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Pacon Corporation (Art Supplies) Review by Heather Jackowitz

2525 N. Casaloma Drive
Appleton, WI 54913-8865

Suppliers of fine school products since 1951, Pacon sells paper products, educational aids, and craft supplies. They offer an incredible variety of paper products: construction paper, poster board, watercolor paper, finger-paint paper, ruled paper, corrugated cardboard, cellophane, tissue and crepe paper, art mats, and more. Moreover, they do not only sell your run-of-the-mill color choices; many of their products come in multicultural colors, animal print, or rainbow assortments.

In addition to paper supplies, Pacon sells a huge assortment of educational aids such as wooden puzzles, stickers, storage containers, blocks, easels, and pocket charts. They also sell every imaginable craft supply: glitter, yarn, chenille, pompoms, feathers, googly eyes, bead looms, and origami paper. However, they do not sell paints, markers, pencils, or other art mediums.

The Pacon website will direct you to the easiest way to order through a distributor or a retail store in your area. In addition, if you are wondering what to do with those cute little pompoms and chenille stems, their website offers many great project ideas using their products. Projects range from very simple decorated treat bags to beautiful coiled-yarn baskets. Directions are clear and illustrated, and the supply lists conveniently link directly to the product pages on the website.

-- Product Review by: Heather Jackowitz, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, November, 2005