Thursday, July 24, 2014

10 Favorite Supplies with Crafts to Match {+ Enter to WIN your #GREATLIST of School Supplies}

This post is sponsored by Great Clips, but all opinions are my own.

Today we are talking about back to school supplies, winning free stuff, and using supplies for crafting!!

This year as summer ends we have a lot of Back to School lists getting created. My oldest son (6) is headed to first grade, my daughter (3) is headed to preschool, and I'll be doing a little tot school with my youngest (almost 2).

All these new transitions mean we have been doing some shopping to figure out school supplies and other items we all need (and WANT) and the kids have been building a photo supplies list. Here are just a few of the things they think we need more of and that we should add to our Great Clips #GREATLIST that I am going to tell you about in a second.

Today I am excited to share about the awesome Great Clips Back to School promotion where you can ENTER TO WIN your back to school supplies bought for free by GreatClips. 

I am also going to share 10 of my favorite supplies with you and some crafts or activities to match!

Lastly, I am going to tell you about the cool ways that Great Clips is supporting teachers and how you can help!


Here's how it works....

1. Visit the Great Clips landing page to enter the #GREATLIST contest! 

2. Upload your school supply list to the landing page by either typing out your list or uploading photos of your list items. You can include whatever you like that will help prepare your home classroom or child to kick of the school year right.

Note: Daily winners will get their back-to-school supply list shipped to their front door for free (up to $100 value). 

Other important info...

  • The contest started on July 15, 2014 and ends on September 5, 2014.
  • TO ENTER you need to make sure to type or upload the list file to the Great Clips site.
  • Great Clips chooses the winners randomly on a daily basis.
  • Great Clips will ship winners' prize to their door for free!

Alright, now that you've gotten yourself entered to win some school supplies, let's chat about how we can USE those supplies for crafting!!!

I absolutely love school supplies and love buying a few new things each year to use as we do tot school and our little preschool at my house. My kids can rattle off a huge long list of supplies they love too... so we worked together to come up with this list and talked about some of our favorite crafts and activities we've done as we've used each product. When we are talking about "school supplies" in this section we are talking about supplies that we use in our little home classroom. These aren't items that I am buying for my first grader and preschooler to take to school with them! 

Here are our 10 Favorite Supplies with Crafts to Match...

1. Pom Poms- you can never have enough of these! Make sure you get a variety of sizes. Did you know they have sparkly ones too?

Crafts or activities to try:

2. Googly Eyes- we especially love buying ones that are different sizes and colors!

Crafts or activities to try:

Make paper bag Monsters (and feed them!)

Make spider hats

3. Do-A-Dot Markers- my toddler loves using these daily!

Crafts or activities to try:

Easy Butterfly Craft

Cupcake craft

4. Paper Plates- get the cheap ones

Crafts or activities to try:

Paper Plate Mailboxes

Unity Wreath

5. Liquid Watercolors- our favorite place to find these is Discount School Supply!

Crafts or activities to try:

Ramp Drip painting

Salt Painting

6. Scissors- we especially love Fiskars scissors!

Here are some fun activities using scissors...

Shape Rockets

Cut some cups to make flowers

7. Stickers- we are always buying stickers! We especially love alphabet stickers.

Crafts or activities to try:

Sticker Matching Game

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Name Craft

8. Pipe Cleaners- these are fun with crafts or just to take along with you to play with when you are bored!

Crafts or activities to try:

Pipe cleaner sticky wall

Pick Up Sticks Game

9. Painters Tape- we are constantly buying more of this, especially for sticky wall activities!

Crafts or activities to try:

Tape Shape Matching Game

Create Tape Art

10. Craft Sticks (sometimes we call these popsicle sticks too)

Crafts or activities to try:

Popsicle Stick Princesses

Use them for Chore Sticks!

Did we miss your favorite crafting supply? What other supplies would you add to this list?

Don't forget to take a sec to read about the cool ways that Great Clips is supporting teachers... 

Did you know that on average, teachers spend $1,000 of their own money just to make sure their students have the resources they need to learn. Since Great Clips is all about GREAT, they are teaming up with Adopt A Classroom so that they can help those deserving teachers while giving families a place to address their back to school needs.

You can help support teachers by downloading the Online Check-In app from Great Clips? This service lets you add your name to the waiting list at your local Great Clips salons so that you can save time by not having to wait your turn at the salon! Between now and September 5th, every time the Online Check-In app is downloaded, Great Clips will make a donation, up to $20,000, to Adopt A Classroom!

You can watch the full video of a classroom makeover and see how Great Clips has already fulfilled two teachers' lists. I would've loved to have a makeover back when I was furnishing my entire 6th grade classroom with materials!!

Many Great Clips salons are offering back-to-school pricing for haircuts! Please visit your local salon for pricing details.

#GREATLIST contest entrants receive a $2-off Great Clips coupon with their confirmation email the first time they submit a school supply list. One coupon per customer.

Alright, if you made it this far then you rock!! I'd love to hear what your favorite school supply is or what would be on your #GREATLIST!

Many thanks to Great Clips for sponsoring today’s post, but my love for supporting teachers is all my own!

1 comment:

  1. What a great list of crafts Kristina. I bet we shopped at the same store! Love what Great Clips is doing for schools and teachers!


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