I did manage to find some sites that have 'free' samples that you can use in your crafting. Please read the 'fine print' carefully! Some of these offers do charge a shipping fee, require a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope), or require you to do other things. Also, take a little extra time to explore the Web sites belonging to these companies; it is a great way to say thank you to them for their free offers.
If you try any of these free offers, write to me with your review of them, and I will post your opinions here! If you know of a free offer that should be posted here, or would like to offer a freebie to be featured exclusively on the Family Crafts site, please let me know.
- Milk Matters Coloring Book
This freebie is from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
- Million Dollar Bill
Send a self-addressed stamped envelope to receive a free sample of the fun million dollar bills this company prints. Order for the fun od it, or use it for origami creations!
A free T-shirt with something printed on it... Perhaps you can use it for tie-dye or something similar?
Get a free skein of this Flower Thread (it looks a bit like embroidery floss). Requires a SASE.
- CDs and CD Roms
If you don't already get a ton of these in the mail, you can request many, use them as intended, and then try one of these CD Crafts!
- Lysol Sanitizing Wipes
Get this free sample and keep it near your crafting area for quick clean ups!
- Mr Clean Magic Eraser Duo
I keep a Magic Eraser in my craft room and it even gets out nasty paint stains on my counter top. I can hardly wait to try this DUO.
- Fish Magnet
This fish shaped magnet from the EPA has lots of creative possibilities.
- Free Stickers
Explore the service Bigbords.com provides and get free stickers sent to you.
- Free HP Photo Paper Offer
HP wants you to give their photo paper a trial run.
- Free Mohawk Paper Samples
Wow, you really get a large selection of paper options here... Check out their free samples section.
- Free Paper Tube
I think these tubes have a lot of creative potential. What do you think?
- Free Envelopes
Surf through this site and choose up to three different kinds of envelopes to try.
- Free Fabric Swatches
Register at distinctive fabrics and choose up to 5 free fabric swatches. I made this Warm Fuzzy craft using my free swatches.
(Note: These offers were all valid at the time this page was posted; however, with the ever-changing nature of the Web, pages are removed or changed often. If you happen to find one of these offers no longer exists, please drop me a line! None of these offers or companies are endorsed by me. I am simply sharing information that I found. I have not tried all of these free offers either....)