Walmart's got dozens of back-to-school buys under $1

Back-to-school shopping just got a whole lot cheaper thanks to Walmart.

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Back-to-school shopping is a little confusing this year, as many parents are still waiting to find out if learning will take place in-person, at home, or with some combination of the two. But regardless of whether your kids will be learning from the classroom or the couch, certain school supplies will still be essential.

The good news if your child's school supplies list is pages long? Walmart has tons of essential back-to-school buys on sale for under $1. Yep, you read that right. From glue sticks, to scissors, to pencil sharpeners and more, you can stock up for school for less than a buck.

We've rounded up some of the best buys, below. Note, most of these products need to be ordered online and picked up curbside or in-store.

Looking for more back-to-school sales? Check out our roundup for retailers' top deals this year. 

Pen + Gear Kids' Scissors, 5", Blue | $.25 at Walmart

Good news if your child tends to lose things?  You can order her a dozen pairs of scissors for less than the price of your morning latte. View Deal

BIC Cristal Xtra Smooth Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 10 Count| $.97 at Walmart

Mo more running around trying to find a pen for the permission slip while the bus waits outside. For under a dollar, you can snag enough pens to stock your kid's backpack and your junk drawer. View Deal

Cra-Z-Art Washable Watercolor Paints With Brush, 8 Colors | $.97 at Walmart

This set of washable watercolors comes with its own brush. Perfect for toddlers and older kids alike. View Deal

Elmer's Disappearing Purple Washable School Glue Sticks, 2 Count | $.50 at Walmart

If you have elementary schoolers, there's a good chance glue sticks are on your class list. This classic Elmer's version is just 50 cents for a pair. View Deal

Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3" x 3", Pink, Green, Blue Pads, 1 Pack | $.97 at Walmart

It seems like we'll all probably need more reminders this year (Zoom call at 1! In-person classes tomorrow!), and Post-Its are perfect for leaving to-doView Deal

Pen + Gear 3-Subject Notebook, Wide Ruled | $.97 at Walmart

These 120-page 3-subject notebooks comes in five different color options and at 10.5 inches by 8 inches, is the perfect size for most school backpacks. View Deal

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Kaitlin Madden
Kaitlin Madden

Kaitlin Madden Armon is a writer and editor covering all things home. In addition to Real Homes, she's written for Architectural Digest, Martha Stewart Living, Refinery29, Modern Luxury Interiors, Wayfair, The Design Network, and lots more. She graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in journalism and currently lives in Connecticut with her husband, two sons, and black lab.