1. Use What You Have
The first rule for teachers is to be selective in what you throw away.
2. Online Suppliers
Tip 1: Check out the clearance and sale items.
Tip 2: Read reviews from other customers that have purchased a product. Negative reviews can save you time and money.
Tip 3: Look for ideas that you can make with supplies you have on hand. The Ocean Diorama shown is sold as a kit. If you budget allows buying kits, Great! If not, you can create the diorama from materials you have on hand. A cardboard box can be cut to give the background. Cover the box with paper that has an ocean scene drawn on it. Add fish and other ocean organisms.
Tip 4: Keep a good supply of craft materials on hand.