Michaels is unique in that while they carry some high end craft supplies, you can also usually find some dirt cheap craft materials to use. This makes me quite happy. For example, I recently went to buy soft pastels. Pastels can be outrageously priced, especially if you want a good selection of colors. However, i'm not a serious artist and didn't want to pay 50+ dollars. They had a nice kit of 50 colors for only 10 dollars. I was happy!