November 16, 2001, Newsletter Issue #52: Homeschooling for Pennies: Art

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Well... the first thing you need to do is get art supplies. Here are a few recipes we use: http://www.homeschool-tips.com/TipSC.asp?SCId=58212
BUT... if you want the ultimate list of craft supply recipes, you HAVE to check out http://www.kid-tips.com
For *real* supplies, your best bet is to first decide what you need. Chances are, you won`t have much use for a $300 paint set, but the cheapo paints from your local office supply store will fit the bill!

Here is a HUGE collection of some of my favorite art sites. Some of them have art lessons, some arts and crafts, and some art history.
http://www.homeschool-tips.com/RscArticleV.asp?id=705

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