Allow me to let you in on a little secret I just learned that might make shopping for school supplies MUCH easier...
I found a new collection from Crayola at Chapters Indigo, called the Crayola Art Tools Kits. Basically, these are bundles of art supplies designated for different grade levels. So instead of buying a ton of individual things, you just need one master kit from Crayola.
Of course, they don't come with everything your kids need for school – but they do take care of all the colouring supplies, as well as a few other things like scissors and glue.
Prices vary by grade level, but if you do the math, you'll probably end up saving a little by picking up these kits instead of individual packs of markers and crayons. For example, the Crayola Art Tools Kit for Grade 6 comes with pointed-tip scissors, two washable glue sticks, oil pastels, washable markers, pencil crayons and watercolour pencils – all for $29.95.
In general, kit prices range from $29.95 to $39.95, which means all of them will ship for free whether you opt for home delivery or in-store pickup. Just know they're only available online.