Are you ready to get into gardening? Right now’s the perfect time. For much of the northern hemisphere, winter is finally melting away. Early spring is every green thumb’s favorite time of year, and as a beginning gardener, it will quickly become yours, too. But first, you need to know where to start! These three gardening tips for beginners will point you in the right direction. The beauty of gardening is that it’s a learn-as-you-go process. With just a little knowledge and the right equipment, you can be well on your way toward a lush garden. This guide will show you what to buy, and where to buy it. Overall, we recommend Target and eBay, where you can use our Target promo codes and eBay coupons to save on all their high-quality gardening tools.
Get the Right Tools for You and Your Garden
This first tip seems simple enough. As with anything, you can’t be successful without the right set of tools. Gardening is no different. There are a few hand tools you absolutely need to make growing your garden successful and enjoyable. As you become more advanced, your tool set may become more specialized, but for beginners, you can’t go wrong with this Picnic Time 5-Piece Garden Tool Set with Tote & Folding Seat ($59.95 at Target).
This set features the five essential gardening tools: a trowel, spade, weeder, hand rake, and fork. All five of these tools are used to move soil, make room for seeds or seedlings, get rid of weeds, or otherwise manipulate the plants, soil, and seeds in your garden. Trust us, it’s so much better than just using your hands. As an added bonus, this set comes with a tote bag to store your gloves and hat, as well as a stool to ease your knees and back after hours stooping over soil.
Once you have your very first tool set, you need one more indispensable item: a good-quality, gardening-level watering can. Not all watering cans are created equal. A rinky-dink model won’t hold up through sunny days and heavy use. Opt instead for a Haws 1.6-Gallon Long-Reach Watering Can ($37 at Target), meant for serious gardening. The hard plastic will hold up, and the long neck is perfect for reaching out-of-the-way plants. The funky design keeps it stable, too, so you don’t have to worry about sloshing. You’ll also need a Melnor Hose Wand ($9.99 at Target) for watering large swaths of land. Melnor is known for making outdoor items that hold up to wear and tear.
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One of the best gardening tips for beginners that you can commit to memory is to stay organized! Most beginning gardeners fail because they lose track of what’s planted where, and when they planted it. Know what you have, where it is, and when you planted it, and you’re golden.
The best way to keep track of your plants is to label them with seed tags ($6.49 for a pack of 50 on eBay). Whenever you plant a seedling or seed, put a label in the soil that also lists when you planted it, as well as its shade and water preferences. This will also help you group like-minded plants together to add variety and save space. If you decide to start your own seedlings, always be sure to plant them in seed starting trays ($14 for a 6-pack of 120 cells on eBay). These trays have perfectly sized partitions to plant the perfect number of seeds and give each of them the right amount of soil and water. Trays also make it easy to transfer seedlings to your garden. You don’t have to worry about cutting a root or breaking up root clusters. Just unpack, and plant!
For long-term gardening, you need to keep track of the seasons. Jot down when your garden should be planted, harvested, or dug up in this MyGarden 5-Year Garden Journal ($16.99 on eBay). Special pages and calendars allow you to always know what’s ahead.
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Invest in Planters
When most people think of gardening, they think of wide open spaces. But planters are an indispensable part of gardening. Some plants simply thrive better in a planter. Planters also add visual interest through height and variety, which is the key to a beautiful garden. So, two other good gardening tips for beginners: move your planter to its final location before filling it with soil, and use mulch or other space savers to save on soil.
Also, invest in a high-quality planter that will last through multiple seasons. This Potting Urn from Threshold ($39.99 at Target) is made of clay, making it weather resistant and a great insulator. In other words, it’ll keep plants nice and warm. Don’t be afraid to plant multiple flowers and grasses in one pot. In fact, it looks best when you combine a little greenery and pops of color.
Hanging baskets are also a great idea, especially for vines and other cascading plants like fuchsia or verbena. This CobraCo Hanging Basket ($15.99 at Target) has a natural coconut fiber lining that nourishes roots and holds onto moisture, making it the ideal planter. If remembering to reach up to water is too much, another similar option is a plant stand, like this galvanized Threshold Two-Tiered Plant Stand ($29.99 at Target) that sits on the ground, but still adds a little height and drama. Organize pots on the stand, or fill it with soil to make a mini garden.
The number one rule with planters is to invest in something good. Spend the extra money for tough, natural materials that will contribute to your plants’ growth and tough it out through heat, water, and winter. If you’re worried about the cost, always keep in mind our Target promo codes.
If these gardening tips for beginners have taught you anything, it should be that getting the right stuff is half the battle. The right tools, equipment, and accessories make gardening much more enjoyable. Gardening brings the unique joy of seeing something grow from your own care. And with these tips, you’re sure to see some blooms this summer. So head on over to Target and eBay and buy what you need with our Target promo codes and eBay coupons.
In the age of Pinterest and eHow, we’re all interior decorators. Nowadays, it couldn’t be easier to find fun projects and do them yourself. If you’re looking for ways to start crafting, we’re here to help. Here are three DIY home decor ideas to get your started. As a plus, you can find the majority of the crafting materials you’ll need on Amazon, meaning you don’t even have to leave home. It really couldn’t get any easier. When you’re ready to join the DIY movement, head on over to Amazon to get what you need – and use our Amazon discount codes to save while you stock up.
Scented Candle Vase
You won’t believe what a fantastic – and fantastically simple – idea this is. Everyone loves those heated infusers that spread scent throughout your home. Everyone also loves a beautiful vase. So why not combine the two? This DIY project uses candles, potpourri, and a lovely glass vase to make an unforgettable centerpiece for your coffee table or dining table.
Start by choosing the perfect vessel. It needs to be glass so you can see the candle and potpourri inside. Also, be sure it has a wide enough mouth and stable bottom to fit your candle and keep it secure! Your best bet is a hurricane vase, which is designed to hold all sorts of objects. You can go with something like this ultra-modern Large Lotus Hurricane Vase ($54) or something smaller and more traditional like these Dublin Collection Votive Hurricane Vases ($35).
Next, pick your scents! This example uses the heavenly combination of coffee and vanilla, but feel free to choose your own mix. Amazon has a ton of scented candles and potpourris to choose from. You can’t go wrong with Yankee Candle, whose candles come in thousands of scents and are known to last forever. Their Vanilla Cupcake Votive ($7.37) would smell divine paired with coffee. If you choose to do coffee, just pick up a bag of your favorite whole beans. For other potpourri, Claire Burke’s mixes are amazing. The Claire Burke original potpourri ($22.51) is a great place to start.
Assembling is easy. Just place the candle in the vase, then arrange your potpourri around it. Make sure the potpourri goes only halfway up the candle. Otherwise, it may catch fire! All that’s left to do is light it up, and enjoy your beautiful, sweet-smelling centerpiece. To create a nice motif throughout your home, make multiples. Use our Amazon discount codes to make buying in bulk easy on a budget.
Gradient Chest of Drawers
Color is a super simple way to inject some fun into your home. And, though it’s often overlooked, your chest of drawers is a great place to do something fun. Gradient color and offbeat chests are two DIY home decor ideas that are really on trend. And they’re easy to do, too!
First, you need a chest that isn’t already painted and has removable drawers. Natural wood furniture is great for these projects, because they’re a completely blank canvas, and they’re much cheaper than pre-treated furniture! This Nexera 5605 Alegria 5-Drawer Chest ($187.75) is perfect for the job.
Next, you need to choose your gradient color. Start with a bold base color, and then ask your hardware store to create increasingly lighter shades of the color by adding white paint. You need as many colors as there are drawers. If you want to do a stencil or an outline color like this example, you need to pick out colors for those as well. To save yourself some time, pick a paint that has primer and finisher mixed into it. This means you can just paint on color, instead of treating the wood before and after.
Now you’re ready to paint! Take out all of the drawers, and take off their handles. Apply paint to each door in thin, even strokes. You’ll probably need to do at least two layers. Wait for the paint to dry before doing another layer. The same goes for painting the chest itself. If you do a stencil, tape the stencil in place before painting. If it goes across more than one drawer, make sure it lines up before painting. Then, simply paint and wait for it to dry before removing the stencil. Put all the knobs back on, (Be sure to paint them, too!) put the drawers back in, and you’re done! If you’ve caught the painting bug, Amazon carries a ton of natural wood furniture, so you can indulge as much as you want. Their prices are so much better than local furniture stores, and with our Amazon discount codes, you won’t buy from a big box store again.
Rustic Burlap Curtains
Making curtains is one of the best DIY home decor ideas for beginners. It couldn’t be easier, even if your sewing isn’t that great. Burlap is a fabric that’s super trendy right now, and plays into the rustic-chic look that everyone loves. Did we mention it’s also super cheap?
First, you need to measure your windows. Measure their width and their length. If you want your curtain to reach the floor, you also need to measure the distance from your curtain rod to just above the floor. Now double all those measurements, and that’s how much burlap you need. For most people, a 60-inch-by-10-yard roll of burlap ($32.30) should be plenty.
If you don’t have a curtain rod, you can buy a simple tension curtain rod ($9.41). Just make sure it fits the width of your window. You’ll also need some thread – we recommend Martha Stewart’s Festive Twine ($5.99) to add to the rustic look – and a heavy-duty needle ($4.65).
Measure out your first curtain panel. It should be the width of your window plus 1 inch, and your desired length, plus 3 inches. Since burlap frays, you need to hem the sides and bottom of your panel. Simply fold over a small amount of fabric, and stitch. Make sure the folds are on the same side each time. Now you need to make the pocket for the top. Fold the burlap so that it creates a pocket about an inch and a half wide. Once again, make sure this fold is on the “back” of the curtain with the hems. Stitch. Repeat this process on the other panel. Take off your curtain rod, and bunch each panel onto it. Then put the rod back on, separate the panels, and you’re done! For extra flair, tie each panel with a piece of twine. Besides being one of the easiest crafts to do, this is also one of the cheapest. Especially when you use our Amazon discount codes, the price of these homemade curtains is so much less than what you’d buy at the store.
These three crafts are just the tip of the iceberg. The sky is the limit when it comes to making your own home decor. And as these DIY home decor ideas show, doing it yourself means you can inject your personality into each piece. It’s easy to see why DIY is so popular these days. Make Amazon your craft-supply destination, and you’ll be able to do much more with less – especially when you use our Amazon discount codes.
No holiday gets you in the crafting spirit quite like Easter. Pretty pastels, cute chicks and bunnies, and fresh flowers are all symbols of the season, and make for adorable crafts. We all know about Easter baskets and dyed eggs, so why not do something a little different this year? Here are three Easter crafts perfect for they DIY-er who likes to be unique – and likes to shop at home. Most of the supplies for these Easter crafts can be bought online from Kmart and shipped straight to your door. So what are you waiting for? Start decorating today, using our Kmart coupons to stock up on supplies for the whole season.
For years, wheatgrass has been a favorite for home chefs and crafters alike. This tiny, super green grass is chock full of nutrients, and nice to look at, too. Though most keep their wheatgrass in the ktichen, why not bring it to the dining room table? It’s a great, eco-friendly centerpiece for Easter dinner.
First, you need to find a vessel for your wheatgrass. This will be your centerpiece, so pick something that is both suitable for growing and nice to look at. Galvanized metal baskets are a popular choice. This Kidsline Dot Galvanized Metal Basket ($12.99) is perfect for Easter since it comes in a sweet pastel green color. Next, pick up a bag of potting soil and some wheatgrass seeds from your local gardening store. Wheatgrass is a popular plant, so if you’re unsure of which soil or seeds to choose, someone will be able to help you out.
Determine how much soil you’ll need. Wheatgrass grows about 3 inches, and you want it to be seen. So get enough soil to fill the basket nearly to the top. Before planting the seeds, water the soil, so that it is slightly damp. This will keep the seeds in place, and give them water without flooding them. Next, plant the seeds. Simply sprinkle them evenly along the surface, then gently pat them down. Cover with a moist paper towel, and place in a sunny spot. For 4 days, replace the paper towel every day, and make sure the seeds stay hydrated. After 4 days, you can remove the paper towel and expose the seeds to direct sunlight. It takes about 10 days for wheatgrass to reach its full height, so plan accordingly.
The centerpiece is finished once the wheatgrass reaches its full height. If you want, you can accessorize with fresh flowers, or even little Easter treats. These extra-shiny Easter Jubilee Eggs ($5.82) would look great nestled in the grass. Or why not tuck in a stuffed Easter bunny ($5.17)?
Fabric Bunny Tail Canvas
Though we all love the disposable plastic eggs and paper bunnies that are bought year after year, it’s not a bad idea to make some more permanent Easter crafts. This fabric canvas is a modern, more grown-up version of these cute decorations. Make one or more to last, then hang them up around the house each year.
Start with an Artists’ Quality canvas board ($6.47) of any size. You’ll also need a glue gun. This Dual Temp Mini Glue Gun ($7.19) will work for a lightweight craft like this. Go to your local fabric store and find some fun fabric that you like. You’ll need a different pattern for each bunny, plus a background pattern. For your background, buy as much fabric that will fit your canvas twice over. Buy a yard of fabric for each bunny. Pick up some large cotton balls, as well as some cute trim if you want some. Lastly, find a bunny stencil online, and print it on paper. Print one for each bunny.
Start by cutting out your bunnies. Do as many as you like, as long as they all fit on the canvas with some space between them. Pin a stencil to each piece of fabric, and then cut along the lines. Do this for each bunny.
Next, take your background fabric and stretch it along the canvas so that it fits tightly and doesn’t wrinkle. Pin it to the canvas, then cut away any extra fabric. Unpin the fabric and set aside. Using your glue gun, put a line of glue at the top edge of the canvas. Place your fabric on the glue. Make sure it’s the correct side, and that there are no wrinkles. Next, put a line of glue on the bottom edge of the canvas. Stretch the fabric along the canvas and secure. Repeat on each side. Pull the fabric tightly each time so that it stays wrinkle-free.
Now you’re ready to glue on the bunnies. Arrange them on the canvas, and then one by one, spread a thin layer of glue on the back of each bunny, then reapply to the canvas. Finish by gluing on a cotton ball for the tail. If you decide to do a trim, apply a thin line of glue at the top of the canvas, and lay the trim along it. Move to the side, and repeat. Do this until you cover each side, then cut off the excess. And if you’re looking to save a little money while making something so cute, don’t forget our Kmart coupons!
Easter Egg Bouquet
Though Easter baskets are always a nice treat, they’re a little predictable. Surprise your loved ones with bouquets made of candy-filled Easter eggs. These bouquets take little effort to make, yet are guaranteed to blow everyone away. This is one of those Easter crafts that’s sure to become a hit in years to come.
Each bouquet uses about 10 Easter eggs, so if you’re going to be making a lot, we recommend buying in bulk. This 150-count bag of plastic Easter eggs ($6.47) should be plenty. Buy enough bamboo skewers ($2.56) so you have one for each egg. You’ll also need some baskets. This Easter Jubilee Beaded Basket ($5.17) is so cute, and at $5, it’s a real steal. Pick up some plastic Easter grass and floral foam from your local craft store, and you’re ready to go.
Start by spreading a thin layer of grass on the bottom of the basket. Then cut some floral foam so it fits snugly in the bottom. Using a small screwdriver, bore a tiny hole in the bottom of a plastic egg. It should be just small enough that the tip of a bamboo skewer can fit in. Use the skewer to bore a larger hole until the egg is sturdy on the skewer. Do this for each egg.
Next, arrange the eggs by tucking them into the floral foam. It looks best when you really crowd them in, just like you would with flowers. Use a pair of pliers to cut some of the skewers into different lengths. It will add a nice sense of variety to the bouquet. Finish by filling the basket with grass so you can’t see the foam. If you want, put a piece of candy in each egg, or tuck some lovely Fleur de Lys silk flowers ($4.50 each) around the eggs.
Just like presents at Christmas or a valentine on Valentine’s Day, Easter crafts are sweet gestures we do to show our love. Even if you’re just doing them for yourself, these three crafts are a great way to celebrate the season. You’ll love doing something different and expressing your creativity in entirely new ways. Whatever you decide to do, make Kmart your crafting destination. They have all the flowers, glue, eggs, and other things you need to make you the most festive crafter around. And with our Kmart coupons, you’ll be able to craft to your heart’s content!
Spring cleaning is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Even if you’re not a neat freak, throwing open your windows, getting rid of old junk, and scrubbing away winter mud and salt for good can contribute to that sense of freshness we associate with spring. This year, why not do a bit of deep cleaning? With a few nifty gadgets, your home can look and smell like new again. We’ve compiled a list of 4 spring cleaning tips to help you get started. All of the gadgets we’ve suggested come from Target, where you can use our Target promo codes to save a bundle on your spring cleaning crusade.
Deep Clean Your Carpets
We all know to vacuum our carpets at least a couple times a week, but how many of us know to shampoo them as well? Vacuuming picks up only surface dirt. Deep-cleaning your carpets with water and soap picks up dirt and all sorts of other gunk that accumulates deep within the carpet over time. Your carpet will not only look brand new; it’ll also be softer to the touch, and make your home smell so much better. After all, your carpet is the most absorbent item in your home.
You can hire professional carpet cleaners, who charge by the square foot, or save a good chunk of change and invest in a personal carpet shampooer. The Bissell ProHeat Deep Cleaner ($139.99) is one of the more reasonably priced models on the market today. It’s large enough to easily clean any size room, and the shampoo it comes with contains Febreeze for added freshness. All you have to do is fill the tank with warm water and shampoo, then use it like a normal vacuum cleaner. Just be sure to let the carpet dry before you walk on it!
You only need to shampoo your carpets twice a year. But you can keep them looking fresh with frequent vacuuming, so dirt doesn’t accumulate. When you don’t feel like lugging out the big vacuum, keep a small cordless model like the Eureka Quick Up Cordless Vacuum ($34.99) handy. It’s light and cordless, so you can zoom around the house in no time.
Deodorize Your Rooms
Deodorizing is one of those spring cleaning tips that’s often overlooked. Most people think you can open a window or light a candle and call it a day. But those are just temporary fixes. True deodorizing involves constantly trapping and eliminating odors.
Install an electric deodorizer in high-use rooms like the living room or bedrooms. Even something small like this Hamilton Beach Plug-In Odor Eliminator ($18.99) that plugs into an outlet can keep your home smelling fresh 24/7. Instead of masking smells with an artificial scent, this deodorizer works by filtering air through a carbon filter, which traps the particles that create odor.
Also consider investing in a heavy-duty trashcan. Trash cans are the number one cause of household odor, so if you really want to crack down on stinky smells, buy one that’ll help you out. You can’t get any better than the iTouchless 13-Gallon Deodorizer Trash Can ($81.99). With thick, stainless steel walls, a tight-fitting lid, and a built-in carbon filter, there’s no way odor can escape this trash can. And at 13 gallons, it’s big enough to handle even the largest family’s trash. As an added bonus: Its high capacity and odor-trapping properties mean you’ll be taking out the garbage much less often.
De-mildew Your Bathroom
Mildew thrives in any warm, wet environment. So it’s no surprise that it’s a constant problem in bathrooms. Wiping down the bathtub and tiles after a shower or soak is an everyday solution. It’ll prevent mildew from growing in the grout around your bathroom, which will save you a lot of time in the long run. But it doesn’t solve the problem entirely. Both your shower curtain and your bathmat are also breeding grounds for mildew.
It would be unreasonable to throw your shower curtain and bathmat into the dryer every time someone took a shower. The secret to keeping your shower curtain milew-free is to pair it with a shower liner. A shower liner is a thin sheet of plastic that keeps moisture away from your shower curtain. Simply attach it behind your shower curtain using the same rod and rings. There’s no reason to spend a lot of money on a liner, especially since they should be replaced at least once a year. A Medium-Weight Shower Liner ($5.79) from Target’s home brand Threshold will do.
As for your bathmat, you should wash and dry it at least once a month. If you suspect that your current mat is beyond redemption, splurge on a high-quality one like this Fieldcrest Luxury Bath Runner ($39.99). This bath runner is made out of microfiber, which is famous for its ability to quickly absorb moisture, meaning it will dry faster. It’s pretty soft on the feet, too. Plus, investing in a bath runner, instead of your standard mat, allows you more room to distribute water, which also leads to faster drying.
De-Clutter Your Closets
Never underestimate the peace of mind that comes with a clean closet. Cleaning our your closet not only allows more room for your new spring wardrobe. It also lets you clean in the nooks and crannies that are usually occupied by clothes or shoes.
First, one of those universal spring cleaning tips: Decide what stays and what goes. If you haven’t worn an item for at least a year, throw it away or donate. With everything that’s left, determine whether you’ll wear it in the next 6 months. If not, pack it away in a storage box. This set of 4 Sterilite Clip Boxes ($11.99) are ideal because they’re air-tight, meaning your clothes will stay fresh while stored away. Store these boxes in a storage unit or in the attic. With their heavy duty plastic, you don’t have to worry about any bugs or water getting into them.
You should be left with only the clothes, shoes, and accessories you plan on wearing in the near future. Hang as many clothes as you can on hangers, and put the rest on the shelves. Ultimately, you don’t want anything on the floor, even your shoes. Buy a hanging organizer like this 10-Pocket Hanging Shoe Organizer ($9.89), which you can use to store shoes and/or accessories. Keeping things off the floor makes them easier to find, and also keeps dirt and dust at bay. It’s easier to vacuum a bare floor than a cluttered one!
This year’s spring cleaning can be made easy with the right equipment. Our spring cleaning tips show that choosing the right products can make your home fresher in ways you never realized before. Target is already known for its great bargains. But our Target promo codes can help you out, too. Just remember to type them in before checkout.
Starting school is scary for both parents and children. Before the big day comes, there are a lot of questions that need answered. Are they ready, emotionally and intellectually? Who will watch them after school? What school do we pick? These are just a few of the questions that need answering. The key to kindergarten readiness is being prepared. We’ll help you parse out what needs considering before deciding, and then we’ll show you some kindergarten essentials from Target, the ultimate back-to-school store. Another tip? Shopping for school can be expensive. Use our Target Promo Codes to save big time.
First, you need to determine whether you and your spouse are ready for kindergarten, too. It’s a big commitment for everyone, not just your child. Kindergarten readiness means that the whole family is ready to take on the responsibility of formal education. You need to determine whether you or your spouse can handle picking up your child at a moment’s notice, attending parent/teacher conferences, and other time commitments. You also need to see if the family budget can take on the added cost of school. It can be expensive, even for public school!
Then you need to determine if your child is responsible and mature enough to handle sitting still in a classroom, interacting with other children, and remembering their lunch and homework. They should be able to spend large amounts of time away from their parents with few problems, interact with children their age in a positive way, and handle most small commitments (such as going to the bathroom, picking up toys) by themselves.
When you’re all ready to take the leap, it’s time to decide on a school. Different schools approach kindergarten education in different ways. Some treat it no differently than other grades, and have the children sit at desks and learn writing, spelling, math, and other traditional subjects. Others use an arts-based approach, and let the child learn at their own pace. Some spend the whole day outside. Tour a number of different schools and determine which learning style suits your child. When choosing schools, also consider how far it is away from your house, what neighborhood it’s in, and other practical considerations.
Lastly, it’s time to stock up! Usually your teacher will give you a list of supplies for you to buy a few weeks before school. But it’s never a bad idea to take the initiative and buy online when you’re ready. Before check out, remember to use our Target Promo Codes. You’ll be spending a lot of money on school, so why not cut costs where you can? Here are some back to school essentials to pick up now.
Circo Pet Pals Backpack – $16
Nothing says “It’s time for school” quite like a brand-new backpack, and finding the right mix of fun and functional can make life easier for you and your child. You’ll both love this one from Circo. It has a cute monster design on the front, and is large enough to carry books, school supplies, and snacks, but not so big that it will overwhelm small backs. It even comes with a monster keychain!
BUILT Neoprene Lunch Bag – $9.99
Keep the monster theme going with this matching lunch bag. Cute, fuzzy monsters adorn this bag, too. It’s just the right size for stacking small containers of snacks and tucking in a carton of milk. The bag’s neoprene fabric stretches, stays cool, and best of all, is easy to clean. An as added bonus, the handle has a clip on it, so you don’t have to worry about forgotten lunches.
Foogo Leak-Proof Food Jar – $11.59-$15.79
Foogo, a sub-brand of Thermos, is known for its super cute, super insulated, BPA-free water bottles, sippy cups, and food containers. These food jars are made of stainless steel, so you don’t have to worry about them breaking or losing their temperature. Be sure to stock up. You’ll go through them quickly, and it’s better to have extras on hand than to remember to wash them every night.
Orla Kiely Sweet Pea Pencil Case – $9.99
For kids, one of the most exciting things about starting kindergarten is getting to feel like a big kid with all of their new school supplies. There’s a good chance your child won’t be doing much writing in class. However, a pencil case is a classic item that makes kids feel “grown up.” Also, if your child has any medical needs, or simply wants to keep a trinket or two at their desk, a pencil case is the perfect place to tuck in any additional items. This one from Orla Kiely fits the perfect amount of pencils, pens, and markers, plus anything else your child just has to have.
Crayola Ultimate 153-Piece Crayon Set – $14.99
In kindergarten, arts and crafts are big. So why not meet the challenge head-on with the ultimate crayon set? Your kid (and their new friends) will love this massive set that has any color they’ll ever need, along with a crayon sharpener. It might seem like a bit much, but trust, us, they’ll use it. And at $14.99, who can resist?
Crayola Gel Markers 80-Count Classpack – $29.49
Pen and pencils are generally too long and skinny for small hands to grip, so crayons and markers dominate kindergarten classrooms. Crayola’s gel markers are hands-down the best ones on the market. The brand has recently started carrying supersized classpacks of their arts and crafts supplies, meant to last through the entire school year. These gel markers are resistant to drying out, so they get a lot of mileage.
We know it’s tough to see your baby grow up. But it’s also a time of new possibilities, and a lot of joy. These tips, as well as our Target Promo Codes, will help the process go smoother. Navigating through the many questions and long school supply lists may be overwhelming, but it’s worth it to see your child’s joy and excitement on the first day of school.