Walmart is selling school supplies for as low as 15 cents

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While it’s not even technically summer yet, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll need to buy your kids for the next school year.

While you can typically find deals on school supplies the closer it gets to the start of the year where you live, Walmart is having some pretty big discounts on a handful of supplies right now, with many items for less than 50 cents and some for just 15 cents.

Take a look at just some of the products you’ll find for less than 50 cents right now at Walmart. Keep in mind, however, that prices may change without notice — so if something on the list is no longer on sale, you may want to try searching Walmart for a similar product instead.

Crayola Classic Crayons – 24 Count


If you’ll be shopping for young children, there’s no doubt they’ll need some crayons. You can get a 24-pack of assorted Crayola crayons for just 50 cents, a savings of 94 cents from the regular price of $1.44.

The crayons are safe and nontoxic and appropriate or ages 3 and up. Color and assortment may vary by pack, but you’ll get all the standard colors.

Buy Crayola Classic Crayons at Walmart for 50 cents (was $1.44).

No. 2 Wood Pencils


Students can never have too many pencils and you can get a 12-pack for just 47 cents, a savings of 31 cents. The price makes them around just 3 cents each.

The classic yellow pencils do not come pre-sharpened, but do have an eraser on the end for any small mistakes.

Buy No. 2 Wood Pencils 12-pack at Walmart for 47 cents (was 78 cents).

1-Subject Notebook


Middle and high school students will surely need some notebooks and you can get Pen + Gear notebooks for 35 cents, a savings of 62 cents from the regular price of 97 cents.

All colors are included in the sale, from red to bright yellow, purple and blue. Green is listed as currently unavailable online, but you may be able to find that in-store as well.

Buy 1-Subject Notebook, Wide Ruled at Walmart for 35 cents (was 97 cents).

2-pack Erasers


Erasers come in handy for students (and non-students!) of all ages. You can get a two-pack for just $0.47 ($0.23 each), a savings of $0.15.

The erasers are latex free and have beveled edges for precision. They are made of soft, pliable rubber so they won’t tear your paper.

Buy 2-pack Erasers at Walmart for 47 cents (was 62 cents).

Washable School Glue


Now priced at just $0.25, you’ll save $0.39 on this Pen+Gear Washable Glue.

The glue is safe, nontoxic, washable and bonds to materials, including paper, wood, fabric and ceramics. It can also be used for making Slime at home or at school and dries clear.

Buy Washable School Glue at Walmart for 25 cents (was 64 cents). 

150-count Wide-Ruled Filler Paper


If you’re in need of wide-ruled filler paper, you can get 150 sheets for just $0.84, a savings of $3.60 from the regular price of $4.44.

The paper measures 8 by 10.5 inches and has pre-punched holes, so it can be used in a three-ring binder or kept loose for when you or your child needs a quick piece of paper. While it works for students of all ages, the wide rule makes it ideal for kids still learning how to write.

Buy 150-count Filler Paper Wide Ruled at Walmart for 84 cents (was $4.44).

3-Prong Paper Folder


If you need a folder for the paper mentioned above, you can get one for just $0.15, a savings of $0.23.

The Pen + Gear folder comes in seven bright colors that can be used to organize subjects. While the prongs hold paper, it also has two pockets for storing notes or any extras that aren’t hole-punched.

Buy 3-prong Paper Folder at Walmart for 15 cents (was 38 cents).

Crayola Colored Pencils Set, 12 Count


If you have a budding artist on your hands, they might prefer colored pencils to crayons. You can get a 12-count of Crayola colored pencils for $0.97, a savings of $1 from the regular price of $1.97.

The pencils have thick leads that are pre-sharpened and ready to use right out of the box and a soft core so they won’t break easily.

Buy Crayola Colored Pencils Set for 97 cents (was $1.97).

Elmer’s Disappearing Purple Washable School Glue Sticks


Kids that love to craft are always in need of glue sticks and Walmart is offering Elmer’s Disappearing Purple Glue Sticks for just $0.50 for a two-pack, making them $0.25 each. That’s a savings of $0.87 from the regular price of $1.37.

The glue sticks go on purple so kids can see where they’re gluing, but the color “disappears,” leaving clear glue. The glue is also nontoxic, acid-free and washable, so you don’t need to worry if it gets on hands or clothes.

Buy Elmer’s Disappearing Purple Glue Sticks 2-pack at Walmart for 50 cents (was $1.37).

Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Broad Line Markers ($0.97), Save $1.57


You can never go wrong with some Crayola markers for homework, projects or just coloring to relax.

You can get a 10-count pack of markers for $0.97, a savings of $1.57 off the regular price of $2.54. The markers are safe and nontoxic, plus they wash off skin, most clothing and most painted walls.

Buy Crayola Ultra-clean Washable Broad Line Markers at Walmart for 97 cents (was $2.54).

Are you getting your back-to-school shopping done early?

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