Money Saving Tips for Classroom Supplies
Taxes are due on April 15th! So, to mark this money-oriented day, we’ve compiled some of your best classroom money saving techniques. We’re constantly amazed at your creativity and ingenuity when it comes to making the most out of your classroom supplies!
Perfect Paintbrushes by Megan Kay, 2nd Grade Teacher, Hamlet, North Carolina
Here’s a simple idea that will save you money. Instead of purchasing plastic paintbrushes or sponge-tipped paint tools, place cotton balls in wooden, spring-type clothespins. When dipped in paint, the cotton balls are able to cover much more area than the brushes ever could. Also, when kids are finished painting, you can just toss the cotton balls and rinse the clothespins clean for next time.
Glue Saver by Melanie, Kindergarten Teacher, Savannah, Georgia
I teach little ones and we do lots of arts and crafts activities. It is frustrating when we have to stop in the middle of an activity to unclog glue bottles. I learned last year, if you take off
the orange top of the bottle and use a Q-tip to apply Vaseline to the inside of the cap andonto the tip of the bottle itself, clogs are eliminated. The Vaseline allows the glue to drip back down into the bottle.
Paper Scraps by Debra, Kindergarten Teacher, Howard, Colorado
What are some of your best classroom supply saving strategies?
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