Tips for Organizing Art Supplies

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We like to keep it simple when it comes to arts supplies for kids. But even just gathering the basics results in quite the pile of goodies that require organizing.

In any given week we will use:

  • washable crayons
  • safety scissors
  • glue
  • glitter
  • pipe cleaners
  • construction paper
  • stamps
  • play dough
  • paint and paintbrushes
  • pencils

To keep things organized, safe and accessible, use a combination of storage ideas:

  • Use wall-mounted hanging organization to maximize table space
  • Re-use baby food jars or other jars mounted under a shelf for items that you want to contain with a lid
  • Use see-through storage boxes for things such as paint and paintbrushes, stamps and inkpads. When you’re ready to use, grab the entire kit and go
  • Create a quick and easy place to display artwork. This wooden pant hanger on a hook is a great way to quickly display your child’s artwork as soon as he’s finished.

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