The Craft and Hobby Association declared March to be National Craft Month in 1994. Any special interest, hobby, or craft can be as expensive or as frugal as you make it. Since this is a Frugal Family column, I'm going to list my favorite local and frugal sources of craft and hobby supplies.
One great place to start a hunt for supplies for any craft venture, new or old, is your own house, and the houses of friends and family. Many people begin hobbies and leave it, yet hold on to their supplies.
The other source I like is special interest support groups. Model railroad enthusiasts, knitters, wood carvers, etc. all have group gatherings, sales, and swaps. They may not have internet presences, so visiting stores and asking the staff is a good way to learn more -- no purchase necessary.
Other quick places I peruse when money is short include: