Re: "Staple" toys for my kiddo!
For arts and crafts materials we've stocked up at the dollar store - little foam shapes, pipe cleaners, bingo dabbers etc...
For play silks I was going to dye them myself and get them from Dharma but they were still so expensive. So I searched high and low for something more affordable. I found these http://www.westmusic.com/1002407-mov...sets-of-12.htm
27 x 27" hemmed and dyed scarves. A whole set of 12 for $22 - can't beat that! And this was for Christmas so they were doing a free shipping promo. I can't say enough good things about the quality either (although I don't have a lot to compare it to).