Not only has Stubby Pencil Studio donated an awesome arts and crafts gift bag for our auction on December 1-7, but they have a most amazing selection of eco-friendly school supplies and art supplies that are guaranteed to make even any little student feel a little better about going back to school after the holidays.
I don't know about your children's school, but Arielle's school had a very specific supply list and I was a little disappointed that I couldn't make everything as eco-friendly as I would have liked. But, I did what I could.
Arielle took KUM Correc-Brick Erasers ($2.50) and Wildlife Colored Pencils ($7.95) to school. I put a small recycled paper notebook in her backpack, so I could write her little notes to look at while she's at school.
Birds Aqua Notebook ($4.50)
Linnea doesn't need school supplies, but she loves the little mushroom erasers.
Mushroom Pot Erasers ($3.95)
She calls them "Mushroom Babies" and can spend hours taking care of them or carrying them around in a little purse ($6.00).
This year, Linnea is spending two mornings a week at a neighborhood preschool. The other three mornings, I give her "work" to do while I try to get my own work done. Sometimes her "work" is drawing and sometimes it is about learning. She learns a letter a week at school, so I always write out the letter and let her decorate it with something apropriate - apple chunks for "A", buttons for "B", next week we'll make a "C" out of tiny cookies. She also decorates a letter with stickers.
She also loves to string beads. The wooden beads at Stubby Pencil Studio are safely colored using child-safe, water-based paints or natural oils. And painting is always a favorite - the triangular paint brushes ($7.95) make it so easy for Linnea to get paint exactly where she wants it.
I thought it was funny, but the staff at preschool is really impressed with Linnea's ability to color, draw and use scissors. We've always had art supplies available to her (I have tables set up for art in both the kitchen and in my office), and I think that makes a difference. Art isn't just an activity, but a part of our lives.
Crayon Rocks ($6.95)
I'm totally bragging, but here is her picture of five monkeys jumping on her bed. I love it!
If you are ready to get creating in an eco-friendly way, check out the all-natural art supplies at Stubby Pencil Studio There are plenty of great stocking stuffers and party favors.
Sara's Toy Box readers may discount code STBSAVE10 to save 10% on purchases through 12/31/10. Happy holiday shopping!!!