8 art supplies you can make at home

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Megan Treacy

Megan Treacy (@mtreacy)
Living / Green Home
January 27, 2015

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Kids can go through a large amount of art supplies. It's wonderful to see them expressing their creativity, but keeping up with the demand can mean spending lots of money and sending too much disposable packaging into the trash.

Fortunately, many art supplies can be made at home using ingredients you already have. From paint to clay, beads to glue, you can whip up some new art materials in no time.

The following list of homemade art supplies comes in handy when you need an easy solution to bored kids trapped inside by cold or rainy weather or just when you reach the bottom of the paint jar. Most of these materials can be made with your kids, so it's a great way to introduce a DIY ethic and encourage making things from scratch.

These ideas are great for crafty adults too!