Are you Prepared for the Creative Art Moments?

Now, many times great art moments come out of the blue, or you find a great activity on the internet.  But… you don’t have all the supplies.  Here is a great list to keep track of your art inventory and to make sure you are always stocked up.

Basic Stuff: Equipment

Kids Scissors
Craft Scissors

various shapes

Art Smocks
Hole Punch/Paper Punch

various shapes and sizes

Stapler
Various Cookie Cutters
Rubber Stamps
Play Dough  Accessories
Paint Brushes
Various Stencils

various shapes and sizes

Sponges

Basic Stuff: To Buy

Paper of all varieties and colors:

construction

copy

poster

card stock

finger-paint/freezer

ruled

tracing

tissue

Paint

tempera

finger

poster

dry tempera

Index cards
Crayons
Glue

glitter

white

stick

Tape

clear

masking

duck

Markers
Colored Pencils
Colored Sand/Rocks
Paper Plates, Cups, and Bowls
Cotton Balls/Swabs
Craft Foam
Felt
Feathers
Glitter
Beads

large

small

wooden

Pipe Cleaners
Baking Cups
Coffee Filters
Paper Doilies
Pom Pom’s
Sequins
Streamers
Yarn/String
Ribbon/Lace
Ink Pads
Clear Contact Paper
Clothes Pins
Food Coloring
Sidewalk Chalk
Plastic Zippered bags

various sizes

Stickers
Straws
Sandpaper

Basic Stuff: To Collect

Buttons
Catalogs
Egg Cartons
Paper Towel/Toilet Paper Rolls
Fabric Scraps
Magazines
Newspaper
Various Lids
Cardboard Milk/Juice Carton
Plastic Milk Carton

So, you are probably wondering where am I suppose to put all this stuff.  It really is not as big as it looks and you don’t need to become a hoarder.  I use a large plastic tote to keep excess, then a small rope (about 3 yards in length)  that is attached to my ceiling, clothes pins are used to hand my gallon zipper bags, that have a small supply of all my materials. No matter how you choose to store your materials, you will now never miss a creative moment.  It is fun to be a bit spontaneous, a bummer when you don’t have the materials.

Here is how you can make your own cheap and easy art storage.

If you want a copy to print out hit the share button below and you can print out a copy for easy inventory.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. It is a great idea to take an inventory of all your childcare art and craft supplies
    . The list is long, but if you keep your shelves stocked, you will have everything you need to help your students create beautiful works of art!

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  3. Nice informative and helpful post.

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