I have found so many great ideas for the cheap-o inside of me, I thought I would share!
"The Lemonade Stand" gave this great idea about spraying water mist to have the children quiet down...I really want to try and see if this actually works with squirmy children ;)
I got this creative idea from"Quirky Momma" . It is a simple, inexpensive math activity! (Make sure your school allows you to bring in food to the classroom...Minneapolis School District does not allow this, so maybe I will be able to use it someday!)
Melting down broken crayons into bigger ones....genius! These are one of the things that I think to myself, "Well.. Duh! Such a great idea!" We always have "stubs" that no children want (or are able) to use... so "Infarrantly Creative" gives us the perfect step-by-step on how to create these crayons!
GLITTER! Everyone has a love-hate relationship with this material! So beautiful, yet so messy. Well... here is a great website with homemade glitter! It is out of tin-foil, and its so easy. "Planet Pals"also has a ton of other home-made materials, it is a definite go-to website!
How many markers does your classroom go through? I remember my first student teaching placement (in a preschool), and the amount of markers we went through was incredible! So this is from "Finding my Marbles," a perfect tip to make water paint out of old markers...again SO easy and FREE!
Want to spruce up your classroom? Create a class calendar? Well this is a perfect, cheap, and easy to make chalkboard recipe! Thanks to the "The CSI Project" I found this adorable pink chalkboard craft! Definitely making this soon!
If you have any other ideas...please comment with your tips and go-to crafts :)