Where can I buy cheap art supplies? I’m wanting to do some creative projects on a budget. Would appreciate all opinions and suggestions on cheap paints, brushes, canvas and sketch books.


Posted anonymously, 2nd June 2015


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  • Kmart is my go to shop! I’ve gotten all sorts of things there. My daughter is right into painting and crafts but she’s only 3 so isn’t into using things sparingly just yet so we go through HEAPS! $2 shops are awesome too, like the other mums have said. Its hard to buy stuff online because once postage is added it can get a bit expensive. If you don’t mind the wait though, you can sometimes get things from China with free post.


  • I see them at Big W , Kmart , Target, even Bargain shops. You may even get them on sale after Xmas .


  • I was in Harvey Norman the other day and they had boxes of art supplies on special. I would never have thought to look in Harvey for arty stuff!


  • I normally shop around a bit for places that have sales on, then I head to the “$2 shops” like The Reject Shop. Its amazing what you can find in those shops these days!!


  • Depends how cheap,you wanna go. The Reject Shop, Shiploads, $2 dollar shops are very cheap. Kmart, Target, BigW are other shops to try. Maybe quality a bit better from the latter listed stores


  • Two dollar shops, K-Mart, Big W, IKEA.


  • I’m always purchasing cheap art/crafts supplies at k-mart :)


  • I’m going to be following this post as I’m keen to start doing art activities with my toddler.


  • I go to the $2 shop too. You can check Big W as well.


  • A lot of your local $2 shops or the reject shop. Kmart and spotlight are where I also go.


  • A lot of $2 shops or variety stores sell art supplies. Even Kmart or big w will have some supplies. Just depends on what you are searching for.


  • I have found this sort of thing in lots of $2 shops


  • I love kmart for all of these things, but ebay will also be your best friend.. This time of year can also save you money in places like office works.


  • Bargain shops


  • so i hope you have found some good stuff.


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