot! thanks for the opportunity! :D

  146. Andrea says

    My friend is always posting stuff from the artful parent – I might have to split the set with her if I win :)

  147. [email protected] says

    I love to have creative craft ideas for my numerous grandkids. This is a great resource for me and other grammas!! Grammy Paula

  148. Drinkmorewater says

    I love Discount School Supplies! I haven’t bought from them for a while because of our budget. My kids would LOVE to win this one!

  149. Gabriel Miles says

    WOW! What a fantastic giveaway! As an art teacher you can never have too many supplies and Colorations supplies are great! I’ve used them before with my students and child and love them.

  150. Nicole says

    Awesome giveaway! I’ve ordered from DSS before as well but, ironically, not any art supplies.

  151. Kristy says

    I love discount school supply! Thanks for the great giveaway… I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  152. Margaret says

    Such a generous giveaway! I’m a long-time DSS fan, and I’m looking forward to trying some new things at home from your list… Thinking clay should be next!

  153. Bibliosophy says

    Just placed my first order with them for our art group, and I’m thrilled with the quality. So fun!

  154. [email protected] says

    I would love these supplies for my daughter and her friends!

  155. Elizabeth says

    I love DSS! I bookmark supplies that we want and then place one big order about once per year. Great giveaway!

  156. Debbie Miller says

    Besides for all of their innovative products- they have items that you can not get anywhere else, their catalog also offers great ideas for new projects. LOVE THEM!

  157. amy dyer says

    whoa!! how generous!!! that’s enough fun for a community of families to share and create with. grateful for the opportunity :)

  158. Nancy says

    Discount School Supply has great prices & such a huge selection. it’s hard to imagine a package that we would rather receive than that big bunch of art supplies! fun!

  159. says

    oh my gosh – that is just an amazing amount of amazing stuff! I am headed to their website now, have to order that colored tape, at a minimum! Thanks!

  160. Amber Broda says

    Wowza, what a fantastic giveaway! I love Discount School Supply, their washable paints have been a big hit in my house.

  161. Epiphius says

    Wow! That is an amazing giveaway!! I placed an order from them in December and was really pleased with the quality. Customer service was awesome and delivery was super fast! Can you tell I’m a fan? :)

  162. Paula says

    What an amazing giveaway. We love DSS in our house. And all these new supplies would make my girlies so very happy!

  163. [email protected] says

    We just ordered a sensory table from DSS! This would be a fantastic addition to our new school!

  164. Danielle says

    This really is the best giveaway ever. I love everything you have listed – for both my family and my classroom!!!! Discount School Supply is the best!

  165. elana says

    i love it when you recommend the supplies you love. makes it easier to decide what to get. thanks!

  166. Gennie says

    What an amazing giveaway! I would be so thrilled to have even a third of this collection of loot. We’re big glitter glue fans, too. Thanks!

  167. DCat says

    What a great giveaway! Thank you for introducing me to the Discount School Supply! I can’t wait to replenish our art supplies!

  168. noelle says

    thank you for your rec about discount school supply. we have purchased a few of things you have recommended….and winning this….i’d be so excited to be in my high school art class along side my young children! great giveaway! and thanks for all your wonderful ideas/posts.

  169. michelle says

    hip hip hurrah art supplies! hip hip hurrah discount school supply!! hip hip hurrah amazing giveaway! !!

  170. Cammy says

    Thanks for the informative post! A few of these were on my list of things to try with my daughter, but many I had not discovered yet.

  171. Lisa says

    This has to be the best giveaway ever! Ever! We love the glitter glue and I think everyone on earth should try that glitter glue. We get the classroom packs and give sets away as gifts. We would love to try some of the other items too! Thanks for the best giveaway ever!!!

  172. Aimee says

    Wow. what a treat. I have most of your art supply suggestions bookmarked, slowly purchasing some of them when we have extra funds (which is rare). this would be amazing!

  173. Susie says

    Been wanting to place an order with DSS and have been building a list for weeks. Thanks for your helpful advice!

  174. Patricia says

    I love DSS, used to order from them a lot through the school when I had that budget. Now I would love some of their products for home.

  175. christine says

    I have used some of the products that you have mentioned and others are still on my wish list. What a generous giveaway this is.

  176. says

    omg!!! this is of course amazing! it would really help w/ all the messy art playdates I host! You would be shocked to hear moms say to me: this is the first time my child has ever painted!! really!! I love to be the first person to show them the joy of painting

  177. Karla says

    My 5, 3 & 2yr olds would be in heaven with this giveaway. Thanks for all of your wonderful and inspirational ideas! I use your ideas as frequent reminders that they are learning & creating (and of course having a blast!) and not just making an awful mess to fight my AKC(always keep clean)Demons away :)

  178. stacey says

    oooh! i would love to win these goodies. and even if i don’t, i appreciate your detailed list. thanks for such a great site!

  179. Jessamyn says

    So many great things! It would be so much fun opening that package and diving into those colors!

  180. Blanca says

    Wow! Id love to win this awesome giveaway. I am a stay at home mom of two (soon to be 3) and need all the help I can get in order to stimulate their creativity, as I am not creative at all. These supplies sound like so much fun!

  181. Nolan says

    I’ve tried some of your art supply suggestions in the past but there are a few things we haven’t gotten yet (like liquid watercolors). Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity.

  182. AnnLaura Tapia says

    Wow! How fun! We’ve been using some of the DSS products since discovering your blog, and we love them. We’d certainly enjoy these!

  183. lili yen says

    WoW! I really, really hope i win this for my kids. we’re just getting started and need lots of supplies. This would be SO amazing! Thank you for blogging!

  184. Nicole Holohan says

    Love DSS as well! Their liquid watercolors are my favorite! Have you tried the Silky Sticks? I wonder if they are anything like the Twistable Slick Stix.

  185. Susie says

    I placed an order from DSS a few months ago based on your recommendations and we love the paper and liquid watercolor! Still haven’t tried the oil pastels yet. This is a great giveaway and I know we’d put it to good use! =)

  186. Erin says

    I just started staying at home and was trying to decide what art supplies to get … This would be a dream!

  187. Kathy says

    Thanks for compiling this list. I always get a bit overwhelmed when I think about what art supplies to get. As other have said, the giveaway is great too!

  188. elise says

    Fabulous giveaway! Thanks! I keep meaning to order supples….now I will. thanks for the suggestions.

  189. Maggie says

    Oh how I heart DSS, these art supplies get a lot of mileage around here and this is a fantastic giveaway. I can see myself sharing with a mommy friend who needs some help getting started on an art space.

  190. [email protected] says

    Wonderful products for kids to create and have fun!!!

  191. says

    I never have even heard of DSS. I am just setting up an art area for my 2 year old and have learned so much from your blog. Oh, we need all these things!! I will go check out DSS now. Thank you so much.

  192. lisa says

    Awesome giveaway! I just started using DSS and they are a superb company…I have been so pleased with their service and quality.
    I (oops, I mean my KIDS and I ;) will have so much fun with the materials!

  193. Michelle says

    Wow!!!! This would really make winter much more fun. Love, love, love. Crossing my fingers for this one.

  194. Jane says

    What a generous offer! Would love to stock up our art bin with all of these wonderful products! Thanks for the recommendation list… the catalog is daunting!

  195. Karen says

    Wow, would love to win – my six year old would have such fun with these supplies…and so would I!!

  196. Wendy says

    I love Discount School Supply! I stock up there on art and homeschool supplies every year. Thanks for the giveaway!

  197. Kara Polyner says

    Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! In the process of building a craft room and I am hoarding craft supplies. This would be fantastic!

  198. Jen says

    I am already a happy DSS customer and just today stumbled upon your blog. So excited to read up on activities to do with my kids! What an amazing give away from DSS!

  199. Emma says

    I came to AP today to see what your source was for cheap supplies. I priced big bottles of paint at AC Moore this past weekend. The 2-yr old goes through the little jars sooo fast!

  200. Jenny says

    I would love this giveaway!!! I would really like to try the glitter glue. Many brands we’ve tried just don’t cut it.

  201. says

    amazing giveaway! I may have to create a whole new art space for the kids if we won. oh and to get our hands that the red clay would awesome. great products.

  202. mbailey says

    Have ordered from them in the past and loved the materials. Thanks for keeping us all informed!

  203. Caroline (De tout et de rienL Activités pour le Préscolaire) says

    I love Discount School Supply! I bought there so many things: liquid water color, wooden musical tree, puppets. Having all of those wonderful products would make so many beautiful art craft in our home ;)

  204. Allison Martinsen says

    Incredible recommendations. It’s nice to hear what products you’ve tried and love. I can envision hours of fun.

  205. Jill says

    Wow, this is an awesome giveaway! I ordered a bunch of art supplies from Discount School Supply for Christmas after reading about them on your blogs. We’ve loved them!

  206. Maureen says

    Wow – this would be an absolute amazing prize to win. My artistic boys would be in heaven! Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

  207. Spring says

    What a fantastic giveaway!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win! I know two kiddos (and two mommies) who would put every item to good use! :)

  208. Angie says

    Wow you have a lot of comments! Would love to win this giveaway. We are in love with discount school supply!

  209. Aly says

    Ugh. I think my comment got lost somehow. We love the DSS items we’ve gotten, but we haven’t tried everything in that amazing prize package. The thing I’ve bought most from them is my go-to gift for 2-year olds: Jumbo 2″ Pom Poms. We haven’t used them for making art, but they do get used in our play kitchen mixer and mini muffin tin, as cargo in our toy trucks and other big machines, and as snowballs in indoor snowball fights.

  210. Leslie says

    Love DSS as an art supply resource, so much better than trying to find the right options though multiple trips to Target, Joann’s, Michael’s, etc!

  211. Robyn Souza says

    What a great give-a-way my granddaughter would love to get her hands into that clay. She loves to work with her art supplies.

  212. says

    Incredible giveaway! Thanks so much for steering us toward the good stuff at DSS. So much time and money saved. I love your site!

  213. Melanie says

    What an incredibly generous giveaway! I teach a homeschool art/history coop and would LOVE to win these cool supplies! Love your blog too. Thanks for putting in the time!

  214. Sandy says

    My daughter just gave up her naps and I have been looking for art projects to do during quiet time. Discount School Supply has the best stuff! Thanks!

  215. Kelly says

    My 3 year old would love to have all this stuff! I love your blog. We have so much fun trying the new projects.

  216. [email protected] says

    These look awesome! I’m headed over to their site…

  217. Jennie says

    Incredibly generous giveaway. Thanks for letting us in on this ‘industry’ secret! Hope we win, of course!

  218. Susan says

    Wow what an awesome giveaway! I’d love to play with all those art supplies! Oh and share them with my kids too…

  219. Tine says

    Wow. We just made a new “art space” in our house what a fun addition the DSS supplies would be. My children would be happily creating for days and days.

  220. Diana says

    What a great set to get my two year old geared up for art! We have gotten sick of our art supplies and need to get creative juices flowing again. Thanks for the post :)

  221. Jess W says

    Found ya via Pinterest. So glad I did! What a great list! Been wanting to get some clay for a while, and now I’ve got a good source. Thanks!

  222. shelly ok says

    Art is one of the things that calms my super energetic daughter down…we would have so much fun with this (and share with friends to make it even merrier)!

  223. Holly says

    This is so fun! I love Discount School Supply! We have a list of items that we would like to add to our art supplies, but have not made the purchase yet. We are expecting our fifth child in a couple of months. Our five under four would have so much fun exploring with these great supplies.

  224. Jackie says

    I love DSS – they are the best – my UPS driver can’t believe there’s only 3 of us using all these supplies I keep ordering! I’m crossing my fingers on this one because we really need more supplies to get us through this rainy winter!

  225. Cherise says

    Wow! I had no idea about this company. With 6 kids we go through quite a bit of supplies. This looks just like my type of store!!

  226. Isaac says

    Oh my god that is a great idea! I wouldn’t have been able to come up with that list without your help. There are so many great choices!

  227. Aristea says

    There is so much stuff! I use Discount School Supply all the time at my preschool, but it would be great to have a huge stash just for my daughter. What an amazing giveaway!

  228. Milena says

    I learned of DSS thanks to you, Jean. It’s a great resource!
    Thanks so much for this great giveaway.

  229. Sara Webb says

    Wow what an amazing collection for art supplies. My son and I have made good use of paper, crayons and watercolors. I forgot how much fun googly eyes and finger paint can be…will have to get some to add to our art collection!

  230. says

    Thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction for art supplies!!! I’m about to become an Artful parent in my own little moms’ group :)

  231. Julie says

    We have been using DSS more and more when stocking the craft shelves. You are right though, the catalog is big and when it comes to things like paint and paper, it is nice to know what others think of the products and consider essential to have. Thanks for the list!

  232. Viva says

    I’ve ordered from them before and they’re wonderful. I love their liquid watercolors, so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win these fabulous art supplies!

  233. Messa Burns says

    Thanks for the resource!
    And, I have to say that this would be a fantastic addition to our homeschool cabinet! :o)

  234. Kathleen says

    I’ve never heard of DSS and I’m so excited to have a place to order supplies!! Good luck everyone :)

  235. christine says

    one of my new year’s resolutions is to encourage more creativity for myself and my kids – new stuff always has a way of doing that! thanks (and per your suggestions in the past, i’ve used discount school supply for other orders – great prices & selection!)
    christine w.

  236. says

    what an amazing giveaway my kids would love this opportuntiy! We purchase the majority of our art supplies through Discount School Supply…they have great speedy delivery too!

  237. jkonkle says

    I really like the water colors that Discount School Supply offers, it is a great price point.

  238. says

    This is an exciting giveaway! I haven’t gotten to order from them yet, but have been wanting to try their liquid watercolor paint. Thanks for the chance :) heacollins (AT) gmail (Dot) com

  239. Pumpkin says

    I love Discount School Supply and this is an awesome giveaway! We are in the process of building an art supply closet for our toddler- she loves being creative!

  240. Sandy Kebler says

    What an Amazing Giveaway! Your supplies a great. I order all the time. It is great for home, work (I work at a preschool) and I am a girl scout leader. You offer great prices and quality of your product is wonderful.

  241. Janet says

    OMG – what a great giveaway! The children and I could have so much fun with these art supplies. Pick me pick me!!!!

  242. Emily O. says

    What a great package! I was just thinking of.getting oil.pastels for my son as one of his favorite new books has beautiful pastels illustrations.

  243. Jen says

    What a fabulous list and giveaway! If I don’t win, I’ll need to place an order – and soon!

  244. Sonja says

    Thanks for the contact and the great supply ideas! Keep up the good work with your blog! You have inspired my children and me to live a more artful life!!!

  245. Jen says

    Thank you! I used to order from Discount School Supply while I was teaching. I look forward to using them for my daughter’s supplies in the future.

  246. Emily says

    I was just talking about placing an order with them yesterday. I would LOVE to win this package <3

  247. Lori Z. says

    Ack! EACH of the items?! That’s quite an arsenal to hand over to the kiddos–they’d flip!!!

  248. Mea says

    Thank you for this list of recommended art supplies, and for this giveaway opportunity. My daughter and I love watching the art process unfold with your family. And, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed trying so many of your ideas over the past two years.

  249. kath gold says

    I have not heard of this supply place,but we home school & `need this’ (~.~).
    You may just save my life
    I do not know what is more important than creativity & artisty.

  250. Christine Q. says

    Oh my goodness–NO excuses here with this set of materials. What a great gift, both the list and the giveaway! Thank you for all the great work you do.

  251. says

  252. Andrea King says

    Amazing cool, glitter, colors….my son would swim in your paints if he could!! Thanks for the offer~

  253. says

    What a great giveaway! I love ordering from Discount School Supply too! We have enjoyed everything we’ve ever purchased there and are burning for some refills! We’d love to win this giveaway.

  254. Renee Brown says

    What an amazing giveaway! We love Discount School Supplies — I’ll have to remember to order through you next time. Would LOVE to win this!

  255. carrie avery says

    Love discount school supplies! I just did an order last weeke . Our preschool co op sure could use those supplies! Thank you for all of your ideas!

  256. Carrie says

    Wow, what an amazing giveaway! I didn’t realize they had washable tempera; now I’m wishing I didn’t have the regular stuff! I have some of those trays… they are awesome! We use them for everything.

  257. D'Aun Pence says

    I love DSS.I am a paint snob and only use paint from them.. My favorite is liquid watercolor and Biocolor paint. What a great giveaway!

  258. donna* says

    wow! i would looove to win this! so would my 3 boys! thanks for the chance! keep creating and sharing! <3

  259. kate says

    I order from Discount School Supply often, winning this would give me a chance to try out some new things!

  260. Michelle says

    Discount is probably my go-to catalog for 90% of my art supplies for my preschool. The two-day shipping is amazing!

  261. says

    WOW! love discount school supply–have been buying the paper you recommended for several years and now always have some on hand, easily accessible for the kiddos.

  262. Melissa says

    A couple days ago my 2 yr old son got a neon yellow googly eye stuck in his nose. A couple hours later, it was successfully extracted!

  263. says

    I think this is one of the best giveaways I have ever seen! This is a great list of art supplies and just reading through it has given me some fresh inspiration for ideas to do with my daughter. Thank you!!

  264. says

    Oh my! What a fabulous giveaway! AMAZING is right! I was just noting how slim our craft closet has become over the past few months, this would be so amazing in so many ways. Wow.

  265. says

    Would so totally b thrilled to win these supplies!! I’m the art teacher at a small Christian elementary school with a very limited budget. We recycle repurpose and reuse all the time so winning these supplies would b a real blessing!!! TY <3 ur site :)

  266. Amy A. says

    We recently bought some finger paints and watercolors from DSS…it’s so hard to narrow down your list when you’re on a tight budget. What an incredible giveaway! I would love to win:-)

  267. Taryn says

    Fantastic giveaway! Thank you for posting this, I’m going to start getting my order together, I see clay art in our future!

  268. gail scuderi says

    I am an art teacher with no budget. I would love to receive all these great art supplies!

  269. debi says

    Oh this is totally AWESOME. I also want to Thank You Guys for this page I have enjoyed it and shared it Thanks so much

  270. [email protected] says

    I love Discount School Supply! :)

  271. [email protected] says

    Thank you for all of the wonderful DSS product recommendations. I must admit I was overwhelmed by all of the amazing products on their site. Will have to go back now and take a second look. I will definitely go through your site if I make a purchase. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway.

  272. says

    Amazing! What an incredible resource and awesome giveaway. I didn’t know about DSS until I read about them on your blog. Thanks to you both for this generous giveaway.

  273. Lauren says

    I love your list – you have some great ideas… and I love this store. We are now running low on supplies and this would be perfect to help us stock back up! :)

  274. Susan Reazor says

    I love DSS. I used their products when I taught preschool and kindergarten and now I use them at home with my own kids!

  275. CarinaRdz says

    Even if I don’t win, thank you for the recommendation for a good place to build up some art supplies.

  276. Christine said says

    I have followed up on several of your DSS recommendations and have been pleased with the quality. My children love the vivid colors of their tempera paints but I am dying to try the BioColor Paints. I’ve got my fingers crossed!

  277. Chelsea says

    I realize the giveaway is long gone, but I just want to thank you for taking the time to put this together. I am a stay at home mom to young children. I am often shocked and astounded at just how quickly they can go through the expensive-given-the-size Crayola products in such a short amount of time. The prices and sizes are so nice at Discount School Supply. I also LOVE that you made it so simple. This list is so useful! When I only had one child, I took him to an amazing kid’s art studio. But by the time the second one came along it got to be too expensive to bring both. For the cost of one kid to go to one 6-week class, I am able to purchase all the things on your list. Surely all this will last me much longer than 6-weeks. Now if only I could buy a magic cleaner upper like the lovely kid’s art studio had (aka: the staff)… Anyway, once again, I thank you. It is much appreciated.

  278. Christina says

    Thank you so much for this post! I just was going through your blog on Monday and immediately placed a HUGE order of all your recommendations and they came this morning! My kids are immersed in their new awesome stuff and I hired a sitter to go out and get a cabinet to store and organize all their new stuff. My kids 3 kids ages 2-7 and I cannot thank you enough for this list!!!