Monday, May 2, 2011

Discount School Supply - Review and #Giveaway

My kids like to do things with arts and crafts and tend to keep their projects for quite some time. I like to see their creativity at work and always hold their handmade creations near and dear.

Discount School Supply has lots of fun arts & crafts for kids to do, as well as manipulatives, furniture, and dramatic play. And, of course, the name alone spells out one thing they sell: school supplies. Discount School Supply produced its first catalog in 1985 and has since grown to become a direct-marketing leader in the early childhood school supply market. The majority of their supplies are geared towards younger children, but there are some geared towards older kids as well.  In August of last year, I did a review of their canvas lunch bags and I'm happy to work with this company again for Terra's Two Year Blog Bash.

My sister has an anniversary celebration coming up next week.  She has requested that guests wear tie-dye shirts to the event.  The Ultimate Tie Dye Kit from Discount School Supply was pefect for making the shirts.  The kit includes instructions, applicator bottles, fixer, gloves, rubber bands, and 5 different colored dyes.  The gloves keep hands protected, but it's important to have a covered work area to prevent big messes.  It takes only three easy steps to create tie-dye projects.  The applicator tips on the bottles made it a smooth process.  Me and the kids had fun making our own designs on shirts and we were all able to do it with ease.


Another project we took on was decorating Canvas Pillow Cases with Colorations Fabric Paint Pens.  Available in a set of twelve, there were plenty of pillowcases for each kids to create and color.  The pillow cases do not fit standard bed pillows; however, they fit travel pillows or can be filled with batting.  We chose to fill them with batting for extra softness.  There is a zipper on the back of each pillowcase for easy stuffing and changing.  Being that the pillowcases are canvas, they were a breeze to work with and the kids created a pillowcase for themselves to have their own special pillows at camp.  The pillowcases can be decorated with most anything, but the kids used Colorations Fabric Paint Pens.  With a total of 24 paint pens, the kids did not have to wait for a special color they wanted to use.  The paint from the pens came out smoothly and they were manageable to work with.  The paint did not dry quickly, so once the pillow cases were decorated the kids had to spread them out and wait a couple days for them to dry before use. 

The kids' creations were not perfect by any artist's standards, but they were their own masterpieces and each kid was super proud of what they made.






















Win It!

One person will win Canvas Pillow Cases (Set of 12) and Colorations Fabric Paint Pens (Set of 24).

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Leave a comment with a product you like from Discount School Supply.

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Leave a comment with another product you'd like to try from Discount School Supply.

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Blog about this giveaway or enter it in a giveaway linky, +3 entries.

One extra entry per relevant comment for commenting on any NON-GIVEAWAY post. Comments must be made during the duration of this giveaway. Come back here and tell me where you commented.

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Have Terra's Two Year Blog Bash button on your blog, +1 entry. If you added the button early and left a comment at the announcement post, +5 entries.

Leave a separate comment for each entry and include your email address in the comments.  Giveaway is open to residents of the USA.  Giveaway ends 5/18/11 at 8 pm CST.  Winner will be randomly drawn and will have 48 hrs. to respond to email notification or a new winner will be drawn.

I received products for review from Discount School Supply.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.

150 comments:

Bobbie Mackey said...

at the library, we always get discount school supply glue and construction paper. the colors are bright and vibrant with so many pretty shades. their delivery is super fast...so i can always count on them for projects.

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Bobbie Mackey said...

i would love their finger toys, for kids that have a hard time sitting still during storytime. it says it helps to be able to sit if they are able to fidget.

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moonsword said...

oh good golly...so hard to choose! I really like the Write and Wipe Easel with Storage...thanks!

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rubynreba said...

Ilike the roller board

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I also like the 18" whopper hopper

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Wooden flower pot frames

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Sarah said...

I like the Angeles® NaturalWood™ Collection 30" Square Table

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Anonymous said...

I like the giveaway item best. The pillow cases and art supplies would be perfect for my son's special needs class. Charlotte
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Stacey L said...

I would love to try the bag of pon poms

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I would also like to try the tumbling mat

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Brooke said...

Thanks for all the great posts about our products! Best of luck to all contestants!

Sharon Harmon said...

I really like the awesome
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I also like the pretty and unique
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mogrill said...

I like the imaginary hand puppet kit.
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Denise S. said...

I like the Colorations® Simply Washable Tempera Paints.
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dandmrobbins said...

I like their teacher storage cabinet.

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NW Homesteader said...

what a great site! i like the white canvas backpacks!
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I also love the ladies dress up 12 piece :)
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amweeks said...

I love their Nursery Center Play Set!

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I'd also love to try out their Design Your Own Pinwheel Kit!

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Kimberly L said...

I like the Kitchen Appliances - Set of 3, my youngest would love these

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i like the Wooden Flower Pot Frames - Set of 12
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I think the Mega Craft Kit would be awesome :)

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i think we'd really have fun with the no-glue fun foam frames set.

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Anonymous said...

I would like the Decorative Ceramic Vases - Set of 12
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I like the write and wipe easel
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April said...

I really like the plastic jump rope.Thanks for the contest!

candy said...

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Sand and Water Mills - Set of 3

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I like the Monstrous Monster-Making Craft Kit

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Tracey said...

Liz and Tristan would like the Tabletop Theater and the boy and girl puppet pair.
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katfam95 said...

I would love the Fiskars Blunt Tip scissors. We never seem to have enough scissors.

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i like the Tender Touch Baby Dolls - Set of all 4 Dolls

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susansmoaks said...

i love the noah's ark table and chairs
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sumn said...

I like the washable glitter paint.

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degood said...

I like the magnetic dressing dolls on their site.

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Kozi said...

I would love to get the Native America Dream Catcher Craft Kit for a group of kids that we work with in arts & crafts.

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Grocery Store Shelf.

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