21 Awesome Classroom Art Supplies Under $10

Don’t break the bank to refresh your supply closet. These inexpensive art supplies will inspire creativity galore.

Classroom Art Supplies Under $10

Looking to bring some more color, creativity, and FUN to your lessons, but can’t afford a closet full of new supplies? We get it. What teacher doesn’t? That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite classroom art supplies, all for under $10.

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1. Sargent Art Premium Colored Pencils

Artist-quality pencils at a teacher-friendly price. 50 for $6.24.

Colored Pencils - Art Supplies Under $10


2. Crayola Power Lines Project Markers

These markers allow you to make thick or thin lines—just like a permanent marker—but are totally washable. 10 for $6.15.

Crayola Power Lines Markers - Classroom Art Supplies Under $10



3. Elmer’s CraftBond Glue Spots

Some teachers swear by these tiny glue dots over traditional bottles and sticks, saying that the dots are easier to manipulate and create less waste. 200 for $4.55.

Elmer's Glue Spots - Art Supplies Under $10



4. Fiskar’s Lace 3-in-1 Corner Punch

Give kids’ artwork some additional flair by using this punch to create decorative corners. $8.39.

Fisker's Lace 3-in-1 Corner Punch - Art Supplies Under $10



5. Glitter Washi Tape

We love washi tape for all kinds of classroom projects, and this glitter version is great to add some extra sparkle without the mess. 6 rolls for $6.95.

Glitter Washi Tape - Classroom Art Supplies Under $10



6. Educational Insights Playfoam

Great for creative exploration and building, as well as making models in math class and more. Doesn’t dry out like play dough. $8.47 for 8.

Educational Insights Playfoam



7. Neon Letter Beads

Make bracelets and necklaces and practice spelling at the same time. Win win! 600 for $7.99.

Neon Letter Beads



8. Picture Frame Pad

Every page of this drawing pad already has an ornate “frame” for your students’ masterpieces. Fun for creative writing, too! $4.99.

Picture Frame Pad - Art Supplies Under $10



9. Rainbow Mini Scratch Art Notes

Fun for doodling but also for writing poetry or short answers. $7.99.

Rainbow Mini Scratch Art Notes - Art Supplies Under $10



10. Liquid Watercolors

Devotees say liquid watercolors are much better than the traditional cake version—they last longer, are easy to use and are a great substitute for food coloring. 6 for $8.99.

Liquid Watercolor - Art Supplies Under $10



11. Color Wheel

Use this color wheel to teach students about mixing colors—a concept that ties back to science, too! $6.59.

Color Wheel - Awesome Art Supplies Under $10



12. Assorted Wooden Beads

Perfect for practicing fine motor skills, and can do double duty as math manipulatives. 460 for $9.94.

Assorted Wooden Beads - Art Supplies Under $10



13. Liquid Chalk Markers

So fun for writing not only on chalkboard surfaces, but windows, whiteboards, and more. 8 for $9.96.

Liquid Chalk Markers - Art Supplies Under $10



14. Sargent Pink Erasers

Simply the best. Long-lasting and erase well. 36 for $7.22.

Pink Erasers - Art Supplies Under $10



15. Magnetic Mini Tile Art

This easy-to-use kit includes everything you need for kids to make 10 tile magnets—perfect for Mother’s or Father’s Day gifts, sharing favorite quotes, and more. $8.65.

Magnetic Mini Tile Art - Art Supplies Under $10



16. Recycled Paper Beads Kit

What if students could turn all the annoying paper scraps into your classroom into something beautiful? They can with this easy kit. $9.69.

Recycled Paper Beads Kit - Awesome Art Supplies Under $10



17. Rainbow Crayons

Fun for doodling and sign-making! 6 for $9.99.

Rainbow Crayons - Art Supplies Under $10



18. Germ-Fighting Scissors

When you’ve got 30 kids and a teacher using the same craft supplies, it’s nice to have a little germ-fighting support. These scissors are anti-microbial and start at $6.88.

Germ-Fighting Scissors - Art Supplies Under $10



19. Self-Hardening Clay

No teacher has time for baking clay projects in the oven. This all-natural self-hardening version is a great alternative. 2.2 pounds for $7.96.

Self-Hardening Clay - Art Supplies Under $10



20. Art Aprons

You can’t beat the price on these colorful aprons—$8.99 for a dozen—and parents will thank you for protecting kid clothes.

Art Aprons - Art Supplies Under $10



21. Dry Erase Crayons

I honestly had no idea that these were a thing, but now that I do I can think of about a billion ways to use them. 8 for $4.91.

Dry Erase Crayons - Awesome Art Supplies Under $10



Hannah Hudson

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Hannah Hudson is the editorial director of WeAreTeachers. You can follow her on Twitter at @hannahthudson or on Facebook here. Email her at hannah@weareteachers.com.

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